Calling all women! ...Purses?

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Postby Tubular Toby » January 31st, 2011, 3:46 pm

So I recently became a girl. I've always been a tomboy, but over the last few months I have fixed up my wardrobe a lot, started wearing a little make up, and taking better care of my skin and what not. The next thing I need is a new purse and wallet. I am in the market for a keychain wallet, so I have been looking at Vera Bradley's.

I go to Oklahoma State University, so I want at least an orange keychain wallet. Does anyone know if the Paprika pattern from Vera Bradley's is orange or red? I was also looking at VB bags, but I hear that they are thought of as diaper bags and only mothers have them. Haha, I don't care too much about being in style, but I do want something that's versatile. It seems that these bags would be pretty much suited to a certain outfit. So I am thinking about buying a different brand handbag.

In short, I am shopping online so if you have a favorite versatile handbag or keychain wallet, let me know! I am looking for any recommendations or reviews.
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Postby mnp13 » January 31st, 2011, 3:58 pm

how big overall? what will you be keeping in it on a daily basis? budget?
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Postby copperlegend » January 31st, 2011, 4:00 pm

I'm a bit of a tomboy myself, but I do have a few of the Vera Bradley bags, and a wristlet (in Frankly Scarlet) that I can fit my phone, cards, ID and $$ in. I am very picky about the prints, I only like a few of them as the rest are WAY too girly.

Paprika is a reddish-orange, closer to orange.
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Postby Tubular Toby » January 31st, 2011, 4:06 pm

Good questions Michelle.. Haha

Size, I am versatile. I don't want something HUGE, but I need something that will fit my wallet, phone, small hand lotion bottle, chapstick, checkbook, pen... I also have a 6x7" sketchbook that I would like to have room for, but I can always get a smaller one to carry with me if necessary.

As far as budget, if it's something I LOVE, I could see spending $40 or so on it. But I'd really like to spend closer to $20-30. I am open to buying off of cheaper (reputable) websites as well.

I saw the wristlets and thought they were super cute, but I also really want something to put with my keys. As I am ALWAYS losing my keys. Haha, sounds like the Paprika would be an alright color then, on one website it looked much more maroon-ish but on the Vera Bradley website it looked pretty orange.
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Postby Tubular Toby » January 31st, 2011, 4:11 pm

Here is the Vera Bradley I am considering, but it is a little bit more than I want to spend. In the event that it is not automatically shown in Paprika, that is the pattern I am considering.

http://www.verabradley.com/product/Cate ... 154944.uts

http://www.verabradley.com/product/Zip- ... 54781.uts#
I also really like this ID case in Paprika. May end up going with this one regardless of the purse I get, especially since it is sounding like Paprika leans towards orange over red.
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Postby Tubular Toby » January 31st, 2011, 4:25 pm

The more I look at various bags online, the more open I am to a slightly larger bag.

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.d ... =820210012
I do sort of like that one.
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Postby amalie79 » January 31st, 2011, 4:27 pm

At first I read, "chain wallet" not KEYchain wallet...and thought, "well, I used to have a leather one, and it was functional and all, but not very girly."

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Do you have a TJ Maxx in a really crappy neighborhood-- maybe a really non-trendy type neighborhood? I find that you can get the BEST finds at those because often no one shopping there has taste. 8) I got an Armani dress (not AX or Emporio-- straight up Giorgio Armani) for $70-- it was once $800 and had been through about a dozen clearance stickers. I'm a pretty average size. There's no reason it sat round like that except that no one knew what was in front of them.

I'm also a big fan of LeSportSac everything!!
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Postby copperlegend » January 31st, 2011, 4:29 pm

TJ Maxx/Marshalls are great places to find awesome purses!
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Postby Tubular Toby » January 31st, 2011, 4:35 pm

Pretty small town here and there are no TJ Maxx/Marshalls. I could drive to Tulsa or Oklahoma City, but it's going to be awhile before I do. =(

I looked up LeSportSac... I really like them. I will have to see if I can find them discounted anywhere. :)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 31st, 2011, 4:42 pm

I'm no help with purses. They terrify me. I actually just got this from Levenger: http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/P ... ageID=7617 Only an eighth of an inch thick! It's all I carry. :)
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Postby furever_pit » January 31st, 2011, 4:45 pm

I've always been a tomboy too. Been trying to branch out a bit recently.
However, I seem to end up living in jeans and tshirts no matter what.

I do like the little keychain wallet you linked to. The only thing I wouldn't like about it is that I like to put my keys in my pocket and I feel like it wouldn't fit with that zip id thing on it.
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Postby Tubular Toby » January 31st, 2011, 5:07 pm

Really considering this one...
http://www.verabradley.com/product/Coll ... 000943.uts
In Paprika. $22...
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Postby Jenn » January 31st, 2011, 5:08 pm

Tubular Toby wrote:The more I look at various bags online, the more open I am to a slightly larger bag.

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.d ... =820210012
I do sort of like that one.

That's really cute, I wouldn't like that it wouldn't "stand up" though, and would feel a little silly if I wasn't "dressed up" carrying it.. I'm pretty much no frills myself though. ;)
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Postby SisMorphine » January 31st, 2011, 5:10 pm

I usually get mine at TJ Maxx/Marshalls or on super sale at Macy's.

I can't do Vera Bradley because every middle aged snobby bitch of a woman who lives around here has been sporting VB for years. Brings back bad memories of when I showed up at a swanky rich people's club with my septum ring in and people literally made disgusted faces and turned away instead of shaking my hand (because EVERYONE there had a VB bag).

Ahhhhhhh small town rich bitch bullshit. Sorry you got caught up in it, Vera Bradley, but you'll forever be tainted for me. lol
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Postby SisMorphine » January 31st, 2011, 5:11 pm

Oh, don't forget about Etsy!! I've seen some bags on there that were just awesome.
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Postby Tubular Toby » January 31st, 2011, 5:13 pm

This is a tough decision. Haha! Old Navy had this bag and I really liked it in the orange color. It doesn't HAVE to be orange, but the nice thing about orange in this town is that it doesn't matter *what* I am wearing thanks to the University. This town revolves around OSU. Haha

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.d ... =820215002

I keep hearing these things about Vera Bradley, but luckily in my town, I don't think it would matter too terribly much. I think a lot of them are too loud for me anyway, I just like the paprika one. :lol:

Good idea about Etsy, I will go check it out now.
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Postby Jenn » January 31st, 2011, 5:13 pm

Tubular Toby wrote:Really considering this one...
http://www.verabradley.com/product/Coll ... 000943.uts
In Paprika. $22...


That's really cute, but do you think it's big enough?
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Postby Tubular Toby » January 31st, 2011, 5:19 pm

It's about the same size as the one I have now. In reality, I guess I need something a little bit bigger.
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Postby amalie79 » January 31st, 2011, 5:42 pm

SisMorphine wrote:I usually get mine at TJ Maxx/Marshalls or on super sale at Macy's.

I can't do Vera Bradley because every middle aged snobby bitch of a woman who lives around here has been sporting VB for years. Brings back bad memories of when I showed up at a swanky rich people's club with my septum ring in and people literally made disgusted faces and turned away instead of shaking my hand (because EVERYONE there had a VB bag).

Ahhhhhhh small town rich bitch bullshit. Sorry you got caught up in it, Vera Bradley, but you'll forever be tainted for me. lol


Mostly sorority gals carry them here...

I loooove LeSportSac, though-- and TJ or Macy's is where I see the best sales on them.

I miss Macy's. :( And Century 21. And Loehmann's. And H&M (back in the day when it really was cheap and not too big for its britches; ditto on TopShop).
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