'Hand' bags with straps what is your opinion?

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Straps on hand held bags?

  1. Love it!

  2. Only once in awhile

  3. Not for me, but ok on others

  4. Hate it!

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  1. Well, I have never been a huge speedy fan, partly because I like shoulder bags better.

    I was lucky to snag a strap for my new toledo blue 35.

    Also I was looking at the Epi Riviera, which is a hand bag too, but my SA said alot of people use a strap with it. She pointed out even corporate was getting the message, people like shoulder straps...that's why the cruise cabas has one.

    How do you feel about straps on a handbag?
  2. I don't know if I would buy a strap for my Speedy. But it might work for others.
  3. I don't know...it looks okay on some people, but I can't stand it because it looks so odd IMO! If you can take the handles off the bag, then sure, but I cannot imagine wearing my Jasmin or Sarria mini with a strap because the handles hanging off the side seem so out of place!
  4. I love shoulder bags as well but it never crossed my mind to put a shoulder strap on a hand-held bag. I think it would look weird on me.
  5. Its no big deal to me, if it feels/looks weird then do w/o the shoulder strap. On the other hand I'm sure having a spare strap tucked in your bag is useful when you need your hands to be free.

    Sports bags (I think they are called duffel bags) can have handles and a shoulder strap and they don't look odd.
  6. I think there's a purpose behind the design for a "handbag" and I think they should be left as that in my opinion. When you add a strap on it, it takes away some of the appeal, for instance imagine the Manhattan PM/GM with a strap on it? It would add to much to it...
  7. Agreed!!! :yes: :yes: :yes:
  8. Keepalls have straps and handles....and speedy is basically a smaller version...just something I thought about.
  9. weird IMO
  10. i don't get why most people love it..maybe gotta change my view a bit here :smile:
  11. I think on the poll "hate it" is running almost neck and neck with "love it" now.
  12. Doesn't the stephen have both handles and a cross body strap? :shrugs:
  13. True... but I think there's more of a practical purpose for luggage having both. With something small like a purse, no real need IMO, and at the same time, the busy-ness of having both stands out more..

    Also, not all Keepalls come with straps.

  14. never ...
  15. i think that the only time i would throw a strap on a handbag is when i am shopping and really need my hands free. (when shopping gets out of control!) i could see throwing a strap on the bag to make life easier- but then taking it off when i'm done. keeping a strap inside the bag for just those emergencies is something i would consider.