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Following on from the 'how much for a bag' thread

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LetThemEatCake Sun 08-Nov-09 14:16:54

Those of you who are happy to spend larger amounts- how important to you is it that the bag is a recognizable label? Would you consider £500 for a gorgeous bag that isn't recognizably Mulberry, for instance, a waste? Is it important to you that the £££ of your bag is obvious?

sarah293 Sun 08-Nov-09 14:27:56

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geordieminx Sun 08-Nov-09 14:41:15

You are very deep and meaningful this weekend Mrs...

I guess I would (hope) that I would buy it because I liked it, not because someone would see it and think "look at her with her £500 bag.. she must have a fair bit"

But then, I suppose that wrks with a lot of things - do people buy a branded anything because they
a) like the product
b) like the brand
c) want the social cudos (sp) of having it?

I do think sometimes in fashion(probably most things actually) where there is a major case of "emporers new clothes" - just because something appears in Vogue/is part of the Kate Moss collection or comes with a ££££ price tag people automatically want it - I wonder if you took a bag from Primark, rebaranded it and stuck it on net-a-porter as a "designer" bag fotr £500 how many people would buy it.

Zembo Sun 08-Nov-09 14:52:25

Are you mulling over a few bags cake?

I recently bought a mulberry bag which I don't think is recognisably any particular brand - just bought it cos I like it, infact most of my expensive bags aren't recognisable come to think of it. Just feel gorgeous, look gorgeous (to me anyway!)

Kerrymumbles Sun 08-Nov-09 14:53:50

labels are crass....

Kerrymumbles Sun 08-Nov-09 14:54:05

when they are on display...

traceybath Sun 08-Nov-09 15:01:40

I don't like obvious labels/logos.

Stealth wealth items much better wink

MarshaBrady Sun 08-Nov-09 15:02:11

Hell no, the opposite infact.

Can't stand obvious labels, so would avoid Marc Jacobs bags and other branded stuff.

SofaQueen has shown some beautiful Hermes bags and I have one in particular I do like. No branding, great colour.

SecretNinjaChipmunk Sun 08-Nov-09 15:24:00

i don't really like obvious branding, just beautiful, good quality bags that i will love and use for a long time to come. buy it cos you love the way it looks not cos its got someones name plastered over it.

ps please link to any you might buy so we can drool over them.....

MrsSeanBean Sun 08-Nov-09 15:34:57

OP - I'm a total Mulberry addict. But you don't always have to spend £££ on them. I'm lucky enough to live within striking distance of an outlet shop. I once got a black 'damaged' Bayswater for about £160. (It had already been repaired by the factory, apparently there was originally a minor stitching fault.)

Mind you, I met someone last week who told me they'd picked up a Mulberry in a charity shop in Bath for £2.50 envy

Kerrymumbles Sun 08-Nov-09 15:40:17

I had these alligator skin bags, worth I don't know thousands but they needed a bit of repair....I sold them to some old ladies in a tag sale for 20 bucks iirc.

gawd...

SweetCecily Sun 08-Nov-09 15:54:32

I don’t generally go for the bags that are easily recognizable, yes it might be a "label" but I’m not usually drawn to the popular styles which I think can look a bit cheapened, especially when they are splashed across the glossies and every which celeb is photographed with.

I like the more subtle styles that are not covered in gold buckles, padlocks and chain and shout "look everyone I can afford an expensive bag!"

Tracey - "stealth wealth" grin

RubysReturn Sun 08-Nov-09 16:08:29

I like 'good' bags, but prefer ones that are not recognisable as a brand. Indeed my idea f 'good' may not qualify grin

bronze Sun 08-Nov-09 16:21:07

Mn makes me laugh

"But you don't always have to spend £££ on them....I once got a black 'damaged' Bayswater for about £160"

tis a different world grin

MillyMollyMoo Sun 08-Nov-09 17:32:41

I'd like to think I could spot a Mulberry a mile off and so don't see why you'd spend £500 on a bag unless people knew it was a £500 otherwise you might as well go to RiverIsland, I don't care what people say about the quality of the leather or whatever at the end of the day it holds your purse and keys.

snowmummy Sun 08-Nov-09 18:52:24

I buy bags that I like. I don't care about labels and I've never paid over £50 for a bag.

teameric Sun 08-Nov-09 19:00:04

my most expensive bag isn't by a well known designer, but I just buy bags that I like regardless of the label.

monkeysmama Sun 08-Nov-09 20:16:33

I got a Chloè bag for my birthday. It's unlike anything I've seen elsewhere & feels luxurious. It's an across the body black sack style (hmm) which I use every day. It has a small metal plate inside with Chloè on it and a tiny emblem on the edge but I hold it so that bit can't be seen. Hate logos but love the bag. Dp chose it for me. He bought me a madly expensive Montblanc wallet once I made him take back - it felt crazy that it'd cost so much more than I'd ever have in it. I liked a green River Island one instead but it was heavily logoed and ended up getting an orange Tula one with no logos in tkmaxx.

Does feel nice having a good bag. I also have a beautiful watch and wear good shoes. Then most of my clothes are from H&M and New Look etc.

LetThemEatCake Sun 08-Nov-09 21:23:39

honestly just idle curiousity on my part - no bag porn to link you to, sorry

In the absence of shopping for myself (well, relatively speaking!!) , I'm pondering the shopping mindset of others.

We hear a lot on this board about why things aren't worth the money, and a lot of semi-outraged diatribes on waste and frivolity and vanity etc ... so I wanted to hear from people who are more spendy - and why.

It's my job to be curious! grin

CantSleepWontSleep Sun 08-Nov-09 21:27:18

I haven't seen the other thread, but I have a gorgeous Lamberson Truex bag that we paid around £550 for (and that was with a good exchange rate at the time - bought in Sweden).
I don't even know if others have heard of the brand or not, because I'm far from being a fashionista, but I bought it because I loved it, pure and simple.

SuzeMcG Sun 08-Nov-09 22:42:03

It isn't important at all to me that the bag is a recognisable label. I like Mulberry and the Louis Vuitton Epi leather range because they have no obvious logos.

I know the Lambertson Truex bags, my dad has one (travel bag not man bag!).

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