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Please help me find a bag that will last!

(24 Posts)
PercyPigPie Mon 29-Aug-11 21:37:06

following on from this (long - only read if you are bored!) can anyone recommend a nice, big (40cm x 30cm) leather bag with handle to go over my shoulder with room for winter coat?

Tamdin Mon 29-Aug-11 21:48:25

Hi mud. Am not sure on sizing but I have two mimco bags on the go at the minute and both have proven to be very durable. The one I use the most has been over loaded with wallet, makeup bag, nappies, wipes, phone etc etc and still looks good (a bit worn in but in a good way)
To me mimco bags are mid price but stylish.
I have a couple of mulberry bags too but they are different price point and a bit heavy with all the crap I want to carry around grin

PercyPigPie Mon 29-Aug-11 21:56:59

Thanks smile will have a look.

madammecholet Tue 30-Aug-11 16:08:16

I've bought a few from here, Lucia & Mariella Peony&Moore, plus look at red direct and also maybe the pippa bag at modalu

PercyPigPie Tue 30-Aug-11 20:23:49

Thanks Madamme - I like the look of those.

madammecholet Tue 30-Aug-11 22:39:11

tbh mudandmayhem if you buy a good quality leather bag, and that does not mean spending £250+ it should last longer than yours did. I hope you took them both back and complained?

I always think if you spend over £100 you expect it to last more than a season or 3!

PercyPigPie Wed 31-Aug-11 00:15:27

Yes, have agreed refunds on all 3, but am out of pocket (about £20) on the return of two of them. Still disputing one of them (Blondie Mania - who just claim I put too much stuff in it despite the fact I weighed the contents of the bag before using it as I spotted a weight limit on the label). Grrrrr.

PerryCombover Wed 31-Aug-11 00:40:52

according to all the eco warriors plastic bags last

have you considered a plastic bag?

Ambernj1 Wed 31-Aug-11 08:59:56

Actually don't rate the Pippa in terms of quality - the leather on mine started to discolour v quickly - it got ebayed. Reckon P&M a good bet or if you can stretch a nice Mulberry, last forever if you take care of them...

warmandwooly Wed 31-Aug-11 09:30:07

Don't know about measurements but you could check out TKMaxx online. They have att designer section-might mean your money goes further. What about Anya Hindmarch? I have a few of her blue label bags and att leather bag-plus she has an outlet at Bicester as does Mulberry. If you choose a staple size you could try them.

bertiecat Wed 31-Aug-11 10:53:12

Peony & moore are really good quality and lovely soft leather. I've also bought from NotOnTheHighStreet too.

Would love a Mulberry but too many ££££ for me sad

PercyPigPie Wed 31-Aug-11 11:39:17

Perry I have considered a plastic bag - in fact my DC suggested a Tesco carrier ...

madammecholet Wed 31-Aug-11 16:18:14

mud if you need it - £20 off bags today at peony & moore, had email with code 'cheermeup' last week...

altho, I also like plastic bags. Ocado extra large double strength ones for me though..gringrin

doglover Wed 31-Aug-11 16:27:50

O.S.P. Osprey bags are gorgeous.

madammecholet Wed 31-Aug-11 16:30:24

doglover the OP is having a nightmare with Osprey...see the thread she linked to...

PercyPigPie Wed 31-Aug-11 18:18:22


warmandwooly Wed 31-Aug-11 18:38:05

What about Oushka bags. I have an ouhka purse and it's lovely.

ggirl Wed 31-Aug-11 18:55:03

this looks lurvely

ggirl Wed 31-Aug-11 18:57:52

sorry it's not letting me link
it's on the purecollection site , leather hobo bag

PercyPigPie Wed 31-Aug-11 19:11:02

Oooh thanks WarmandWooly - I already had my eye on the Dover and it is £50 cheaper there.

ggirl - I love the Purecollection bags too.

PercyPigPie Wed 31-Aug-11 19:14:41

Oh no, only the green one is cheaper ...

PercyPigPie Wed 31-Aug-11 22:35:20

Thanks for voucher Madamme

bertiecat Thu 01-Sep-11 14:06:10

have you seen thread about leather bag sale at Red Direct today MudandMayhem, they have some P&M bags on there, as well as some other lovely ones in the

PercyPigPie Thu 01-Sep-11 19:19:12

Thanks Bertie. I looked at the clearance section yesterday, but they have added more today. I love the Blondie Mania Petrolina bag - but it was a Blondie Mania bag that fell apart on me after ten days sad. I will have a good look at the others.

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