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shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 16:58:04

Join us for fun, frivolous and friendly fashion chat. Continuing on from here

shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 16:58:34

God! How did that happen - I didn't even realise we were full!

shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 17:01:03

Copying my dilemma for those that missed it:
Help me justify what I'm about to do please.
I have found an Anya Hindmarch maxi satchel in orange for £510 (usually over £800). I have been in love with this bag for a long time but I have no money.
I am thinking of EBaying my Mulberyy Bayswater in Oak which I hardly ever use as it is too heavy and I feel as though they are everywhere nowadays. I reckon I'll get about £450 for it on EBay. I can afford the difference. What do you think?

LinusDKD Thu 15-May-14 17:03:44

I say go for it! You don't use the Bayswater so why not sell it.

And if you have always loved the AH and the difference in price is not to big, why not.

Maybe be cheeky and ask the full AH amount for the Bayswater on Ebay?

Which reminds me of my oak Bayswater sitting gathering dust in the wardrobe.

MarshaBrady Thu 15-May-14 17:04:21

Well done! Yes go for it Shop.

OneLittleLady Thu 15-May-14 17:06:24

go for it Shop if you don't love the mulberry, sell it on to someone who does. No sense hanging onto something you don't love and don't really use when you can get something you do

shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 17:13:52


LinusDKD Thu 15-May-14 17:22:17

Oooh great bargain shop!

Decameron Thu 15-May-14 17:35:04

You'll love the AH satchel, Shop, it's my favourite bag. Personally I far prefer AH to Mulberry.

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Thu 15-May-14 17:37:54

Was just coming on to say do it as well shop! Love love love the orange. And Bayswaters are so expensive now that you might get more than you expect for yours. Yay!
Hope you're feeling better btw smile

shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 17:40:05

Thanks all! Phew. I was going to wait for the satchel to arrive before I EBay the Bayswater but actually it's never been exactly what I wanted (it replaced my printed oak that was stolen and I never loved it as much) so will list it regardless. Feels good to make that decision smile
I also have a Coach small evening bag and purse which I'll list to as I never use it.

shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 17:40:38

Oh and to update on health stuff. Blood tests all clear so the docs are changing the medication I'm on to see if that helps. Fingers crossed.....

shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 17:45:15

in other news. Remember the Pepino shoes I bought for DS that he trashed in less than 2 weeks? i complained to Jones the Bootmaker, they referred me to an Area Manager. He asked me to send the shoes for testing! A report came back saying they had clearly been damaged from scooter or trike use (which I had told them in the first place) and they flat refused any form of refund or exchange.
The Clarks ones I bought when I stormed out of Jones the Bootmaker have lasted a bit longer - 7 weeks. I took them back today with my receipt, and no quibble, they gave me a brand new replacement pair. Just brilliant. So Jones the Bootmaker - perhaps you need to rethink your customer service, as I won't ever be buying from you again.
(Sorry for multiple posts)

shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 17:47:03

And the young sales assistant in Clarks liked my Fugly Birkies! (which I should now EBay against the bag!) hmm <looks round house for other things to sell>

SoyYo Thu 15-May-14 18:27:36

Ladies! I cannot keep up with you all, I am about to drive home from work and have enjoyed all your posts and warm welcomes and all those bags! smile
So...I am brain dead after submitting my April work travel expenses but just had a quick question you may have ideas on:
The Muubaa jacket (the one for work if you remember...not the black biker) is as I said before buttery leathery and lovely.
HOWEVER...not sure if the colour looks a bit insipid on me, I think it would look fab on a blonde but I have dark brown hair/auburn lowlights, light olive skin, brown eyes (no idea of what season I am though).
It is this taupe/mushroomy colour so I don't want to return to outnet but any suggestions on what colours to wear with that would make it more suitable?
Remember it's for work, how would you style it? The bottom half is easy, it is the top part I am wondering about.
I suit bright colours usually but black and white look good on me too.
Would it go with a bright (fuschia schiappareli pink) top? Or better with blue. Or do I stick to other boring neutrals...
Right off to drive home now. Tx for suggestions.

santamarianovella Thu 15-May-14 18:30:07

shop , good job! The AH looks fab and the color is beautiful I sold my basywater for about I think, £430,I haven't used it in a long time,and it was just taking space in my wardrobe,recently I sold my celine luggage too(my first solo ebay sale) ,as it was heavy,and I much prefer the phantom,more flexible.

Glad your test results are ok,maybe you just need a bit longer to recuperate,

santamarianovella Thu 15-May-14 18:32:08

I just read the placenta booties thread shock no words!

santamarianovella Thu 15-May-14 18:36:44

soyyo I have the exact colouring,olive skin,brunette with brown hazel eyes, I think this type of colouring washes me out,

SoyYo Thu 15-May-14 18:39:30

Mmm yes it is doing that to me too, love it so much but have not removed the tag as yet so could return to outnet....sad

SoyYo Thu 15-May-14 18:44:23

Santa yes unless I can find a fix with a silk scarf or suitable top that will lift the taupeness..AND not clash with it I may have to send back...nooooooo...
Now really off home I have over an hours' drive. Will check in later.
Tx for the fast reply x

shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 19:28:20

SoyYo I don't feel I know you well enough to be this harsh yet but if it isn't perfect, send it back. Now you know the shape you love you can keep your eyes peeled for a better colour for you. Muubaa comes up loads on a variety of websites reduced......

LinusDKD Thu 15-May-14 20:13:23

What placenta booties thread santa? do I really want to know?

Drywhiteplease Thu 15-May-14 20:34:20

"Placenta booties" ?shock i am not an earth mother this sounds horrendous! I had cs with both my two and with first the stitches had a little bead at each end hmm when I had stitches removed about to faint, not good with gore the health visitor a loony with the shakes, so much so later when she was doing DS vaccinations I nearly took the syringe out of her hand and did it myself asked me whether I'd like to keep the beads to make earrings shock shock I nearly passed out I ONLY wear diamonds you hippy, shaky mad woman

Shop'youve done the right thing. You linked that bag a while ago, you've always loved it. This is an excellent buy. List the Bayswater high to start, remember your last M bag could have gone for more.

Stokey Thu 15-May-14 20:54:05

Agree with everyone else shop. That AH one is beautiful, I've never owned a Mulberry but feel like they have reached a tipping point. And good news that the bloods are negative.

SoyYo I have similar colouring too and couldn't do that colour. Outnet are quite quick with refunds.

shopafrolic Thu 15-May-14 21:01:26

DH has man flu. He's gone to bed. I'm curled up watching Mad Men.
V excited about my bag. Fingers crossed I love it.

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