Should I Keep Both, One, or Neither of These Bargain Bags? Reveal!

katev

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I stopped at the outlet today and the FP deletes were 50% off MSRP but nothing really grabbed me. Then I found 2 bags in clearance - each marked $99.99 - that I liked a lot!


I have to admit that price was a factor in buying these bags. There are things that I love about each of the bags and things that I don't care for. I probably would have passed them up at a higher price, but at such a cheap price I figured I could probably live with a few inconveniences!


I may keep one, or both, or neither! I plan to carry them around the house a bit and then decide. Want to see what I got for $200?
 
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I stopped at the outlet today and the FP deletes were 50% off MSRP; but nothing that really grabbed me. Then I found 2 bags in clearance - each marked $99.99 - that I really liked!


I have to admit that price was a factor in buying these bags. There are things that I love about the 2 bags and things that I don't care for. I probably would have passed them up at a higher price, but at such a cheap price I decided I could live with a few inconveniences!


I may keep one or both or neither. I plan to carry them around the house and then decide. Want to see what I got for $200?
Yes! Please!
 

katev

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I got the Madison Zebra Print North South Tote 26633 LI BMC for $99.99 (MSRP = $298). I love that it is fun but still sharp-looking. It will be great for travel because it lightweight, holds a lot, and will pack easily. I also love the way that you can clip the inner straps to cinch the bag in to change the shape and make the closure more secure.


I am not crazy about bags that puddle and this one is a puddler! But it opens up so wide that I hope it won't be a problem.


I took pictures with and without flash because it is hard to see the true colors. What do you think of my first bargain bag?!
 

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katev

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Here are some teasers for my second bag. I was attracted to this bag (a lot!) when it came out a couple of years ago, but there were a few things I didn't like about it so I passed it by.


The SA told me that it had been returned today, in perfect condition with the original tag attached and with the dustbag.


Any ideas?
 

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Suzanne B.

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Love the Madison zebra! I'm not a fabric bag person, nor an animal print one either, but the browns of this bag grabbed me......I got the kelsey.
 

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I got a crimson and brass Madison Patent Tote 20484 B4 CM for $99.99 (MSRP = $328).


When this bag first came out I loved it in both aubergine and crimson but I don't care for break-away zippers and I am not a fan of smooth patent because it shows fingerprints and flaws (although I love crinkle patent because it is more forgiving.)


I am still not crazy about these features, but when I looked at this bag today all I could think was "What a gorgeous bag for the holidays!"


Here are some pics. It is so difficult to photograph a red bag. I have taken pics with and without flash but neither is exactly accurate. It is a beautiful dark red shiny bag with shiny brass accents!
 

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Suzanne B.

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I got a crimson and brass Madison Patent Tote 20484 B4 CM for $99.99 (MSRP = $328).


When this bag first came out I loved it in both aubergine and crimson but I don't care for break-away zippers and I am not a fan of smooth patent because it shows fingerprints and flaws (although I love crinkle patent because it is more forgiving.)


I am still not crazy about these features, but when I looked at this bag today all I could think was "What a gorgeous bag for the holidays!"


Here are some pics. It is so difficult to photograph a red bag. I have taken pics with and without flash but neither is exactly accurate. It is a beautiful dark red shiny bag with shiny brass accents!

Great bargain finds! I vote zebra if you only want to keep one.....sorry, I'm not a patent leather fan.