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Recommendations for a low-mid-end purse?


New Member
Feb 20, 2006
Hey, y'all!

This is my first post in this forum :smile:

I've been lemming to get a new purse lately, and I thought you guys might be able to help! I'm 17 years old, so I'd like something casual enough for a high-schooler but can also transition into my 20's. I have around $300 to spend, but I'd prefer to stick around the $100-200 range. I like things that are pretty, not too embellished, casual for everyday use, small to medium sized (I'm super short--around 5'), and something neutral enough that I can wear all year round.

I've been looking at Coach, and I've grown partial to this tote: http://www.coach.com/aspx/content/product.aspx?product_no=8111&category_id=68
in brass/khaki and http://www.coach.com/aspx/content/product.aspx?product_no=4073&category_id=47&easyask_id=
also in brass/khaki for a matching wallet. I was deciding between the multicolor and khaki, but then I thought I might get tired of multicolor later or it'd look too juvenile. What do you think?

Thanks for any of your help!


and a chocoholic!
Jan 27, 2006
Hi and wElCoMe :biggrin:
i am into coach these days.. and i saw ur post..:amuse:
here is my recommendation..:nuts:

i'd prefer the plain version of the tote.. and my choice would be brass/khaki for an all year.. or maybe black.. but i'd prefer white all in all! <<but its hard to take care of i guess! :sad:
by the way.. there is large and medium from the plain one! and ofcourse there is small.

the last one i posted is a bit higher than your budget.. 358$ but i think its s:huh::huh::huh: cute and worth it!:love:

and i am not a fan of the multicolor thing! its just too busy for me and way too HAPPY i guess LOloLolOL

click on images to enlarge :amuse:



Feb 4, 2006
I'm not sure where you're located, but you may consider trying the Coach outlet. They have lots of cute bags for under $300.


Jan 20, 2006
Yes. I vote for Cole Haan. There are so many different styles, and the bags are really well made. It's possible to get a Cole Haan bag on sale for a few hundred dollars, too. Check out the sales at department stores, and I think you can find the location of Cole Haan outlets (and get an idea of the current collections) by going to their website.
Jan 10, 2006
Everyone's made some great suggestions. If you can get to a Coach outlet, definitely look there first. Coach has great stuff in your price range. Can't go wrong with either Cole Hann or Kenneth Cole too.


Jan 20, 2006
And also -- browse the discount online sites (reputable ones are Bluefly and Styledrops, for example), in their 'sale' areas. Sometimes it's possible to get a really good deal on a normally out of your price range and high end designer bag.