Aaneta ?

  1. I'm looking for a bag for my sister's BD & am on a budget. I found this Aaneta Theresa on eBay
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    It looks really nice but I've never seen an Aaneta IRL. Can some of you who have Aaneta bags let me know about the qaulity of the bag & leather ? Also, I'm thinking that since it's not one of the "it" brands (like fendi, chloe, prada, etc) it's probably not a fake. I saw a Shih satchel that was really cute, too. Any opinions or other suggestions ? She wants a brown satchel-ish everyday purse with a little zing. I can spend $100 - $200 but if it's really fabulous, I could go as high as $250. (I know it's not much but between sales, grechen codes & eBay, I should be able to find something nice.) Thanks !
     
  2. I have 4 Aaneta bags, I love them Very nice quality and leather, and the lining is usually a bright pink or neon green. Look them up on fengjunk.com, there were a couple on sale plus code GRECHEN gets another 20% off.
    Lovely bags!
     
  3. Thanks !
     
  4. Its cute
     
  5. I was at the Nordstrom 1/2 yearly the other day and they had both Aaneta and Shih on the table...though Aanetas are beautiful and the leather nice, it isn't the softest ever (firm & pebbley). Shih was a smushier leather and the bags seem to be more slouchy...so I guess it depends on what you prefer- though both seemed good quality!
     
  6. I have to Aaneta bags which I love, the Cleopatra and Venus Clutch and they're holding up well, though I've been very gentle with them. The leather isn't super soft, but it's not stiff either. I think it's good quality leather and the insides are great colors! I also LOVE that the key fob on my Cleopatra is long enough that I don't have to take my keys out when I get to the door. :yahoo:
     
  7. Thanks betnyp - that's exactly the kind of info I needed. I've been obsessing for days! I've looked @ so many bags, my head's swimming & I can't remember which bag I saw on which site! I think I'll go down to Nordstrom's tomorrow. All the good stuff will probably be gone but maybe I'll finally make up my mind. I keep wavering between getting her something somewhat traditional like Cole Haan or Michael Kors or getting her something a bit more unique. I just got a Hayden-Harnett Havana that I just LOVE. I'd get her an HH but none of their bags (that I can afford) fit her specifications - brown, satchel-ish, fairly short handle drop, not too big or too small & she likes EW more than NS (you can see what I've gotten myself into!). Anyway, thanks for the info, any other suggestions would be very welcome!
     
  8. Ooops - forgot to add "thanks" to all for the info on Aaneta bags. It sounds like they're good quality bags & since she's the mother of an active 5 yr old boy, the firmer leather would probably be better than a soft, more delicate leather. (I think I'm way over-thinking this one!) but then, I do really love the "funkiness" of the Shih.... Anyway, thanks ! Any suggestions on bags I might be overlooking would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. Bag.lover was so kind as to post about the 30% off on most designers at ThePurseStore (until 13 Nov).
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    You might wish to double-check if Francesco Biasia is one of the designers on sale, if interested.

    This will cost just under $250 with the 30% discount:

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  10. Passerby - Thanks -you always give such great suggestions. I'd seen the Hype bags but for some reason, I thought it was an "inspired" brand & never really paid attention to them. I have no idea where I got that idea but I'm glad you corrected my misimpression. I love the styling - they're all really cute. I'm still unsure. She has a very high profile but modestly paid job with a non-profit (written up in the NYTimes, no less!), is a single mother & is in a doctoral program. She does so much but not much for herself. She's been carrying the same Target purse for nearly a year! I really want to make sure & get the absolute best bag for her that I can - she deserves a GREAT bag ! All of the suggestions I'm getting are really expanding my options & the info really helps - especially with bags that I haven't seen IRL. I'm going to go sleep on it & resume the hunt in the morning. Any more info you'd like to pass on would be much appreciated. Thanks, again!
     
  11. I have the maxima bag and the olga bag. I have pics holding them in my showcase thread. The leather is pretty nice for the price. The maxima bag is pretty similar to the one you're looking at.