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How much would you spend on a bag?

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LetThemEatCake Thu 05-Nov-09 08:19:16

Just curious- if you were buying a bag, one that you hoped to get a few years from, what is the most you'd pay?

PestoPyrotechnicsMonster Thu 05-Nov-09 08:21:35

£50 tops

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 05-Nov-09 08:22:16

Personally, £100-150 is the most I would pay, but that's because that's what my budget allows. If we could afford it then I think anything up to £4/500 is a good price for something I would use a lot over a period of years.

How much is the one you like? I'm guessing more than either of the figures I've said? grin

rosieposey Thu 05-Nov-09 08:22:26

Have had a couple of Chloe bags from DH for the last couple of Christmases but see them as investments, not sure how much they were exactly but probably around the £700 ish mark.

Nowtheres4 Thu 05-Nov-09 08:23:13

i have paid loads in the past, but in my defence it is still as good as new now. i paid £600 for my mulberry roxanne large tote and its fab, lasted me as a nappy bag as well as a handbag.
these days my budegt is more restricted so around £150.

southeastastra Thu 05-Nov-09 08:23:57

same as pesto

do you use them rosie? i'd be scared to grin

Tortington Thu 05-Nov-09 08:25:29

i have never paid a lot of money for a bag, but i really need something smart elegant and fashionable. something i could use for work and for daytime wear.

so i think i may very well spend between 50 - 100 for the perfect bag which i hven't seen yet

SecretNinjaChipmunk Thu 05-Nov-09 08:29:07

find your bag and then hunt the internet for the cheapest place to buy it. a mulberry bag for example will last YEARS. and is beautiful and will get more beautiful with age and use. and if you live in somerset i believe they have a factory shop. bicester outlet village is good for that kind of stuff too.

Megglevache Thu 05-Nov-09 08:34:05

I used to spend a tenner in Primark, I recently bought a couple of designer leather ones cheap from TKMAXX (which were £200 reduced to £39.99 and I am sold.

When I have the money I'd like to get a really spendy one.

dexter73 Thu 05-Nov-09 08:36:35

Probably £50-£75 but I get bored of bags and don't want to have to keep them for too long! I usually pay £20 -£30.

claricebeansmum Thu 05-Nov-09 08:38:15

£400/500 for Mulberry/Furla

Much less for anything else

rosieposey Thu 05-Nov-09 08:53:12

southeastastra thats the thing, i do use them but then again i like my bags not to look pristine. My silverado is a bit buggered now due to overuse and its two years old so i have negated the investment bit because its not in that great condition anymore. Nothing for this Xmas though as moving house and had DS earlier this year so cant justify that much on bags anymore grin (DH will be happy!)

rosieposey Thu 05-Nov-09 08:53:51

Oh and they are combined Xmas and B/day pressies.

SweetCecily Thu 05-Nov-09 10:16:30

I think £1000 would be my absolute top limit - but then again if it went just over and I was hankering after it, I might persuade myself ...

<<they talk you into it while you sleep>>

SofaQueen Thu 05-Nov-09 10:22:25

I never scrimp on handbags, and I am not going to say how much I spend on them, but will say that they cost more than 1 terms school fees.

HOWEVER, I buy bags which are timeless and extremely well made (usually hand made), thus will last many,many,many years and still look good and be in fashion. One bag, which I found second-hand, was made the year I was born, but this style is still being made and carried today!

veryconfusedandupset Thu 05-Nov-09 10:32:12

As a vegetarian I won't buy leather bags - I'd like to be able to spend more on a bag and get a decent quality one. it is so hard to find a synthetic bag with good fittings, and the handles crack after a while. I sometimes have to buy leather shoes, because I have funny feet but I can't understand why more manufacturers don't make good non leather bags ( previously recommended to River Island, which were interesting and inexpensive, but new range have big River Island labels on them)

BitOfFun Thu 05-Nov-09 10:36:14

You could try Nica bags- I've got a gorgeous non-leather one and it has lasted incredibly well. Really stylish too. Mine was £60-ish for a birthday. Debenhams stock them.

Nezzi Thu 05-Nov-09 10:45:56

Mine have cost anything from 5-250 pounds. I drool after some expensive bags & I love Mulberry.
sofaqueen are yours Hermes by any chance? I know they are hand made & shockingly expensive but are also considered an investment or a piece of art.

BitOfFun Thu 05-Nov-09 10:49:54

An ISA is an investment. A handbag that costs over a grand is insanity.

brimfull Thu 05-Nov-09 10:59:11

I couldn't spend more than £100 but that would be a real treat for me. Usually £40-50.

jemart Thu 05-Nov-09 11:04:37

For a really nice leather bag upto £400.

Non-leather upto £50.

I love Mulberry too!

SofaQueen Thu 05-Nov-09 11:25:47

Some are, but I don't see them as investments. I'm just sartorially lazy and like hassle free, headache free things which I don't have to worry about.

BitOfFun Thu 05-Nov-09 11:36:13

Each to their own, it's totally up to you how you spend your money, absolutely. I do wonder what "investment" means when it comes to handbags etc though. Do people really think they will make a profit re-selling them? I don't know much about it to be fair.

VerityBrulee Thu 05-Nov-09 12:05:19

I love a good handbag, so usually save up for a really good ones. I downsized a few years ago and sold lots on ebay.

I like a beauiful shape, not flashy and as little hardware as possible.

I have 3 bayswaters, one chocolate, and 2 in the most dreamily gorgeous shade of pale pinky lilac, one of which I use, the other is put away until the first is worn out. They were about 500 pounds each.

I have an Anya Hindmarch Lautner which is black patent and navy suede, which I will use for decades, again about 500.

I would love a Fendi Peekaboo, but I've a lot of saving to do for that one smile

traceybath Thu 05-Nov-09 12:13:16

up to £600 I guess but I don't think its an investment.

Expensive bags still get scruffy and day to day use means you do get bored of them.

But handbags and sunglasses are my only designer extravagances and less so than when I worked.

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