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CoachCruiser

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.....but it's been a hell of a week personally, and of course I want to use my PCE at Coach today. ARGH. I have a slew of bags to decide from, at all different price points, styles, etc.

What are your thoughts on the following? I realize that they are all VERY different. I love clutches, especially the first two....but I'm in love with the other bags as well (the mandarin color, and the lovely python embossed with gold glitter). SIGH.

-Bleecker black clutch with white band across it ($228 originally)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1-30164-en?cs=sbkwt&catId=5000000000000015035

-Madison Pinnacle Clutch in Exotic Stripe Leather ($398)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1-30117-en?cs=linam&catId=5000000000000015035

-Bleecker Sullivan Hobo/Pebbled Leather in Mandarin Orange ($378)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...0051-31623-en?searchKeyword=bleecker sullivan

-Madison Pinnacle Chain Crossbody in White/Ivory Python (with gold glitter) ($258)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1-51662-en?cs=licpu&catId=5000000000000015030
 

LauraTracy

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Why? So you can stalk my bags?
I have seen the second one in person. It's gorgeous! Fairly large but it's very striking.

Honestly not big on the first clutch. I think the mandarin python has it all over this one. I'm not a hobo person either but mandarin in person is very pretty. I loved it on the Georgie even though I'm not so sure I really love that purse. That's how much I love mandarin.

The last one I really like! If you are looking for a smaller bag that can double as a clutch, I think that python embossed in white is stunning!

Good Luck deciding. I'm trying to pare down my own list too. :smile:
 

firstclasscoach

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I don't get as much use out of clutches or dressy bags myself. I would get the Sullivan. But if you're going for a fancier bag, that gold glitter is tres chic and looks way more expensive than it is.
 
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I love the last one, it's beautiful. I was actually considering it in leather. It's more versatile, since it can be either cross body or a clutch.

But, you probably can't go wrong with any of them. ;)
 
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I personally like the MADISON PINNACLE CHAIN CROSSBODY IN PYTHON EMBOSSED LEATHER best! Good luck on your decision!
 

Jesssh

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I like the last one. I'm not sure how it holds up though - I think someone posted a rant on glitter leather.
 

Jadis4742

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I'm a little leery of clutches without straps, so easy to get dropped, or left behind, or - the biggest thing for me - activate my fibro/arthritis. But I am a major klutz with a myriad of health issues, so this probably wouldn't bother anyone else.

I really do like the Madison chain crossbody - I just took my rose-gold one out last night! - but I've seen the black glitter leather in person and, while gorgeous, I personally didn't feel like it would hold up over time. And glitter. Everywhere. Which might bother some people. (But not me! Shiny!) So that would be my second choice.

First choice for me would be the hobo. Large! Comfortable! Amazing color! Hell, I don't even LIKE orange and I think that bag is great!
 

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Thank you all! I'm still a bit undecided...sort of leaning toward the Madison Pinnacle clutch (Python and Mandarin stripes)....or the glitter/python crossbody....but who knows???! I love them all but can really just get one. Sigh. I may walk out with something completely different!!

Thanks for all your opinions! :smile:
 

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For me, the first two clutches aren't big enough to hold enough. The Bleecker has no depth at all.

I like the last two. The hobo would be the most versatile since it holds everything you need. For its size, it is the most reasonably priced. I love the ivory python Madison but it is very small. If they had made this one bigger, I would have gotten it. It is also has been out longer than any of the others, so you might be able to find it at an outlet in the not too distant future.
 

shminbabe

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.....but it's been a hell of a week personally, and of course I want to use my PCE at Coach today. ARGH. I have a slew of bags to decide from, at all different price points, styles, etc.

What are your thoughts on the following? I realize that they are all VERY different. I love clutches, especially the first two....but I'm in love with the other bags as well (the mandarin color, and the lovely python embossed with gold glitter). SIGH.

-Bleecker black clutch with white band across it ($228 originally)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1-30164-en?cs=sbkwt&catId=5000000000000015035

-Madison Pinnacle Clutch in Exotic Stripe Leather ($398)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1-30117-en?cs=linam&catId=5000000000000015035

-Bleecker Sullivan Hobo/Pebbled Leather in Mandarin Orange ($378)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...0051-31623-en?searchKeyword=bleecker sullivan

-Madison Pinnacle Chain Crossbody in White/Ivory Python (with gold glitter) ($258)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1-51662-en?cs=licpu&catId=5000000000000015030
You are all over the map here, girl!

Okay, here are my thoughts.

I also love the new Bright Mandarin color and think it's FABULOUS paired with the python print, be it embossed leather or the fabric. That clutch is amazing in the picture. I haven't seen it IRL. I'd get it in a hot second if it also had a chain strap. I know myself and I don't like a 'clutch only' bag. I need more than just one way to carry it.

The Bleecker 'envelope clutch' is very interesting in person but it's slight. How much would it hold? Again, with only one way to carry it, I am not considering that one.

The Bleecker Sullivan Hobo? Well, I'm not wild about it. That Bleecker pebbled leather doesn't do anything for me. But if I got it, I'd do Bright Mandarin. I need to see that one IRL with someone actually using it because that could change my mind about it.

Finally, I love the cross body in White Python (or degraded pink one)! Now that is one unique bag and one I'd snap up b/c it's not going to be around. You can tuck the chain strap in or remove it and voila! There's your clutch. Or wear it as a shoulder bag or cross body. I love it. That's my choice.
 

MaryBel

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My vote would be in this order:

-Bleecker Sullivan Hobo/Pebbled Leather in Mandarin Orange ($378)
-Madison Pinnacle Chain Crossbody in White/Ivory Python (with gold glitter) ($258)
-Madison Pinnacle Clutch in Exotic Stripe Leather ($398)


-Bleecker black clutch with white band across it ($228 originally)

Not a fan of this one, but I have not seen it IRL, but the other ones I'd pick even without seeing them IRL. I love hobos, so that's why I picked the Sullivan as the 1st choice. I have the chain crossbody in plain leather and I really enjoyed carrying it (and I'm not a big fan of small bags).
The exotic clutch is just gorgeous!
 

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.....but it's been a hell of a week personally, and of course I want to use my PCE at Coach today. ARGH. I have a slew of bags to decide from, at all different price points, styles, etc.

What are your thoughts on the following? I realize that they are all VERY different. I love clutches, especially the first two....but I'm in love with the other bags as well (the mandarin color, and the lovely python embossed with gold glitter). SIGH.

-Bleecker black clutch with white band across it ($228 originally)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1-30164-en?cs=sbkwt&catId=5000000000000015035

-Madison Pinnacle Clutch in Exotic Stripe Leather ($398)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1-30117-en?cs=linam&catId=5000000000000015035

-Bleecker Sullivan Hobo/Pebbled Leather in Mandarin Orange ($378)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...0051-31623-en?searchKeyword=bleecker sullivan

-Madison Pinnacle Chain Crossbody in White/Ivory Python (with gold glitter) ($258)
http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1-51662-en?cs=licpu&catId=5000000000000015030
Here are my thoughts...

1) I'm partial to black & white, but I found this to be the least exciting of the clutches you picked out...and w/ no strap my vote is no.
2) Love the colors...again no strap...
3) totally different than the other bags, but looks like a great fx'l bag...does the shoulder strap stay down when you use the longer strap? That's always my big gripe w/ these types of bags. Like the color though.
4) Love this clutch! I love that it has a strap and that it's removable. I really like multi-functional bags. This is my fav of the 3 clutches.

Make sure you post pix of what you end up with...happy shopping! :smile:
 

letstalkbags

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I like the glitter python one the best .
I have the glitter lizard one like this in black /silver and love it !
 
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