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22-04-2004
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Hi,

I'm looking for a bag that's less than $350, good quality and durable. Any opinions?


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MIU MIU usually have good shape bags that are roomy and durable and nice and not SO expensive

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I love miu miu and I totally agree, but I think Furla bags are wonderful. They are super simple, super versatile, and super cute! . They aren't very expensive neither. Cole Haan is nice too!

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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!

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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.
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I'd say go with a Miu Miu. Some of the styles are very clasic, and very few are over $500, but they are still fashionable.

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I think a nylon Prada is a good choice, they're quite versatile and very durable. Get something in a basic colour like black, and you'll get lots of use out of it.

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miu miu-your best bet....
furla-varies from season to season, but usually good
kooba-available at bergdorf, scoop...very cute...looks like marc
orla kiely-love
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


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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?

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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?

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i vote for HERMES just for its softness/suppleness

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Heh.. actually I was referring to the brands listed in the poll

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Originally posted by baggi@Apr 22nd, 2004 - 9:16 pm
Heh.. actually I was referring to the brands listed in the poll
oh hahah sorry!

in that case i dont really know. it depends what leather they use, no?

my MIU MIU is sooooooo soft and slouchy. out of the collection of bags i got , its the one i use the most i think... and its extremely lightweight. thats an important aspect for me

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Hmm.. I've always thought the heavier the leather the more durable it is (hence better quality), no?

Do you have a pic of your Miu miu bag? I'd love to see it! Also, did you get it online?

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i havent got a pic yet
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

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