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    Question My Quest for a Black Bag

    I really need a black bag for everyday use. I'm suppossed to be on a ban but I've been good so I'm going to let myself spend $300 max on this purchase. I have found a few that I like but can't make up my mind. I would love to hear what you think about these.
    Of course, if you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!


    Francesco Biasia Marie Hobo.jpg Francesco Biasia Moody Hobo.jpg elliott lucca pascale hobo.jpg Francesco Biasia Tess Hobo.jpg
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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    sands, seems that you like hobo style, like me
    I the second bag as there are external pockets and the design is sleeker than the first.
    However, the Elliot Lucca, I love the look of braided strap but it may not be as comfortable on the shoulder as flat strap. Also I've never owned the brand so can't speak for the quality and longevity of the bag. Though I've heard from other forumites that it is excellent quality for the price.
    The last bag, I love the unique closure, it's just like the Biasia that I own, but the two front pockets kinda reminds me of boobs
    You should also consider the size, which one would suit you best. I know Biasia bags tend to be on the larger side, mostly 12" length, which is why they suit me.
    They are, however, excellent value for money, don't need to be babied and have beautiful craftsmanship. The leather is . I also love the fact that it's sort of under the radar so the price is very reasonable for an Italian made bag and you can always find it on sale.
    Other black bags within your budget, you actually have tons of choice. Since you live in the States(?) I'd leave the other brand suggestions to US based members as they probably know many more brand at that price point, most of which are not available where I am.
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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    I think it's always really hard to find the perfect everyday bag - especially in black, since there are so many choices!

    I like the first option that you have - it's a cute shape, it seems big enough to fit the essentials and a few extras, and it's not a bag that looks super ordinary.

    If you want to keep your price low, definitely try some outlet shopping. You can always pick up bags for under $300 - they may not have the exact thing you want, though, which is always a possible problem.

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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    I agree with frbspa, I love the Moody and the Tess. I saw the MBMJ Faridah Hobo is on sale for $298 at Nordies, as well as a lot of others. I would probably check the outlets as well! Have fun shopping!
    Last edited by mamaluv; September 4th, 2009 at 08:25 AM. Reason: got side-tracked! :P

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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    I purse surf while I feed the baby, so I can't always type, but came back on to let you while I was checking Luna Boston I saw the Linea Pelle Dylan Shoulder bag $395 (I see it's a little above what you wanted to spend though), Tano Up To There Hobo $205
    and a Tano Lady Raga Hobo for I think about the same price. I don't really know anything about the Tano's, but thought I would share what I found around your price point anyway.

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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    Thank you all for your comments/suggestions. I was leaning towards the Moody & Tess hobos too. Good point about the front pockets on the Tess, frbspa. You're right, they do look a bit like boobs, especially once I start putting stuff in there.

    Here where I live in Texas, we don't have a lot of outlets so I have to do my search online. Thanks mamaluv, I will check those out at Luna.

    I have found another strong possibility, the Gustto Palba satchel.
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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    Well, I finally found one. I found a Treesje Mini Asher on sale at asteralice.com. It was about $50 over my budget but well worth it. I have a regular Asher in pumpkin and I it. Can't wait to see this one!
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    Congrats sands on your new Treesje. Don't forget to post pics when you get her. Awesome choice!

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    Congrats sands! As marilena said, don't forget the modelling pics
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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    What a great bag! Congrats!

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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    wow congrats for that adorable bag
    don't forget to show us your treesje here
    It's all about love, fashion and bag...

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    ^^ You can find pics here: My Mini Asher is here!
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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    Even, i always prefer a black bag whenever i purchase handbags. these bags go fine with dresses of any color. Again, the dust they accumulate cant be recognized even if you dont wash them frequently.

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    Default Re: My Quest for a Black Bag

    Maybe something from coach

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