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I bought my first Michael Kors purse!

conmamaconmama 4266 replies315 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
edited September 15 in Parent Cafe
I’m quite excited, thank you very much! I know we’ve had similar discussions from a few years back, but I hadn’t purchased a designer bag yet. Through the 25th, they are all 25% off by the way...how could I resist? And this lovely was more discounted than that. I saw it in our high end mall in the spring and summer at full price, thinking I’d love to have for my fall birthday (which is in 2 months so this is my gift to myself). Since it was marketed for that season, I guess that’s why it discounted more, but I think it looks fallish. Hobo type bags are my fav. I wish the strap were a couple inches longer and there was a separator in the middle, but the grommets sold me.

I never carried a designer bag until this summer when I got my fun coach. Now that’s all I want to carry. I don’t know why, but there it is. Honestly, $149!

https://www.michaelkors.com/product/brooklyn-large-leather-shoulder-bag/_/R-US_30S7GBNL3L?colorExplode=true&skuId=126236359&ecid=MKC_Google_US&source=googleshopping&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o2&scid=scplp126236359&sc_intid=126236359&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg8PPn9HS5AIVgsDICh3S3gQtEAQYAiABEgJPHfD_BwE

I love the grommets on the strap. I also went ahead and ordered the garnet, as that’s my favorite color, but there are a lot of bags out there in that color. The green was so unique. I’ll decide which one when they arrive. DH said to keep both, but I’d rather have a different type.

I also bought this as my smaller purse when I need one. I like to take a neutral on vacation with me. I like the color of the chain. It doesn’t scream silver or gold, it sort of takes on the hue of jewelry you are wearing.

https://www.michaelkors.com/product/ginny-medium-pebbled-leather-crossbody-bag/_/R-US_32T8TF5M2L?colorExplode=true&skuId=231732738&ecid=MKC_Google_US&source=googleshopping&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o1&scid=scplp231732738&sc_intid=231732738&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo-HB5dLS5AIVCIzICh1GmwVGEAQYASABEgJNHvD_BwE




edited September 15
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  • VeryHappyVeryHappy 18520 replies324 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Only the green is $149. The others are $298.
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  • conmamaconmama 4266 replies315 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Yes, I know. The green is the one I saw this spring at full price, so I’m excited it’s on sale. It’s such a unique color you don’t see everyday, I ordered the garnet just in case.
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  • 1214mom1214mom 4555 replies180 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Nice bag. I just ordered a blue hobo from Nordstrom yesterday myself (Kate Spade), courtesy of my husband.
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  • LeastComplicatedLeastComplicated 1027 replies36 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Very nice! Maybe one day I’ll step out of my Kavu bag comfort zone 😜

    I love the green!
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  • wis75wis75 14074 replies62 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Sorry, but that green is a nauseating shade.

    Hopefully the sizes and compartments meet your needs. It looks like they zipper closed- a must have so contents can't spill.

    I dislike most high end name stuff due to lack of being good looking and/or functional for my purposes. I dislike those with initials all over- those are not pretty.

    To each his own.
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  • HImomHImom 34345 replies391 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @conmama — how fun for you to have found purses you love.

    I’ve mostly been sticking with a featherweight nylon black backpack S gave me because it’s one of the rare items he’s given me, doesn’t show dirt and lets me keep my hands free.

    I do have a few purses I enjoy and rotate through from time to time. Most are on the smaller side.

    Purses are such a matter of personal taste.
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  • HouseChatteHouseChatte 711 replies1 threadsRegistered User Member
    @conmama Mautto sells after-market bag straps -- I'm sure others do, too, but they're the ones I've dealt with.

    Agree on hobo bags, I've got a couple I love. One of them has flower-shaped grommets on the strap. Yours looks very cool, enjoy!
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  • bobo44bobo44 233 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Beautiful classic bags! I think you will enjoy them. Congratulations!
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  • collage1collage1 1768 replies72 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Great bags! Congrats and enjoy!
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  • BunsenBurnerBunsenBurner 38931 replies468 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Once, while Mr. and I were taking a shortcut through the Nordstrom to get to the movie theater, I spotted a Kate Spade bag... it was love at first sight. The pattern was called "Cats and Cream." I immediately put on my brakes, turned around, grabbed it off the display, marched to the nearest register, and paid for it. :) Still love it.

    Enjoy your bag! My vote is for the cranberry one.
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  • conmamaconmama 4266 replies315 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 16
    How do you all keep the leather on the underside of your handles from rubbing off? I carried my coach bag exclusively using the handles and not the straps this summer. I didn’t use a protector or anything.

    The leather has rubbed/cracked off somewhat where I hold it. Thankfully it’s not noticeable to anyone but me as it’s not up the edges of the handles. Next summer I’d like to put something over it.

    Do you all spray a protector on your leather purses before using.

    The purses come in Friday, I’ll let you know the winner. I know you are all on the edge of your seats.
    edited September 16
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  • EmpireappleEmpireapple 1728 replies26 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    In June I received a Michael Kors purse as an end of the year gift from a student's parent. I gave it to my son's girlfriend. She loved it and I loved that she loved it!
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  • conmamaconmama 4266 replies315 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    So, I’m terrible in the early morning hours when I online shop. I just found another one that I’m in LOVE with...I mean love. So I ordered it and this fits my taste for the wine/cranberry color and some bling. It’s not a hobo, but I don’t care. I’ve never had a bucket bag, but it has a separate compartment which I like.

    https://www.belk.com/p/michael-michael-kors-mercer-gallery-medium-bucket-shoulder-bag-/0438642568600.html

    So, I’ll probably keep the green for the hobo style I like.

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  • fretfulmotherfretfulmother 1957 replies46 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 16
    @conmama - Congratulations! I hope you love them. And yes, I agree both that your DH is a sweetheart for saying "keep both" and also that you might like to pick your other color in a new style.

    BTW - Michael Kors was for me a "gateway drug" to handbags. The next one was Dooney and Bourke, heh heh.

    As my great-grandmother used to say (supposedly, I never met her): May you use it up, and live and be healthy to buy another one.
    edited September 16
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  • conmamaconmama 4266 replies315 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @fretfulmother , after I told DH about my purses he responded that he was such a good shopper! I think 3 purses is enough for one birthday, that’s not even here yet! Haha

    I like your grandma’s thinking!
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  • Midwest67Midwest67 3028 replies13 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Congrats! I have a couple Fossil purses I absolutely love.

    eBay, of course, but that’s my secret sauce!
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  • deb922deb922 5651 replies189 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I bought an olive green crossbody coach bag at the outlet years ago. I still carry it and without fail I will get compliments on what a great color that bag is. I love that green bag @conmama!

    Now you have decisions to make, no bad choices there.

    For years, I’ve wanted a Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack. This summer I finally pulled the trigger on a taupe colored one. I love it! And I’m happy I finally bought it! I get lots of compliments also which doesn’t hurt!
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  • cmfl11cmfl11 76 replies7 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    So much fun to find a good deal on a purse you love!
    For those who like Kate Spade, there is a surprise sale going on now. Search "surprise Kate Spade" to find it. I got a crossbody bag from the surprise sale in May. Regular price was $238; sale price was $69. I love it even more than I thought I would, and I've gotten many compliments on it.
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