How do you feel about black patent leather bags?

icechick

clutch ho!
Dec 16, 2005
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Reykjavik
I really like them and have been wanting one for this winter. I'm just afraid that they'll be out next winter and that it would be sitting on a shelf for the next few years.
 

ciatta

O.G.
Aug 14, 2006
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They're really too dressy for me. I live in Florida and things are alot more casual down here. I did pick up an unusually shaped vintage black patent bag with bakelite handles that's kinda neat. Sadly, I have only used it twice. So I doubt that I will be buying another black patent bag.
 

Miss Sooky

Member
Oct 22, 2006
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Curled up with a book
Love, love, love them as long as they are in the right shape and design and I remember the seasonal effect - my latest patent purchase has led complete strangers to ask me about my bag - which in reserved England is quite a thing! I do realise though that come the first sign of blossom and warm weather, black patent is going to look daft!
 

ashlend

Member
Sep 9, 2006
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I think they're a bit flashy for daytime, plus very trendy- next season I think they will look dated.
 

jchiara

is really in love...
O.G.
Oct 4, 2006
10,708
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Here & There
I agree. I think that it might look good now, but it's too trendy. I don't really like shiny bags either. I think that even if it's real leather, it just takes away from the sophistication of it. But that's just my opinion....:popcorn:
 

Lexie2000

O.G.
Jan 6, 2006
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Wild Wonderful West Virginia
I think they are very stylish and pretty but in my mind I can instantly conjure up the image of my Mom going out to dinner one day in the 60's and she had the black patent leather high heels and purse to match. She wore them for a decade at least. So to me, they will always be really dated.