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The ENDLESS quest for a tan leather A4 folder fitting shoulder bag grinds on...

(60 Posts)
tethersend Sun 15-Feb-15 09:55:51

... With no luck.

I'm am bored of looking now. It's been YEARS. I've started so many threads. I've thought that I've found 'the one' so many times. It's never happened.

The closest I came was the Radley Grosvenor in tan, which I LOVE, but is slightly too small to comfortable fit an A4 folder/notebook.

Has anyone seen one?

I want:

A shoulder bag with a decent, wide strap. Nothing cross body- I want one to fit snugly one one shoulder.

Something which doesn't cost the earth.

I like vintage, saddle bag styles. But am open to suggestion.

Any ideas?

MaybeDoctor Sun 15-Feb-15 10:08:30

I buy hobo style bags - try House of Fraser Linea weekend.

SunshineAndShadows Sun 15-Feb-15 10:10:57

Visconti bags - great quality and beautiful. I have a men's messenger

SunshineAndShadows Sun 15-Feb-15 10:15:11

But there ate plenty if women's tan shoulder styles - what about the Joanna or Beth?

tethersend Sun 15-Feb-15 10:16:58

Sorry, should have listed one or two of the endless conditions preventing me actually finding the bag- I don't like hobo or very slouchy bags.

I'd like a Chloe marcie but I can't afford one. I had a decent marcie 'tribute' which I got off amazon a couple of years back but it's now died.

I can't see any tan shoulder bags big enough on that site, Sunshine- am I missing them?

Saurus72 Sun 15-Feb-15 10:29:17

Take an look on the Ally Capelino website for the Molly tote bag. There is one called brown, though it looks dark tan to me. Though not sure whether the price is acceptable. Sorry can't link as my iPad seems to have opted out if being able to do that recently hmm

YAsoNBU Sun 15-Feb-15 10:32:28

If you ever find the hallowed object I think the universe might just implode!

I have no more suggestions sad

SunshineAndShadows Sun 15-Feb-15 10:35:24

They do 'sand' which is a lighter tan or 'vintage tan' which is slightly darker[typew]=Handbags

diggerdigsdogs Sun 15-Feb-15 10:36:14

What about the Storksak Elizabeth

I know it's a change bag but I doubt anyone would know tbh.

MetallicBeige Sun 15-Feb-15 10:36:39

Have you looked at the Scaramanga site? I've got a lovely tan satchel from there, the longer I have it the softer and better it gets.

nancy75 Sun 15-Feb-15 10:37:52

Fat face, £80 looks better in real life

Saurus72 Sun 15-Feb-15 10:38:00

Also take a look at the Carla tassel trim tote on the Russell & Bromley website. V tempted by that myself.

MetallicBeige Sun 15-Feb-15 10:39:12


AnnoyingOrange Sun 15-Feb-15 10:44:07

This one takes A4

ASmidgeofMidge Sun 15-Feb-15 10:46:09

I had some joy with The Leather Store after a similar lengthy search - might be worth a look? Very impressed with the quality


tethersend Sun 15-Feb-15 10:47:19

Thanks for looking- but I'm sorry to say, none of those are doing it for me.

I don't like white stitching, shopper-style open top bags or anything messenger like that goes across the body.

I do believe the world would implode if I found one I liked grin

jimmybim Sun 15-Feb-15 11:06:46


tethersend Sun 15-Feb-15 11:11:19

I bloody LOVE that, jimmy- but it's too small to fit an A4 anything in sad

magichamster Sun 15-Feb-15 11:16:21

If you've got something definite in mind have you thought about getting something made? Possibly not as expensive you would expect.

EmilyCHN Sun 15-Feb-15 11:16:42

The Lola from Russell & Bromley.. Had it for Xmas from DH and love it.. Although do miss a little inside pocket for mobile etc to save rummaging!

EmilyCHN Sun 15-Feb-15 11:17:40

jimmybim Sun 15-Feb-15 11:21:58

It might be worth seeing it in real life as it measures 23cm x 29cm which is just about A4.....

Callooh Sun 15-Feb-15 11:31:38

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Scotslasslivinginfrance Sun 15-Feb-15 11:35:16

this is beautiful

It's on my wish list in grey!

FairyBiker Sun 15-Feb-15 11:36:22

more Jigsaw?


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