Quick ? on stams

iluvmybags

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O.G.
Sep 13, 2006
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The Windy City
the Mina is a shoulder bag -- it doesn't have the double handles. It's also a little bit softer than the stam

the stam is a frame bag and in addition to the longer chain, it has double leather handles.

the Mina was also only made in the quilted elastic, while the stam is made in various types of leather

MINA



STAM

 

dee

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Feb 15, 2006
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Stam has handles, along with chain strap. I have both. I like my Mina, but prefer to have handles as well.
 

iluvmybags

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O.G.
Sep 13, 2006
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The Windy City
I also don't think the chain is detachable on the Mina (altho some people claim to carry it as an oversized clutch), but it is on the Stam (I can't remember and I no longer have mine) -- the Mina was actually the bag that convinced me that I needed a stam!
 

jun3machina

hopelessly addicted
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Apr 11, 2006
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is the mina the same size as the stam?? does it have the gussets like a stam??
 

iluvmybags

& My Motos & Shoes!
O.G.
Sep 13, 2006
38,145
213
The Windy City
I also don't think the chain is detachable on the Mina (altho some people claim to carry it as an oversized clutch), but it is on the Stam (I can't remember and I no longer have mine) -- the Mina was actually the bag that convinced me that I needed a stam!
after looking back at my pics, I realized that the chain on the Mina WAS detachable
 

rorosity

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Jun 7, 2006
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It is a really different finish. It tends to look metallic, but it's really not. It's not really patent, either. It's just very saturated, shiny leather. It almost has that So-Cool kind of look. It's really stunning. Kind of PVC'ish. I would love to have a Quilted Elastic Stam in Green or Blue. I love the look of this leather and it would have been nice if they would have made them again. I can imagine a gorgeous brown quilted elastic.
 

Izznit

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Aug 2, 2007
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^^thanks, it just looks so different in the stock photo vs. in real life... :biggrin:
 

tadpolenyc

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Sep 9, 2006
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^ there was jun and both teal and topaz are pretty similar. the picture is of the topaz stam, but irl the color is actually more blue green than it is a pale blue.