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12/04/2013 at 11:21
I have spent the morning looking at changing bags and can't find anything that I really love cheaper that £150. I blame you for suggesting SugarJack and Pitterpac. Nothing else now compares and am being a complete bag snob...
Do you think that there will be a sale on before end of May? H has told me that to spend more than £100 on a changing bag for which I will be storing baby's things is ridiculous when we have so much else to buy. I think, what does he know?! He already thinks I have too many bags as it is. He is never going to understand...
I absolutely NEED one of those bags....
12/04/2013 at 11:25
Ferbs..im with you! Bw got me looking at the Storksak Sofia! its beautiful!!!
12/04/2013 at 11:30
Oooh yes I love the Sofia! What colour? Hopefully the vouchers you get from work today at your shower will cover all or part of the cost.
My current faves are these:-
12/04/2013 at 11:31
I can't bring myself to spend that type of money on a bag. I've just bought one from www.miatui.com and I love it.
12/04/2013 at 11:32
You'll use it daily for over a year/18 months - how is it not worth the money!
They say that you have to account £1 every time you use something to see if you're getting your money out of it, so something that costs £50 must be used 50 times before its paid for itself. A change bag that's used daily for a year would easily pay for itself!!
(Says Hep who has the Storksak Kate)
12/04/2013 at 11:34
Although saying that I'm not really a fan of the Sugar Jack ones - Much prefer Pitterpac and Storksak
12/04/2013 at 11:37
Hepburn I love that justification - cost per wear!
Ooooh love the Storksak Kate also...another one to add to the list!
12/04/2013 at 11:41
Hmmm, your H *is* right in one respect, but on the other hand, it's an investment purchase, you're going to be the one carrying it 95% of the time, and it means you don't have to carry around 2 bags with you (your handbag AND change bag). I wish I'd invested in a decent change bag with C - I stopped using the one I had bought with her as it just wasn't very nice, and I was getting annoyed at using a change bag and a handbag.
As for a sale, hmmm, I doubt it! Sometimes sugarjack do flash sales (they post codes up on their Facebook page) but I'm not sure about pitterpac as I think they're a relatively new brand.
So which ones are you lusting after?!
12/04/2013 at 11:46
Ha just see your other posts! I LOVE the Whitehall, the Sofia and the Kate.
JB, I know what you're saying, but the way that I have justified it to myself is that I would probably spend the same amount on cheap handbags throughout the year, and at least this way I am getting decent use out of it. Plus I'll be using it for 2 babies, and will use it once I go back to work too, as it's just as nice as a handbag.
12/04/2013 at 12:08
Just spoke to my sister and as someone who has a passion for handbags she is of the view that it makes complete sense as to why I should invest in a better bag to save me taking a handbag as well as a changing bag and also justified the use on a cost per wear basis! She even offered to contribute towards the cost as a pressie for giving her a niece of nephew!! No I just need to make a decision...!
12/04/2013 at 12:31
I love all this justification! I like the taupe coloured one in the sofia Febrs!
12/04/2013 at 13:27
I'm with your H.I used the one that came with our pram, until J was weaned. I then switched to a kiddies backpack at around 7 months.
12/04/2013 at 14:57
I've got the Storksak Elizabeth. Best money ever spent IMO!
12/04/2013 at 16:18
I think if you'd normally be happy to spend out on a designer handbag then buying a designer or expensive change bag is exactly the same, the amount you use it more than justifies the cost.
If you're not one who would be happy to normally spend £100s on a handbag then it probably makes no sense spending a lot on a change bag.
Does that make sense? No right or wrong!
12/04/2013 at 19:11
I wouldn't spend that amount on a bag ever so I agree with hepburns last post. However spending £200 on a bag doesn't mean it's going to last you any longer than one at £100 in my view unless you can clearly see a difference in quality.
12/04/2013 at 19:53
You mainly pay for leather quality, craftsmanship, and brand. The more £££ bags tend to be better leather and a more designer brand.
Much like Next vs. Reiss vs. Mulberry - different price range, different quality etc. But you can get an equally lovely bag from Next and Mulberry, you'll just find that the Mulberry leather will be better quality and last a lifetime (in theory) in comparison to the Next one which will possibly not last as long IYSWIM?
I have a bag obsession so buy from everywhere (I have 3 changing bags alone!) but it's my designer bags that have stood the test of time the best.
12/04/2013 at 20:39
I follow That arguement. I tend to buy high street handbags, and have used the free boots baby change bags. I do own a very expensive leather handbag, but have only used it twice as I'm afraid of ruining it. If I had an expensive change bag I don't think I could bear for it to be used in public baby change/ plonked on the floor at baby groups etc.
12/04/2013 at 20:48
I probably wouldn't normally spend that much on a bag but I knew that I was going to be using it every day for a couple of years at least. It was also a bit if a great for doing well with my post baby weight loss. I actually even take the bag out with me on the rare occasion I'm not with F - I take his stuff and and replace with my stuff!
12/04/2013 at 20:49
* bit of a treat
12/04/2013 at 21:26
I have to agree with Hepburn. I have mulberry bags dating back almost 10 years and they are still in immaculate condition despite excessive use. I suppose it all depends on what type of normal bag you would buy as I wouldn't expect to spend more on a changing bag that I would on a normal bag.
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