Things you won't spend good $$$ on

piquedame

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in the short period that i've become fascinated with handbags, i've come to some very definite ideas about what i would and would not spend my hard-earned money on, no matter how famous the designer or how good a bargain. here's my list:

1. i won't blow hundreds of dollars on a monogram anything;
2. anything made of canvas;
3. "pretty" on the outside, but ugly lining;
4. appliques!
5. anything with hearts
6. anything made from a reptile (because i like reptiles!)

how about you?
 
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piquedame said:
in the short period that i've become fascinated with handbags, i've come to some very definite ideas about what i would and would not spend my hard-earned money on, no matter how famous the designer or how good a bargain. here's my list:

1. i won't blow hundreds of dollars on a monogram anything;
2. anything made of canvas;
3. "pretty" on the outside, but ugly lining;
4. appliques!
5. anything with hearts
6. anything made from a reptile (because i like reptiles!)

how about you?
i quote you!!
especially for the monogram thing.
and i wouldn't spend lots of mney on something a lot ofpeople have:shame:
 

kathyrose

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Unless it's on sale or I get it for a bargain...

1. Nylon (all my kate spades, except for one, I got on sale)
2. An all - fur bag (scared of zipper getting caught and ruining the bag)
3. Rubber
4. I haven't gotten a tweed bag yet and always disliked it but it can change soon
5. Brands I just don't like

I used to think I will never own a suede bag cause it's expensive and hard to take care of. I have two suede bags now. I eat my words.
 

pseub

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amanda said:
1. nylon (sorry, miuccia)
2. stiff leather
3. straps that don't stay put
4. all-over studding or other adornment
5. bags with pictures of things (IF tattoo bags, etc)
I'm with you. Also bags that have a lot of "texture" (e.g. the new LV suede bags with the raised/appliqued floral pattern) because they tend to start to look shabby after the first few times someone brushes against them. I also won't spend good money on something that just doesn't fit with my style or needs.
 

peacocky

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1) nylon over $180
2) fur bags b/c they are tacky
3) denim bags
4) patent leather
5) faux croc/lizard/aligator/eel/snake/etc
6) pony hair
7) rubber
8) leather-like
9) suede

I think that about wraps my list up.
 

JoV

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nylon/microfiber bags
fake anything
leatherette (what is that?)
anything that is freying in store or has loose thread
any bag that is over $700 that doesn't make me dream about it. (If it's constantly on my mind, i find a way to afford it)
 

SuLi

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allison said:
1) nylon over $180
2) fur bags b/c they are tacky
3) denim bags
4) patent leather
5) faux croc/lizard/aligator/eel/snake/etc
6) pony hair
7) rubber
8) leather-like
9) suede

I think that about wraps my list up.
My thoughts exactly. Although I have to add real snake, lizard, eel skins.
 

Suzerstar

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Anything pleather...once I spent $250 on a bag...not alot but enough...got home realized it was pleather took it immediately back to the store...how can they sell junk w/ a pricetag like that....
 

melisande

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Just certain colours (not the 'very popular last year' teal, for example), and certain designers.
 
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piquedame said:
in the short period that i've become fascinated with handbags, i've come to some very definite ideas about what i would and would not spend my hard-earned money on, no matter how famous the designer or how good a bargain. here's my list:

1. i won't blow hundreds of dollars on a monogram anything;
2. anything made of canvas;
3. "pretty" on the outside, but ugly lining;
4. appliques!
5. anything with hearts
6. anything made from a reptile (because i like reptiles!)

how about you?
Piquedame my Mono Canvas Collection wuld give you the hives :nuts: !! Anyways I don't drop cash (let say over $300) on:
1. Suede, I love it though, just too high maintenance
2. Really anything trendy, I define trendy pretty narrowily, eg studded bags
3. Nylon as well
 

edsbgrl

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1 - Nylon (No offense Prada) :P
2 - Pleather or any fake leather
3 - Bags with excess fringe, strings, beads etc.
4 - Yellow bags :sick:
5 - See through bags
 

Loganz

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I am going to sound like everyone else here:

1 - nylon/canvas/fake leather of any kind
2 - snake
3 - really anything that is too outside of my visual comfort zone; novelty is okay for under $50; but, not more than that. If it has a wearability rating of 2 or less I will not spend more than $50 on it.
 

Cristina

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Anything crocheted/knit, with a drawstring, python or lizard, fringe, western-themed, too metallic and shiny, pleather or vinyl, and anything that cannot be carred comfortably.