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Lovely bag that will carry a laptop - for a gift

(16 Posts)
HipHopOpotomus Mon 22-Aug-11 21:52:33

I've been tasked with buying a gift for a friends 40th - a bag that can fit a laptop, but not an expensive over sized handbag, or a too 'practical' laptop bag.

It is for someone quite arty, fun and classic.

I'm not having much luck and I'm finding shopping hard with dd's 3 and months.

Any ideas gratefully received. Budget up to £80, £100 at a push.


OldBagWantsNewBag Mon 22-Aug-11 22:49:55

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HipHopOpotomus Mon 22-Aug-11 22:56:44

ooh I love the Bermondsey one, shame its not leather.

We're looking at black/brown/tan (personally I like more colour).

It's for a 40 year old BF Mum of 2 , with the aim of feeling/looking together & great as she writes her degree finishing thesis.

I quite like this but is it too plain? Is it 'feelgood'?

HipHopOpotomus Mon 22-Aug-11 23:02:38

don't know what I say "shame it's not leather" - got my Mum's voice in my head "if it's not leather it's not good" (NB Mum is one of the least stylish women around bless her) grin

OldBagWantsNewBag Mon 22-Aug-11 23:13:12

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HipHopOpotomus Mon 22-Aug-11 23:53:44

will go into JL with a friend to see them in the flesh, will try and find the Bermondsey too for a feel - thanks for your help

bertiecat Tue 23-Aug-11 08:11:16

How about this
- not leather but calf hair and tweedy wood and quite arty -- and in the sale too!

bertiecat Tue 23-Aug-11 08:15:14

or this this - I know it's a satchel style - but is very arty too!

homeaway Tue 23-Aug-11 14:10:41

zara had a tan leather one which might do the trick.

madammecholet Tue 23-Aug-11 16:57:18

how about this banana republic one here

warmandwooly Tue 23-Aug-11 18:13:31

Have you checked out the TK Maxx website or TK Maxx-your money might go further there.

HipHopOpotomus Tue 23-Aug-11 22:39:37

Right checking these tomorrow cheers!!
Partner in crime is checking out tk max though I have issues with the company.

HipHopOpotomus Tue 23-Aug-11 22:46:27

love the calf & tweed one BERTIE!

groak Wed 24-Aug-11 06:09:00

fioorelli do a gream laser cut one that was in guardian or telegraph magazine last week for anout £90. looked quite trendy and unusual? will try to find a link

groak Wed 24-Aug-11 06:10:05


HipHopOpotomus Mon 29-Aug-11 16:37:49

Have brought the Peony & Moore calfskin/tweed - thanks so much everyone esp bertiecat - I might have to buy one for myself too smile

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