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£800 to spend on a bag what would you go for

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buttercrumble Fri 22-Feb-13 11:12:13

Been lusting after a bayswater for ages. But something holding me back, which other bags are classics which wont date....

Branleuse Fri 22-Feb-13 11:15:20

id buy a cheap one from tkmaxx and then take the bag on a nice holiday with the rest.

JumpHerWho Fri 22-Feb-13 11:19:28

Balenciaga all the way envy

The bench crew will turn up soon though telling you to donate it all to charity and use a Tesco bag.

EskSmith Fri 22-Feb-13 11:23:26

Ha ha Branleuse, me too!

Wishiwasanheiress Fri 22-Feb-13 11:24:18

Mulberry are fab. The packaging is simply gorgeous. If u can afford it go for it as u won't be disappointed. Online shop is excellent. I've even put their bags hung on our bedroom wall. Look very pretty. That's before u even get to the actual purchased item!!!

Otherwise I'd only buy from Gucci or Louis v personally having visited both in Italy. Those shops make an effort on u. Most really don't care if ur a normal person. And that's not fun. A purchase this big should make u feel special. Mulberry did for me!

Mannequinkate Fri 22-Feb-13 11:32:32

JumpHerWho Fri 22-Feb-13 11:45:32

Actually, scrub the Bal, I'd get this

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 22-Feb-13 11:54:32

Could never afford it myself, but I would love you to have it!

LibertineLover Fri 22-Feb-13 11:56:40

I'd have a carrier with 800 quid in, helpful I know grin

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 22-Feb-13 11:56:45

The price varies, by the way, depending on the fabric/leather. From £805 up to £1300.

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 22-Feb-13 11:59:57

The bench crew will turn up soon though telling you to donate it all to charity and use a Tesco bag.

No but they might tell her to get a kipling and an iPad mini wink

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KirstyoffEastenders Fri 22-Feb-13 12:09:12

No bag is worth £800, are you mad? Are they magic bags or something?

HousewifeFromHeaven Fri 22-Feb-13 12:11:30

this in oak is lovely

Branleuse Fri 22-Feb-13 12:13:46

why why why? Its a bag ffs. You can get gorgeous leather well made pretty bags for a fraction of that.

Honestly. Give your money to the poor if youre that desperate to burn it

faustina Fri 22-Feb-13 12:18:39

it really depends on your style - do you need to wear formal clothes for work for instance? Or do you mostly wear jeans? I think that would make a big difference...

QueefLatina Fri 22-Feb-13 12:32:44

It's tiny and impractical but I love it so.

I have a teenager so only need a bag for purse, phone, lipbalm and fags!|cgn:Product+Listing+Ad+-+SOPHIE+HULME|tsid:15858|crid:13961380977&gclid=CKHEpuj1ybUCFUnMtAodpk0AIQ

LibertineLover Fri 22-Feb-13 12:35:44

QF your name is awesome grin

£800 is a terrible waste of money on a bag.

I'd much rather have shoes grin

Eastpoint Fri 22-Feb-13 12:52:46

I really like some of those options, especially the Marc by Marc Jacobs. Thanks ladies (shamelessly making the most of other peoples' efforts).

WMDinthekitchen Fri 22-Feb-13 12:59:25


Bought one similar, though, in the sale at the Mulberry store in York for a lot less...

ouryve Fri 22-Feb-13 13:04:53

£800? I'd spend £50 on the bag and spend the rest on lovely hand dyed wool and needles.

garlicbreeze Fri 22-Feb-13 13:12:58

I'd assume any £800 bag would last well - but I've had £800 clothes that definitely didn't, so maybe not! I'm going to second Mulberry because their bags are extremely fabulous and mine have always withstood years & years of severe abuse. Like all the best leather good they even improve with age. (Well, as long as you clean them occasionally.)

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