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Registered: ‎10-19-2011

Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

I saw one on YT - ohhh be still my heart.........from Italy and over $4,000............never forgot it but cannot pay that Smiley Sad

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Posts: 4,032
Registered: ‎03-19-2010

Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

I just remember a deal breaker after looking at handbags yesterday.  A satchel that does not have o rings on the handles so they lay down.  You are trying to get into the purse with those stupid handles sticking up. 

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

East West style, crossbody, light colored lining....but sick of Dooney red! And not too heavy.

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Registered: ‎07-20-2017

Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

I like a neat handbag.....nothing sloppy. 

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Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

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For my everyday bag, must be cross-body, no outside pockets, no inside dividers, big enough that I can easily get my wallet in and out, and no leather.

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Registered: ‎03-13-2010

Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

Dealbreakers for me:

Magnetic closures - prefer zip; can deal with flap

Two short straps - one always fall off my shoulder; prefer one long wide strap 

Handles only - not practical when I need to carry other things 

Too heavy - hurts my shoulder

 

I have switched from medium to large shoulder bags to smaller crossbody bags recently. I am enjoying these small lightweight hands free bags. 

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Posts: 12,352
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

I must have a front pocket but what I know I do not want is 3 sections...

 

I bought a Coach bag, it has a center zip that can hold my large wallet, and then large 'pockets' on either side that the two pockets snap to hold the entire purse together...I think the bag name is Phoebe.....I do not like the layout of this purse.  I have trouble remembering where things are stored even tho my purse is organized into small leather zippered bags.

 

When will I learn.....

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Registered: ‎05-11-2010

Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

I was looking at 2 tignanello handbags but decided against them anymore because of vinyl or plastic or whatever they are using now for straps. The strap gets the most use and man-made materials  do not wear like leather and it does not look like the leather on the rest of handbag.

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Registered: ‎06-24-2016

Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

They should not cost more than the amount of money I can afford to carry in my wallet at any given time.

 

Outside pockets.

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Registered: ‎01-13-2013

Re: Whar are absolute deal breakers for a handbag?

I dislike:

Fold-over flap
Middle Zipper compartment
Skinny straps
Black interior
An opening that's too small

 

I like:

Magnetic snap closure
Outside pockets
Lightweight (like nylon)
I like a secure slot for my cell