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Postby flutterby » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:52 pm

I'm in the mood to shop, could be something to do with hubby getting paid tomorrow. I need a new bag for uni, ok want but its all the same right, I've seen a few but I'm open to other suggestions, needs to be big enough for at least a lever arch file and a couple of books. These are the ones I've seen

http://mobile.usablenet.com/mt/www.cath ... d-bag.aspx
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BNWT-Cath-Kid ... 27c94f1191
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cath-Kidston- ... 4ab846475f

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Re: Bags

Postby clothmama » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:50 am

Are you going to need to take texts to uni? I did in my first couple of years and ended up using a funky granny trolley :hohoho: Since I've only needed folders I've found the best option is my home made satchel type bag that can hang over my body. I found even folders etc can get really heavy. I love all those bags but I think the first is my fave :widesmile:

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Re: Bags

Postby beck » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:30 am

I like the first and third one. I always like my bags to close properly.

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Re: Bags

Postby Connie_334 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:07 am

I like the first one the best. :D

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Re: Bags

Postby fivefourfour » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:29 am

I like the bowling style best, but careful because with the curve, it might not take your folders.
I've just bought this for my sister, as she starts college in September to do a counselling course.

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/85158726

It was so lovely and soft, and I'm hoping she can use my grandad's old leather jacket to make one for me.

My tip when I was at uni was to have a thin ring binder folder that I'd have the most recent work in, and then transfer it to a lever arch once I was done with it. Don't know if that will work for your course, but it's so much easier on your back than the big folders.

Oh, and if you do need a big folder and heavy books, see if you can find some nice rucksack style bags, as they are so much better for your back. This one is gorgeous - http://www.etsy.com/listing/104421240/l ... t=rucksack

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Re: Bags

Postby Kirstyh » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:41 am

I like the one Lucie linked, not keen on the others, the 1st one is a bit too changing bag ish for me and the others like the ones we use for supermarket shopping :oops:

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Re: Bags

Postby Dora » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:50 am

For the price, I'd take a trip down to a store and look and see how they're made-the underneath/bottom where the straps meet. Fwiw, I had an oil cloth tote for uni and it started to bubble in places-probably because as I loaded the bag the material and plastic layer stretched.also-the straps look quite thin so they may make your shoulder go dead :giggle: I'd go for a leather record style bag as the straps are wider and you can cross it over your body if you need to-also the flap stops all your notes getting wet unlike a bucket style x

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Re: Bags

Postby bekhi1983 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:22 am

I have one very similar to the one Lucie linked, that I use to use for uni. It was from Next. This one is similar to mine but mine was plain black.

http://m.next.co.uk/mt/classic.next.co.uk/x50374s3#796061x50

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Re: Bags

Postby bekhi1983 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:53 am

Thought I'd add when I had to book binge from the library for essays etc I'd also take a small trolley suitcase. So much easier to lug them around.

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