Chambray Candace vs Courtenay

giggles016

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I am driving myself crazy trying to decide which one to order with PCE. Of course, my FP store didn't have either bag in stock :pout:. Please help me decide which to choose! I like the look of the Candace, but I'm not sure if I want to pay $75 more for that style (PCE price).
 

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They are so different. The Courtenay is more casual. If you are looking for something more business-like, then I would get the Candace.

I chose the Courtenay over the duffle partly because of the price, but also because I like the turnlock on the pocket.

The chambray is a gorgeous color but I think it might work better with the Courtenay.
 

PiojisPink

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I would go with courtenay, it's at a great price point, holds a lot and it's so pretty and comfortable to carry. I'm not a shoulder bag person and I love her !
 

tlo

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My Candace falls over and has a creae across it :sad:. Courtenay!
My chambray Candace doesn't do that. Have you taken it to fp to have them look at it?

I LOVE my Candace. The perfect combination of structure with slouch. Great organization with 2 inside zip pockets. You can see everything in it when you open it. Very classy bag.

Courtenay is a good looking bag as well, but they are really different. The only reason I didn't get a Courtenay was I didn't like that I would have to stack my stuff on top of each other.

You will need to go with ever which one calls you more. Good luck!!
 

giggles016

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Thank you for all of the feedback ladies!

I haven't tried my stuff in either bag. I usually carry a regular size Sophia. Would you say Courtenay is about the same size as a Sophia? Is Candace quite a bit larger than Sophia?
 

tlo

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I don't have a small Sophia. My stuff fits in but there is not any more room. Candace is bigger than a sophia and will hold much more.

Check out the Candace Clubhouse thread. There are some great pictures there.

Are you more a shoulder bag or satchel girl? Do you carry a lot?
 

giggles016

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I used to be only a shoulder bag girl, but now I love both. Actually, I find myself carrying satchels more lately. I don't carry a ton- a large wallet, wristlet, makeup bag, a diaper and some wipes for my toddler, and a couple of snacks for her.

I am also a SAHM. Do you think the Candace is too professional looking?
 

LvoesBags

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My chambray Candace doesn't do that. Have you taken it to fp to have them look at it?

I LOVE my Candace. The perfect combination of structure with slouch. Great organization with 2 inside zip pockets. You can see everything in it when you open it. Very classy bag.

Courtenay is a good looking bag as well, but they are really different. The only reason I didn't get a Courtenay was I didn't like that I would have to stack my stuff on top of each other.

You will need to go with ever which one calls you more. Good luck!!
I agree tlo! With Candace I can see all my stuff without it having to be cluttered or everything piled on top of everything.
@giggles016-I think Candace is a great style for sahm's, buisness ladie's, or for just whoever prefers it :smile: I work at home, but I've been using mine since getting it,for errands, meetings, shopping etc. Good luck on whatever bag you opt for.
 

giggles016

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I agree tlo! With Candace I can see all my stuff without it having to be cluttered or everything piled on top of everything.
@giggles016-I think Candace is a great style for sahm's, buisness ladie's, or for just whoever prefers it :smile: I work at home, but I've been using mine since getting it,for errands, meetings, shopping etc. Good luck on whatever bag you opt for.
I hate having my stuff piled up on top of each other too. I am very OCD when it comes to the inside of my bags :smile:. I have a spot for everything, and everything needs to be laying upright and in a particular order. Maybe the Candace is a better option for me. I'm just worried it's going to be huge compared to Sophia.
 

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If you normally carry stuff that fits in a Sophia, I don't think you will have to stack your stuff in Courtenay. For me Sophia is the perfect size purse and the Courtenay works for me.
 

LvoesBags

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I hate having my stuff piled up on top of each other too. I am very OCD when it comes to the inside of my bags :smile:. I have a spot for everything, and everything needs to be laying upright and in a particular order. Maybe the Candace is a better option for me. I'm just worried it's going to be huge compared to Sophia.
I got the dimensions for you :smile: Reg. Sophia 14 1/4(L) X 9 1/2 (H)X 3 1/4(W)-Med Candace-13 1/4 (L) X 10 3/4(H) X 5(W)-I hope this helps
 

LvoesBags

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I guess you have to decide on what you can see yourself using down the road. I personally love the extra zip pockets in my candace. They keep me very organized! The handles go over my shoulder with or without a coat. But if you like the cross body strap, then the courtenay may be a better option.
I know its hard to chose when the bags are both functional for different reasons. Let us know what you decide.:smile: