First Good Bag. Help Me Decide!

  1. My husband is buying me my first real, good, bag. I am a novice with my choices. I really liked the Chloe "Betty", love the compartments and the super soft leather. After reading some posts though, a few complained about the leather either scratching easily or clothing colors bleeding onto the bag.

    I prefer a bigger bag, maybe a hobo so I can carry it on my shoulder. The Chloe was a satchel so that would be ok too. It was also ivory. If I wanted to use it as an everyday bag, would it get dirty fast? How hard would it be to clean?

    I don't really care for metalics. HELP!!! This will be my first time spending bookoo bucks on a bag so I want to use it everday and absolutely love it. There aren't many stores near me that sell designer bags, except Coach and everyone has one of those! I desperately need your expertise here. I don't want to regret one dollar of the price. Thanks for any advice...Jacquee
     
  2. hm...I loved photos of the Betty too but was really underwhelmed when I saw it IRL, I don't know what problems people have had with it but I just thought it wasn't impressive. Even if you have to make a drive, I think you should go physically shopping for a bag. just my two cents.

    but as to what kind of bag to actually buy...that's tricky. How about the Spy hobo? or a Marc Jacobs?
     
  3. I agree with the Marc Jacobs suggestion. But if you're looking for really soft leather, how about a Balenciaga? They have hobos as well.
     
  4. Marc Jacobs have great bags.
     
  5. How about a Louis? That's always a great one to start your collection with... :smile:
     
  6. I suggest a Bottega Venetta ball bag. It comes in several colors and is a great bag. I have one in hazelnut and I truly love it!!!
     
  7. Here is a pic of my BV ball bag. Other members of this forum have it in dark brown and that too is lovely. Check out the handbag showcase for ideas.
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  8. I suggest spending a lot of time browsing in a good store that has got many of the brands suggested above. Try the bags on you, and see how you like them. It sounds as though you really want the bag to be useful and wearable for you. The only way to figure out what would suit you best, and create the right balance between looks and functionality, is to try on, try on, try on. Also, it's amazing how different things can look in real life!

    Having said all of that, this forum is really really great for helping with the research you'll want to also do. And other people's experiences with particular styles can be really invaluable. And all of the suggestions posted above are great ones!
     
  9. I was just drooling over, um *admiring* :amuse: the perforated hobo in hazelnut on NM.com. Gorgeous... :love:
     
  10. I would suggest Chloe from the Paddington line, a classic leather Gucci, or a Marc Jacobs bag. If you want something you'll wear everyday, you want the leather to be durable and to grow more beautiful with time. Also, I'd pick something in a brown-town or black, as it hides dirt and looks classic yet versatile.
     
  11. Chanel, quilted black with that beautiful intertwined chain, it never goes out of style. You can carry it for years to come.
     
  12. Redd,
    Not to be clueless, but what type of bag is that you have under your name? It's really cute!
     
  13. Have you ever considered a Chanel cerf tote? It's a classic and the leather makes it so hardy..it ages beautifully and its elegant design means that you can carry it just about anywhere.
     
  14. fendigal, Redd's avatar is a picture of the Marc Jacobs Stam bag.