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    Angels make purses Purserella's Avatar
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    Default Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    Hi Everyone ~ I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!!

    I'm looking for a spring/summer bag. I do not have the budget for my usual all year around Louis Vuitton or other high priced designer handbags. So I've decided to go for a bag at a much lower price point that I can comfortably afford. I've had my eye on this Kate Spade Leather and Paisley Bridget Handbag for about 3 days. It retails for $395 + tax. There are not that many of them floating around. You can find a few on online for about $225. (The Kate Spade Outlet in Vegas was selling it on sale for $95 but they only got 4 in and they sold out quickly).

    I like this bag because you can easily go from Spring to Summer with this floral looking paisley print - - and the leather gives it a "rich" look.

    But before I attempt to purchase it can you please give me your honest opinion about the bag AND also let me know if you can recommend any better handbags around this price point for Spring/Summer.
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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    Do you have a pic?
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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    She just added the pic back ZG.

    I don't really like this bag for me, but if you like it...go with it! Dooney and Burke has some nice bags in their S/S 09 collection.

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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    I'm a big fan of paisley, but IMO the dark background on that one doesn't really make it "feel" spring / summer to me. Also I'm not really digging the shape. But if you love it, you should get it.
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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    I think it is nice but it looks more like fall colors to me. I guess when I think of spring I think of pastels or bright rainbow colors. Does it come in other colors?

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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    Personally I would go for a Rebecca Minkoff. You can get one in that price range off of Ebay. There are some gorgeous spring colors.
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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    Ok thank you everyone! I totally agree with all of you. I looked at the bag again today and now I'm not crazy about it. The dark brown in the paisley print is bothering me. The shape is off too. Glad I asked you.

    I will go to the Dooney & Burke outlet. I'll also check out Rebecca Minkoff on eBay.

    Thanks again!!

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    Default Re: Think I found My Spring/Summer Handbag!

    I'm so glad you talked me out of that Kate Spade. What was I thinking? Actually my husband picked it out. What was he thinking??

    Ok, I checked out the Rebecca Minkoff's on eBay and I also looked at Dooney & Bourke's Spring '09 collection. I didn't see anything that I loved.

    Instead of a floral print I decided that maybe I should consider a fun bright color which I would most likely get more use out of because it would go with more. So I went to the Fashion Show Mall in Vegas today and as I was walking through Saks I saw this turquoise large tote that jumped out at me. It turns out it's a BCBG for $458. Normally this price would be a no brainer but since I'm on a tight budget I asked the sales lady to hold it for me so I could at least sleep on it overnight.

    I love the color, the size, the soft slouchy leather and the fact that it's a roomy tote. Great for travel and everyday use.

    Can you help me make sense of this please?! Do you think I should go for it or just keep looking??
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    Default Re: Think I Found My Spring/Summer Handbag!

    I posted another pic of the bag so you can see what it looks like close up (color, fabric, detail). The close up actually looks better in person but this will at least give you an idea.
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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    I like it! Great color, fun hardware, and it will certainly carry a LOT! I'd say go for it!
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    Default Re: Think I found My New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    Thanks for your reply Crispini! I said I was gonna sleep on it. And, one of the first things I thought of when I woke up was making a dash to Saks to get this bag. LOL I even worked out the budget on how I can afford it right now. But since I SERIOUSLY had to put myself on probation (no handbags or clothes shopping) for a while (been honoring my probation since September '08) I just need to make sure this is not just another one of those impulse shopping decisions that I'll regret in 2 months (after the return policy expires) and that it is in fact worth making it a new addition to my family.

    It's only 8:40am (PST) here. I decided I would wait til the clock strikes 1:00 p.m. and see if I get any other replies before then.

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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    I just bought this bag at Lord & Taylor...what do you think?
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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    yeha for spring/summer I think of more light and colorful. But if you love go for it!

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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    purserella, i adore the blue one

    lazy, that bag is pretty

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    Default Re: Time for a New Spring/Summer Handbag!

    what did you decide on?

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