I would love some purse advice.

jlaw

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Hello all, I found this forum while shopping for a purse for my wife for Christmas. Man, am I glad I did. It stopped me from making a few mistakes. At least I don’t feel completely blind anymore about what to possibly get because I was hoping to pick something out for her so she would be surprised. She has said in passing that she needs a new black purse. I was hoping to spend $1,000 or less and I was thinking of the black Diorissimo Multi-Pocket Hobo, but I am completely open to suggestions. Thanks for any help.
 

fashionfrenzy

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If she likes classic designs, I don't think that you can go wrong with a Muse bag from YSL. Also, the Gucci sale is about to start--December 5th, presale going now.
 

jlaw

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I am sure this is a stupid question, but I am not familiar with presale, is that something you can go to the store and inquire about? What bags are going on sale?
 

jlaw

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also, she is not as crazy about the bags with a lot of gold in them, or that the gold was too strong of color. I guess what I am trying to say as that the more muted the gold the better. the gucci has a "buttergold" that she really liked.
 

chloehandbags

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How would you describe her style? :shrugs:

Would you say her style is casual? Smart? Fashionable? Conservative?

What kind of bags does she generally buy/is she drawn to? Does she like slouchy, or structured bags? You mention the Diorissimo Multi-Pocket Hobo, does she normally carry/like hobos? Does she like clutches? Totes? Messengers? Satchels?

Personally, I think the Diorissimo is too structured for a hobo, but that's probably just me. :biggrin:

If you aren't sure about what all the types of bag are called, this site is really helpful (courtesy of pb! :flowers:):

Carrum Saccus HANDBAG GLOSSARY
 

jlaw

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I am trying to figure out her style and its not easy. This process is very foreign to me, but I certainly appreciate your help. My thought was to buy a designer bag which I have heard of Dior, LV, G&D, Kate Spaid, etc. because I assumed they were the best. She only has one other Prada purse and then some other "non designer" type stuff. All I really know is that she needs a more casual black purse. Her friend has a fendi bag that she really likes I think it is the lambskin/patent eylet bag.

Passerby, I have heard that braids on the handle are in-style and she saw a gucci one with a braided handle and didn't care for it as much.
 

jlaw

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CH, that cannage purse does look awesome, but is the best price you know of $1,495? What could I reasonbly expect to get it for? Thanks for your help. If you have any questions about the NFL, NBA, or fantasy football please let me know.
 

Rose

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I am very picky about what I like and my poor hubby would be completely lost if he was trying to do this. When my hubby wants to get me a bag he arranges to take me on a 'special' shopping expedition. He pre-arranges appointments with SA's who are then extra nice to me when I get to the shop with him to chose something. At my last 'special' shopping trip he had arranged for a bottle of champagne to be opened and I felt very special and loved while I got to do my favorite thing, pick a bag!
 

Kat

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For around $1,000 you could get her a Ferragamo Marissa bag with either gold or silver hardware. The leather is gorgeous, and it is a classic style. I bought one myself last summer, and I love it. If you are considering getting her another Prada the black leather hobo is gorgeous. I bought that bag too not too long ago. I'll post some pics for you to see.
 

Kat

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The first pic is the Ferragamo Marissa bag. The second pic is the Prada hobo.



Another option would be a Marc Jacobs Blake bag in black. I also have that bag, and it's a beauty. Here's a pic. It is the bag on the right.



Good luck! Let us know what bag you decide to get.
 

FleurDeLis

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If your wife is looking for a classic black bag . . . Chanel is the way to go. IT might be a little oover your price range but it is worth it.
 

jadejett

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For around $1,000 you could get her a Ferragamo Marissa bag with either gold or silver hardware. The leather is gorgeous, and it is a classic style. I bought one myself last summer, and I love it. If you are considering getting her another Prada the black leather hobo is gorgeous. I bought that bag too not too long ago. I'll post some pics for you to see.

I agree! Ferragamo has beautiful classic bags. I don't think you can go wrong.

And may I say Jlaw what a wonderful husband you are for going through the trouble of creating a membership and doing so much legwork. We should all be as lucky as your wife! :yes: