HOTD #7 – My Lush Collection

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Often if I am contemplating buying an expensive bag I buy an inspired or similar design and use it for at least a couple of months to see how I get on with it. Is it too heavy? Does everything end up in a jumble at the bottom of the bag? Is it hard to get into and out of if I need to pay for something in a shop? Does it fit A4? Are the straps too long or too short? Do the straps slip off my shoulder? Is it too wide or too tall? Can I travel with it? These are not always things you can check when you are looking at the bag in a shop.

So the site I usually use for this is Lush . I love this site because

  • Excellent service
  • Quick shipping (3 days maximum)
  • Huge discounts if you are a regular (free bags, 60% discounts)
  • Good sales
  • Good prices
  • Great quality
  • They sell under their own logo and their bags are not represented as designer bags

The only downside is that the company is based in the US but the bags are sent from China. So if something goes wrong or you are not happy it is quite a mission to return the bag. I have never had a problem though. Not once! I still have all these bags though I should maybe think of selling some. Writing these posts has made me realise how many I have!

So for today I am going to give a list of the Lush bags I have bought and whether I bought a real one. And if not, why not.

 

I got the real one in chocolate but this brown is a better colour than there has ever been in the real thing
I got the real one in chocolate but this brown is a better colour than there has ever been in the real thing
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Roxanne in Sky Blue got dirty too quickly. Did not buy a real one
This was Camel. I bought an Oak
Roxanne in Camel. I bought a real one in Oak
A Giselle. I bought a real one
A Giselle. I bought a real one
Bulga. Not big enough. Did not buy one
Bulga. Not big enough and the strap was awkward. Did not buy a real one
Isabella Fiorentina. Gorgeous bag but a little too small and only one strap
Isabella Fiorentina. Gorgeous bag but a little too small and only one strap
Paddington. Gorgeous gorgeous but so so heavy and hard to operate. Did not buy
Paddington. Gorgeous gorgeous but so so heavy and hard to operate. Did not buy the real one.
Gorgeous but so impractical it was a no
Gorgeous but so impractical it was a no
Orange Le Dix. Love Balenciaga but too small. Fits A4 but not much else
Orange Le Dix. Love Balenciaga but too small. Fits A4 but not much else
Le Dix  - A4 sized but too small to fit all I need. Lovely bag though
Le Dix – A4 sized but too small to fit all I need. Lovely bag though
Silverado - too small.
Silverado – too small. Did not buy a real one
Brown Spy - bought a real one
Brown Spy – bought a real one
Edith. Bought a real one
Edith. Bought a real one
Rainbow Spy - gorgeous bag but when I went to buy one they had stopped making them.
Rainbow Spy – gorgeous bag but when I went to buy one they had stopped making them.
Stam - clip clasp popped open when I used shoulder strap. Did not buy
Stam – clip clasp popped open when I used shoulder strap. Did not buy the real thing.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

8 thoughts

  1. I am crying (good happy I want that bag tears lol!) over that Roxanne bag. It is too perfect! The camel color, and oh if it were in Black….sigh. I agree the blue is pretty but would get dirty too quick and its’ just too pale and seems to lose something with the light color…just my opinion.
    How sturdy and well made….a dream bag for me. it always comes down to how will my Filofax, pen case, phone, meds/makeup bag and book of the day fit inside…oh and my folding cane, oh and a water bottle ! I love this bag, and I love handbags BIG ONES! This is too perfect. I will dream of it…often! Great HOTD post!
    Question: Have you always been a ‘Bag’ lady ? I AM! My first bag was a big big faux leather Hipster Beatnik purse my mom got for me when I was about 13…I’ve never looked back! Thank you for HOTD! I am a proud Bag Lady!
    Oh and I know I’m dating myself by saying Beatnik bag lol!

    1. Yes I have always been a bag lady. My bag is my pantry, my shield, my office, my armor 🙂

      I will be selling the brown Roxanne bag if you are interested. My daughter has the camel one now but I think the brown is a better colour – it is like chocolate. 🙂

  2. What a great idea…. plus these “inspired by” bags and pretty incredible looking to boot.

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