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#1 Alpha_Chook

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Disclaimer....I rarely spend money on shoes, or handbags and I generally wear inexpensive clothes.

There is a handbag I really REALLY like at David Jones that costs $342!!!
http://shop.davidjones.com.au/djimages/531..._01_330x430.jpg

Its is beautiful wub.gif I have fallen in love with it and REALLY want to buy it. I have money I got for Christmas and I did a week of on call and a week of late shift so am going to get a good pay tomorrow.

Did I mention I really want this bag?

So....how much would you spend on a bag?

Edited by Alpha_Chook, 03 January 2013 - 07:59 PM.


#2 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Hmm - me - no more than $100. Sorry I wouldn't be able to justify buying it! Perhaps if I lived a lifestyle of the rich and the famous, I wouldn't think twice. But I don't so I can't ;-P

#3 MinkyMonkey

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

I have never spent that much on a bag but I probably would if I found one that I really loved. Unlike shoes it's something that you wear every single day so if there was an item in my wardrobe worthy of that much $ it would be a bag.

#4 KACM

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

It looks like a Spencer & Rutherford. They often have sales online. There's one at the moment, can't see your bag there, but there are similar http://www.spencerandrutherford.com/store/sale-c36.html  Good luck!

#5 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

I would if it was something I really loved and knew I was going to get use of. I'd much rather spend that kind of money on something of quality then buying lots of cheap items that don't last.



#6 noi'mnot

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

It's a really lovely bag. What brand is it? It's worth checking online to see if you can get it cheaper elsewhere. Personally, I'd be a bit concerned about it being fabric, which doesn't wear as well as leather and doesn't last as long either. But, if you really can afford it and love it so much, then buy it. original.gif


EFS

Edited by noi'mnot, 02 January 2013 - 01:37 PM.


#7 unicorn

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

I would, but I wouldn't spend that much on something massed produced through a department store, I can buy gorgeous one of a kind bags for that.

#8 emlis22

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

I bought a $2000 dollar bag about 18 months ago. I don't regret it and I still use it, but I admit I probably didn't need to spend that much.

I think $342 is very reasonable if the bag is on the classic side and you are not the type of person that gets sick of bags quickly. Somebody like my Mum has a bag in every colour, but they're not all that expensive. So I say it depends.

If you still reallllyyy want it in a few days (ie can't stop thinking about it). I say go for it!

#9 gina70

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

$200 max and it would have to be leather.  Last handbag I bought was a half price Oroton bag for $200.

#10 Ianthe

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

Get it. A good handbag should last a really long time. I would only buy it on sale though.

#11 *Mrs_Cullen*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Buy it OP...Treat yourself...I would :-)

#12 laridae

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

I recently got a $150 bag - but it was black leather and seems pretty tough, so I'm  hoping it'll last a while.  Plus I was relieved to find at the checkout that it was on sale for about $111.
I only have one bag at a time, so it needs to match most things and last.
That bag - I don't think I'd pay that much.  Its pretty, but it doesn't look very sturdy.

Edited by laridae, 02 January 2013 - 08:59 PM.


#13 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Now, maybe $50 if I really needed a new bag?

Luckily in more affluent times I did "invest" in some expensive ($700+) bags. At the moment I am using an 8 year old handbag that still looks great. Quality lasts.

Mind you I wouldn't spend $300 on the bag you posted purely because it looks like the kind of style that will date quickly.

#14 tel2

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

When I didn't have kids $250, now with kids I limit myself to around $100.

#15 PurplePaperFrog

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

I'd but it if I really loved it.

I can spend $100-$350 on a handbag.

I love Mimco ones.

#16 EssentialBludger

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

I never spend more than $20 on handbags personally. It's just not up there on my list of priorities and can think of about a million things I'd rather spend $300 on.

That's just me though, obviously!

#17 ~Supernova~

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

The most expensive bag I own is around $800, but it was a gift. I have a love affair with Coach, and want another one (about the same price). DH will be buying it for me original.gif I spend hardly anything on clothes/shoes/make up/etc, bags are my weakness Tounge1.gif

#18 savannah_8

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

I would on occasion, maybe once a year. As I don't spent much on myself, I spoil my daughter more. If it was leather I would go for it especially if you will use it all the time.

#19 .Jerry.

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

About $30.
I rarely use a handbag, so it is not a priority for me.
I am a "shove the wallet, phone and keys in pocket" kind of person.

#20 premmie_29weeks

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

I've spent about $400 on a beautiful leather mimco bag, and $175 on sale for their nappy bag. I'm really not a bag person, but it makes me feel good to carry something that doesn't look like a nappy bag. And it was my 30th birthday original.gif. The one you saw isn't my taste but if you love it and can afford it then go for it

#21 livvie7586

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

QUOTE (.Jerry. @ 02/01/2013, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
About $30.
I rarely use a handbag, so it is not a priority for me.
I am a "shove the wallet, phone and keys in pocket" kind of person.


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OP, the bag you've linked i wouldn't be paying anywhere near what you've said.  it looks cheap, and is something that will date quickly

#22 42n8

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

Go for it Op. I'm a Spencer and Rutherford collector (I own approx 10 + a full luggage set) and have the bag you're wanting. I get compliments about it every time I got out with it.  It's even prettier IRL than it's pic.  
Love it, use it and take care of it and you'll NEVER regret what you paid for it.

And to answer your question. The most I've ever spent on a handbag was $1500 (before having kids) but my average would be $150-$200.

#23 ekbubby

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

If you really like it and can afford it then go for it!  original.gif

The most I have spent on a bag so far is $900...love it and use it everyday. (the one I have my eye on is $2800...that one will have to wait a little longer  lol)



#24 Riotproof

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE (livvie7586 @ 02/01/2013, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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OP, the bag you've linked i wouldn't be paying anywhere near what you've said.  it looks cheap, and is something that will date quickly

I agree it looks like it will date badly. I googled floral handbag and found one of eBay for $200 delivered that has that cottage garden feel, but a bit more classic IMO. I'd think on it for a week. If you still want it, get it. Maybe go to Dj's and look a it in the flesh.

#25 mitty82

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

falls over.......I think the dearest bag I have ever bought cost $80.00 and I use it most days.

Wish I had to the money to spend $1000's cos Id buy something else lol.




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