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Please tell me about brands I may have overlooked for leather bags

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Blackcurrantvodka Sat 17-Sep-16 11:05:41

For the past few years I have been searching for the perfect tan leather cross body bag. Not too hard or structured, nice soft leather, no obvious branding, not too many details/too much hardware but not too plain either...I'm not asking much am I?!! I tend to be drawn towards Madewell (although not at the moment, all too structured), Fossil, J. Crew, Anthropologie, M&S men's dept and Kooba but nothing is floating my boat right now, so tell me, lovely stylish Mumsnetters, what brands have I overlooked? Budget not particularly important but I'd rather spend £150 than £600!

MumboNumber5 Sat 17-Sep-16 11:15:39

Jaeger (outlet too) has great quality bags.

KanyesVest Sat 17-Sep-16 11:16:31

Have you looked at Furla? Nor sure what they have at the moment, but I've a delicious hobo. I also have a lovely Dickinson and Jones everyday cross body that is lovely leather. I got it in house of Fraser.

airedailleurs Sat 17-Sep-16 11:18:53

White Stuff? Look on too...

chanie44 Sat 17-Sep-16 11:19:20


Whatthefoxgoingon Sat 17-Sep-16 11:44:59

Mimi berry
Lamb 1887

flirtygirl Sat 17-Sep-16 11:52:19

Jigsaw, karen millen and russell and bromley.

sentia Sat 17-Sep-16 11:54:23

I have one from The Leather Store on notonthehighstreet that I like.

Oly5 Sat 17-Sep-16 11:55:30

I'll take your budget and get me a Fossil bag from their new range! Love them

dun1urkin Sat 17-Sep-16 11:55:40

The Bridge

nuttelladreams Sat 17-Sep-16 11:57:47

Michael Kors. Beautiful and durable. Any day of the week

Rumtopf Sat 17-Sep-16 12:09:08

I've got a lovely leather Paul Costelloe bag, have you looked there?

Blackcurrantvodka Sat 17-Sep-16 12:27:22

Ooh lots of places I hadn't thought of, thanks all! I'm off to spend naptime googling...

gonegrey56 Sat 17-Sep-16 12:30:21

Look at
Beautiful bags, excellent quality but understated

oliviafrombolivia Sat 17-Sep-16 12:35:39


Motherwithflaws Sat 17-Sep-16 12:37:07

I was looking at & other stories bags last night, some lovely ones.

Motherwithflaws Sat 17-Sep-16 12:37:51

Also Cos and jigsaw.

ThisIsNotARealAvo Sat 17-Sep-16 12:39:52

I got a lovely cross body bag from coach in their sale. £250 ish normally but it was half price. They had loads in their sale this summer so hopefully in January they will do the same!

LizzieMacQueen Sat 17-Sep-16 12:40:12

Coach (who have excellent customer services), or Mulberry.

LizzieMacQueen Sat 17-Sep-16 12:40:55

oh sorry , mis read I though you meaant budget was 150 - 600.

Scratch Coach and mulberry then.

Mcmcmcmc Sat 17-Sep-16 12:45:24

& other stories has great leather bags.

botemp Sat 17-Sep-16 12:50:37

Etsy has a surprising number of affordable high qualit handmade leather bags but your do have to weed through the selection a bit and it might take a few weeks to get to you as it's usually made to order.

TheForeignOffice Sat 17-Sep-16 12:52:10

Are you familiar with Meli Melo?

The brand was originally popularized by Olivia Palermo (Thela) but they do different styles now and some really beautiful cross body bags.

aniceearlynight Sat 17-Sep-16 12:53:13

Mimi Berry, as mentioned upthread. If you're anywhere near Bicester Village the Furla and Cochinelle stores there often have lovely stuff at a reduced price. I love my Celine Trio and think it's the perfect cross body. It's £££ though so look at Aurora London, who do a 'tribute' hmm that can be monogrammed. Finally, JCrew, Boden and LK Bennett all do cross body bags very similar to the currently v fashionable Gucci Disco. Happy hunting!

mysteryfairy Sat 17-Sep-16 12:56:23

Whistles is fab for bags at around the £200-£300 price point

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