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i would quite like to discuss fripperies such as handbags in the sales, but feel a bit awkward given the curren economic climate and the financial hardship of others -- can we discuss please?

(56 Posts)
Tutter Thu 10-Jul-08 10:38:28

sometimes i like mn for the serious stuff

but other times i want to chat about shoite - and this sometimes includes shoite about buying stuff - unnecessary stuff like handbags and shoes

i haven't, for a while (talked about it) for fear of upsetting someone that is struggling to make ends meet

whaddya think?

Pannacotta Thu 10-Jul-08 10:46:25

Fine IMHO.
Fripperies are a good distraction when times are hard.
What are you after?

Dropdeadfred Thu 10-Jul-08 10:46:33

I think you can discuss what you like..I'm guessing peoplewho can't afford a new handbag are not going to click on a link about buying them...

Anyway...what about stating which one you would like to buy wthout actually revealing if you have purchased it if you're worried....?

Tutter Thu 10-Jul-08 10:47:09

ooh you replied blush

i went and asked for it to be deleted

Dropdeadfred Thu 10-Jul-08 10:48:34

I'l shoulder the blame by standing proud and sayig I have ordered these for my wedding day!!

Tutter Thu 10-Jul-08 10:49:50

oooooh [dazzled]

tell us about the dress <<pleads>>

Pannacotta Thu 10-Jul-08 10:50:30

Nothing to be embarassed about Tutter, half of MN would not exist if it were only PC threads were allowed.
Bit of mindless virtual shopping is good for the soul me thinks...

Oliveoil Thu 10-Jul-08 10:51:06

well HMC posted about her dh buying a £77K car and wasn't lynched so I think you are ok with handbags tbh...

I want a new bag but have about 30 in the cupboard so in the interests of saving money I am taking one out a week in rotation

tis not the same as a new one though [pout]

Dropdeadfred Thu 10-Jul-08 10:54:25

Here's the dress

Oliveoil Thu 10-Jul-08 10:55:48

what is an 'optional modesty piece'?

v nice dress

Winetimeisfinetime Thu 10-Jul-08 10:55:51

My dh bought me a beautiful Francesco Biasia handbag a couple of days ago. He was canny with the cash though as he got it in the House of Fraser sale, used an online discount voucher to get free delivery and a tenner off and went through Quidco to get an extra 5 % off. It was originally £255 and he got it for £63 - so we were both pleased I got my bag and he bagged a bargain. grin

Dropdeadfred Thu 10-Jul-08 11:01:02

Oliveoil.the modesty panel just goes in the back inside the laces in the corset back...you can either have flesh showing between the laces or not.

scorpio1 Thu 10-Jul-08 11:03:18

i think its fine i love it!

I have a new dress here

it is quite short though, but then i am 5'10.

katw3kitts Thu 10-Jul-08 11:03:34

House of Fraser are fab at sale time.What a bargain Winetime !

Mulberry bags had £150 off shock

It wasnt all of them unfortunately, and I ddnt treat myself, although a friend did.

Shoes were a bit disappointing though.... I usually buy all my shoes in the sale but none of them caught my eye this time. Oh well probably for the best .....

ninedragons Thu 10-Jul-08 12:33:01

I have found a shop that does exquisite handmade shoes. I went to them yesterday, had my last made and ordered two pairs - one pair of evening shoes that I knocked off the Christian Louboutin web site in a pewter leather and one pair of rather sexy high-heeled peep-toes in chocolate brown crocodile. Can't wait to pick them up grin

Dropdeadfred Thu 10-Jul-08 12:35:23

OOOh ninedragons that sounds amazing envy

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 12:37:01

Actually if you are after fripperies at the moment and have the cash it is the time for buying...

A friend and I were in a handbag shop in outlet village and each wanted a handbag - already discounted by 30%, then we asked if they would do a deal on both and we got a further 13% off....

Also managed to do a deal on my new specs - about 8% I think

And had to buy a trophy and I got the man to throw in the engraving for free

gringrin

Yes the current climate is grim but if you have or want to spend money everywhere is doing deals - rather make a sale for less profit than no sale at all.

ninedragons Thu 10-Jul-08 12:37:44

You'd hate me even more if I told you what they cost.

Got to be some upside to living in the great big shithole that is China!

FAQ Thu 10-Jul-08 12:38:17

Well I can't afford a new handbag (actually I don't even own a handbag as I never use them grin) - but I have clicked on the link, and I have to say I have no objections to you discussing them.

Gobbledigook Thu 10-Jul-08 12:42:12

I know what you mean Tutter - it suddenly seems a bit kind of 'wrong' to link to some lush shoes you just bought that were quite expensive.

I started a thread about buying a new camcorder the other day and I did think 'ooh, maybe I shouldn't'.

Gobbledigook Thu 10-Jul-08 12:43:51

I'm not saying it is wrong btw, just I know how you feel!

FAQ Thu 10-Jul-08 12:46:42

<<<<<<checks bank balance online.........see's she has £60 to last until next thursday, looks at the bills still waiting to get paid........still isn't bothered by people discussing frivilous/expensive purchases>>>>>>>>>>> wink

RubyRioja Thu 10-Jul-08 12:50:36

Well I am skint atm - Dh has not earned anything for 5 months and we are living on savings, so feel well qualified to say I am intrested in handbags and shoes. Even if it is not me buying them.

I think people get miffed when people say things like

'oh I don't know how you can bear to buy value toilet rolls'

'everyone should have a few 'capsule' pieces each season'

'cashmere is the perfect fibre for babies'

You know that sort of twattery.

However handbags are my special weakness so link away please.

FAQ Thu 10-Jul-08 12:52:48

Ruby - you're first example is exactly what pees me off.

I don't mind (in the slightest) people "showing off" (don't mean that - just can't think of the word I mean) about buying such things, but it does irk me when they make comments about the value stuff I buy.

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 12:53:21

RR - reminds me of thread other day about the tips for running a household in the credit crunsh which started along the lines of "Take your asparagus stalks...."

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