Anonymous asked: Hi, I need some shopping advice. I'm on the market for a black leather classic, simple satchel big enough for books and a water bottle and whatnot. I've found a few options but it's so hard to decide, and I was just wondering if you have any recommendations from your own experience, or maybe any designers/labels to recommend? My dream bag is the SC for LV but I'm looking for a less expensive alternative that's just as timeless and versatile. Thanks!
Hello! I will tell you this, I am not much of a handbag girl. I own two handbags, one of which I have carried steadily for the past 18 months. With that being said, I can vouch for its quality. The black leather bag I carry is from J.Crew [seen here, here and here] I have carried it for over 18 months constantly. It has been on trains, plains, busses, taxis and multi different cities’ metros. It’s been rained on, snowed on, left in the sun, sat on the ground, stuffed full of books… you name it, it has seen it all. And it still is in beautiful condition.
So I could recommend you look there, unless they have begun to make poor quality bags since I have purchased mine it is top quality. I also have a friend who has had success with the Coach Classics line. The ones that are full leather, and no gross logos. I’m contemplating purchasing another handbag in the coming months and I am looking into some of those as options.
Other than that, I personally can’t recommend any other brands for leather ones. I hope that potentially helps your search. What have you found so far that you are considering? Anyone else have good brands for classic black leather bags that are quality?
I love the SC for LV too! It is my dream bag as well. I just cross my fingers for one day.. hopefully!
- elsewhere-vintage said: I have had multiple purses - large and small - from Kate Spade and they have all served me very well. Many are so simple they can match with everything and last forever. A bit pricy at times but have been worth it for me!!
- beautynbaltimore said: Michael Kors collection makes good bags and for a top tier designer, the prices aren’t bad. A few styles go on sale in early December so keep check at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus,saks and Bloomingdales. P.S. I love the Sofia Copolla for LVIV bag 2 :)
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