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Old 12-28-2012, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I've been coveting a kelly bag since I was around 12 or so. But I can make do with a top handle bag like this:
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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A person is paying for the name, not the bag. They are paying for showing to anyone that is concerned that "yes, I have a thousand dollar handbag, I am of a certain socio-economic status to afford it."

It is called prestige pricing.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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I had to jump in on quality. I started off as a teen loving Coach bags and could not wait to save to buy one. I stopped being a fan some time ago and have only thought about buying again this year as they have brought back their original leather look and let that crappy material monogram look diminish (a bit at least).

My husband (as he was looking at LV bags with me) did remind me that our 14 year old is carrying my first Coach and it looks great. Those bags still look amazing and were really well made.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I had to jump in on quality. I started off as a teen loving Coach bags and could not wait to save to buy one. I stopped being a fan some time ago and have only thought about buying again this year as they have brought back their original leather look and let that crappy material monogram look diminish (a bit at least).

My husband (as he was looking at LV bags with me) did remind me that our 14 year old is carrying my first Coach and it looks great. Those bags still look amazing and were really well made.
I live in an area with a ton of coach stores. Flagship and mall stores. Coach actually categorizes its stores too. They never stopped selling leather bags but if your store is one that is supposed to cater to younger or more "status conscious" crowds you get lots of logo bags. If the crowd is different then the store gets more leather bags. It is amazing how different the store selection is based on demographics of the feeder area.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:36 AM
 
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I was about to start a thread on designer bags,but was told there already is one,so here I am. I read most all of the posts,but none of them addressed what I was going to ask. I have quite a few designer bags(mostly Aigner,Dooney & Bourke, and coach(which to most people posting here would be real rock bottom cheapos. LOL) that I no longer carry. They are just sitting in the closet. What should I do with them? I just purchased my first Michael Kors. I love it,but not sure if it was worth it.???? We shall see.
Handbags have always been one of my weakness. I've loved them ever since I was a child. My problem is that I don't like carrying the same one all the time and like to coordinate with shoes and outfit I'm wearing. Therefore,I tend to buy more conservatively priced in all different colors to match my shoes. Love the bright colors they have out now for spring/summer.
I would NEVER even entertain the thought of spending $1,000's for one. Hundreds is bad enough and I don't do that very often anymore. I do love a nice soft leather,but have plenty that are not real leather. However,I feel every fashionable woman should have at least one nice designer handbag to use on special occasions. That's another point that wasn't made here......Different occasions call for different types of bags.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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The fact that they reportedly "last for years" doesn't keep women from adding to their collections. All one has to do is listen to the callers on any home-shopping network.

It's certainly the business of the person spending the money what they want to spend it on, but I'll continue to pick up quality bags (not made in China, BTW, but in the U.S. or Italy) whenever I can. Also, purses are not an "investment". Or, as financial guru Michelle Singletary's grandma "Big Mama" used to say, "If it's on your a[zz], it's not an asset."
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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The fact that they reportedly "last for years" doesn't keep women from adding to their collections. All one has to do is listen to the callers on any home-shopping network.

It's certainly the business of the person spending the money what they want to spend it on, but I'll continue to pick up quality bags (not made in China, BTW, but in the U.S. or Italy) whenever I can. Also, purses are not an "investment". Or, as financial guru Michelle Singletary's grandma "Big Mama" used to say, "If it's on your a[zz], it's not an asset."
VERY well said!
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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I hate handbags/purses. I have one, but I generally never take anywhere unless I have to. I know it's just a "me" thing, but I feel embarrassed when I carry one. I just don't think I need a special bag to carry around all my crap. Money, driver's license, and lipstick all fit in my pocket so that's what I use.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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I hate handbags/purses. I have one, but I generally never take anywhere unless I have to. I know it's just a "me" thing, but I feel embarrassed when I carry one. I just don't think I need a special bag to carry around all my crap. Money, driver's license, and lipstick all fit in my pocket so that's what I use.
Sounds about like me except i dont hate purses. I see a lot of them and think itd be overkill for me but i carry about the same things as you and a clutch works just fine for me.
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