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Help me find a decent shoulder bag (be warned that I have specific requirements)

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happyjustobeme Fri 25-Jan-13 11:49:21

I go back to work me to work next week after maternity leave. I need a new bag to make it easier!

It has to be:
Leather, but not suede
Have long enough straps to go over my shoulder comfortably
Not be too big as I am a shortie and bags can swamp me, but big enough for iPad mini, wallet, book, paper diary, keys and some make up
In a colour that goes with things, but not be brown or black. So grey, purple, a decent all round tan would be ok I suppose
Not have much gold on it
Be under 200 pounds, ideally

I like the peony and Moore lucia, but so man people I know have it and I'd like something different.


madammecholet Fri 25-Jan-13 12:09:16

You know they are bringing out a new updated Lucia, its on their FB page, saw it

Otherwise look at





happyjustobeme Fri 25-Jan-13 12:14:08

Ooooh! I should also have said that I like a shoulder bag t be a shoulder bag, and not a bag that you hold in your hand with a shoulder strap - sorry. I know I'm demanding.

The top one is the nicest of the lot for me. The second and fourth ones are a bit too structured, and the yellow one is of yellow for this time of year for me.

Thanks for the assistance though!

madammecholet Fri 25-Jan-13 12:49:45



over budget but gorgeous

happyjustobeme Fri 25-Jan-13 12:54:25

Madamme, I'm a fusspot, I know. They're all a bit too smart for me, I think. The second of the three is the nicest, but I don't think it would go over my shoulder when I'm wearing a thick coat. i like soft leather, casual looking bags, but I still think the one that comes closest is the lucia.

Do I need to up the budget? I would for the right bag.

LifeofPo Fri 25-Jan-13 13:13:40

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LifeofPo Fri 25-Jan-13 13:15:57

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madammecholet Fri 25-Jan-13 13:27:41

No worries happyjusttobeme i'm an addict! That MD one is cute LifeofPo

this in one of the new colours?

I like this MD one too

tethersend Fri 25-Jan-13 13:31:29

Baragin- nat and nin bags are beautifully soft leather, and a bit more 'slouchy' than they appear in the photos.

tethersend Fri 25-Jan-13 13:33:55


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tethersend Fri 25-Jan-13 13:36:56

Mimi Berry

happyjustobeme Fri 25-Jan-13 14:10:59

You've all been brilliant with your suggestions. they nice, but not right though - always something that isnt right about them. I am going to go with the lucia, as I think ive been looking for something that looks like it. A bit like the vw golf advert!

The fist bag you liked to Madamme is lovely though, so maybe I will have to have that as well.

Thanks again.

madammecholet Fri 25-Jan-13 15:55:53

Ha ha, two bags are always better than one!

brockthebadger Fri 25-Jan-13 22:39:46

I bought this online this morning. They also have it in red and Red Direct have it in brown but more expensive.

happyjustobeme Sat 26-Jan-13 18:10:06

An update - I have decided on the Ridley boddington. Within budget at £199, in the orangey colour, though the blue is lovely too. Very pleased indeed as tis simply perfect. Still coveting a lucia on the side though.

happyjustobeme Sat 26-Jan-13 18:12:01

The boddington large hobo, I should say.

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