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Help me bag a bag please!

(32 Posts)
Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 08:11:54

I need 1 possibly two hand bags please. 1 for work, smallish and 1 for business travel, slightly larger.
I like orla kiely but have never had the guys to purchase as patterns wold be hard to match every day for work clothes. I always end up buying tan/brown leather.
Last night I got this bag but surely I can find something better for my money?

If I can find 1bag that will go with everything, I would be soooo happy. I have tan shoes but also wear red and black but generally don't like black bags.

madammecholet Sun 25-Nov-12 18:45:45

I've got Peony & Moore Lucia, Mariella (both bought last year) & maisie bag here (bought last month) has a detachable strap so I wear for work and can remove to make it a clutch in pm. Its been great for work trips..

All fab bags tbh.

Chewbecca Sun 25-Nov-12 18:36:24

I have a modalu pippa that I use for work and business travel and feel good carrying. I have it in 'chilli' which seems to complement most things I wear.

anniewoo Sun 25-Nov-12 11:01:20

Vanilla-paris website do lovely bags too. They are on the Kings Road in London

anniewoo Sun 25-Nov-12 10:59:24

My nearest Zara does lovely leather bags that are in the €100- €130 price range- day bags not party bags.

fedupofnamechanging Sat 24-Nov-12 16:02:06

Maybe have a look at this site. I have a Petrolina and the quality is lovely

nowrinklesonamelon Sat 24-Nov-12 11:39:13

I agree Sili - classic good quality styles that don't date are what I look for too - you pay a bit more for quality that lasts . .

Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 11:37:56

I usually buy Zara for party stuff, you know, the £25-50 budget use once or a few times a year...

Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 11:28:03

I loooorve Zara bags but they are fashion bags. The price is same as that of a nicer quality company therefore I kind of get put off of buying them as I thjnk I can get something for same price which might last longer. hmm
Not sure if my theory is right... But there we are.

Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 11:26:13

I'll take a look at coach. I live their quality.

Thank you.

I don't like large locks and zips and stuff dangling either. Just saying...

Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 11:23:08

now, I love the olive green.

Will read the other messages now.


Thanks all.

butterfliesinmytummy Sat 24-Nov-12 11:06:58

How about Kate spade direct from the us?

nowrinklesonamelon Sat 24-Nov-12 10:46:32

sili lots of people on here have said the quality is excellent and I have one of theirs and love it - yes good quality and a bit more stylish than Radley IMO. Have you seen their Poppi bag - - gorgeous Olive green or Red - its on my Xmas list for DH grin - maybe not what you are looking for though . .

AntoinetteCosway Sat 24-Nov-12 10:32:40

Annoyingly I can't link to the Coach website because it requires flash and I'm on my phone.

AntoinetteCosway Sat 24-Nov-12 10:30:37

If you want leather I'd highly recommend Coach bags. They're so soft but really durable. Even when your toddler spills entire bottles of water over them. <bitter experience>

Glossynotflossy Sat 24-Nov-12 10:20:13

jcee and OP have you looked at Lonchamp les pilages?

anniewoo Sat 24-Nov-12 09:57:16

Zara do great bags

anniewoo Sat 24-Nov-12 09:56:31

Michael Kors Jetset range. £££'s but if you saved up- could be used for day to day and travel.

Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 09:49:30

jc, nice but impractical for me.

Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 09:48:44

Really like the last one in you link now.

It does not show how big they are. I am only 5.3 so don't suit really large bags or bulky bags.

Will go to house of Fraser and take a look.

I like the peony bags but are they good quality? They look like radley with same price range. Are they just as good in quality?

Jcee Sat 24-Nov-12 09:22:52

What about this?

Halfway house between patterned and plain....

nowrinklesonamelon Sat 24-Nov-12 09:20:58

How about this
or this
or this,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=ShopStyle-_-Bags+%26+Luggage-_-Handbags-_-Donna+Large+Buckle+Satchel

Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 09:19:40

And I am beginning to like oil cloth as they can be wipe clean unlike leather.

Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 09:18:45

I am surprised there isn't or hasn't been decent bags around for 'medium' budgets all years.
I too can't afford the mulberrys but love expensive bags. I think like good shoes, it lifts the whole outfit.
The brand you posted. I've never purchased or seen them before. Are they any good? Lasting?

Jcee Sat 24-Nov-12 09:12:04

Just saw the fox pattern - its lovely!

I have this - there are quite a few patterns And bag designs on amazon by this brand and there might be one you like?

Problem I have is I am too demanding fussy and have champagne tastes with beer money but I'm currently looking for a large bag as I need to carry a load of stuff for a commute (shoes, lunch, book etc) but I also want it to be a shoulder bag. All the ones ive seen have mini handles which are no good with a winter coat and I'm starting to think the only thing that seems to match my requirements is a rucksack which I refuse to buy....

Silibilimili Sat 24-Nov-12 08:57:29

Hmm. Not sure. I like the quirky patterns rather than her stem leaves. They have a fox or a cat I think in JL, I like that one. But it means budget all blown on 1 bag which may not 'go' with everything or look as smart.

What do you like usually?

I like Radleys on other people but are too grannie for me. They are I don't know, a little boring too.

I am taking a lot of business class flight next year starting next week so something smart, and versatile would be good.

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