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Tis another handbag thread but please can you help!

(26 Posts)
Millie1 Thu 26-May-11 19:26:42

Sorry! I know there have been lots of bag threads recently but I need a new bag and can't see anything suitable on the other threads!


Colour - doesn't really matter though not black and my everyday bag is tan at the moment so whilst I would consider tan, another colour would be nice.
Casual/everyday wear
Needs to go over my shoulder - hobo okay, don't like satchels
Size - not massive. Current bag is v big and slouchy. It's great for family days out when it gets filled with kids stuff (and weighs a tonne!) but I want a me bag. Medium to small, needs to fit more than a purse so not tiny
Budget - don't have one - def not a Mulberry budget but point me to anything regardless of price, for ideas.

So, stylish ladies, can you help? grin


Gillybobs Thu 26-May-11 19:48:11

I love this I have a similar style in tan from M&S and its brilliant, not too big but plenty of storage and fits most occasions except very formal.

madammecholet Thu 26-May-11 19:50:19

Have a rummage here...

not on the high street

peony & moore

red direct

TK maxx

I bought this in camel recently and love also comes in Navy??

madammecholet Thu 26-May-11 19:51:23

sorry Gillybobs x post. I love my Lucia...

strictlysauvignon Thu 26-May-11 20:02:59

I have that P & M bag too - - in grey -- fab size, longer that normal straps to sit on your shoulder ok and expands to fit whatever you want to carry in it - my fave bag this year!

woopsidaisy Thu 26-May-11 20:40:42

I have had this bag-but in a beautiful emerald green-for nearly a year and a half.
It is super soft,and the strap can be extended or shortened for shoulder use. I have DSx2. This bag is deceptive,it holds loads. Large mulberry,purse,fruit shootx2, pack of wipes,tissues...and yet is neat looking.
Would definitely recommend. Comes in other colours on the website too.

woopsidaisy Thu 26-May-11 20:41:47

Ah,yes. A link would help.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

woopsidaisy Thu 26-May-11 20:43:43

Gah! Wrong one!

Gillybobs Thu 26-May-11 20:45:58

Madame - great minds!

katy1katy Thu 26-May-11 20:50:55

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madammecholet Thu 26-May-11 20:54:36

strictly we obviously have superb taste....gillybobs I have seen the M&S one I think you have, great choice too..

madammecholet Thu 26-May-11 20:56:13

Op i also saw this one on the same site, if you wanted a smaller bag...

small bag

Millie1 Thu 26-May-11 21:13:36

Thanks for all the suggestions ... Some gorgeous bags but too big, I think. Am going to check John Lewis now, can't think where else. Please keep the links coming!

Millie1 Thu 26-May-11 21:51:22

What's the opinion on something like this although, surprisingly, Boden have caught my eye with this though I really wanted something before our summer holiday next month.

Gillybobs Thu 26-May-11 22:22:18

The Boden one is much bigger I think than all the others that were suggested? Think the Boden is nicer than the DKNY but both a little bit plain for the price imo

Millie1 Thu 26-May-11 22:35:08

Hmmm ... hadn't even looked at Boden measurements ... strike that one off then!!

jem1980 Thu 26-May-11 22:39:57

This one is yummy!
Comes in few colours too...

jem1980 Thu 26-May-11 22:42:06

or the Lola bag (among others) here:

jem1980 Thu 26-May-11 22:42:43

or the Lola bag (among others) here:


madammecholet Fri 27-May-11 08:27:38

that Boden one is HUGE millie and looks really hard to get into as the top opening is so small with a short shoulder strap. I would constantly be struggling to get my crap essentials out.

whatever you buy, just don't buy Radley....urgh.grin

sparkle1977 Fri 27-May-11 10:55:20

I recently got this one ??

Fossil have loads of different bags to choose from on their website if you don't like that particular style.

Gillybobs Fri 27-May-11 10:58:32

I LOVE that Sparkle

Millie1 Fri 27-May-11 13:34:11

Oh that's lovely Sparkle ... think a shopping trip is called for and I know just where there is a Fossil shop!

tulip27 Fri 27-May-11 15:24:27

Have you looked at TX Maxx? I have just brought the most gorgeous Osprey tote from there for £79 reduced from £279.

madammecholet Fri 27-May-11 19:07:14

What colour did you get sparkle, looks lovely.

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