Favorite type on handbags?

Started 3 years ago. There are 9 replies by 8 different members. The latest reply was from natasha.
  1. My canvas carry all handbag with the appropriate number of zippered compartments and pockets has worn out. Now it looks ratty, the handles are frayed and it's time to replace. As I was shopping around yesterday, I didn't see anything similar. Most big bags are just one open sac with handles. Anything I put in there will fall to the bottom and look messy. Any suggestions??? This might sound weird, but I carry a lunch box everyday. I wish I could find some sort of coordinating component there as well. Thanks.

  1. You may want to look at baggallini.com. You'll find a variety of tote-bags each with various interior compartments. One may meet your needs. Added benefit - the tote bags are made of lightweight nylon -- easy to keep clean.

  2. Great, Thanks so much! I will try baggallini. As it turns out , I went shopping for the perfect handbag and ended up buying no less than three!!!! One was beautiful ellen fisher tote style for $4 at thrift. Alas no pockets, but I couldn't refuse. The second is a fake alligator sturdy tote with zippers and such, this one seems nice and practical for everyday maybe? And the third one is a sort of back pack made of italian leather- this one was on sale but still pricey. And what did I do??????????? I took everything and put it back into the ratty canvas bag with the right pockets and carried it to work as usual?! Guess I need some help here.

  3. Mary, Sounds like you settled! I do this all the time. Meaning, I'm looking to check all the boxes and can't find anything that does it. I notice that many times my donations are the newer things I've purchased. I'm trying now to stop repeating this and try to style what I already have.

  4. Unless you're in a desert, don't carry a bag that has an open top, even if it's over your shoulder and under your arm. My purse /wallet was stolen out of an over the shoulder tote bag, in a city. You need at least a zip. (And maybe Alarm Bells ! )

  5. I always try to downsize my bag...then end up with a sunglass case that doesn't fit. I found fabric Tommy Hilfiger bags at TJMaxx (in black, navy and brown) in several sizes and shapes, from crossbody to shoulderbag to tote to weekender.

  6. I think you have not found the bag for you! Sometimes we are afraid and go back to the old item. I made a new rule. If I really like something I buy it BUT if I haven’t used it in the two weeks after I bought it goes back in the third week. Sometimes what seems ideal just isn’t, Sometimes it just doesn’t feel right! I do this with everything ! Clothes, makeup!

  7. Check out ThredUp.com for handbags as well. (Why pay full price for the good stuff? That's where I buy my NYDJ jeans - at quite a lot less than the regular price.) They have a solid return policy, too. I, like you, have an incredibly hard time finding the perfect handbag. I may resort to sewing what I want for a summer handbag, perhaps modelling it after my winter handbag. I have the perfect winter handbag (it's leather and should last for some time).

  8. TJ Maxx has baggallini bags on sale usually. Different styles The handbags I find there always have lots of pockets and I can fit all of my things in there. There have not too pricey either.

  9. Mary - you were looking for compartments in your handbag/ Since you have now found handbags (without compartments) you could buy a "handbag organiser" to put inside the handbag. There are lots of them available, on line and perhaps in actual stores / shops. Here in the UK we can't go into actual shops at the moment, except supermarkets. Wondering whether actual shops will recover from our 3 lockdowns...

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