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Not sure this belongs in "Style" but I need a new across-the-body handbag

(28 Posts)
TheBlonde Thu 16-Aug-07 16:48:18

Not sure this belongs in "Style" but I need a new across-the-body handbag for daytime use
Medium to large size.
Needs to be comfy as my shoulder is aching from all my others.

All suggestions welcome

Fimbo Thu 16-Aug-07 16:50:44

Radley do quite a nice one in black. Have a look in House of Fraser.

ntsmum Thu 16-Aug-07 17:00:26

Love my Radley across body bag, very comfy!

TheBlonde Thu 16-Aug-07 17:00:48

Is it quite flat though? could you fit a beaker in it?

Fimbo Thu 16-Aug-07 17:01:59

Selection here

TheBlonde Thu 16-Aug-07 17:22:46

Thanks Fimbo

dweezle Fri 17-Aug-07 15:19:40

I usually end up buying 'man bags' as I'm 6' 2" and women's across body bags usually finish about nork level. My current one is from DEbenhams and is a lovely soft tan leather 'satchelly' thing with a very long strap. But I could never be called a style guru............... so maybe this is deeply uncool. Not that I care

Gobbledigook Sat 18-Aug-07 11:46:02

Love my Radley one too - they come in 2 sizes and I've got the smaller one as I don't carry much more than purse, lip gloss, mobile.

Gobbledigook Sat 18-Aug-07 11:47:09

Oh sorry, mine owuld be no good - it's flat and you wouldn't get a beaker in.

Perhaps you need a more sporty looking one?

nell12 Sat 18-Aug-07 11:50:57

Radley Radley Radley!!

But be warned, once you step into Radley territory, it is an expensive hobby that you cannot escape from!!

The Radley Messenger bags (across the shoulder) come in different sizes with adjustable straps and could fit a beaker at a push

JackieNo Sat 18-Aug-07 11:54:47

Or something, as GDG says, a bit sportier (also comes in grey)?

JackieNo Sat 18-Aug-07 11:57:00

This might do, but looks more like a changing bag than a handbag.

mamado Sat 18-Aug-07 12:37:17

I know people love Radley but IMO they are not very pretty. Check out handbags and gladrags dot com (can't do links) - they have some very pretty, good quality and unusual bags and their service is fantastic.

Dp would confirm that I know from experience

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Gobbledigook Sat 18-Aug-07 14:42:26

i have this one and it is not mumsy thank you!

FluffyMummy123 Sat 18-Aug-07 14:42:54

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Gobbledigook Sat 18-Aug-07 14:43:52

Yes because those next ones are rank imo

TheBlonde Sat 18-Aug-07 23:37:14

Thanks for the suggestions
Not too keen on the next ones bit too smart and will clash with my trainers

I think I need one that when placed on the ground doesn't fall over iykwim

TheBlonde Mon 10-Sep-07 19:49:48

Okay I need some help choosing.. decided I want a kipling one
Looked in Selfridges at the weekend but the selection was poor - I'm still unsure of whether to go for medium or small
Or both...

medium rita

small chilli

small gogo

neworder medium

arkan medium

TheBlonde Tue 11-Sep-07 19:52:16


smoggie Tue 11-Sep-07 20:26:08

"how about this" from White stuff?

smeeinit Tue 11-Sep-07 20:29:49

how about my lovely john rocha bag?!

TheBlonde Tue 11-Sep-07 20:51:31

Thanks but I think I want one that will stay upright when placed on the ground

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