Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

The Bag Dilemma

(33 Posts)
ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 19:38:04

After recent issue with a leather saddle bag from Massimo Dutti, I'm kind of not sure what to do.

So I bought this lovely leather saddle bag, cost near £80 or thereabouts, and within a week it had basically collapsed into itself, forming a hideous slumpy shape, a bit like origami. Surely saddle bags are supposed to be a bit sturdier, or at least keep to some sort of basic shape....but never mind, the leather also has a crappy sheen, so you can see why I've decided to shove it into a corner and forget it ever happened.

Now I want to replace it. Ideally I'd like a tan/brown every day bag, preferably small, like a saddle or little duffle bag, or around the size of a Mulberry Lily.

I already have 2 bags - One lovely burgundy Jaeger tote, which is great for when I need to carry stuff, and one black Mulberry Lily, which I like to use for special occasions.

So my eye caught these two: and one of them is stupidly expensive, so I am caught in a bind.

Would also love a Mulberry Lily in Oak, but that would probably be a bit too much......aaargh, and thoughts? Basically, I am wary now of all damn bags and their supposed quality after the Massimo Dutti affair. I am willing to spend, but not sure how much..

tethersend Mon 06-May-13 19:40:12

Got to be the Chloe. Sorry grin

ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 19:41:55

beastly advice!

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 06-May-13 19:42:27

Firstly - return the MD bag and add the money to new bag fund.

Secondly, I think hobbs bags are good quality but, but they don't make your heart sing. But this depends on how much you are into bags.

Thirdly, holdfire on the marcie, it may go in the sales which will be starting within the next few weeks.

ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 19:43:01

I have seen the Chloe in store, and they are very lovely in real life. But so are the Lily's.....

tethersend Mon 06-May-13 19:43:10

Have a look at the mimi berry peggy bag. Although I think it's unlined, which put me off a bit.

ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 19:44:22

MrsCB, not sure if I can return it, I stupidly lost the receipt. My mum said put it on ebay, but I would feel terrible trying to sell this joke of a bag.

ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 19:45:35

The mimi bag is gorgeous, and very 'me', but i am afraid of it going the same saggy route, as it is same shape as my Massimo disaster.

ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 19:46:15

It seems i like my bags kind of structured, not keen on slouch.

tethersend Mon 06-May-13 19:46:35

Oh no, I think if anything the leather is too hard... This is nice by Nat et Nin.

foxysocks Mon 06-May-13 19:59:04

MrsCB do you know when the matches sale usually starts? will it be last week of may or not until june? you seem like a woman in the know smile thanks! flowers

foxysocks Mon 06-May-13 19:59:41

OP - DEF take the MD bag back and ask for a refund, not fit for purpose.

i like the chloe but wait till the sales now!

ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 20:03:31

thanks tethers, not sure that one would be my thing.

foxy, do they really reduce this style? (marcie)

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 06-May-13 20:06:35

Foxy - just checked and last year I got the preview email from Matches in the first week of June, they're normally before NAP.

Selfridges normally do previews too where a lot is 20% off.

cornypringle Mon 06-May-13 20:09:00

swoon at the chloe bag

foxysocks Mon 06-May-13 20:09:07

oh I'm not sure teacakes. it's worth waiting to find out though, right? how gutted would you be if they did!

thanks MrsCB, that makes sense as I have a matches voucher which expires 31st May! makes me think sales will be first week in june.

santamarianovella Mon 06-May-13 20:15:19

i love that bag*toasted*,its small but you can fit lots of things,i have not seen this color in the big sales(june &jan) its always the seasonal colors that go on sale.
matches send the preview emails a week before they start sales,so it helps if you are their customer,and NAP are at the end of june .

ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 20:21:21

true, i've rarely seen the black or tan bags in sales, similarly with Mulberry.

i'm tempted..

tethersend Mon 06-May-13 20:27:50

Yeah, nothing really compares to the marcie, does it?

ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 20:30:13

it's a cruel world.

ameliameerkat Mon 06-May-13 22:03:05

Less money, still nice? Scaramanga saddle bag:

ameliameerkat Mon 06-May-13 22:08:18

I've been looking at that bag for ages, and by posting it tonight I've talked myself into buying it!! grin

ToastedTeacakes Mon 06-May-13 23:10:25

The scaramanga bags are really lovely! The one you linked to is a bit big for me but i located the mini version, and I love the visible stitching and front pocket. Only issue is the buckle fastening - i am idle and want quicker access!
Why are these so cheap!!??

ItsYonliMe Tue 07-May-13 02:01:07

Toasted - it's not that Scaramanga bags are cheap - it's that the other bags are stupidly expensive.

rubylovescheese Tue 07-May-13 06:27:53

nothing to add it's all been said already: return the bag to MD you don't need a receipt if faulty. buy the marcie.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: