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#1 PNAJ

Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

I've been looking through posts and seen a few recommendations for handbag sales. I'm shocked at some of the prices as I would never pay $400plus for a bag. So how much do you pay for new bags and how many do you have?  I've just counted mine and I have twenty - I'm a definite shoe and bag person!!

#2 SummerStar

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

If I love it, then I'd pay what ever it cost. I don't really have a limit as such.
Currently have 32. That changes all the time as I sell ones I don't use and buy others.

#3 Moneypenny2014

Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

I would pay up to about $450 however I absolutely hate moving stuff from one handbag to the next and as such I have 3 good quality ($400ish) bags and that is it.
I use one pretty much every day, the second one is larger and perfect for travelling and the last one I use infrequently.
I'd much rather one good quality, nice looking leather bag than a heap of cheapies but that is just me.

#4 SummerStar

Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

QUOTE (Oilucy @ 03/01/2013, 01:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd much rather one good quality, nice looking leather bag than a heap of cheapies but that is just me.


Agreed. But I couldn't stop at just one good quality bag.. I have a lot but they're not "a heap of cheapies"

#5 DamiansMama

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE (Oilucy @ 03/01/2013, 01:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would pay up to about $450 however I absolutely hate moving stuff from one handbag to the next and as such I have 3 good quality ($400ish) bags and that is it.
I use one pretty much every day, the second one is larger and perfect for travelling and the last one I use infrequently.
I'd much rather one good quality, nice looking leather bag than a heap of cheapies but that is just me.


I have to agree....I'm not into fake leather, tacky looking bags. I love good quality ones - ones that will go the distance but look stylish also.

I just bought 2 bags, and they will last (in terms of style and quality) for at least 3 years plus  biggrin.gif

#6 Feral timtam

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

I have a couple of nappy bags and one handbag.
Now that I'm not lugging newborn or formula paraphernalia around I just put everything in my handbag. I figure that because I use only the one handbag all of the time I may as well invest in a nice one happy.gif

At the moment mine's only a cheapie bluebird brand one, I usually budget around $200 for a handbag but will pay more for one that is perfect.

#7 Apageintime

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

QUOTE (Oilucy @ 03/01/2013, 01:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would pay up to about $450 however I absolutely hate moving stuff from one handbag to the next and as such I have 3 good quality ($400ish) bags and that is it.
I use one pretty much every day, the second one is larger and perfect for travelling and the last one I use infrequently.
I'd much rather one good quality, nice looking leather bag than a heap of cheapies but that is just me.


This is me too, I buy an expensive one almost annually, but then thats my only handbag for the year and I use it every day.

If I like it and know it'll suit my needs, I'll just pay whatever it costs.

#8 loshto

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

i definetely need to go and hide then biggrin.gif i just bought one for $20 it was down from $99 though!

#9 Especially*K*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Around $200 - $300

#10 RainyDays

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

Typically around $300, the best bags I've been able to afford are Oroton, I have 2 on the go at the moment.

This year I'm getting a LV.   biggrin.gif

#11 cheekymonkeysmum

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Wow no where near the amount as some of the pp.

I think the most expensive handbag i have ever had was a $40 one.
I dont really like to pay a lot of money that just gets thrown around and only holds my keys phone and wallet.

#12 SummerStar

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 14/01/2013, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Typically around $300, the best bags I've been able to afford are Oroton, I have 2 on the go at the moment.

This year I'm getting a LV. biggrin.gif



You won't regret it!
I got my first limited edition LV last year... Probably the last LE one, they're quite dear but I have 4 others from before that.
They're such light weight sturdy bags! (Although the leather one I have is a little heavier than the others it's still pretty light)

I now have my eye on a Proenza Schouler that I'm thinking of getting this week or next.

Edited by SummerStar, 14 January 2013 - 02:05 PM.


#13 Peppery

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

My cut-off is generally $450, however i currently only own 1 handbag. Once i am ready for a change, i pass on the old handbag to whoever in my family wants it. On the rare occasion i have a special event to attend, i borrow a clutch/purse from my Mum or SIL

#14 carls888

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

I like to buy quality and often buy from Europe as they are cheaper there. I am loving my Campomaggi bag at the moment.
My ultimate holy grail is a Hermes Kelly, if you love bags check out purseforum.com it's a very cool place!

C

#15 Roxi

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

I have 1 $495 Oroton hand bag that I paid $190 for. The only reason I paid so much was because my previous $80 hand bag was falling apart after a few months, and the strap completely snapped at 9 months! I use it for work so it has to be strong. I can't afford to buy a new bag twice a year.

#16 lozoodle

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

My most recent purchase was about a week ago and its an Oroton one that I paid $270 for (on sale for $545).

It brings me much happiness tthumbs.gif

#17 Z-girls rock

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

I Have about 80 bags.

but I am not a shoe and bag person. I hate shoes. I hate shopping. I hate shoe shopping the most.

I would spend between $10 and maybe $30 on a really nice bag. I buy my bags mostly from women associated with the aid projects I work on.
I guess they would be catogorized as "ethnic"

I swap them around all the time and get compliments on my bags a lot.

this is the kind of bag I am talking about:

my husband think I have a handbag problem but clearly not!
Many of you have loads of handbags too and are spending heaps more on them then me.... anyway its none of his business.

#18 ell80

Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Is there something wrong with me...?  I thought I usually overspend on things... my best friend thinks I'm insane for paying over $250 for a pair of jeans, but I only ever spend about $70-100 on a bag!  And I thought that was a fair bit.  

I usually have 2... - A nappy-bag sized big one for when I'm out with the kids (baby and toddler), and a smaller one for when it's just me.

Usually every 2 years I'll replace them.

#19 SummerStar

Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE (carls888 @ 16/01/2013, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like to buy quality and often buy from Europe as they are cheaper there. I am loving my Campomaggi bag at the moment.
My ultimate holy grail is a Hermes Kelly, if you love bags check out purseforum.com it's a very cool place!

C





All of mine are imported too. Though mostly just the uk unless its a us designer then I get them from the us. They do seem to be A LOT cheaper bought outside Australia.

(Purse forum is often where I see new bags I want... I have to stay off there as much as possible - although I'm yet to be convinced on the Kelly, definitely good quality, just not a fan of how it looks)

Edited by SummerStar, 16 January 2013 - 12:11 PM.


#20 hungryhippo

Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

I would pay up to about $1,000. I only have one handbag though, as I am not a hand bag person at all. I don't understand collecting handbags.

My most recent purchase was $450 down from $700.

Edited by hungryhippo, 16 January 2013 - 12:14 PM.





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