This is my first visit to this site. I am currently considering buying a new black bag. Here is my dillema - Classic Black Balenciaga Lariat - £600; Mulberry Bayswater - £500; Balenciaga Boston Bag - £600. I like the Mulberry bag but its a little bit boring (or is it just classic) but I am worried that the Balenciaga bag has had its day - too many copies etc. Any views?
I think if it were me, I would go with the Mulberry. As much as I love my Balenciaga, I think it may begin to decline in classicness. A plain black leather handbag with a metal closure will NEVER go out. Go with the Mullbery.
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Thanks for advice - I did see the Mulberry bag last week & decided not to buy it because it was unlined & just a rough leather inside. I guess at the price its quite expensive for an unlined bag? Saw pictures of Kate Moss with her Mulberry bag & it looked great on her! But then she has both!
do you know what I think you are totally right - its a difficult one because they are both nice but the Lariat bag is so slouchy & louche looking that it can't fail to be chic. balencaiga in Paris have sold out of black so I am going to be put on their waiting list. Only concern about it being that lots of vulgar celebrities start using them. Saw an awful British celebrity in a gossip magazine with one last week (a beige one) and she just made it look cheap.
I have the Bayswater in red and it's gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love both bags but since I tend to carry a lot of stuff round with me (oh to be minimalist!) the Mulberry gets my vote. If you can keep the amount of junk down that you carry around, I would def. go with the Lariat.
My view is, if you love a bag to bits it doesn't matter who else has it!
Thanks for your advice - I think I will probably go for the Balenciaga - but I would love a mulberry one as well. Isn't greed a terrible thing? At least if I get the Balenciaga one I can save for it and therefore not feel so guilty about it when I do buy it!! Designer bags are just so expensive aren't they? expensive but sometimes so lovely.
yes, she is on heaps of TV programmes in the UK and is always in the crap gossip magazines. Lots of boys like her - her look would appeal to men more than other women I would have thought. Might just be me though.