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Please can someone help me with handbags? I'm clueless

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KatamariDamacy Fri 03-Feb-17 10:32:26

So I'm really not a handbag person. I will buy one, not like it much, use it till it falls apart, then buy another one that I don't like. I've never got the hang of them.

Well, my current handbag that I don't like is falling apart. Please can some of you lovely people help me find a new one?

Complicated list of requirements:

Biggish. I have small children so need to fit in nappies, wipes, spare clothes etc.

Not a change bag. They're all fucking ugly and I don't need insulated pockets.

Small enough that I can bear to use it on the rare occasion that I'm child-free. Life is too short to move all my crap from one bag to another.

One with a shoulder strap, not a handle. I use a sling a lot and value having empty hands.

Not black or brown as it won't go with anything I wear. Ideally greys, blues or silver.

Costing up to about £100.

I don't know where to start. Please help me sad

KatamariDamacy Fri 03-Feb-17 20:02:51

Hopeful bump...

motleymop Fri 03-Feb-17 20:08:11

Have a look the the Zara website? They do some nice ones and real leather should come in under budget

Stanley38 Fri 03-Feb-17 22:49:12

What about a Longchamp tote? It's classic, I think you could get the medium size for your budget and big enough to hold lots but looks smart without kids in tow.

I know the small size is around £55 so I'm thinking the medium or even large should come in around your budget

CantChoose Sat 04-Feb-17 09:52:42

At that budget I'd look to places like marks and spencer rather than 'designer' brands as you'll probably get better materials for the money.
How about this one?

CointreauVersial Sat 04-Feb-17 09:59:21

Good places for sub-£100 good quality handbags:

John Lewis

Have a look at a cross-body strap. It leaves you truly hands-free - no bag sliding off your shoulder as you reach for a bolting toddler. Many have straps that can be shortened if you want to use it as a shoulder bag.

KatamariDamacy Sat 04-Feb-17 11:58:42

Thanks for ideas. I rather like the m and s one, not too sold on the longchamps as they're probably a bit too smart.

poppy2021 Sat 04-Feb-17 12:16:37

TK Maxx. So much more bag for your money

Swimminguphill Sat 04-Feb-17 13:18:16

How about this one? A steal in the sale...

Swimminguphill Sat 04-Feb-17 13:18:44

Whoops it is black!

LiefieLiefie Sat 04-Feb-17 13:41:27

I think that this is a bit of a bargain.

Livinghappy123 Sat 04-Feb-17 13:44:38

Have a look at the Fossil sale. I managed to get a further 20% off but that deal is over now.

KatamariDamacy Sat 04-Feb-17 15:25:09

Lots of gorgeous things in Fossil at full price, nothing great for me in the sale sad

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