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So I got a promotion at work and so am going to treat myself to a new bag! Please help me!
My requirements are that it needs to somehow have a shoulder strap. I am rather large and an elbow hanging bag makes me look like a giant tea pot! But hand held in the majority is ok. It must be able to fit an A4 note book in. And I do like pockets and things. My 'home' handbag is my beloved Anya Hindmarch Vere Satchel. My budget is £1000 but could go a little higher. (I will ignore all the £1000 on a bag is so wrong posts).
I looked at the Mulberry Double Zip Bayswater in Oxblood and liked it but didnot love it.
Certainly less than your budget but have you considered Kate Spade? I've got two; one is my work bag which I bought in the Bicester outlet store. It's a tote style with a large pocket on the outside. The other is a small hobo style which converts to cross-body by adding the long strap. Both are really nice leather and always get comments. Something a bit different from the norm. Alternatively there is an English company called Tusting who do some nice bags, although not sure of the shoulder strap addition. I also like Coach and Coccinelle.
And if you've got £1000+ to spend on a bag, go out, do it and enjoy it and ignore the naysayers - I would!
The new style Bayswater is lighter than the classic range but the hardware is cheaper looking. The classic range is still available in outlets and you could get a nice Bayswater for £700? And then the matching purse ;)
The Dreffuss are fab but to casual for my work. I have put one on my bags for the weekend want list!!!!
I have issues with Aspinal as I had a bag drama with them! Lovely bags, for me horrid customer service!
This morning I tried a few bags including the Bayswater double zip. Have decided tote style worries me for security and rain. Loved the double zip Bayswater and the oxblood is divine but lap top only just fits.
So went to Smythson today. Lovely bags especially the Grosvenor but sadly I looked like a large Waiting in lady!
Have decided the bag needs to tuck under my armpit to stop extra width being added. Currently I have a le pilage large shopper for stuff and then a small Mulberry cross over with my phone purse etc in it. But want to go to one bag.