Final Plea for Opinions!

Jan 29, 2013
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I really need some input. Sorry for starting a new thread but now I am considering purchasing 2 new handbags (brown tone and black)

Here I go again! I went to Macys hoping they would offer their 25/20 but no go. (had my mind set if they did!) So went to the FP store to try on bags again. I had ruled out Courtenay - now I think I like it better than the Isabelle. It has a little something extra - stylewise. I think it is the hardware.

I plan to order/buy by Thursday (giving myself a deadline) as I am driving myself crazy!

I may get Courtenay in Cognac and Black.

But need opinions first.

I have the Rory Colorblock purchased a while back and never used. (the black/brown combo) I love the color combo but am worried about it being too "trendy". I am a traditional/classic girl and want things that will look fine for years to come.

Options:

1. Should I get the Rory in black while still available - and give up the Colorblock? Then get the Courtenay Cognac for my brown bag.

2. Get Courtenay in Black and Cognac (too boring to have 2 the same?):nuts::nuts::nuts:

3. Keep the Rory Colorblock and count as my black or brown bag and purchase 1 Courtenay in either Cognac or Black


Not sure why I am having such a hard time. I guess it would make things easier if I picked out bags that were actually still available in stores!

Thanks again from the indecisive TPFr. :nuts:
 

ophousewife

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I would go with option 1. I like the color block bags but I also think they're more trendy than timeless. Getting a Rory and Courtenay is a nice option. With both you get 2 great looking classic bags and you get to cover both your bases with a black and a brown bag.
 

whateve

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I would get one of each - probably the black Rory and the cognac Courtenay.
 

nc.girl

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Option 1 or option 2. I personally have no issue with having the same bag in various colors and/or materials. If you like Courtenay enough to have her in two colors, go for it! If you love Rory just as much as Courtenay, get one of each.
 

cupcakegirl

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I would go with option 1. I like the color block bags but I also think they're more trendy than timeless. Getting a Rory and Courtenay is a nice option. With both you get 2 great looking classic bags and you get to cover both your bases with a black and a brown bag.
Totally agree!
 
Jan 29, 2013
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Thanks for the input thus far!

I see a trend...Black Rory, Cognac Courtenay. To me that completely makes sense. I think I would feel boring to have 2 bags in the same color - I feel boring enough sticking with black and brown. Not that those colors aren't beautiful but....like I said I want classic/timeless.

Thanks again - so appreciate having this forum as a sounding board and for all the knowledge!:smile:
 

albeli

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I love my Courtenays. I have no problem getting a bag I love in more than one color.

I never liked the Rory.
 

Joylen

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I like option one, two very stylish and beautiful bags, two different styles and colors.
 
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If you want to get more mileage out of your bags, forget the colorblock. That is too trendy.
IMO, to get a bag in two different colors, you must really L-o-v-e it. Ask yourself that question: Do you love the Courtenay so much that you want it two colors?
If it were me, I would bid farewell to colorblock Rory and get that in black and the Courtenay in brown.
I guess that's option 1. And if that was the first option you considered, was it your "gut" feeling.
A lot of times tpfers get asked, and then the person asking goes with their initial choice! lolol. Your first choice makes the most sense to me.
 
Jan 29, 2013
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If you want to get more mileage out of your bags, forget the colorblock. That is too trendy.
IMO, to get a bag in two different colors, you must really L-o-v-e it. Ask yourself that question: Do you love the Courtenay so much that you want it two colors?
If it were me, I would bid farewell to colorblock Rory and get that in black and the Courtenay in brown.
I guess that's option 1. And if that was the first option you considered, was it your "gut" feeling.
A lot of times tpfers get asked, and then the person asking goes with their initial choice! lolol. Your first choice makes the most sense to me.
That's what I am thinking...but...now Rory is available in Cognac so may switch which bag I get in which color. but maybe black in Rory is better...won't look as big?