French or Continental?

gunsandbanjos

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I'm on the hunt for a new purse, currently using a plum Lizzie Continental and love it. Fancy a bit of a change as don't want my Lizzie to get too knackered!

I like the continental style but kind of fancy the French style too...

Any opinions on either? Pros and cons welcome:biggrin:
 

Lakrits

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I'm on the hunt for a new purse, currently using a plum Lizzie Continental and love it. Fancy a bit of a change as don't want my Lizzie to get too knackered!

I like the continental style but kind of fancy the French style too...

Any opinions on either? Pros and cons welcome:biggrin:

Never had a Continental so cant compare. But I love the French. Roomy and with lots of different compartments. Good size for all types of bags.
 

Jordyaddict

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I have a silky snake French purse and love it. It's really roomy, I've always been able to fit everything in it, but it's smallest enough to fit into small bags. I think it even fits well in my Lily's .
 

daisyw

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I prefer continental. I just find the size/shape better. But if you already have continental, maybe french would be a nice addition!
 

Mammee101

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I have both sizes and prefer and use the continental more, I use
The French one when I'm going out and only need one or two bank cards and a bit of cash.
 

s_kat

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I love my continental - perfect size for daily use - and have an ID purse for travelling.

Love the look of the French purse, but don't think it would work for me as an everyday purse...
 

chloe-babe

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I dont do large purses so have never been tempted by the continental

I have several french styles - they are perfect - fit notes beautifully, easy to get in and out of, and so much space for coins and cards - nothing to not love about them at all really! :yes:
 

Gracie12

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I have both sizes and prefer and use the continental more, I use
The French one when I'm going out and only need one or two bank cards and a bit of cash.
I agree with this, I have both and tend to use my french with my lillys and sml alexa and the continental with bigger bags - so I would say go for french then you will have both options!
 

gunsandbanjos

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Thank you lovely ladies, think I've decided on French now. Only problem is which one??

Quite like the look of oxblood tree French purse. Or oak maybe?
 

Fifitrix

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I dont do large purses so have never been tempted by the continental

:yes:
I was the same until my other half bought me a Continental. I love it and it still looks new even though it kicks about at the bottom of my bag.

Me too, and I like the little tree rather than the plaque on the front. Bit more subtle.

Just need to find somewhere with a discount now, refuse to pay full price!
I really like the tree on the purse. As you say, it's more subtle and classy. Let me know if you find one in a sale! :smile:
 
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