I'm a BIG fan of Orla Kiely. Her leather bags are more like $450 but the coated canvas ones are from around $150. They are true originals and made to last. She has a cult following so isn't over-exposed. Their are a wide range of styles and prints but plainer styles too. Good luck!
i always recommend canvas-y, logo-type bags for your first adventure into bags simply so you get over that look (and not waste a thousand on a logo-ed bag you'll hate in three months)...then when you're ready to upgrade go with something more fashion-forward or classic-quality (depending on your tastes). and for your next bag you should budget no less than five hundred.
everything is never quite enough.
miu miu-your best bet....
furla-varies from season to season, but usually good
kooba-available at bergdorf, scoop...very cute...looks like marc
vanessa bruno-bergdorf, scoop-cute and different-like balenciaga
jamin puesch-cute, whimsical...can go from day to night
nylon prada...too 80's and will look cheap
anything with logos all over it...crap
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
Originally posted by baggi@Apr 22nd, 2004 - 8:48 pm I like Miu Miu myself but the nicer bags are always over 400 I didn't really like the Fendi bag.. but when I saw it on the website it actually looks pretty nice carried.
Another question I have is.. which brand has the best quality leather?
i vote for HERMES just for its softness/suppleness
i havent got a pic yet :P
and i didnt get it online either. i actually bought it in Kuwait "villa moda" discoutn store for less than 100 dollars
it was so great that i got a similar one for my best friend too
but anyways, you must really see for yourself.
maybe you could post pics of ur choices and we could then help