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I can only keep one. Which one?

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Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 11-Nov-13 13:23:57

Ordered a couple of bags and now torn between which to keep as I like them all, but only need one. (although am trying hard to think of reasons I need three new tan handbags grin)




and this one that hasn't arrived yet

Tweet2tweet Mon 11-Nov-13 19:39:53

I'd go for the fossil one and then keep an eye on the JL and Radley one in sale. Bare in mind sales are only about 8 wks away and I would take a confident guess that both will go into the sale, the JL may even go down to 50% off.

MrsRogerSterling Mon 11-Nov-13 17:53:06

Fossil or JL in grey or green.

Jbck Mon 11-Nov-13 17:50:51

I'm asking Santa for the Radley so if you've one going spare ......... grin

Lavenderhoney Mon 11-Nov-13 17:45:00

The fossil bag is lovely, the joules one looks a funny brown, and the radley one too boring, but ok with the dangly stuff off, I suppose.

I have a green bag like thatsmile it looks nice in the summer and i wear it with a white t shirt and skinnies, or white linen dress, and sparkly sandals.
They are much cheaper in the sale though.

polyhymnia Mon 11-Nov-13 17:41:27

Don't know if you travel on the tube etc but one of things I like about JL one over Radley is that you can wear it across body if you need to (as I would if, eg, carrying heavy shopping on tube).

Also Radley seems just a touch boring, but that might be my prejudice against the brand.

Agree with you on the Hindmarch zip one - I'm not usually drawn to bags much over £200 or so and hate those with obtrusive metalware (eg, Modalu and most Michael Kors) but do really covet one of those!

LeoandBoosmum Mon 11-Nov-13 17:39:54

I like the JL one best of all. I like it best of all in that vibrant green!

HyvaPaiva Mon 11-Nov-13 17:38:37

Word-for-word what eurochick said!

GatoradeMeBitch Mon 11-Nov-13 17:36:05

I like 1 and 4.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 11-Nov-13 17:30:29

Real life consensus is jl tan or radley with charms removed as well. Umm the radley is the most practical size and style but the jl one was because I want a anya hindmarch zip satchel but cant afford one!


polyhymnia Mon 11-Nov-13 17:30:03

The Joules one has far too much going on. Not at all stylish.

I don't like Radley in general but that one is OK - without the strange 'charm'.

The JL one is my favourite - in grey or tan - the tan does look a bit orange-y but it might not in RL.

Think the shape of the Fossil one is a bit clumsy.

trixymalixy Mon 11-Nov-13 16:36:39

John Lewis but in the tan or grey.

Cocochops Mon 11-Nov-13 16:29:02

Fossil is my fave. Don't like the joules one sorry

eurochick Mon 11-Nov-13 16:26:05

The Fossil.

I don't like the mismatched buckle on the Joules. I can't stand Radley - the little dog makes me feel stabby. The JL one isn't bad, but I prefer the fossil.

Snowbility Mon 11-Nov-13 15:54:21

Radley as long as the tag is removed.

SundaySimmons Mon 11-Nov-13 14:35:51

I don't like the joules one at all. It looks cheap and old fashioned.

The radley one I was surprised at, as it's quite nice and I'm not a fan of radley.

I like the John Lewis one but it could look cheap, a bit topshoppy.

The fossil one is really nice, I like that one best.

JaxTellerIsAllMine Mon 11-Nov-13 14:07:46

I am not usually a Radley fan, but I like this bag. Also like the Fossil - the other two are not my fave.

buttercrumble Mon 11-Nov-13 14:00:04

Joules , I have pre ordered this and can't wait for it to arrive smile

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 11-Nov-13 13:59:21

Joules I probably the least favourite, I have to admit to buying it because of the blue buckle and the webbing handle but now not so sure that it I as versatile as the others.

It's my Christmas present from the children. DP has put some money towards it, ds1 (16) and ds2 (11), but know how fussy I am so have told me to choose. My poor credit card groaning at the moment with all 4 on it, so have to be sensible and send some back.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 11-Nov-13 13:56:41

I'm not a huge radley fan either, I have a Grosvenor and a few years old black tote, but neither has the dog on and aren't twee at all.

CecyHall Mon 11-Nov-13 13:56:37

I also agree with Dexter the blue buckle on the Joules made my teeth itch

CecyHall Mon 11-Nov-13 13:55:27

Radley for me. Which is weird as I never usually like Radley.

dexter73 Mon 11-Nov-13 13:51:41

The Joules one would drive me bonkers with that blue buckle on the pocket!! I like the Radley without the charm.

KosherBacon Mon 11-Nov-13 13:50:21

Radley one with the dangly crap taken off.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Mon 11-Nov-13 13:49:38

I try not to collect bags, but have a weakness for that lovely new leather smell grin

amyshellfish Mon 11-Nov-13 13:48:55

I like the joules one and the radley one.

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