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I have a non-picture Radley bag that I used every day including commuting for about 5 years. It's pretty worn and grubby but no fabric has worn away, no seams have gone and apart from scuffs from mistreatment the leather looks fine. Even though I no longer use it I can't let it go because it's still basically OK. I think the quality is very good for the price and the D+G I replaced it with was knackered in less than a year.
I don't get the mumsnet snobbery about Radley. They are good mid price bags and are good quality. I prefer the styles that come without a dog tag. I have the tan grosvenor across body and love it. I'm currently pondering a navy doctor style one I saw in John Lewis.
I liked them when I was younger, and always found them to be well made, and well-laid out (good number of pockets and compartments and good sizing), but discovered Mulberrys and had a love affair with them for 15 years. Then at Christmas I got a Grosvenor (the one that has the long strap and the grab handles), and I think it's great. I'm less keen on the "standard issue" Radleys, but I have to say I think the quality of the brand as a whole is excellent.
I have had radley bags for years but went off the styling recently Tried jigsaw which were terrible quality wise Mint velvet have been ok but sometimes a bit too much detail for me Currently I have 2 jaeger bags a tan one and a black one, also a pale grey autograph from M + S