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Orla Kiely bags - what do you think of this one?

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thedolly Fri 27-Feb-09 11:20:48

I thought I'd canvas (pun completely intended smile ) opinion on this bag. What do you think? Nice colour for this SS season?

muffle Fri 27-Feb-09 11:22:47

Oooh very nice, love the contrasting handle too. The print is similar to an OK make-up bag that I have, lovely.

Are you going to get it? envy

MascaraOHara Fri 27-Feb-09 11:28:01

I am the only person in the world to not 'get' orla keily.. also think it's getting a bit common - as in everybody seems to have soemthing Orla Keily where I am ('cept me lol)

nailpolish Fri 27-Feb-09 11:29:58

its £120

there are far far FAR nicer bags for £120

LibrasJusticeLeagueofBiscuits Fri 27-Feb-09 11:32:01

Personally I think £120 for a bag which isn't leather is a little OTT, but my main objection is that it's mustard yellow colour.

I am about to post a link to a bag myself so you can have your revenge there

nailpolish Fri 27-Feb-09 11:33:08

for example

muffle Fri 27-Feb-09 11:34:59

It's funny Mascara - there is definitely an Orla Kiely demographic of 30/40-something middle-class mums and in some areas it's just everywhere. I can't help myself being a cliche though, I just love the patterns and colours. Having said that, it's expensive and my make-up bag is the only OK thing I own. I'm saving myself (and my cash) for the perfect OK bag. There is one I love a lot but a friend has it, this one so I've resisted that.

nailpolish Fri 27-Feb-09 11:37:03

but muffle

that shiny plastic just looks cheap and nasty
like a freebie youd get with a magazine or a shopper you can buy in tesco

LibrasJusticeLeagueofBiscuits Fri 27-Feb-09 11:37:34

nailpolish that bag has the word impractical writtem all over it!

nailpolish Fri 27-Feb-09 11:38:39

impractical but GORGEOUS grin

who wants practical? practical is boring

actually i cant see why it is impractical...please tell me

LibrasJusticeLeagueofBiscuits Fri 27-Feb-09 11:38:46

actually if you took the luggage tag off that bag would be gorgeous.

LibrasJusticeLeagueofBiscuits Fri 27-Feb-09 11:39:57

ivory is impractical, every single bash, scratch, scrap, dump on the floor would show. But then you may lead a much more glamrous and scratch free life than me

thedolly Fri 27-Feb-09 11:40:21

nailpolish - that's a joke, right??

I love the mustard yellow colour. Would love to wear it but can't so I thought, why not just 'tote' it.

Just found out the other day that 'tote' means 'carry' blush .

nailpolish Fri 27-Feb-09 11:42:02

whats a joke? i made no joke

and no i dont have a glamorous life. far from it. i have an ivory leather bag and its gets scratched and bumped and sticky hands all over it but i just clean it. its not difficult

just cos my life is dull doesnt mean i have to have a dull bag

muffle Fri 27-Feb-09 11:43:23

Noooo nailpolish you just have to get into the OK mindset and PVC "oilcloth" starts to look desirable It really isn't the same as a tatty freebie magazine bag (I should know.. have had millions of them)

btw your white butterfly bag is possible the foulest bag I have ever seen! so there

thedolly Fri 27-Feb-09 11:44:10

muffle - the bag you like is lovely too <<strokes imaginary mustardy bag>> but more O/W than S/S don't you think?

thedolly Fri 27-Feb-09 11:46:38

nailpolish - I like the bits of mustard on the butterfly wings

muffle Fri 27-Feb-09 11:48:34

Indeed dolly, if you were going to have an OK bag for each season <dreams> yours is much more springlike. I like the sling bag shape though and long strap - need free hands for catching 3yo and holding ice creams.

So I'll have this for spring

nailpolish Fri 27-Feb-09 11:51:17

waht about red

god help me if i ever have a PVC bag

nailpolish Fri 27-Feb-09 11:53:45

if you like orla keily you might like lulu guinness

nice but less commmon

i like the dot embroiderly large urchin bag

thedolly Fri 27-Feb-09 11:55:00

too 'harsh' as DD says (when I drag her 'round the shops oggling bags)

muffle Fri 27-Feb-09 11:55:41

That's a granny bag nailpolish!

It's just a matter of time y'know - I bet one day the scales will fall from your eyes and you will just have to have and orla kiely bag <runs>

nailpolish Fri 27-Feb-09 11:56:22

i would consider a make up bag


muffle Fri 27-Feb-09 11:56:59

Now I think Lulu G bags are pretty, but they don't have the practicality. They are bags for tottering into a posh lunch with, but not for everyday.

thedolly Fri 27-Feb-09 12:02:00

love this one

but it's even more expensive than the OK one!

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