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Handbags that can stand the test of time

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StrictlyMumDancing Fri 12-Aug-16 21:50:06

About 8 years ago I bought a DKNY signature three section handbag, the type with the handles inbuilt into the fabric part. It is still without a doubt my favourite and most reliable handbag, but its aging and I tend to keep it hidden away so I can use it for decent occasions.

Fashion appears to have met me again and the same build of handbag seems to be in, but all mainly leather/pleather and separate handles. I'd love to get another bag but I've never had much luck with any other bag lasting so am unsure of paying out a decent amount for a bag that won't live up.

Are there any brands out there known for lasting well even if they're abused a bit? TIA

Nearlyadoctor Fri 12-Aug-16 22:10:31

I find Osprey London bags stand up to a bit of abuse. My work bag I bought 3 years ago and it still looks like new. Gorgeous leather and fabulous patterned inside fabrics.
Love R&B bags but tend to have to look after them a little bit more.
My everyday bag ie: Tesco trips, popping into town etc is a hobo type from white stuff and that is wearing amazingly considering its thrown on the floor of the car etc.

Osprey have a lot of sale bags on their website at the moment!

WhooooAmI24601 Fri 12-Aug-16 22:13:15

I've got a little collection of Mulberry bags I've built up over the years and all of them have stood the test of time. The one I use most is a slouchy hobo sort you can fling stuff into and it's still lovely. And so long as you store them properly Bayswaters will last for years.

DH bought me a LV bag two years ago; it's very pretty but the handles discoloured and it looks tired already. It was more costly than the Mulberry's, but hasn't withstood the wear and tear they have.

burnishedsilver Fri 12-Aug-16 22:46:03

I'm very hard on bags but Coach bags (in pebbled leather, not the softer leather) seem to take a beating and come out like new.

StrictlyMumDancing Fri 12-Aug-16 23:06:39

Thank you all.

I'm clearly no handbag connoisseur grin so the thought of a mulberry or coach without some sort of research terrifies me! If my current one hadn't lasted as long I'd never be considering paying out much again. Hadn't even considered r&b or white stuff, but now having searched they seem quite decent.

I shall have a good mooch in some shops tomorrow and have a good feel of some.

polyhymnia Sat 13-Aug-16 11:33:59

R and B for me. Not as pricy as Mulberry and I like them better! Have quite a few and all have worn well.

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