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Jun 15, 2012, 5:13am   #6106
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Originally Posted by e_serendipity
I had a strange conversation with my SO yesterday. I was explaining to him another bag problem I'm having (according to him, I have them every other day). I'm currently considering three bags and I can only afford two. One of them is a Chanel that costs about 1700€. I was telling him that the Chanel is really expensive, more than I've ever paid for a bag and I don't know if it was a sensible purchase. I was reluctant to tell him the price at first but he kept guessing so I finally told him. I was expecting him to be shocked, but he just replied casually "well that's not that expensive". I remember a few years back when a 300€ bag made his eyes pop out!
Yep - the high end market has gone completely MAD with prices hasn't it - but surely there has got to be a point where they put a ceiling on it all - and these price hikes can't really be justified can they? - what luxury "extras" are we actually paying for? - its not as if the arm candy in question comes routinely embelished with solid gold and precious stones!! - otherwise it'll become the case of chosing between a handbag or car!!!! (no contest!!!!)....
Jun 15, 2012, 7:49am   #6107
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Glad I'm not alone on the footy front! Although last night I got home to find OH on the computer with the TV in that room on.....showing footy. Foul!
Jun 15, 2012, 2:31pm   #6108
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Originally Posted by wulie
Glad I'm not alone on the footy front! Although last night I got home to find OH on the computer with the TV in that room on.....showing footy. Foul!
Naughty - he should officially be sent off!!!!
Jun 17, 2012, 2:06pm   #6109
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Hello ladies! I shall be joining the Mulberry masses shortly with a lovely black Bays!
Jun 27, 2012, 9:28am   #6110
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Congrats to your new Mulberry Addy!
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Jun 30, 2012, 2:59pm   #6111
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Originally Posted by bry_dee
Congrats to your new Mulberry Addy!
Thank you! I shall post pics this weekend
Jun 30, 2012, 4:29pm   #6112
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So today I found out that uni students can get 10% off at Mulberry outlet shops - I am so excited for uni now!!
Jun 30, 2012, 4:51pm   #6113
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Originally Posted by lauren_t
So today I found out that uni students can get 10% off at Mulberry outlet shops - I am so excited for uni now!!
Yes you do! You get the discount for Collonil as well :) I've asked at other stores at Bicester but Mulberry seem to be the only one :)
Jun 30, 2012, 4:59pm   #6114
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Ahh brilliant. Bring on September! I said to my mum "you're going to be so pleased that i can get 10% at the mulberry factory" but she gave me quite a concerned look so I better not get another one too soon!

Also, I've been reading about 'subs' and "00' and "0" and i'm not quite sure what they mean? I know they cant be posted out to me but as I am now a uni student I'd like to get regular alexa in a classic colour cheaper than buying brand new. I love a bit of Bicester too, shame its so far away and I can't drive!
Jun 30, 2012, 5:27pm   #6115
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Originally Posted by lauren_t
Ahh brilliant. Bring on September! I said to my mum "you're going to be so pleased that i can get 10% at the mulberry factory" but she gave me quite a concerned look so I better not get another one too soon!

Also, I've been reading about 'subs' and "00' and "0" and i'm not quite sure what they mean? I know they cant be posted out to me but as I am now a uni student I'd like to get regular alexa in a classic colour cheaper than buying brand new. I love a bit of Bicester too, shame its so far away and I can't drive!
If you go to the Mulberry Shopping sub forum and go to the stickies thread called Mulberry Cut Through Labels - have a read from the beginning and this explains what subs, etc are. eBay can be good to find preloved classic colours but make sure you get authenticated here. Any classic coloured Alexas that the outlets get tend to be subs, which can't be posted out.

The other option isn't cheap but cheaper than full price is to wait for one of Harrods 10% off weekends (you have to register for their Rewards card).

As it's a classic colour you're after, not a seasonal one, you can give yourself a little more time to save up as it's not going anywhere.

I'm so sorry but, at the risk of sounding like your mum, make sure you have enough money for student life! Having said that, I had more money as a student than I did when I first started working! In case you were wondering, I have a student card because I'm now studying for professional accountancy exams, whilst working full-time and weirdly enough could apply for an nus card as well! Happy days!
Jun 30, 2012, 6:01pm   #6116
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Oh to be young and carefree (and entitled to discounts!) again - seems an age (ice age, that is) since I was at Uni!!!!
Jun 30, 2012, 6:03pm   #6117
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Originally Posted by Cupcake2008
If you go to the Mulberry Shopping sub forum and go to the stickies thread called Mulberry Cut Through Labels - have a read from the beginning and this explains what subs, etc are. eBay can be good to find preloved classic colours but make sure you get authenticated here. Any classic coloured Alexas that the outlets get tend to be subs, which can't be posted out.

The other option isn't cheap but cheaper than full price is to wait for one of Harrods 10% off weekends (you have to register for their Rewards card).

As it's a classic colour you're after, not a seasonal one, you can give yourself a little more time to save up as it's not going anywhere.

I'm so sorry but, at the risk of sounding like your mum, make sure you have enough money for student life! Having said that, I had more money as a student than I did when I first started working! In case you were wondering, I have a student card because I'm now studying for professional accountancy exams, whilst working full-time and weirdly enough could apply for an nus card as well! Happy days!
Ah ha! - Cupcake the Mature Student (but not as mature as moi, I'm sure!!)!!!.....
Jun 30, 2012, 6:10pm   #6118
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Originally Posted by Roxaholic
Oh to be young and carefree (and entitled to discounts!) again - seems an age (ice age, that is) since I was at Uni!!!!
Oh I am in the same boat as you, Rox, even though I get the discount, but not so young and carefree anymore. All the more reason to celebrate every birthday with a new handbag; makes birthdays something to look forward to again!

A friend of mine did a jewellery making course at the local college, a couple of evenings a week, and she managed to get a student card :) Not that I'm recommending getting onto a part-time course just for discounts though!
Jun 30, 2012, 6:54pm   #6119
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Originally Posted by Addy
Hello ladies! I shall be joining the Mulberry masses shortly with a lovely black Bays!
Yay! We can be bag twins! I am so excited to see the pics!
Jul 1, 2012, 5:06pm   #6120
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Originally Posted by Cupcake2008
If you go to the Mulberry Shopping sub forum and go to the stickies thread called Mulberry Cut Through Labels - have a read from the beginning and this explains what subs, etc are. eBay can be good to find preloved classic colours but make sure you get authenticated here. Any classic coloured Alexas that the outlets get tend to be subs, which can't be posted out.

The other option isn't cheap but cheaper than full price is to wait for one of Harrods 10% off weekends (you have to register for their Rewards card).

As it's a classic colour you're after, not a seasonal one, you can give yourself a little more time to save up as it's not going anywhere.

I'm so sorry but, at the risk of sounding like your mum, make sure you have enough money for student life! Having said that, I had more money as a student than I did when I first started working! In case you were wondering, I have a student card because I'm now studying for professional accountancy exams, whilst working full-time and weirdly enough could apply for an nus card as well! Happy days!
I'll be staying at home during uni as the uni course is going to be on my college campus and is only a 20 min walk away so theres no transport or anything to consider so there won't be any travel costs or rent so I'm pretty free to spend what I like. Going to try and spend as little of my grant as I can though so i can pay off my loan quicker.

I had a look through that thread, thanks! I think I'm going to go down that route. A friend bought a sub Bays at Bicester for a lot less than at Bond St. and it was only something that cost her £2 to fix. I'll have to ring up Bicester before I leave to make sure they've got what I want, do you know if they put things by if you're definitely going to buy the bag?
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