Need some advice please!!!!

maplecottage

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Hi Haribo

I dont have it but unfortunately I do agree with your friends, it does seem to have a camera bag feel to it.

However with any bag it is always best to see if you can try it on in real life, it may look gorgeous on you - what works for some doesn't always work for others.

Good luck with your choice :smile:
 
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bluecat_00

Hi Haribo, I wouldn't listen to your friend - you need to like the bag! However, I agree with Maple perhaps you need to see one IRL to make up your own mind. I don't think anyone's opinion counts except yours! Hope this helps.
 

Inem

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Mabel is a gorgeous style. It's a very classy looking bag. I personally love the Mabel, but I like the normal style one though, the one that you can carry over your shoulder. The small one looks a bit awkward IMO. I like bags that I can carry on my shoulder too, not just hand held.

What colour are you interested in, Haribo?
 
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Hi Haribo- I have the champagne shoulder bag and it is a little longer than the small mabel (of which I also have 2) -it is a lovely fit on the shoulder and is my smart evening bag for nights out- I love it as I am a hands free girl at heart and while I find the small mables nice (thus have 2) I dont like not being able to sling a bag on my shoulder so I am now eyeing up buying the shoulder in black in HOF - its £395 in there in the black if this helps- not sure what other colours it is available in now- was in lipstick in the sale-not my cup of tea as I dont do colour- champagne was my adventurous toe in the water re a colourful bag
 
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corries2

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Hi haribo, this is me with my lipstick and butterscotch shoulder mabels. It's their boxiness I love. And the flexibility. I'd wear with jeans or in the evening. They are a perfect splash of colour for me. Up close the hardware makes them nothing like a camera bag. Not a bit of velcro in sight!
 

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haribo15

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THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!!!

To elvisfan4life : I was looking for the lipstick color (which I really love personally) but I think your champagne one is really nice aswell. I have never saw it in real life. Thanks alot for your honest opinion.

To corries2 thanks alot for providing me photos. You've got 2 really beautiful mabels. I really like them (especially the lipstick one.... lol :biggrin:) and they suit you alot.

I think I'll continue my search for a mabel shoulder bag because as you said it's not similar to a camera bag at all.

:tpfrox:
 
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THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!!!

To elvisfan4life : I was looking for the lipstick color (which I really love personally) but I think your champagne one is really nice aswell. I have never saw it in real life. Thanks alot for your honest opinion.

To corries2 thanks alot for providing me photos. You've got 2 really beautiful mabels. I really like them (especially the lipstick one.... lol :biggrin:) and they suit you alot.

I think I'll continue my search for a mabel shoulder bag because as you said it's not similar to a camera bag at all.

:tpfrox:[/QUOTE

Im not sure if Canopy in Nottingham - or any other Canopy store- might still have the lipstick shoulder at 50% off- it was certainly in the Nottingham one a couple of weeks ago as they still had sale bags- worth giving them a call if you are anywhere near a canopy store- I called them when their sale was on and the nice lady there rang round all their stores and emailed a list of what each store had!! I know their sale in Nottingham was still on last week cos my OH told me as he works in Nottingham and went past it on the way to the bank
 
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Hi haribo, this is me with my lipstick and butterscotch shoulder mabels. It's their boxiness I love. And the flexibility. I'd wear with jeans or in the evening. They are a perfect splash of colour for me. Up close the hardware makes them nothing like a camera bag. Not a bit of velcro in sight!
Now that butterscotch is really nice- even for a colour phobic like me- looks lovely on you
 
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Agree you should buy what you like and don't let anyone sway you! I'm not a fan of Mabel but wouldn't it be boring if we all liked the same thing. :biggrin:
 

fuzzyfelt27

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I can see your friends point re: looking like a camera bag, but having seen it so stylishly modelled by corries, I think it looks good!
 
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Having read what your friends think - I think that in Black it would have a 'camera bag' look about it, but in a colour (like corries gorgeous Butterscotch one) it looks great. (and I'm not even a colour person!)