Handbags and Lifestyle?

misslola

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Does anyone feel that their lifestyle dictates what type of bag to use? Seems like many of you on this forum are students or young urban working women, while I am a middle-age suburban stay-at-home mom. I live in jeans and like a funky handbag to balance my boring clothes. In the suburb where I live I would feel just silly carrying a LV bag! Plus I don't necessarily like other people knowing exactly how much I paid for something.

What is a bag-lover to do?
 

JoV

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misslola said:
Does anyone feel that their lifestyle dictates what type of bag to use? Seems like many of you on this forum are students or young urban working women, while I am a middle-age suburban stay-at-home mom. I live in jeans and like a funky handbag to balance my boring clothes. In the suburb where I live I would feel just silly carrying a LV bag! Plus I don't necessarily like other people knowing exactly how much I paid for something.

What is a bag-lover to do?

Basically me too. Only I work part time (at night) in a liquor store. Buy I buy what I like. Plus no one needs to know what you paid. If someone gets bossy with me about a designer bag, I tell them it was a gift.

I live in black clothing, so I like the funky bags too. Plus I hate the whole "Soccer Mom" look for me. So it's bags and boots to funk it up at bit. In fact, I don't even own sneakers!
 

Kathy K

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This thread provokes a question on my part. Do you all think that a Botkier Trigger hobo is too big to work as a day time purse for a business woman? How big is too big for business wear, anyway?
 

SuLi

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Kathy K said:
This thread provokes a question on my part. Do you all think that a Botkier Trigger hobo is too big to work as a day time purse for a business woman? How big is too big for business wear, anyway?

I don't think that it is too big for business wear, especially if you carry a lot to work. I carry an MJ Stella bag, and I am fairly certain that it is larger than the Botkier.
 

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misslola said:
Does anyone feel that their lifestyle dictates what type of bag to use? Seems like many of you on this forum are students or young urban working women, while I am a middle-age suburban stay-at-home mom. I live in jeans and like a funky handbag to balance my boring clothes. In the suburb where I live I would feel just silly carrying a LV bag! Plus I don't necessarily like other people knowing exactly how much I paid for something.

What is a bag-lover to do?

YES, my choice in handbags is totally indicative of my lifestyle. I need big, roomy, easy to get into and durable.
I'm a SAHM in the suburbs of Dallas, but my current fave is my Vuitton Batignolles Horizontal.
I like funky too, I'm dying for a couple of IF bags.
 

youngprof

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Well, the different aspects of my lifestyle dictate which bag I carry. I'm a university professor, so during the day I tend to carry a large bag that can hold papers and such, usually one of my MJ Stellas or my Kooba Sienna. For going out, I don't like tiny bags, so I often carry something like one of my MJ Stams or my paddington. I'm a mom, too, so I like to have room in my bag for whatever I might need.
 

Kat

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I guess my handbag collection is like my life .... a little bit of everything .... one day I'll be riding my motorcycle ... the next day I'll be at work at the courthouse ... the next day I'll have a formal to go to .... the next day I'll go out for a casual dinner with friends ... I also take several trips each year for pleasure .... at this point I pretty much have a bag for every occasion .... lol
 
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