What is your take on "cloth" handbags?

More4Me

Epidemiologist
Oct 5, 2007
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I know LV, Gucci and Coach are the main culprits. Why spend hundreds of dollars for a bag that is not even leather?

I want to start a collection soon. I am just not sure about paying so much for something that might be pretty but is made of cloth fabric.

What is your take on expensive cloth bags?
 

ItsMyWorld

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Dec 28, 2006
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I don't care for them personally but no one is forcing me to buy them so I'm happy. I do have to say that some people are vegan and thus they don't use leather products. I am not one of these people, but that could be a reason why. All handbags have a huge mark up even if they are quality leather. I think that like anything else, it is preference. I don't personally care for most cloth bags.
 
Feb 26, 2006
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I don't mind coated canvas. It's darn near indestructible. However, plain cloth is a no-go for me. It gets filthy so easily. I see a lot of women carrying the logo canvas Coach bags around here, and half the time they look grimy. That would drive me insane.
 

tracy814

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Jul 19, 2007
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I like nylon, especially those I can wash in the washer, and I like coated canvas. I am not into fabric though, like coach fabric that gets dirty and can't be washed...
 

LewLew

Budding Bag Junkie
O.G.
Dec 27, 2007
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Houston, TX
Coated Canvas is good, like the LV Monogram or LAMB Signature bags. As someone said, they are pretty indestructable, I don't have to stress about them if I get caught in the rain and they get a bit wet, etc. I have one regular uncoated canvas bag, and I am very careful with her.

Most of my bags are leather though.............
 
I have a few gucci's that are canvas and I love them. They are light weight and versatile. I enjoy carrying my canvas gucci more in the summer than my leather bags. The canvas is not easily ruined and will las for a long time. I've never had any trouble with mine and I like a variety of different bags.
 

wordbox

so in love!
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Feb 26, 2007
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The North Pole
I think LV is one of the only types of "fabric" bags that I'd spend money on. If you've ever felt one, the canvas is actually coated, and I love the way it feels and I love how durable and great they are. My Damier Speedy is one of my favorite bags, it's fabulous.

As for plain cloth bags, I think they serve their purpose, but I wouldn't spend a lot of money on them. Some are nice because they're washable, and I wouldn't tote library books around in a nice bag, or bring a nice bag to the beach or on a boat, you know? As much as I love my nice leather bags, I can appreciate other materials for what they are.
 

conniec.4

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May 22, 2007
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i guess i am in the minority, i mostly dislike leather bags; most are too heavy for me..i love my nylon prada's and my denim lv's... and my one mono lv....i agree, there is no way they should be as $$$ as they are...i do have some leather, and i love balenciaga....
 

AnneT

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Dec 30, 2007
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I've fallen for cloth bags but they always break my heart. Or, rather, I always break them. I'm just not willing to baby my bags and the cloth ends up dirty and worn looking much too fast. So, I don't have anything against cloth bags per se; they just don't fit my lifestyle.

I am still waiting for the perfect coated canvas bag to come along. I keep hearing words like "indestructible" and "bulletproof." Nice words :smile: I just don't like the LV logos all over the canvas.
 
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