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Would anyone like to talk Kipling bags with me??

(10 Posts)
peachygirl Sun 19-Dec-10 13:15:27

I know they are not beautiful but I love mine. I can get loads and loads in it.
I have the Jeti from QVC and I'm currently obsessing over buying another larger bag

possibly an effie

or an defea

or an imara

This would be used as an out and about/ baby bag/ work bag etc. I'm fed up of my tatty back pack. Amazon have some at great prices.

Apparently lots of people have them but I don't see them out an about on the high street.

EasterEggHuntIsOver Sun 19-Dec-10 13:51:10

I've lost count of how many Kipling handbags/bags/purses I own. They last forever and I can just put them in the wash and they come out good as new.
I don't like some of the newer, 'funky' designs, but I recently discovered their leather purses and handbags, which are lovely (£££ though).

Just last week I bought a Tilsa backpack in 'icy mint' (white), from Amazon, which was reduced from £55 to £25. My Christmas present to myself grin

WaitingforSanta Sun 19-Dec-10 14:28:37

I love Kipling luggage. I fly a fair amount and both of my bags are still in good condition. And easy to recognise on the luggage belt and not many people travel with them.

MoonUnitAlpha Sun 19-Dec-10 14:30:12

I have a Helga bag - it's lovely! Definitely smart enough for work, but I can also easily fit spare baby clothes, a couple of nappies, wipes etc in it as well as all my stuff.

peachygirl Sun 19-Dec-10 14:48:27

Yea!!smile I knew there would be some kipling others out there. I'm playing on the laptop withn D1 but will be back soon

UnquietDad Sun 19-Dec-10 14:52:47

Are they exceedingly good?

Gillybobs Mon 20-Dec-10 12:54:30

I have 4 Kipling bags, mostly from the Rock Heaven or City ranges, these designs are more funky and modern and less "twee" IYSWIM. They have metal hardware and a metal monkey rather than the little furry ones which Im not keen on (bit childish??)

They are practical, stylish, robust and just a little bit different. Would recommend to anyone : )

Dorothyredboots Tue 21-Dec-10 11:19:17

I have had a Defea bag and you can get loads in it. I replaced it with a Katie as I wanted the same size bag in a patent finish, and that's really nice. I got a matching purse. The Kipling bags are very good quality but I don't like the fabric much! I also have a small one which I use on holidays.

polyhymnia Tue 21-Dec-10 12:00:49

I'm a fan too. A friend has a purple Defea and gets an incredible amount of stuff in it - says she's even used it for overnight stays. Most of mine are from the City range as they're just a bit more interesting. Quite like some of the Vintage designs at the moment too.

I always take one on holiday because they're super-light and just so useful in terms of masses of pockets, etc, but not boring if you look around at the latest styles and finishes. I have other bags of course, but when I switch away from a Kipling really miss the 'organising' features like key clips, pen slots (sounds a bit nerdy, but still) for a while.

I always take off the monkey - whether fluffy or metal. Not a great monkey fan.

I suppose the Radley range are a sort of competitor but to me there's something deeply dull and unappealing about Radley - perhaps because they're English and Kipling are European I just imagine that Kipling are funkier!

peachygirl Tue 21-Dec-10 13:48:33

. We went to London yesterday( to see the Bagpuss show and the lights) and we walked up Regents st where there is a Kipling shop. Woo Hoo.
They had a sale on with lots of reductions, 30% off. grin
I got an Imara in cerise, which is a really great colour. A late birthday present I like it a lot but it's not as big as I would have liked. It says you can fit an A4 folder in it but I would dispute that. A4 notebook maybe but not a folder. I might save my pennies for a defea.

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