New here and looking for a new bag


New Member
Dec 29, 2006
What a fun forum! I am in the market for a new "everyday" type black bag. I like this from Coach, but open to all ideas. I like classic, but current styles.
but I'm sure you ladies have some great suggestions. I'd like to keep the price tag under $500. Thanks in advance for opinions.


Aug 26, 2006
First of all, welcome! Now to the important stuff--purses!!!! I'm not good at posting pics (I see you can do that very well--I'm jealous), but have you ever looked at Cole Haan bags? They use top leather and the styles are varied; nearly all the prices are below $400, the highest I recall is $575. Go to

Also, Marc by Marc Jacobs has some nice bags in the $400 range--some of the lines have very soft leather. Right now my everyday bag is a M by MJ totally turnlock bowler. They might be sold out, but Zappo's and other stores have some other styles.

Good luck and have fun researching the right bag for you!


Feb 4, 2006
Welcome! I looked at that first Coach bag tonight at the Coach store! It is GORGEOUS! I think it would be an excellent choice. It's a little sharper and more classic lined than the Legacy bags. There is also a nice black Hogan shoulder bag on eBay in your price range, but it does not have the structure of the Coach. Let us know what you pick!