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Handbag recommendations

(18 Posts)
mistressploppy Fri 22-Jul-11 13:39:21

I have an ancient Ollie and Nic dark blue velvet handbag/shoulder bag which I have literally used to bits sad

Birthday coming up - need new bag. But I seem to hate everything on the high street. Radley are not my cup of tea at all. I hate embossed leather and twiddly bits. John Lewis don't have anything that catches my eye at all.

It needs to be big enough to used for the odd nappy/wipes/toy car/sippy cup but still be a handbag, not a massive holdall. I'm not very trendy so not too cutting edge! And either dark or easy to clean as I'm a slatternly caah.

Any ideas of places to look online?

Iloveshoes001 Fri 22-Jul-11 14:20:05

Do you want leather or something fabric? These guys do really lovely satin bags. These soft and squidgy but lovely colours and really well made. Just got a £5 coupon for them as well. It's SPARKLE in case you need it smile .

mistressploppy Fri 22-Jul-11 20:03:26

Thank you Iloveshoes - they're very pretty but not really 'me' (I'm not glam enough smile

madammecholet Fri 22-Jul-11 20:15:06

whats your budget? Leather or pleather?

Sleepwhenidie Fri 22-Jul-11 20:18:05

Take a look at Tabitha bags here. I have a stardust and love it. Beautiful leather and very roomy if you like to carry lots of stuff - I am assuming you are a mum, in which case this seems inevitable wink. I try and keep stuff in separate pouches inside so stuff doesn't get jumbled together. I think the price is good too, not £shock! like some...

LuckyMrsT Fri 22-Jul-11 20:18:43

I am absolutely dying to get someone, anyone to buy this as I can't justify it for myself. I think it looks like the perfect bag. Sigh...

mistressploppy Fri 22-Jul-11 20:21:14

Ooh, the Tabitha ones are getting close to the sort of thing!

Budget-wise; under £200 would be good, but if the bag fits....

I don't really like fake leather but fabric is fine. Perhaps leather is harder wearing though?

mistressploppy Fri 22-Jul-11 20:25:08

Ok, this is how fussy I am - I like the shape and style of this one but I wouldn't buy it because I don't like the idea of having to bother lifting the flap to get at things when it's tucked under my arm! blush

My old one just had a zip <pines>

mistressploppy Fri 22-Jul-11 20:25:44

Sorry, thanks to Lucky for the link (hope you get your bag soon!)

LuckyMrsT Fri 22-Jul-11 20:30:41

Ha ha yes you are fussy! How about this one from Karen Millen?

100% agree with you about fake leather. Leather or fabric for me too.

doglover Fri 22-Jul-11 20:36:47

Have a look at OSP Osprey of London bags. I've got 2 of their bags and they're gorgeous - soft leather, classic designs, non-fussy.

Thecatsmum Sat 23-Jul-11 08:12:46

Have a look at Kipling, they have loads of designs and they are hardwearing, non leather but cheap so you could have more than one!!

ameliagrey Sat 23-Jul-11 10:01:13

Kipling, Modula ( just bought myself a Pippa style bag), Osprey, Fossil, .

I am selling a lovely OSP Osprey bag- well, tried to sell it on Ebay but it didn't sell. it's dark brown soft grainy leather, shoulder bag, bucket style.

madammecholet Sat 23-Jul-11 11:57:57

Try Peony and Moore for bags, I have the lucia which is gorgeous...
Also try red direct and Not on the Hight Street.
Would link but on phone.. (bored sat in traffic jam)!

PetiteMum Sat 23-Jul-11 14:33:13

Tkmaxx? I've bought many a hard wearing bargain from there!

strictlysauvignon Sat 23-Jul-11 16:15:34 have this in navy and black for the autumn and I love it as I have this bag in grey - it really is easy to use with room for all my crap - er

strictlysauvignon Sat 23-Jul-11 16:18:45

Also I have bought cheap bags before and they don't take the hammering I give them and look tatty quickly -- this one has survived everything I have done to it - so far!blush

mistressploppy Sun 24-Jul-11 14:21:18

Ohhhhh, the Lucia could be a serious contender! Thanks everyone! Just trawling through Modalu and Kipling now too.....

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