Feet on the bottom of the bag

remainsilly

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Depends upon bag style.
On hobo or messenger bag, look dumb, imo.
On any bag I set down or handle carry, as structured tote, yes.

Because I neglect both to use bag hooks & to inspect surfaces where tossing stuff.
Feet are my tiny nubs of hover safety. Between leather & pink cake crumbs.
I need them. Some of my bags have 5 feet, just to be extra wary.
 

Minty Tea

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I only like them on structured handheld bags. Doesn't make sense to me to have the feet on a bag whose leather is soft. Looks great until the bottom sag due to the nature of the soft leather. Or base is too wide and a heavy load will bend the bottom downward.
 
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applecidered

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I love feet on bags! Although some brands are notorious for not putting feet on them.

For smaller bags like Chanel, I don't think feet would look good on them...
 
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Shelby33

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I don't care either way. I think the feet on bags are usually too small to really protect the bag anyway.
 

leechiyong

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I prefer structured, tote style bags, so I do appreciate feet as a detail, but it's not a deal-breaker.
 
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I like feet but not a big deal. I'm less likely to put a bag without feet on the floor of an unknown place, other than that, not a huge consideration.
 

MonsieurMode

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I'm a guy so please take that into consideration, but I do prefer feet on a tote bag. Speaking from experience, though, I've seen plenty of bags with feet that end up having significant wear on the corners. Feet don't do a great job of protecting them as corners can sag below the level of feet. I'd rather see reinforced corners than feet.
 

Sparkletastic

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As other have said, I prefer them on structured bags. But it's not a deal breaker.

I don't usually put my bags down on most "unknown" surfaces. My bags will sit on my car seat or on a sofa. But when I'm out and about, I use purse hooks. I have fallen in love with and swear by this brand, The Hookup.
https://fafaconcepts.com/
They come in silver, gold and gunmetal so they coordinate with bag hardware. Usually I just throw one in my bag til it's needed. But sometime I wear it on my bags and it looks super cute. IMG_0992.jpg But most importantly, are super sturdy and keep the bag from falling.
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