50th Birthday Bag for Special Friend

nywife

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A lady who has mentored me through many difficult times in my life is turning 50 soon and I have been thinking of some nice things to get her.

I have put together a little basket of her favorite cosmetics and beauty products but would like to get her a bag too.

She does not own any designer handbags, although I know that she would appreciate one. She has a pretty casual but groomed style (no sweats etc), but wears a lot of beige/cream/khaki/brown/black.

I thought that this bag would suit her http://us.burberry.com/store/womens...rod-37417971-medium-haymarket-check-tote-bag/

I know that burberry doesn't seem to be very popular on here but thought that it would suit her country chic style well.

What do you all think?
 

angelicjulie

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have you seen other bags she uses, does she favour patterns etc or something more subdued? I love the country chic image but i wouldn't go for a Burberry check bag, what about a Mulberry East West Bayswater in Oak
 

Mariapia

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I would offer her an LV Speedy!
Elegant, versatile, light weight, waterproof, extremely durable.
I am not fond of Burberry. Some of their bags are made outside the UK....
 

Tangey88

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Totally agree with miapia - LV speedy is one classic that you can't (in most cases) go wrong with. What a lovely gesture from you to your friend
 

roanth

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Lovely idea!!! Must be very good friend. Personally I'd prefer a shoulder bag. What style does she normally wear? The speedy is a fav here but not everybody wants hand held. I love your selection & would use it a lot.
 

rszerer

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Your selection sounds ideal. Burberry will stand out since it is not seen that often and I am sure she will receive loads of compliments. Another designer to look at is Kate Spade. This season their site seems to have quite a bit of country chic style bags.
 

Etincelle

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Not a fan of Burberry canvas. I'm not a LV canvas fan either to be honest but in that case I agree that a classic Speedy or even a Neverfull would be a good choice as they're real classic.
By the way, that's very sweet of you to get a bag for your friend's birthday!
 

nolanm2000

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Fr this orice I would go for an lv neverfull or a gucci sukey or maybe a reed krakoff they are soooooooo nice
 
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I would get her a lv speedy or neverfull. Depends on if she prefers a shoulder tote or hand held purse.

You're very kind and thoughtful. I'm sure she'll love whatever you buy her :smile:
 

hipnycmom

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I personally don't own any bags in Burberry plaid but if you feel it suits her style, go for it. It's classic, a good shape and a good size. I do find that bags are such a personal thing though - you might want to take her bag shopping instead? This way she can choose something she loves and you are sure she will actually use it.
 

Florasun

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I bought my first LV when I was 49. By that time I felt like the style was too young for me and sold it shortly thereafter. If you are interested in LV I would suggest epi leather. I also agree with the poster who suggested Ferragamo.
The Burberry you chose is beautiful, too, and would be a lovely gift.