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Designer bags advice pls

(22 Posts)
HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 13:09:18

Ok, if you wanted to buy an expensive excellent quality bag which people would recognise as being designer without the logo being TOO in your face and making you look try-hard what would you buy? I've been looking at YSL clutches but not quite comfortable with the very obvious logo..

TIA grin

VestaCurry Fri 21-Mar-14 13:10:41


polyhymnia Fri 21-Mar-14 13:12:59

Second Prada. Also Bottega Veneta.

polyhymnia Fri 21-Mar-14 13:15:22

But I'd never want people to think 'she's got a designer bag', just 'what a great (and, perhaps, lovely quality) bag'. Probably what you mean.

Puddles1234 Fri 21-Mar-14 13:23:36

Hermes Birkin or Kelly
Chanel with the mademoiselle lock as opposed to the CC lock.
Celine trapeze, Phantom or Luggage tote.

How much do you want to spend?

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 13:32:19

Thanks all! I'll check out Prada.. Would spend up to about £800 for clutch/smallish evening bag. I just would like a more subtle logo than the YSL bags...

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 13:51:24

Aw just had a look at the Prada evening bags online and don't like any of them.. They're all heavily patterned...

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 14:00:46

Any opinions on Gucci bags pls? Quite like the look if those. Are they worth the money?

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 14:02:14

Any opinions on Gucci bags pls? Quite like the look of those. Are they worth the money?

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 14:02:23

Any opinions on Gucci bags pls? Quite like the look of those. Are they worth the money?

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 14:04:23

Sorry - multiple posts!

madammecholet Fri 21-Mar-14 14:16:35

I love the Gucci nouveau clutch... understated glamour.. can't link as broadband too slow today to launch Gucci website..

santamarianovella Fri 21-Mar-14 14:28:10

Are you looking for a handbag or a clutch?

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 14:30:00

Yes I've been looking at that madamme - I do like it..

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 14:33:08

Either a clutch or a small dressy shoulder bag, for evening santamaria

I saw a Jimmy Choo one I liked on net-a-porter but it's not online anymore.. Is Jimmy Choo worth the money? It was pretty expensive..

balenciaga Fri 21-Mar-14 14:40:54

well my username says it all grin

Balenciaga. in my opinion everything they have ever brought out is timeless, stunning and gorgeously made

currently lusting after a vintage Le Dix on ebay atm......sigh

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 14:51:29

Thanks balenciagagrin can't really see anything in the way of evening bags though..

santamarianovella Fri 21-Mar-14 14:56:10

I have this clutch in powder, its perfect as a day or evening clutch,

Also bottega do gorgeous clutches,in different sizes,

I would stay away from jimmy choo,handbags,the shoes are ok-ish,but the bags are not worth the money.

And as balenciaga said,balenciaga do great clutches,very rock chic,

And and course the celine diamond clutch is to die for.

McQueen manta clutches are nice too,

I may have complicated things for you and made it impossible to decide now grin

HappyGirlNow Fri 21-Mar-14 15:20:08

Haha yes thanks for adding confusion santamaria grin

That clutch is lovely btw. smile

Ok, balenciaga.. I'm missing the evening bags, didn't see any on their site.. Am I being stupid??blush

polyhymnia Fri 21-Mar-14 16:19:11

I love the Balenciaga clutches - just my style , though not really eveningy.

Shopgirl1 Fri 21-Mar-14 16:27:31

I have a manta clutch from Alexander McQueen and love it.
Also love the leather on Chloe bags, but nothing of an evening bag really at the moment.

Puddles1234 Fri 21-Mar-14 17:57:15

Ah didn't realise it was a clutch you were looking for.

I own these and they are worth a look.

McQueen De Manta clutch
Lanvin Partition clutch
Givenchy black leather clutch
Nina Ricci Leather and Suede clutch
Bottega Veneta 'The Knot' clutch.
Chanel Lego clutch (maybe a bit to obvious)
Chanel Perfume bottle shaped bag (again obvious but looks stunning)

I love my YSL clutch bags they are gorgeous and well made. I love the gold hardware though.

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