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£200 to spend on a purse/wallet

(20 Posts)
opalescent Wed 08-Feb-17 14:20:33

I have decided (VERY unusually for me!) to treat myself to a beautiful leather purse. I am the worlds worst person for having bank cards etc rolling around loose in my bag, and need to get organised!!

I want something simple and classic, in a lovely muted brown or grey (or would consider a lovely pastel colour I think?).
Real leather, and something that will age well.

I am totally clueless about things like this. A friend has one of the Marc Jacobs wallets and I really like that...can anyone suggest anything else though?
Many thanks.

LadyOfTheCanyon Wed 08-Feb-17 15:17:14

Pastel leather is going to look tatty much quicker than black brown or grey unfortunately. Softer leathers will also wear quicker.
Liberty do some beautiful purses but they might be a bit brighter than what you're looking for.
DKNY and Ted Baker do hard wearing purses made from tougher ( and coated) leather around the £150 mark.

Manijo Wed 08-Feb-17 15:40:10

Lots of choice out there but can't go wrong with Marc Jacobs for a strong good looking purse

MazDazzle Wed 08-Feb-17 15:49:40

Aspinal of London.

I've had one for years and it looks like new.

Outstanding quality. How enough something like this.

I've also had a few from Liberty.

MazDazzle Wed 08-Feb-17 15:49:57


LurkingQuietly Wed 08-Feb-17 15:50:17

I love my Mulberry purse. Not sure how much it was as I bought it duty free, but I love it and will use it until the day I die.

Handbag101 Wed 08-Feb-17 16:50:52

Mulberry here as well. Mine is four years old and looks brand new still. I use it every day. I think I paid £274 for it.

chiquita1 Wed 08-Feb-17 16:53:48

Another one for Aspinal, I have one in patent leather and after 4 years I would not say it looks new but it looks really good.

girlelephant Wed 08-Feb-17 17:13:16

I had a beautiful Dior purse years ago and became softer with use as a nice leather will so I also suggest not getting one that's too soft.

Mulberry so beautiful purses in a good range of colours.

My current purse is Fossil, very reasonably priced, lots of room for receipts/cards etc and the leather is lovely. Much cheaper than your budget too so you could buy something else too smile

chanie44 Wed 08-Feb-17 19:40:13

Coccinelle purses are around £100. They have a good selection of styles and colours.

I agree about getting avoiding pastel colours.

twobambinos Wed 08-Feb-17 21:43:43

Ted Baker have a lovely grey one at the moment. I think it's probably around the 100 mark. I have two from there and I love them both one and two years later still look perfect

Unicorn81 Fri 10-Feb-17 16:36:50

Coach, i got one reduced from over 300 to 62 at the Chershire Oaks outlet, love it!

MaccaPaccaismyNemesis Sat 11-Feb-17 20:39:42

The Bridge leather purses are the best. I lusted after one for years and finally got one 2 years ago. It looks almost new!

MaccaPaccaismyNemesis Sat 11-Feb-17 20:48:19 I have one very similar to this one.

sauronskitten Sun 12-Feb-17 01:11:07

I second Unicorn on Coach

I like the Coach Swagger (out of stock in pastel blue but you could find it elsewhere)

Or the same in gunmetal?

EatsShitAndLeaves Sun 12-Feb-17 02:59:24


It's a lot of money to spend on something that sits inside your handbag.

Save up more more and buy a lovely handbag.hmm

Cheesymonster Sun 12-Feb-17 08:06:36

Because she wants one EatsShit. Maybe she already has a lovely handbag.

Tantrictantrum Sun 12-Feb-17 08:13:46

I've had Radley purses They last well. Fossil - zip ends on both the main zip and internal zip came off within months.

BlondeBecky1983 Sun 12-Feb-17 10:33:08

Mulberry. Or failing that, Aspinals.

BlondeBecky1983 Sun 12-Feb-17 10:34:25

I paid £210 for my Mulberry purse from the York outlet and it's still as stunning as the day I bought it.

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