Are You In To Designer Purses/Handbags?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kuntrygirl, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have several co-workers and friends who are REALLY in to these designer purses/handbags and I just don't get it. Some of them pay as much as $300.00 or MORE for a purse or handbag. [​IMG] The bags that I am seeing them with are bulky, loud, flashy, gawdy and not very attractive. [​IMG]

    Am I missing something? I guess it's because we all have different taste. I was excited when I found my dream purse at Target for $8.00. I bought it in 3 different colors. I thought that I had hit the lottery. [​IMG]
     
  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Different tastes - different preferences. What looks gaudy to you probably looks gorgeous to them.
     
  3. justuschickens59

    justuschickens59 VA Royal Blues

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    I don't like them either - even if I did, I cannot ever see myself paying $300 for a purse. I honestly think that most people think it is a symbol of status and think that it impresses people. Clothes, purses, jewelry, cars - that stuff doesn't impress me. I'm impressed by people themselves. JMO.
     
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  4. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen a few really nice leather bags for $250-$300 that were beautiful, don't know if they were designer or not, but I would not ever pay that much unless I won the lottery! Designer names don't mean anything to me unless the workmanship and quality are excellent, whether it is a purse, clothes, jewelry, etc. I care way more for the quality of the item than whose name is on it.
     
  5. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My kids got me a nice Coach bag for my birthday a couple of years ago, from the outlet store though, what is the difference? A year and a half+ later it still looks like new

    but no way would I go pay full price for one!
     
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  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    My aunt used to be very big into designer hand bags. I personally wouldn't pay much for a bag
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:The Coach bags are one of the nicer bags. That's not what I'm talking about.

    The bags I'm talking about are the ones that have the huge rhinestones the size of a bowling ball, BIG flowers the size of a dinner plate ~ that kinda bag. This is what I am seeing.
     
  8. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm hard on my purses so I prefer not to spend too much. I spend $10 on average for a purse that will last me 3-4 months. There's no point IMO.

    Of course, I'm famous for bargain shopping. I can spend $40 and come home with 6 bags of stuff that I got on clearance. My heavy spending sisters are jealous of my closet and my wallet [​IMG]
     
  9. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The Coach bags are one of the nicer bags. That's not what I'm talking about.

    The bags I'm talking about are the ones that have the huge rhinestones the size of a bowling ball, BIG flowers the size of a dinner plate ~ that kinda bag. This is what I am seeing.

    Oh gag on those! They look more like a bad craft experiment!
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:The Coach bags are one of the nicer bags. That's not what I'm talking about.

    The bags I'm talking about are the ones that have the huge rhinestones the size of a bowling ball, BIG flowers the size of a dinner plate ~ that kinda bag. This is what I am seeing.

    Oh gag on those! They look more like a bad craft experiment!

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