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Can you get a half decent handbag without spending hundreds?

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MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 18-Jun-15 15:59:17

I thought I'd found a lovely handbag from a charity shop, tag said real leather. But a few months on it's obviously not leather as the plastic is peeling off.
It's my birthday next month & I'm thinking of asking for contributions towards a handbag; however most handbags on these boards seem to cost hundreds if not thousands and there's no way I'll get anything close to that. Any recommendations for under £100?

MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 18-Jun-15 16:07:13

Thread title should read WITHOUT spending hundreds, I have asked for it to be changed but in the meantime...

Eustace Thu 18-Jun-15 16:08:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Superexcited Thu 18-Jun-15 16:09:37

You can get a decent bag without spending a fortune from tk maxx. They have a wide variety, some leather and some not leather. Some might be from last seasons collections though so it really depends what you are looking for. It is worth a look.

GlitzAndGigglesx Thu 18-Jun-15 16:11:46

I love River Island bags for the designs and durability. I got a lovely one for under £40 that's still going back strong 3 years on

GlitzAndGigglesx Thu 18-Jun-15 16:12:19

Sorry ignore the back!

libertychick Thu 18-Jun-15 16:58:06

Agree re TK Maxx. Also M&S have leather bags for less than £100.

Other good places to look are Fat Face and Accessorise have a range of leather bags.

libertychick Thu 18-Jun-15 16:58:57

Also check Clark's and Jones the Bootmaker.

MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 18-Jun-15 17:01:09

It doesn't have to be leather but I've had a few bad experiences with fake leather bags recently

Rattitude Thu 18-Jun-15 17:11:36

I have bought a few bags from Tuscany Leather. I have found them excellent quality for the price. They have lots of leather bags for under £100.

ImperialBlether Thu 18-Jun-15 17:13:33

What sort of style do you like, OP? Any particular colours?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 18-Jun-15 17:13:36

TK maxx is amazing for bags I agree!

chanie44 Thu 18-Jun-15 18:01:19

I got a bag from grandala as recommended on here.

Most are closer to £200, but they have frequent discounts, so you could get a nice bag for around £100.

BikeRunSki Thu 18-Jun-15 18:04:47

My "everyday" handbag is leather, came from Gap about 10 years ago and is still going strong.

Lightas Thu 18-Jun-15 18:09:41

I have had a couple of nice ones from Autograph at M&S and Boden. I usually try to buy in the sale and get something for half price and pay about £40-50. Full price they are usually £70-130 for a leather bag.

MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 18-Jun-15 18:42:00

I want something big enough to hold all the usual crap plus wipes and a couple of nappies. I like lots of pockets and prefer cross body. I love purple, the brighter the better.

KissMyFatArse Thu 18-Jun-15 18:43:42

Cambridge satchel company have lovely bags.

DeidreChambersWhatACoincidence Thu 18-Jun-15 18:46:13

I would also agree with TKMaxx. I bought a lovely Fossil bag from there once.

Makingchanges Thu 18-Jun-15 18:49:12

Tkmaxx I have had fossil and Kipling bags from there as well as lovely leather work bags.

OliveCane Thu 18-Jun-15 19:00:46

Look at the sales.

MadameJosephine Thu 18-Jun-15 19:03:35

I second the Cambridge satch company and they have a 40% off sale at the moment too

www.cambridgesatchel.com/en-gb/sale

Saurus72 Thu 18-Jun-15 19:05:23

Jaeger sale or outlets. Lovely lovely quality.

MadameJosephine Thu 18-Jun-15 19:05:53

Gorgeous purple satchel only £78!

www.cambridgesatchel.com/en-gb/sale/the-classic-batchel/BAT151007NIC10101.html?cgid=sale#start=5

Laska42 Thu 18-Jun-15 19:12:24

I also have a fab Fossil bag from TK Maxx use it every day but it will soon need replacing now.. ive also had some luck buying bought 'almost new' second hand bags from ebay

WindMeUpAndLetMeGo Thu 18-Jun-15 19:24:04

Got a lovely bag from ASOS, but delivery was really slow.

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