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Housewife2010 Sat 08-Oct-11 22:45:52

How do you carry yours?
I'm getting one for my birthday & wondered how people carry it? It looks a bit low down if I hold it in my hand & doesn't feel comfy over my shoulder. Do you wear it over your arm like the Queen? Help please.

LoveInAColdClimate Sat 08-Oct-11 22:49:43

I only really use mine when it's warm enough to wear no coat or at least just a thin mac, as I can't fit it over my shoulder when wearing a thick coat and hate carrying it like a briefcase or in the manner of the queen.

Housewife2010 Sat 08-Oct-11 22:59:20

Thank you. I get it next month so I'll be in a coat for a long time. I've just been googling it & Claudia, Kate & co seem to be going for the Queen look! In reality, it'll probably be hanging from my son's pushchair!

madammecholet Sun 09-Oct-11 07:12:34

Won't that be a huge pain in the posterior not being able to wear it on your shoulder? With dc's etc?? Why not look at a daria/mitzy or one of the other classic shoulder bags?

Pagwatch Sun 09-Oct-11 07:16:09

I wear it in the crook of my elbow like a big Jessie
I would never try and put it over my shoulder. It isn't comfortable to me.

AmberNectarine Sun 09-Oct-11 07:34:55

Mine hangs off the buggy mainly. I actuall find the lock bit digs into my arm so I prefer it there. I can fit it on my shoulder even with a coat on though. Does it have to be a Bayswater?

LoveInAColdClimate Sun 09-Oct-11 07:37:18

Are you better at not filling it with crap vital items than I am, Pagwatch? It's heavy when empty but by the time I've got all my stuff in it, it weighs a flippin' tonne and is uncomfortable carried like that. I have always assumed the celebrities seen carrying it like that are being followed by someone carrying another bag with all their actual stuff in it!

faustina Sun 09-Oct-11 07:45:11

don't they do one with a shoulder strap now? the bayswater satchel or something? Why not try that one instead.I can also wear mine on my shoulder with a coat, but it does get a bit heavy, and you have to kind of slip it halfway down your arm to reach inside.

LoveInAColdClimate Sun 09-Oct-11 08:14:15

Oh, do they, Faustina? I wonder if I could get mine adapted or if it would look awful? I would use it much more if it was easier to carry.

Pagwatch Sun 09-Oct-11 08:17:26

I only have a purse, keys, phone, glasses really. But I like it because it fits my iPad perfectly.
Plus I am freakishly strong so I can cope even when it does fill up grin

LoveInAColdClimate Sun 09-Oct-11 08:22:45

I always thought I was freakishly strong until DH bought me Bayswater! By the time I've stuck in a water bottle and some work on top of actual necessary crap, it feels like I'm going on holiday for a month!

DaydreamDolly Sun 09-Oct-11 08:24:30

Like the Queen. No other way to carry it IMO smile

weevilswobble Sun 09-Oct-11 08:26:40

If the Bayswater doesnt suit you, dont buy it!!! I spend all my working days talking to people about which handbag's best for them, so why on earth have a handbag that you already know has straps that dont suit how you like to wear a bag?
If you must have the Bayswater wear it in the crock of your arm, as this is also the most showy way to hold a bag! Especially if you are very proud of it! And i would be if i had a Mulberry!

I am reading this a little envy I would love a Bayswater but can't justify atm because I need a big changing bag.
Did treat myself to an Anthony yesterday though - no hands required so I can still child-wrangle grin

Pagwatch Sun 09-Oct-11 08:33:14

I always carry my bags in the crook of my arm because I love the 50's and 60's thing. I have some 1950s handbags. You can't really carry them any other way.

I am like a chubby, ageing grace Kelly in my head

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