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Kipling bags - frumpy or not?

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PolovesTubbyCustard Wed 17-Feb-16 14:53:34


I have seen these on QVC and quite fancied one.

Looking for a day bag, with space for perhaps a book /tablet, water etc. So nothing huge.

I have seen a back pack on sale at a price I am more prepared to pay.

Just can't decide if they are a bit old lady. (I am quite old though)

dementedpixie Wed 17-Feb-16 16:48:42

I have 3 and dd has a backpack for a schoolbag. I like them

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 17-Feb-16 17:07:28

Are those the ones with a little gorilla hanging out of them?

They've always baffled me.

dementedpixie Wed 17-Feb-16 17:23:03

It's a monkey. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling

achillesratty Wed 17-Feb-16 17:33:52

I have several, they are great for when I go shopping as they are lightweight, hold a decent amount and are highly water resistant. I think they are ideal for day to day use and more practical than my every expensive leather/designer bags.

bluesky Wed 17-Feb-16 17:36:07

no, they're great. I've got one which I use for aeroplanes and then it becomes holiday bag, plus a great little rucsac which is really useful on days out.

Mammabrown Wed 17-Feb-16 17:37:26

I have 3 and a purse I love them some people think they are frumpy meh to them

bloodyteenagers Wed 17-Feb-16 17:41:33

I have the firefly n. It's small but holds loads including iPad, a Kipling huge purse thing that I use as a pencil case (and the middle but for tamped), a5 book and lots more.
I've tried putting all that in other bags and it seems heavy compared to the Kipling.
I don't care if they are fashionable or not. It's lightweight and washable.

To those that have them, do you use them for laptops? looking for something to carry my Mac air around and although it's small, it's not quiet small for the firefly n

Twowrongsdontmakearight Wed 17-Feb-16 17:43:39

DD has one too. Very lightweight (until she puts her books in it!).

wizzywig Wed 17-Feb-16 17:45:32

They are definately practical and hardwearing but i only use mine as a nappy bag. Wouldnt have one as a regular bag.

polyhymnia Wed 17-Feb-16 18:12:09

I have several and think they're really practical for day to day and cadual holiday wear. There is a massive rang to choose from, many more quirky than frumpy. And I always detach the monkey.
Wouldn't wear for smart or smart casual in town, though.

polyhymnia Wed 17-Feb-16 18:13:01

Unlike my Longchamp Pliages, which are really versatile.

DameXanaduBramble Wed 17-Feb-16 18:14:40

Frumpy. Overpriced frump at that.

Noeuf Wed 17-Feb-16 18:16:10

They are frumpalicious and should be worn with a cagoule and spare sandwich in a plastic bag.

MrsMarigold Wed 17-Feb-16 18:17:44

Not my thing, always thought they were a bit tacky but I'm a classic bashed brown bag fiend.

BloodyDogHairs Wed 17-Feb-16 18:23:06

I've got 2 and a purse, I love them. I bought them in the US last year so alot cheaper than here, I wouldn't pay full price for one.

hiccupgirl Wed 17-Feb-16 18:39:25

I love mine and couldn't give a monkies if people think they're frumpy.

The best bit is the key fob bit - I can always find my front door key in my Kipling bags. Every time I switch to other bags I'm back to a Kipling in a day or 2 as I can't find anything.

polyhymnia Wed 17-Feb-16 18:45:18

Absolutely agree on internal key fob point - so useful. Wish others did this.

I like mine and don't give a toss if people think they are frumpy. I struggle to carry heavy leather bags, and the Kiplings are really light. I've got three now, after a friend finally convinced me to try one. The purses and pencil cases are really good too.

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Wed 17-Feb-16 18:59:38

Frumpy or not dont buy it on QVC unless you've done a price comparison - Amazon usually sell them discounted although it's usually the wackier colour ways that are discounted

LadyB49 Wed 17-Feb-16 19:04:12

I've got 3, all from eBay. Light, washable, great for ordinary use. My leather satchels now feel too heavy.

PolovesTubbyCustard Wed 17-Feb-16 19:35:19

A varied response then ;)

Yes, will check out ebay etc . The one i liked was reduced from £76 down to £45. I wouldn't have paid full price for it - but they are strong bags.

It will be nice for my holidays and summer in general.

Mammabrown Wed 17-Feb-16 19:36:42

I got mine from Debenhams and amazon dont buy from QVC shop around

PolovesTubbyCustard Wed 17-Feb-16 20:17:18

The one I saw was on kiplings own website.

Will have a poke around...

LindyHemming Wed 17-Feb-16 20:24:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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