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What bag do you use for general use?

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Hatefeelingdown Mon 11-Apr-16 09:42:19

I don't really like handbags. I tend to wear casual stuff all the time, jeans, jeggings ..

I'd like a bag I can fling my purse, phone, tissues, keys in, but something casual, but not tacky. I'm in my fifties, but still young looking.

What do you all use?

I once saw a really nice leather bag, kind of like a rucksack, but small and more for wearing over one shoulder. Not sure how to explain. I can't find anything like it.

I don't want something big, just to hold the above mentioned stuff.

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Apr-16 09:44:33

I have had a series of Cath kidston small shoulder bags. They last about 3 years. If that's not your taste tkmaxx sell some lovely osprey leather sort of dinky messenger bags in plain colours

FrogletinaBallerina Mon 11-Apr-16 09:46:24

I use a dark brown Mulberry Anthony messenger bag.

Agree with Clara - Osprey have some lovely bags. Are you near a McArthur glen outlet place? The Osprey shops there usually have great deals.

Donge13 Mon 11-Apr-16 09:46:41

A small osprey cross shoulder bag.
I hate carrying a bag.

Hatefeelingdown Mon 11-Apr-16 09:47:03

I don't really like flowery or fussy things. Thanks for the tip about TK Maxx, I'll take a look.

Hatefeelingdown Mon 11-Apr-16 09:49:41

Thanks. Can anyone link to the kind of osprey bag you mean?

RoganJosh Mon 11-Apr-16 09:51:03

I have a casual brown cross body bag like this one

www.whitestuff.com/mobile/accessories/womens-accessories/bags-purses/brown-hannah-crossbody/

lavendersun Mon 11-Apr-16 10:00:32

A very old (20 odd year old) version of this

www.tusting.co.uk/for-her-ladies-leather-bags/erica-leather-backpack-cognac

or this

www.tusting.co.uk/for-her-ladies-leather-bags/cardington-handbag-in-cognac-tan

neither cheap but the age tells a story.

Boakingboy Mon 11-Apr-16 10:01:48

Ive been using this and its other versions for years. Great size, soft leather, stylish. I have it in red at the min, my sis has a lovely grey one.
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Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Apr-16 11:33:59

www.tkmaxx.com/handbags/cherry-leather-cross-body-bag/invt/11140400 link for Ospray bags

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Apr-16 11:34:17

There are other colours

corlette Mon 11-Apr-16 11:37:11

I use a small crossbody Kipling bag for everyday use.
It's got 4 compartments and holds an awful lot of tat despite looking compact. It's like the Tardis.

MrsT2007 Mon 11-Apr-16 11:59:19

A scaramanga sadly bag at the mo

MrsT2007 Mon 11-Apr-16 11:59:33

Saddle bag even blush

Hatefeelingdown Mon 11-Apr-16 13:08:25

Thanks for the link.

HappyGirlNow Mon 11-Apr-16 13:12:04

This one It's great, can be used cross body which I like, lovely quality and you can fit much more in it than you'd think.

BikeRunSki Mon 11-Apr-16 13:17:50

OP, I'm just like you, a bit younger maybe, and also looking fir this elusive bag!

I have an ancient "portrait" cross body satchel type bag from Gap that got second hand 10 years ago. It really needs replacing.

I do like the Mulberry Anthony, but I can't justify spending several £100 on a bag, particularly since my clothes are a lot more high street.

Hatefeelingdown Mon 11-Apr-16 13:36:03

Thanks. The Gucci one is slightly out of my league grin

polyhymnia Mon 11-Apr-16 14:35:16

And I must say I wouldn't like that great big G on the Gucci one.. Not exactly low key ...

Thecatisatwat Mon 11-Apr-16 14:58:26

Dh recently bought me this one as an anniversary present (couldn't justify spending it on myself - nearly fainted at the price of the Gucci one mentioned). I've got a brown one - it holds loads. Only problem is that at the moment it smells odd because of the dubbin on it but Dh says that will fade. It's the £55 oiled leather cross body one (Fat face doesn't seem to let me link to an individual bag).

[[ www.fatface.com/accessories/bags+wallets/icat/womensbagsandluggag]]e

Hatefeelingdown Mon 11-Apr-16 15:32:51

Thecat that's a nice bag.

HappyGirlNow Thu 14-Apr-16 22:28:25

Don't like logos myself polyhymnia but I think it's fairly subtle as part of the leather and not big gold logo like some of the Gucci bags..

Same reason that when I bought my Saint Laurent bag I bought one with the Y logo which most folk won't recognise rather than the YSL logo which I find tacky and obvious...

To OP. Appreciate its pricy but there are lots of high-street knock offs of similar size and shape and it's surprisingly practical..

AmberNectarine Thu 14-Apr-16 23:00:39

I am using this one the most at the moment.

ouryve Thu 14-Apr-16 23:12:29

I have a plain black leather cross body bag with a couple of useful pockets - one a flap pocket at the front and the other a phone bocket, at the back (and another one hidden inside, which is great for more personal stuff). It's Radley, from the outlet store, but not obviously branded (and the doggy lives in the pocket and gets told to behave if he comes out.)

I don't like backpack style handbags. I carry a proper daysack if I'm out shopping, anyhow, but having my purse, phone etc dangling behind me feels both vulnerable and inconvenient, not to mention uncomfortable. I have a shorter handled bag, which I love the look of, but find it a pain to carry around.

Charlieandlola Thu 14-Apr-16 23:15:17

Long champ Le pliage smallest bag and or backpack may fit the bill, or ine if their leather backpacks ?

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