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DsgndbyRJ
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2006 08:18:34 AM »

For me I already have quite the bag collection so buying a new one has to be justified - ie: practical.  Generally I look for something that can go from work to casual - and is sturdy enough to protect my electronics - even though they're always in their respective cases, I still feel a bit uncomfortable when they're rolling around in a fabric bag . . .

I love pockets, but know they add $$$ to a purse - so that's always a toss up.  At least one inner pocket is always nice to have . . .

And I tend to use my fabric (ie: handmade) purses more in the summer when I'm not worried about snow & slush and other fun Canadian weather issues soaking them . . . so that's always something to consider as well.

And of course - there are a lot of purses out there, and just like anything else, having something really unique to yours - whether an extra something, special closure, very unique fabrics, etc - always helps! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2007 11:21:02 AM »

What I look for in a bag is at least one small pocket for cell phone, chapstick, bus fare, anything I don't want getting lost in the bottom of the main compartment.  I like pockets less than I like simple cloth deviders.  I usually have two categories of stuff in my bag, stuff that's always there (wallet, iPod, tissues, etc) and stuff I decided to haul around with me that day (novel, crafting, notepad) so even a single devider makes it easier to identify what's where.
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gothmom
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2007 10:08:32 PM »

My perfect bag which does not exist is this:

It is a laptop bag that is not too manly and not too girly.

It has a copious padded (really good padding) pocket for my baby laptop.

It has BIG pockets that have some kind of stretchy or velcro closure for my big ole cords. 

It has little loopy things for my pens, it has pockets for my business cards, it has spots for usb drives.

AND it has the BEST STRONGEST COMFORTABLEST Shoulder strap evar.

Thanks.
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ellenade
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2007 06:53:16 PM »

Hi Nessa! I make my decisions based on looks mostly (I know, not the wisest approach!) and I LOVE the little details in your bags. I like knowing that I've got something unique and love catching other girls checking my bags out Tongue

Having said that, I like a bag that fits over my shoulder...
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ellenade
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2007 06:54:47 PM »

hey also, i LOVE your fabrics.

There also seems to be a gap in the man-bag market?
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NessaGurl
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2007 05:38:47 PM »

thanks ellanade and gothmom for your opinions... it really is difficult to know what everyone wants... I do agree that there is a gap in the man bag department. My hubby wants me to make laptop bags with REALLY good padding. Most of the laptop bags out there don't use really good padding, which is important when you are carrying your favorite laptop around... I'm thinking on that one. I have to get better at doing zippers... sigh...

ok... back to the sewing machine.

nessa
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