Please help me decide which reward to buy!

phee4321

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I am planning on paying myself a weekly 'wage' for quitting smoking and am going to save the money towards a handbag. However, I can't decide which to get. I've got plenty of time yet but I want to start browsing to keep me on track lol!

I have a few requirements:
* Must have a shoulder strap
* Must be large enough for a book (I have a 1.5 hour commute to work)
* Must be suitable for using pretty much daily

I've mostly been looking at Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

I'll be saving my pennies in this http://www.bombayduck.co.uk/bbd/sto...egory=2,txtSearch=,txtSearchNameSKU=money box, and will be getting £15 a week (so long as I quit). I'm prepared to save for months so I don't have a particular budget in mind but I probably won't go much over £700 (then I can start saving for the next one :P

Hope you have some great suggestions so TIA!
 
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Have you tried Marc Jacobs? The Blake is a classic and is perfect for a book and anything else you need. Try the forum, we can all help you there.
 

artlovergal

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I love my black leather Chanel Classic Jumbo flap bag with large reverse "C" logo in front in gold tone metal, and leather interwoven in metal straps!
 

echo_23

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I just wanted to congratulate you. Quitting is a hard thing to do- you should be so proud of yourself! I hope you find a purse you really love- you'll deserve it!
 

echo_23

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Oh yeah...back to bags... I have a LV Luco that I love for holding books and magazines. They discontinued it, but I believe they have several others in similar sizes. I love the look of the neverfull GM. It's perfect for everyday and can hold books.
 

phee4321

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Thanks for the suggestions so far.

BagsRmyLife - Are the handles on the Blake large enough to carry it on your shoulder? It's a beautiful bag. I'm definately going to have to have a mooch around the MJ Forum!

artlovergal - do you have any pics? Sounds gorgeous!

echo_23 - Thanks! I haven't actually started stopping yet - I am quitting on Monday but I am determined I will do it! The neverfull GM is definately a contender. I could get everything I need in it. That one's going on the shortlist!
 

artlovergal

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Sorry. I haven't learned to use the digital camera by business partner recently bought for me - - much less figure out how to transfer images from camera to computer. Am hoping to learn in my "free time". The bag is gorgeous - - it's my all time favorite (and I own more than 80 bags, at last count).
 

balihai88

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Although I've never been a smoker, I know that quitting is not easy so congratulations! Probably one of the best things you could ever do for yourself....so a reward bag is definitely in order! How about the LV cabas piano or the batignolles?
 

pidgeon92

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Balenciaga. I love my Day bag for summer, and my City just arrived today. The first thing I did was stuff in my wallet and such, and make sure there was enough room for a hardcover. :P
 

glaziersgirl

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I have the Piano and it is a great bag. Tried on the Neverfull and to be honest, I didn't like the straps at all. They looked sort of cheap and thin. Have you seen the LP Lauren Conrad bag? It is beautiful and big and $350.00...what a nice reward for such a big accomplishment. Good Luck!
 

candi_s

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i recommend balenciaga too! it's such a daily wear bag that the colour you adore will match most of the clothings in your wardrobe. i personally favour my work size because i stuff books, umbrella, jackets, etc. in there. but the city size can still hold all these although u may have to sacrifice on the roominess and ease of rummaging through the bag to find your things.
 

phee4321

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm reconsidering the idea that it has to have a shoulder strap as I'm loving the LV Speedy 30. I've also seen a Balenciaga City in Congac - does anyone have this? How do you like it?