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Are Radley bags really so awful?

(142 Posts)
HarrySnotter Thu 04-Apr-13 17:24:39

DH bought me this bag for my birthday. I actually really love it but a 'friend' (work colleague really) has informed me that Radley are totally naffola and that everyone will now think I have no taste.

I don't normally give a toss what other people think of what I like or if I have taste or not (I probably don't!) but I'm actually a little hurt because DH put a lot of thought into it and got me one he knew I'd like. Which I do. I don't really know why I'm bothered, I suppose I just feel that she's pissed on my chips a bit. sad

BranchingOut Fri 05-Apr-13 17:48:02

Nothing wrong with that bag - something probably wrong with her though!

Talisin Fri 05-Apr-13 18:14:06

As everyone has already said - it's a lovely bag from, obviously, a lovely man. Ignore the idiot from work. If she judges 'taste' by a label then she posesses none herself.

scarlet76 Fri 05-Apr-13 19:36:48

Like anything, it's a question of personal taste. But yes, how utterly rude of this person. Waste no more time and enjoy a bag you love!

MadameOvary Fri 05-Apr-13 19:50:56

Meh to Mulberry Bayswater bags. I sold mine as they are everywhere now. I would happily carry your bag.

nellyjelly Fri 05-Apr-13 19:55:31

Pah. It is lovely and most importantly you like it.

I like Radley and have a couple. also have a couple of Cath Kidston bags and am told she is very naff but i like them and they are practical.

Don't care what others think about my handbag choice!

CloudsAndTrees Fri 05-Apr-13 20:27:09

Radley bags are good quality, and I think anyone that says they Don't like an entire range of completely different products is talking rubbish anyway. You might it like the brand, which is fair enough, but when a brand like radle has such a huge range, how can people not find at leat one or two things that they do like, even if they would prefer it to be a different brand? It makes no sense.

I also think that people who stick to a brand for the right reasons and don't go off it just because it has had a few months of being the in thing and then gone slightly out if fashion, come across as a lot more confident and secure than people who would avoid a brand because of that.

Ouchmyhead Sat 06-Apr-13 00:33:09

I love Radley! Sod your friend, it is a lovely present! I have a Radley purse, suitcase and over night bag (all presents!) I love them!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 06-Apr-13 09:46:08

She's not a friend, she's a frenemy.

LikiLi45 Thu 25-Feb-16 13:30:55

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NNalreadyinuse Thu 25-Feb-16 13:34:37

Liki, did you really dig up a thread that's over 2 years old just to tell the OP you don't like her taste?

If you are still here OP, I like your bag. Radley tend to be well made and last for ages.

Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 25-Feb-16 17:02:40

Oh please! Zombie.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Thu 25-Feb-16 18:04:44

I think that Radley did used to be naff. All the naff wee dogs and over appliqued bags.

Their pared back stuff that they are producing now is lovely. Nice clean lines, wearable everyday bags.

Buttercup443 Thu 25-Feb-16 20:25:09

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Coldwatebay Thu 25-Feb-16 20:31:56

That's a lovely bag. I had a radley weekend bag for my fortieth birthday present (long time ago now). It's one of my most prized possessions. Always get compliments when I use it.

Coldwatebay Thu 25-Feb-16 20:32:05

That's a lovely bag. I had a radley weekend bag for my fortieth birthday present (long time ago now). It's one of my most prized possessions. Always get compliments when I use it.

dazzlingdeborahrose Fri 26-Feb-16 11:19:35

I think the mumsnet Classic comeback is required here "excuse me, did you mean to be so rude?" I have many bags by many brands. The radley bags are fabulous quality and have never let me down. Whereas my mulberry is currently off being repaired because the zip failed after 18 months angry enjoy your lovely bag. Ignore your foolish work colleague.

BeverlyGoldberg Fri 26-Feb-16 11:23:04

I think to completely dismiss an entire collection of handbags based on the name alone is slightly ridiculous.

I think a lot of Radley bags are lovely, some aren't to my taste.

OP if you're still here, if you like it don't let anyone spoil what is a lovely present from your husband.

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