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I need some handbag help!

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LittlePickleHead Tue 06-Nov-12 20:01:05

Expecting DC2, and I would like a lovely leather across body bag that I can keep my purse/phone in so I can keep the changing bag hanging on the pram without having to take it off. I also just want a new really nice handbag as I haven't had one for years, and it's the only thing I can think of to ask DH for for Christmas.

I would LOVE a mini Mulberry Alexa, but with a baby on the way and us moving house at some point soon it's probably unjustifiable to spend that much.

So, can anyone here help me out with a bag that will satisfy me? Preferably black leather, which will not go out of fashion and is timeless, well made and stylish all in one? I reckon he would probably go up to £250 for it.


Ilovecrossfit Tue 06-Nov-12 20:13:04

mmm got Alexa and also got a baby and found it too big so i asked for Chloe- beautiful perfect size for mobile and wallet, bit over the budget though.

I quite liked this Bridge little leather bag:
it really looks better in real life smile
Also my friend has Mulberry Lily bag with chain, again perfect for just a wallet and mobile.

LittlePickleHead Tue 06-Nov-12 20:21:31

I did see the Lily but it looks REALLY tiny - def too small for my current wallet (although maybe an excuse for a new one of those too?!)

I'm not convinced about the Bridge bag - I believe you it looks better in real life but I think I'd have to go and have a look at it first.

Which Chloe bag do you mean (I know it's probably over budget but no harm in giving him a few ideas - you never know!)

Itsgottabebags Tue 06-Nov-12 20:21:47

Take a look at an Alexa camera bag online. I got mine from an outlet. IMO they are bigger than a mini Alexa and have the main Alexa features imo and not that much more than your budget.

Take a look at this

LittlePickleHead Tue 06-Nov-12 20:32:02

I like the camera bag, but I can't seem to find it anywhere official? It looks lovely though. A few on Ebay, but I'm always really sceptical about authenticity!

Itsgottabebags Tue 06-Nov-12 20:39:23

Ring up a Mulberry outlet (York, Bicester etc (look at the official Mulberry website). For around ten pounds they will send it to you). Its not a current season bag.

Ilovecrossfit Tue 06-Nov-12 20:41:58

thats the one in bag, ive got Mulberry big wallet it goes fine oin it, plus my big phone and even baby wipes and couple of nappies if Im food shoppinga nd dont fancy carrying big changing bag smile

LittlePickleHead Tue 06-Nov-12 20:42:01

Oh great advice, thank you! If you don't mind me asking - how much did you spend on it?

Ilovecrossfit Tue 06-Nov-12 20:42:19

i meant thats the one Ive got in black

LittlePickleHead Tue 06-Nov-12 20:44:23

Mmmmm ilove that is GORGEOUS. Dammit real bag envy now. How can I convince DH that it's not an irresponsible purchase?

Ilovecrossfit Tue 06-Nov-12 20:45:08

Also Ive got this one too ( Im a bag addict!!) BUT I got Chloe as this one didnt feel safe doesnt close properly except little button under a flap..Chloe has got two zips so safe!

Itsgottabebags Tue 06-Nov-12 20:46:21

I would also check out the purse forum and the mulberry section. They have a reference thread.

LittlePickleHead Tue 06-Nov-12 20:47:12

Oh I like the Effie as well, though it looks a little bigger than what I'm after. I see what you mean about safety though, I much prefer something that zips up

Itsgottabebags Tue 06-Nov-12 20:47:43

Also Mulberry prices went up on Monday...

Ilovecrossfit Tue 06-Nov-12 21:15:47

I know Im terrible with bags...Just ask your husband ( read nag)..I love my big Alexa but is too big with the buggy/changing bag ( even though we are on a smaller bag now) and it would take ages to find my wallet under nappies etc. So having a nice cross body bag is essential smile LOL...
I prefer Chloe to Effie one, my friend has a beautiful Lily bag-everywhere I see them they have chain as a strap but hers doesnt...I WANT IT SOOO BADLY>>>
I knwo is last season and actually as someone said on here I will ring the outlet tomorrow to see if they have it in.

Have fun bag choosing smile

Djembe Tue 06-Nov-12 21:48:33

Lovely bags ladies. I have a Marc by Marc Jacobs Percy for the same purpose, I have a change bag so just wanted a small crossbody for phone, keys, hairbrush, lippy, cards and cash. I could fit a small wallet in but I just keep my cards and cash free in there.

Ilovecrossfit Tue 06-Nov-12 21:54:27

You are good with hairbrush and lippy..I never use either...

Djembe Tue 06-Nov-12 22:04:34

Haha that was just like a mental list of what I keep in there to illustrate the size of the bag! I could add chewing gum, shopping lists, Ellas Kitchen biscuits... grin

Ilovecrossfit Tue 06-Nov-12 22:26:14

Oh yeah Ella's kitchen I like the biscuits more than my 9mths old x

Ilovecrossfit Tue 06-Nov-12 22:26:29

Gosh she's 11 not 9 now

Eliza22 Tue 06-Nov-12 23:15:35

Marking place.....

TheCraicDealer Tue 06-Nov-12 23:18:54

Just saw the Mulberry price increases- the Bayswater I bought for £500 in 2008 is now on at £795. Recession? What recession?!

Itsgottabebags Wed 07-Nov-12 07:37:04

I know Craic I bought my Bayswater on ebay for around half the price it is now!

LittlePickleHead Wed 07-Nov-12 14:18:32

Omg djembe I LOVE the Percy! The email has pinged over to DH already. Thank you thank you!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 07-Nov-12 14:29:27

OMG the price hike in the Mulberry bag I've been lusting after is hugeshock

I've got an Anthony which I got in the sale a few years back. I adore it, it's the perfect cross body bag and I fancied the navy one. I'm sure it was either £450 or £495 last week, now it's £550. I'd already decided it's not getting another but Christ, that's a price hike!

When I bought mine it was £160 plus postage in the sale!

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