- Mar 8, 2006
Did you see on the Bergdorf Goodman site today there is a paddington satchel shoulder bag? The strap is so nice and wide and long and has the signature C design.
I don't know about this particular bag, but I think that bags are like clothes, in that some styles suit some people and some suit others.Loganz said:AAHH - Don't do it.
I ordered the tan shoulder strap paddy from Neiman's and it went straight back.
That strap is wholly unfunctional; the bag cannot be worn messenger style and it hung down past my hips (I am 5'7").
The bag jutted out of my hip area like some weird fungal growth, it looked silly and felt awkward.
Also, if it is the tan on B&G those bags have been shipped and returned so many times that you are getting what equates to a second-hand bag. Mine had a pen mark on it, and the round leather stud tabs were frayed, it looked dirty...I could go on and on about that mistake.
I didn't even take pictures of it - it went back faster than you can say ho-ho.
Sorry, I forgot to say that in the UK we only ever get, at the most, 14 days to make up our mind and often only 7 days...not much time to fill a bag with napkins !Loganz said:Oh that is awful, napkins :blink: ...yikes, in my opinion some stores returns policies are too leniant, you should not be able to test drive a $1500 bag for a few weeks and then send it back, I just think that is ethically wrong.
You should be able to tell in your house, in front of your mirror if the bag is right for you.
The thing about the shoulder strap paddy is simply that the strap does not function. It's not a style thing. When you wear the strap on or across your shoulder, the bag gets totally out of control and falls over. Beacuse of, partly, the weight of the lock, partly beacuse of the construction. So you need to also hold on to the handles to keep the bag upright. Which is immensely impractical and looks just plain silly.chloehandbags said:I don't know about this particular bag, but I think that bags are like clothes, in that some styles suit some people and some suit others.