One of my favorite aspects of PurseBlog is the comments readers leave for us. It doesn’t mean I always agree, but I love to hear what people have to say about handbags, and many of our commenters are quite thought-provoking. One subject that tends to come up on different posts, time and time again, is brands that people say they would never carry for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s about the price, where the bags are made, the people who typically carry the bags – the list goes on.

I try to stay open-minded to the possibility of liking new brands. Sometimes a designer sends me a bag to try and I end up falling in love with it, even though it’s from a little-known brand without the luxury appeal of the other things in my collection. Other times, I find myself sick of a certain brand because too many people are carrying it.

I want to open up this discussion with you to hear what’s on your mind. With so many different designers out there, are there brands you would never carry? If so, which brands and why?

Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • tata

    micheal kors. never. I find MK to be so tacky.

    • Fashdash

      sooo tacky! they make me cringe…ughh the thought of those bags make me want to barf as I type this!!

    • Paulmorrissey

      Agreed! They copy everyone, there’s simply no real originality.

    • rigidmink

      MK tacky? I find their designs to be sleek and classic. Do you all not want to carry MK because you actually don’t like the designs, or because it’s mainstream and a lower price range?

      • louch

        Sorry but agree with the first three. I have TRIED several times to like them. I don’t really care about the copying other designs because everyone copies each other – but the quality compared to say MBMJ just isn’t there. And yes, I have a Selma so I know what I’m talking about.

      • jc4mnc

        I personally love many of the MK designs. I understand that they are derivative but so are sooooo many other bags in similar price-ranges. My issues is that the quality of MK is not comparable to that of Coach, or KS or MBMJ. I own a MK and I love the colr/design but the leather isn’t aging as well as my other handbags. I might not buy an MK in the future, until they improve their quality.

      • shueaddict

        You hit the nail in the head … I am shallow enough to admit that I no longer want to be seen carrying MK for those reasons as well (I bought an older version of Selma quite a few years back – in cool neon. Last summer, when the brand achieved nausea inducing ubiquity, l gave it to my assistant)

      • Kristin

        I admire you for being honest! :)

      • Quintan Johnson

        I agree with rigimink, MK bags are sleek and classic. I love the colors and the syles.

      • Yan

        I love the jet set tote and selma!

      • Daniel Wong

        of course its tacky, they copy the design of other bags out there, so if its sleek and classic, the credit is due to other brands like Celine and Valentino. And it doesn’t help that it’s overly pedestrian. Nothing to do with pricing. I like cheap and unknown brands.

      • Rashida

        The one thing that I don’t care for about Michael Kors is that the style is not original. If Michael Kors made designs that were more original, I would go for it.

      • greenjustgreen

        Once I’ve seen several dirty overweoght sweatpants wearing ghetto women with a MK handbag that was enough for me! I would never be seen with this tacky brand. Same for Coach!

      • Jourdan Sherman

        yikes…..”overweight sweatpants wearing ghetto women.” You’re implying being a size 8 and ethnic equates to tacky?? Not cool….

      • Effy

        That was just an awful comment

      • Kate

        LOW PRICE RANGE? Sorry for the caplocks. But, MK is definitely a bonafide luxary brand today. They’re way expensive.

      • lilyluvx

        Some people simply don’t realize the difference between MK and MMK

    • Jessica

      …if you’re going to come for someone, you might want to make sure you’re free of spelling errors.

    • M Kel

      I really don’t like the designs. I think they’re plain, and the obvious branding is a put-off.

      • Esi

        I think u mean the cheaper Michael by Michael Kors bags cos the more expensive Michael Kors bags have very discreet branding and the designs are more original

    • fauxfatale

      I always thought I would never but I LOVE my two-tone Selma and I get tons of compliments on it (more than I get with my Mansur Gavriel or my Alexander Wang, way more fashion-y bags)

    • Birdie

      Oh my gosh, I totally agree! I can’t stand the look, especially that big, fake looking gold MK hanging from many of them. Sorry, to each his own I guess.

    • SpicedChrisTea

      Agreed. Those big tacky gold MKs. Forever seared on my retinas. Gross

  • kindled

    I can’t think of a brand that I would never carry, although there are plenty of brands whose stuff I generally don’t like (MK comes to mind, but only because I can see a photo on the popular articles sidebar). What I can say is that I would never carry any monogram piece (LV, Gucci, Coach, etc.) nor would I buy designer coated canvas or nylon, both of which I think are ridiculously overpriced given the materials.

    • tex

      They are all overpriced no matter what material they use.

    • Patsy

      I second that! I first thought of LV but only because of their monogram crap but then I remember their SC line and Epi. Same with Gucci also.

  • kiki

    Michael kors. I find all their products look too tacky and blingy for me.

    Dooney and Burke… looks very old imo

  • V

    Stella McCartney….. at least until she drops her prices. I will NOT as a matter of self-dignity and simply logic, pay genuine leather prices (or more!) for non-leather.

    • Fashdash

      Agree! When she switches to real leather (which I doubt) then I will reconsider as well!

      • Natalie

        She won’t switch to real leather, the whole point of her line is luxury handbags that vegans/vegetarians can buy as well. While I see why most people wouldn’t want to buy such a expensive bag without leather, it’s truly a godsend for us vegetarians :)

    • laura

      Totally Agree! Never Stella McCartney.

    • QueenH

      I totally agree with you. I will not pay that much for non-leather!

    • Krass

      I love the ‘Self-Dignity’ you put in there, as if your the most in demand person of the year. I did some research on Stella McCartney, truly inspiring to see a designer that cares about the overuse of animal products, and use an alternative. That’s a very gutsy thing to do. Not that you have to care, but it’s something you so rarely see in the high-fashion industry. That in itself deserves a higher price in my opinion, and makes me feel better about carrying a lower grade textile bag. Off to buy a new Stella McCartney bag! :-)

      • AddisonDewitt

        please, if her name were Stella Smith no one would be the least interested in her crap, cough, line

    • Justin

      That’s true but considering the production costs of faux leather and actual leather, they’re pretty similar. It’s much more costly to produce PVC leather over the cost of leather tanneries! Especially if you consider that most big name brands but in bulk! :) but yeah I do know what you mean, it’s the satisfaction of buying something in ‘real’ leather. Ah the moment you open the bag and that smell of leather ??

  • Classic Chanel 2.54 and 2.55 are too stuffy for me. I’m talking the black/cream/beige/red leather versions. They belong on Queen E, and I am no Queen E. But I do love it when Karl gets creative with these bags, in terms of texture, color, decoration….

  • JJp

    MK, they are pure rip offs of other brands, and quite frankly I find his RTW quite boring and lackluster. So I guess I find him talentless.

  • Just to echo everyone saying Michael Kors! Wouldn’t carry Cavalli either.

  • Man Bagger

    Never. Carry. A cambridge satchel!!!

    • dredre47

      Agreed! Floppy, the flap is too short for the height of the bag, and who wants to mess around with buckles???

  • Nan

    I agree never Michael Kors or Stella McCartney for all the reasons listed below. I would never buy a Louis Vuitton. I live in LA and it seems every other gal is carrying LV. And, I imagine a lot of them are fakes because of who is carrying them. Plus they don’t want the average gal who only wants to spend $1000 for a bag. My favorite is Gucci. They have many well made leather bags in the $1000 price range.

    • kim

      Don’t judge a book by its cover you don’t know what those people that are carrying the LV have most people with money don’t show it.

  • renyoj

    As long as Karl Lagerfeld is at the helm of Chanel, I’m not buying a Chanel bag. People say stupid things once in a while, but he just keeps insulting people I love, like Adele. There’s always so many lovely bags elsewhere anyway.

    • LnotV

      Agree with you Renyoj. Same reason I don’t buy any stuff from Chanel and plus thier hedious price!! Stupidly expensive and not well made either.
      In addition, I used to like LV but not anymore. Again price!! And everyone is carrying the same bag!
      I just can’t stand to see them.

      • Sandy

        I agree that you should not buy Chanel……more for all of us!

  • Regina George

    Fendi.

    • Atipipipi

      Pls why fendi? Just shocking because I seem to love fendi bags.

  • Fashdash

    Michael Kors!!! Beyond Tacky!! UGH just the thought makes me cringe;/

  • I have to agree with the others about MK. The bags are just soooo derivative of other designers I couldn’t in good conscience ever carry one myself. It’s one thing for designers to be inspired by each other once in a while but I feel like almost his entire line is just made of blatant ripoffs.

  • BlairBear

    MCM because I’m not big on logos and the bags are ugly and Stella McCartney because her bags look cheap and plastic should not be priced as if it were top quality leather

    • tata

      yes! MCM… ugliest bags ever!

      • kateholli

        MCM is a big no go. But LV monogram just the same…

  • Guest

    Marc Jacobs. I absolutely can’t find any appeal in his bags.

  • Victoria

    I agree, in general the MK bags are nothing special and everyone has them. The logo on his bags doesn’t really mean anything or have any strong history behind it (unlike LV). I also think Kate Spade has come up with some extraordinarily tacky handbag designs in recent years that just don’t suit me at all. To each their own, I suppose.

  • Guest

    Louis Vuitton. Coated canvas at leather prices and everybody has got one, inclusive of the super boring Speedy.

    • B

      I avoid the canvas and choose their higher quality leather bags.

      • kevinkim

        i do as well, i notice with time passing the quality of LV leather has declined.

        I have a mens todao infini bag, and the glazing is already peeling even though its been less than 2 months,
        mind you that this is a 3k bag.

      • B

        That’s horrible. I haven’t had that happen with my bags but bags that expensive should be of higher quality. Did you take it to the store.

    • eg

      SERIOUSLY!!! Ugh. The coated canvas bags make me cringe. What a waste of money.

    • snob

      Not to mention that 99% of those coated canvas bags are fake. Don’t be fooled people, most people can’t even afford those.

    • Kandi Wiley

      I agree. LV is so overrated. IF I ever bought one it would have to be leather. Why would anyone in their right mind pay that much for canvas!?!

      • Bugg3333

        Because we like it.

  • Yuck

    Michael Kors. Kate Spade. Rebecca Minkoff.

  • Flaw

    Gucci, is not like I can afford to buy any designer bag I choose, but I haven´t ever seen one from them that I would spend my money on. I guess it´s just not my style

  • laura

    Stella McCartney (too pricey), Versace (too flashy and tacky looking), Dooney & Bourke (cheap looking), Mulberry (too boring).

  • sorry American designers…

    tory burch, reed krakoff, kate spade, Michael kors, Rebecca minkoff, marc Jacobs …..basically any American designer…lol go America!
    the land that bashes China and Korea for making knockoffs while 99.9% of American designers do nothing but copy European designs… not to mention the audacity of American designers who stick hefty price tags on such “inspired” designs… at least Chinese/Korean knockoffs are priced at a bag that matches their ‘worth’.
    end rant.

    • Sandy

      I find myself feeling that must defend American designers…most of all Marc Jacobs. Marc Jacobs has over the years produced some very original bags…yes, it has been a while but if you love bags you must have seen a Stam bag. Not to mention he was at the helm of LV when it made a gazillion dollars…so some of you must have purchased some of those, right? Michael Kors has an affordable line and a luxury line. The luxury line has a very recent and popular bag, the Miranda. Think about how successful Coach has been thanks to Reed Krakoff. I think that many of the mid range designers feel inspired to provide the masses with bags that are popular but steep in price…so they produce bags very similar. Don’t get me wrong…my closet is full of Chanel and Givenchy… I just have to give credit where credit is due.

      • Christine Latona

        Agreed! And most fashion-ignorant have no idea of Mr. Kors’ pedigree. He was CD at Celine – arguably during the period when most beautiful pieces ever created. That was when Celine was special. Strange how the French houses had to take on the American designers on order to become household names. Marc Jacobs is a genius! And he deserves way better than LV

      • CLLe

        Thank you! People has to stop being fashion-ignorant. I may not have any of Marc Jacobs line but I have mad respect for him! Same as how Tom Ford rescued Gucci. I think its better to do your research before saying anything.

      • kaththee

        Some people only know names and others know design.

    • renyoj

      Reed Krakoff has excellent leather and interesting designs. The boxer bag is an iconic design. His price point is excellent for the quality of the leather.

      Marc Jacobs also has decent leather, even in his Marc by Marc Jacobs line.

  • Jennifer

    REBECCA MINKOFF. HER DESIGNS ARE SO DERIVATIVE. I mean look at this one. ITS LITERALLY A POORLY MADE KNOCKOFF GIVENCHY ANTIGONA. IT SCREAMS CANAL STREET. yes, im mad.

    • D

      And she has the nerve to charge $400

    • cee

      TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!! i posted this comment to RM’s instagram. LOL

      • Joe kelo

        No duh. She is literally a female Michael Kors. She copies everyone – Balenciaga (she is notorious for this), Chanel, Celine, etc. She has no originality. Even her Morning After bags are a knockoff of the Balenciaga Metro!

  • Lori

    Mark Jacobs. I think he just literally throws bags at the wall to see which one sticks. For such a great designer, his bags are horrible. Also MK. And any bag with a big logo. I previously would not have carried Coach, but now that they have toned down their logo, I think the bags are much better looking.

    • Anonymous

      Marc*…… maybe spell it correctly, before bashing?

      • tata

        who are these people going around correcting everyone’s spelling and grammer? who cares?!? simply pathetic….

      • Veronica

        Yeah but people do look foolish spelling “berkin” as above

      • Becky

        No one looks foolish because of a typo or because they can’t spell something. But people who feel the intense need to focus on spelling look STUPID. This forum is not a spelling contest.

      • AddisonDewitt

        because they are immature and petty

      • Anon

        As you are, commenting about the comment.

      • AddisonDewitt

        so you are supposed to get away with your high school bullshit unopposed ? F you in your juvenile petty as s

      • Anon

        Because they can. Simply pathetic, as to how you have the time to write that ignorant comment. How about who cares?

  • Stella McCartney (over thousand bucks for PVC? Not on my watch), Alexander Wang (I like the bags at Balenciaga, but the aesthetic of his namesake brand is just NOT my style) and Botkier (Not a fan of a single bag shape).

  • supsupshah

    marc jacobs…the high end line is pricy, but all the bags, even classics like the ‘stam’ end up at nordstrom rack…also none of his bags generate any buzz

  • Rosa Lily

    Versace, just gaudy.

    • Bugg3333

      Do people even buy or wear Versace anymore?

  • Sandy

    I have a difficult time talking smack on any of the designers but… I would not purchase a Stella McCartney. I agree there is a market for what she is doing but I feel she is taking advantage charging leather prices for PVC.

  • FashionableLena

    Saint Laurent, Celine, Philip Lim, and Stella McCartney. Saint Laurent is boring. The Celine and Philip Lim bags are too big not to have a shoulder strap. I refuse to spend $1800+ on a fake leather bag.
    Surprised at all of the Michael Kors bags. I’ve have bags from him that are years old and still look new. Besides, everyone is copying everyone else. There’s no new shapes or silhouettes being presented to get me to spend my money.

    • T

      Celine has the small nano one though, with the strap, and also the trapeze has one too. But the other ones don’t. Celine’s seasonal bags with the horrendous absurd shapes are impractical. I do wonder what would happen to celine when the luggage and trapeze comes out of trend…

  • onewithbooks

    I have a long list but here is a few off the top of my head: Michael Kors – its the logo and I dont care for him personally. Rebecca Minkoff – not a fan of her designs. LV Speedy – this purse is wrong on so many levels. Stella McCartney – way too overpriced.

    Any purse that is too loud in shouting its logo. Any purse that doesn’t have an outside pocket for my keys. To spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on a purse and then I still can’t find my keys? Its stupid. Any purse that has a useless outside pocket that won’t properly hold anything larger than a credit card without looking bulgy. Plus any purse that doesn’t have good inner organization.

    • Analytical_nerd

      I am so with you!… Except of course my favorite bag is MK from 3 years ago with pockets galore… four large outside pockets and four inside! It does not look like any other designer (fortunately!), and has no logos. And the straps go over the shoulder. It’s a dream bag, but MK nonetheless.

      • Chronic

        Lol. It’s as if you are apologizing for owning an MK. I am too old (really old!!) to care what others think about MK. His bags are functional and well made for the price and (shiver) yes, I do own some of his logo bags made of PVC because they are practical for the climate I live in (wet) and durable, and they are great on trips abroad, especially considering how rough they can be handled during security checks. I used a vanilla PVC MK logo messenger when I flew to Argentina for 3 weeks to visit a friend. That bag was manhandled a lot and not a scuff on it.

  • baggirl15

    versace.. looks cheap

  • lola

    MK dont see it ever!

  • Jo

    totally NO to Burberry London, its too major on the street and its so recognisable. you’ll be even more upset when you find a “made in china” label somewhere inside the bag.

  • dredre47

    Zac Posen. Everything he makes, from clothes to bags, is disgusting. Look up “tacky” and “trying to hard” in the dictionary, and you’ll see Mr. Posen. The shapes of his bags miraculously manage to give me both senior citizen (nothing wrong with senior citizens, but I’m late 20s) and primary school (again, nothing wrong with children, but I haven’t been one for a while). Throw in a bit of desperate starlet working at a gentleman’s club and you’ve got Zac Posen bags. Can you tell I really don’t like Zac Posen?

    • fashionlover

      finally a real post! oh god zac posen or should i say POSER. he truly is awful thinks he’s like a fashion god like no honey take a seat.

    • Patsy

      LMAO on the children part!

  • T

    Burberry. I think the print on their handbags has its course. I would much rather have a watch, scarf or coat from them.

  • blame the wearer, not the bag

    lots of people here are hating on bags/designers for being “tacky”. the “tacky/cheap/gaudy” problem usually has very little to do with the bag, and EVERYTHING to do with who is carrying them.
    case in point: hermes berkin – on its own? classy + elegant bag. when carried by any member of the kardashians or real housewives? just flat out tacky/vulgar/gaudy…

    • Patsy

      In the word of my gay friend (stylist and personal shopper here in LA, so he kinda knows what he’s talking about), ‘I don’t want Celine luggage or Hermes Birkin anymore because all the “basic bitches” carry them’. At first I thought what a snark comment but if you really (objectively) think about it, it’s the person who carries the bag.

      • renyoj

        Exactly, If everyone has one, why would I want one. I vastly prefer my Hermes Massai to a Birkin or Kelly.

    • N

      You could’ve at least spelt birkin correctly?

    • B

      I see your point. When I see LILO with one I’m like ugh. Or the best up ones the Olsen sisters carry. Those poor bags.

  • marina harbor

    MK because I cant believe that him being the designer he is.. can copy so many other designer bags. Really? unbelievable!
    Rebecca Minkoff.. hate her bags
    Kate Spade.. awful design and quality
    Versace.. so tacky!
    MCM.. can’t stand the logo or brand
    Gucci, please take that huge G logo of every single bag!
    Tory Burch…boring!

  • Bayonetta

    I find this discussion thread to be quite interesting and insightful.
    Stella MC is quite ridiculous for a faux leather bag, however why does everyone despise faux leather so much? It is a consumer mentality that has been instilled in us that faux leather is cheap and bad quality; however if you pay close attention, many luxury companies are starting to use faux leather AND the quality of some faux leather(the better more expensive kind) is actually VERY similar to leather..look and feel. What if the the faux leather was used in combination with real leather? Would your perception of the bag then change? Just curious….

    • Patsy

      She prices her bags as if it’s real leather. Leather gets better in age. Faux leather might feel and look like leather but it doesn’t have the durability and the characteristics that comes with age that leather has. HOWEVER, if her bags are half the price then it’s all good.

      • Guest

        I agree with the prices of non-leather. However, I have a Stella McCartney Falabella Crossbody bag, and it is one of my all-time favorites. Indestructible, user-friendly, impeccably made,comfortable, stylish and so on. That said, I think the smooth faux leather bags are pretty ugly. And expensive.

      • Lala

        I totally agree with you! But I buy them when they are on sale! I bought three at once before but were all half off! :)

  • Puro

    Versace. Just can’t wrap my head around their design aesthetics.

  • favepurse

    i would of said coach for the longest time but they have stepped it up! now i catn stand anything monogrammed screams tacky and your trying to look like you have money. EXCEPT GOYARD! only monogram i will wear proud. like those asians with their gucci everything and louis can anyone say PUKE! agree about MK his handbags are not cute.

    • N

      Your reference to “Asians” is pretty stereotypical. I mean, haven’t you seen Americans carrying the monogrammed “tacky” speedy much more?

      • Tralala

        Agreed. “Those Asians..” Tsk tsk! Not good.

    • Guest

      Racist, much?

    • tata

      i agree on goyard!!!

    • Patsy

      I get what you mean with those “Asians”. A lot of them wear monograms here in LA. But also Asians, esp the Chinese are the biggest luxury buyer in the world. Most if not all the stores in Rodeo Drive has a Mandarin speaking SA. It’s not really puke when they’re the one keeping the luxury business going, is it?

      And also, it’s ‘I would have’ and ‘you’re’.

      Try to use punctuations and capitalization specially when you’re looking down on other group of people. It’s hard to take it seriously.

      • N

        I agree with patsy. The majority of the high end fashion industry Depends on these Chinese consumers. Even though they may not dress the part, you don’t know the large sum of money in their pockets…

      • Jane

        Wow, are purse lovers all elementary school teachers? It’s really hard to take YOUR opinions seriously when you’re so blatantly pedantic and patronising.

    • Sophie Proust

      “Those Asians”? That’s racist. PUKE.

      • Cynthia Angeles

        Oh, it’s not racist to say “those asians”! lol I’m asian and I say it all the time!!!! Seriously. ??

    • tex

      “Trying to look like you have money,” well, obviously they had the money to buy the purse. They didn’t steal it, did they?

    • bagaholic

      Oh hello racist! Well for your information, the biggest consumer of luxury brands are Asians! Why? Because of their love for quality and because they have the money to spend for it!

      • Mara

        They can buy wherever they want. I saw many girls from Asia wearing Fendi, Dior, Hermes, Chanel, Miu Miu, Gucci, MK, Tory Burch handbags. That means they can buy and wear all the brands and look good!! They prefer Prada and Chanel..

      • Mara

        And also they have good cars not BMW, Mercedes or Audi. They have Ferrari, Porsche or another’s high luxury cars because they are millionaires!!

  • shueaddict

    Michael Kors (chiefly for making the most blatant copies of Valentino)
    Furla – been there done that in my younger years!
    Versace (association with tacky, although I do like some bags) ,
    LV (I like the SC and simply love the Capucine – but when I get to 5k tags I’d rather have a fab Chanel Caviar or increase my budget straight to the Orange mecca of bags)
    …. and anything monogram

  • alice

    Proenza Scouler (boring!!!), Rebekka Minkoff (copies), Stella McCartney (I cannot pay 2000 $ for plastic!!!)

  • Maya

    Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Guess…TACKY!

  • CAA Director

    The minute I see a Kim K. carrying something, I feel it becomes tacky and so I wouldn’t carry that bag…. As much I would like to “rock the bag”, tacky is tacky… she makes the Birkin look like just a expensive bag that ANYONE can get with money and no longer something that even with money is hard to get….

    • tex

      If you got money, then anything can be bought. This is retail, not ethics. How many MBA programs require ethics as a required course? Very few. It doesn’t just apply to merchandises, it applies to people as well. There are so many people who can be bribed to do things for you. All those people who lives in countries that have bribed government officials knows what I am taking about. For all of those who have not had this problem, you have been very sheltered. Lucky you.

  • Titfortat

    Hmm. I wouldn’t mind MK if it wasn’t on every woman’s arm. I will never wear Kate Spade (boring), Dolce & Gabbana (never my taste) and Gucci. I’ll admit I only see tacky people carry Gucci and that’s the reason why I won’t touch it. Sue me.

  • Titfortat

    And Burberry! They’re practically all made in China and no innovative design beyond the check. And I hate the check anyway, ubiquitous and just screams logo.

  • B

    I will never carry coach again. I got three different defective limited edition bags from their store not to mention wedges that broke after wearing once. They have poor quality control. Michael Kors does too so examine your products well especially by the words. I have seen crooked letters, uneven spacing, and even white spots. As far as never buying, balenciaga because the bags look cheap even though the price tag doesn’t reflect that.

    • AddisonDewitt

      that’s because all their stuff is made in China now

  • Lox

    I would never buy an American designer bag????

    • Guest

      Even when an American is the creative designer behind a European brand? lol. Pretty sure you have.

      • Clementine

        Zing! You’re so right!

  • Nívia

    Michael Kors….Marc Jacobs….Chloé….some of PRADA ….whatever
    But, for me, the wrost of all is Michael Kors

  • Rebecca

    Versace – theres too much going on in their bags!
    Burberry – the print is quite tacky and cheap for a handbag.
    Coach – hate the prominent logo al over, sick of it!

  • EbonyLolita

    I bought ONE monogram LV bag when I graduated H.S. That was in 97. Despite the recent overuse of it it’s still a classic. But I will NEVER buy another. I am against ALL monogram bags now. I don’t care if it’s LV/Gucci or made from the hem of Jesus’ garments.

  • John

    Logo bags, especially the ones from Coach and Michael Kors. I can still live with the LV and Gucci monograms.

  • ashleykiyana

    I will never buy a Coach bag. I never seen a style I actually liked.

  • tata

    you can be a great clothing or shoe designer but simply suck at designing bags.

  • ReneeO

    Louis Vuitton. Nice quality bags but too much hype. They are everywhere. I do like their runway bags without the monogram but those are usually too pricey for me. Tory Burch. Again, too much hype, especially in California. I prefer something handmade and artisan e.g. Henry Beguelin and Wendy Nichol. Love the functionality of the PS1’s. I think because of that they are my favorite right now.

  • Analytical_nerd

    LV canvas, especially, monogram. Brown and orange together are kind of a bad combination. No speedies of any kind. Need a shoulder strap, even better, main handles going over the shoulder. No logos all over. Hermes Birkin – waaay overpriced (and does not go over shoulder). Chanel flap – stuffy. Reed Krakoff, Rebecca Minkoff – boring. Coach used to be awful, but their new collection rocks. MK – not anymore. My favorite bag is actually MK from three years ago, but I have never seen anyone else carry the same bag or even a similar bag, go figure! No Burberry check, obviously.

  • Lori

    This is a great thread. Really interesting!

  • sSs

    Gucci

  • Maya

    I posted brand names I would never carry yesterday but for some reason last night I was thinking of why I wouldn’t carry those brands and somewhat came to the conclusion that (apart from not liking the designs) I didn’t want to be assimilated to people carrying those brands. Every bland styleless chick has either an LV or an MK bag here (Switzerland) and I tend to assimilate those brands with a lack of personality. I would actually prefer a no-particular-brand bag that shows personality!

    • shueaddict

      Well, join me on that waiting list for the Mansur Gavriel … Looks like Prada beat them to it with the double bag

  • yazi

    There should be a distinction between not buying/wearing a bag because it doesn’t suit a person’s taste or style and that it’s not expensive enough to brag about. A lot of comments seem to be about affordable bags that don’t hit the $3000 price tag.

  • Lara

    I try to keep open minded but no to Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Tom Ford (price-related) and basically most middle range (quality-related) designers. Never was a fan of MJ bags and will not carry Celine ever again (serious quality issues). I don’t hate any of it, though, just my preferences. Having said that, I really don’t care who carries what, it is always a question of how you carry it IMO.

  • Rene

    I don’t like bags that the masses have. So any LV with monogram I would never carry and I’m getting to feel the same way about the Chanel bags b/c I see them everywhere in Los Angeles. I love unusual bags that are unique and statement pieces. I’m loving limited edition bags by Jimmy Choo and Saint Laurent. I also agree with everyone’s comments about Stella McCartney’s bags. I also find it hard to justify the price when the bags are not real leather.

  • Jenna Emmons

    Judith Leiber! Who on Earth spends $6000 on a clutch shaped like asparagus?

    • Elle

      Hahahaha

    • Alex575

      Hahaha! The only one that I would’ve remotely bought (if I had money to burn) was the Judith Leiber clutch shaped like a carousel. Only because it was so strange and odd looking.

  • Alison M

    Don’t really care WHAT label is on it – if I don’t like the style or colour, I won’t buy it – simples!

    Not a fan of LV as difficult to tell what’s fake vs real (especially the logo bags) so most folk assume its fake anyway so why pay mega bucks for that!

    Much prefer local artisan bags made by the shop owners granny to designer bags. Bought a gorgeous bag in Croatia last year, hand stitched and lovingly wrapped with a little leather flower. Cost me £60. This year I’m going back to get a few more as quality so much better than most of my other bags..and I have a few ;)

    • Chronic

      Good commonsense post!

  • Aim

    Micheal Kors

  • Mandy

    There is such a long list but here goes: Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Coach, LV coated canvas (any canvas bags really) and the always tacky Versace……

  • Fashionista

    Rebecca Minkoff’s “Affair” bag. Just plain embarrassing.

  • Nicole Smith

    MK seems to be the big one, and I agree. I tried to like them, but they’re too mainstream and nothing spectacular. Even Coach. I used to love Coach, but it seems like everyone has one or more. It’s kind of lost its appeal, though they do have quality products IMO.

  • Nacey

    I don’t have much money but even if I did I would NEVER own a Birkin! They are so plain! How could they charge so much money for something that’s so plain? On another note…. How does everybody own a Louis Vuitton? Yes I know there are a ton of fakes but there are plenty of people with real bags & ok’d how they could afford it. I saw a lady that works at Publix (grocery store) with one!!!! Another bag I would never carry in the low price range is Guess! And after seeing Snooky wearing Coach with a trashy outfit I’m starting to not like that brand as much either.

    • Nacey

      *idk

    • shueaddict

      A few years back I read that Coach gifted Snooki with a Gucci bag so that she would stop being photographed wearing her monogram Coach.

    • AddisonDewitt

      anyone can buy a LV who has a credit card

    • OhPlease

      So because someone works at Publix, they aren’t allowed to own an expensive bag? SMH

      • Jane

        The point is, if a person of fairly low social status (why would you work at a grocery store unless you are either very young or need to- I worked at one so I would know) desires and buys LV monogram then it’s likely to no longer be a high status item. Pretending otherwise is pretty delusional. What it costs is immaterial. The point isn’t that it’s too cheap, the point is that it’s too common (in the literal and snob senses of the word). Some people might make LV look good in the context of a nice outfit and great style and grooming, but the point is, a LV bag is not going to elevate your look. In the absence of other class/style markers, it’s going to make you look like you are fairly unimaginative and looking for status by using a readily recognised status symbol. Bags don’t exist in a vacuum. They have social meanings, which are impacted by ladies from Polix and their ilk, no matter how hard you roll your eyes.

      • “It’s going to make you look like you are fairly unimaginative and looking for status by using a readily recognized status symbol”.

        Jane, you’re right but I wish you weren’t. Some of us are actually looking for quality materials that have a certain tactile feel to them more so than any particular brand or status statement. The problem is, it’s getting a lot harder find quality non-designer goods. When it comes to handbags and accessories there’s not a whole lot of mid range anymore and that’s *also* why you’re seeing more and more people shopping outside their “economic segment”.

        Traditionally, high-end brands have appealed to two main types of buyers: trendsetters and trend chasers.

        The trendsetters will tire of anything that becomes too commonplace. The trend chasers will buy the genuine item and/or a replica as long as they think it still has a following. Neither of these groups *necessarily* loves what they’re carrying or wearing. They’re more interested in the image or attitude a brand projects.

        There is a third kind of buyer who will spring for name-brand goods, although not necessarily with any real thought for what’s trending: buyers who seek a certain quality or a specific type of material (e.g. genuine leather). I personally have a fixation for certain types of materials and I honestly wouldn’t care if I found those materials at $30 vs. $300+. I love old maps and recently purchased my first Alviero Martini bag. I fully appreciate that from a fashion perspective it looks entirely unoriginal — it resembles a speedy — but that’s not why I bought it! Ditto for LV. I actually have a HARD TIME carrying anything with a monogram on it because I don’t want to call myself out for what I’m wearing/carrying. On the flip side, I love Louis Vuitton monogram bags because I’m obsessed with vachetta and canvas combos and so I would gravitate toward such materials even if it were completely out of style. If my design dreams were to come true I’d ditch the “LV” and use the rest of the etoile pattern — or even a solid color canvas — sans the monogram. I just happen to like the way LV canvas feels and the look of the patina that develops on the vachetta trim. If somebody else made that same combo and charged 1/10th the price without any look-at-me logos, I’d actually take such bags out of my closet and USE them. The reality, unfortunately, is that my Louis Vuitton handbags don’t get much use because then I have to conceive of my whole outfit as a statement. I’d rather remain blissfully unaware than start my day off with that kind of pressure!

        One of my biggest frustrations, actually, is that so many handbags — and increasingly expensive ones, too — are made entirely of PVC. MK monogram bags, to cite an example, do not FEEL like they ought to cost so much (tough PVC and the same vinyl trim that the $30 Carryland bags at Ross use). The fact that so few mid-range department stores offer ANY genuine leather handbags or accessories anymore is forcing me — and probably a lot of other people, too — into higher-end brands. People like me may break every other unspoken rule in the book but we appreciate quality materials/workmanship.

        I fully appreciate that many handbags are inspired by a designer’s products at the highest ends of the fashion food chain. But honestly, I’d prefer to retain my “innocence” because I’m only going for particular materials, not a trend. I want to throw something casual on as most of SoCal does without giving a rip about whether or not it’s particularly trendy. (In SoCal, even in winter, a shocking number of people are still going around in cheap flip-flops. Low-end looking casual wardrobes are pretty much the norm here despite what you may see on reality TV about life in the OC/LA areas!) My point is, if you spent $150 on a hoodie at Ambercrombie & Fitch and I CAN’T TELL it’s hardly going to elevate you above the crowd, either! So for me, it’s not the brand on your clothes but the material and craftsmanship that says “quality”, and with handbags you can spot these quality differences more readily than you can, say, with a brand-name hoodie. (Which is probably why the brand-names like to splash their names/logos all over their products because otherwise you can’t tell — but that’s another story.)

        Sometimes I’ve found good quality handbags and accessories at low prices but about 10 years back I started noticing more and more average quality materials and workmanship at high markups (translation: vanity brands resorting to the same cheap materials I can find at Walmart). Even worse, both the genuine article and the knockoffs are made in China so who are we really kidding? I used to find quality leather goods at mid-range department stores and so I never gave a second thought as to whether the rest of my wardrobe towed the line. With the exception of some of the Italian handbag brands, however, many handbags and accessories consist of plastics so I can’t score at mid-range shopping levels anymore! Believe me, I’m not particularly thrilled with “luxury” or “status” brands that catapult me into the don’t-be-caught-dead-with-this-when-it-goes-out-of-vogue camp. I just want quality AND understatement! Is that too much to ask?

        Honestly, I am beginning to think that one of the biggest *unsung fashion news stories* of the past 10 years is how PETA has apparently gotten to all the major handbag/accessory designers and manufacturers in the U.S. How else do you explain the fact that almost everything that used to be constructed of genuine leather is NOT? Some enterprising fashion reporter really ought to get to the bottom of the plastics-in-fashion profusion because it’s not as if petroleum products are eco friendly! (I would think leather is more biodegradable than PVC!)

        Sigh… End of rant!

      • Chronic

        One of the best comments!

      • shopaholic

        Totally agree! I have a wide variety of handbags from all brands and price ranges. I buy bags partly because of how I like the design, partly status and partly price. The item I am spending my hard-earned money on should also be durable. I wouldn’t buy something just because everybody is carrying it or it had been photographed being carried by a celebrity. I would buy it because I like it’s design, functionality, durability and price. I know there are some people who would rather spend their money on the most expensive items while sacrificing basic necessities and it does show.
        One example is one time at the grocery store there was a woman carrying an LV purse but it looked like she didn’t even bother brushing her hair, not going to mention the outfit… It just ruins the look!
        I know we live in a superficial society and it’s all about who wears the most expensive bags, clothes, or drives the most expensive cars but if you are only doing it for the sake of what others think, then in 20 years time will you still think you made the right choice?
        Overall, I carry the bags I carry for myself and how it makes me feels and not how other people will perceive me. Everybody is entitled to their own opinions but when they start pushing their own opinion onto others, then that’s when the green eyed monster and hate starts to grow.
        Carry what you like and appeals to you. Shouldn’t matter what brand and price point.

  • Ralli

    To echo everyone else, Micheal Kors is a no go. Shoddy craftsmanship, nauseating ubiquity, and zero originality mean that I’d rather see my money burst into flames than go toward any of his bags. Same sentiment applies to Rebecca Minkoff (in addition to the above issues she has no elegance or class in her deigns), most of Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and monogrammed anything (especially LV). I would never own a Chanel because it’s overpriced and stuffy. I probably won’t go with Celine again either because I had a terrible shopping and quality experience with my Trapeze (still love that bag though and I’ll keep it forever).

    I like clean simple lines, high quality leather, easy to use design, and a company that stands behind its products. It’s not too much to ask for but it’s getting harder and harder to find.

  • Dee

    Michael Kors, Tory Burch and MCM are my most cringed designers. MK and TB are so mass produced and every wanna be blogger is carrying one. Also no originality. MCM is design overload, yuck!

  • everyoneispretty

    MCM and Dooney&Bourke – don’t like their prints.

    Interesting how many have said they won’t buy bags that are too commonly seen on others. Shouldn’t the Longchamp le Pliage also be on the list? Each time on a flight, i will see at least 2-3 girls with it as carry-ons (including myself!). Just pointing out that theres nothing wrong with getting a bag that is commonly seen on others, like the practical le Pliage. Others may be popular because they are “classics” from each line.

    I personally love the LV canvas bags. They last a long time and since they are coated canvas, no need to baby them.

    • Dylan Propst

      The Longchamp is typically used only for travel, so I guess to most people it doesn’t matter as much as a bag they’d use daily.

      I also love LV canvas, particularly in monogram and damier azur.

  • Krass

    Balenciaga – They’re just too mushy!

    • roccos

      Mushy? I ride the subway to and from work every day during its most crowded time . Myself and fellow commuters appreciate a soft body forming slim handbag since its mostly standing room only. A hard boxy type handbag pokes everyone near you, and can be downright dangeous to those sitting. Men with their hard leather boxy briefcases on a shoulder strap are the worst, I love balenciaga hobo (but don’t own one anymore)

  • Nefertiti

    Coach and the anything covered in monogram. I find monogram tacky and cheap. If i’m paying quite a bit of money for a bag I certainly don’t want it to look cheap.

    • guest

      I find it funny everyone disowning Coach and saying its all logo/monogram. They are a LEATHERWARE brand. most of their products are leather.

  • SandiG

    I would never carry a coach. I feel this way because I see them everywhere!!

  • R

    MK by Michael Kors (the bags that usually range below $600), Coach and Guess. Michael Kors itself (the higher-end aspect of the brand, isn’t as bad), but still, so hideous. Along with LV, Gucci bags with the monogramed print all over them. Others: Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch. Some: Proenza Schouler, D&G, Chloé.

    • AddisonDewitt

      oh gee then what the F do you carry..Tignanello

      • Dini Tri Lestari

        Lol ????

    • Mara

      I prefer buy Tory Burch than MK..

  • Kristin

    I’ve actually learned to “never say never.” I thought I hated Michael Kors and then I saw two bags that I loved and am thinking of getting one of them…My mom even joked that she “couldn’t believe I was crossing over to his side,” and I’m a bit surprised, too…but a cute bag is a cute bag. That goes for any designer that I think I don’t like; their work may appeal to me at some point or other stage in my life.

  • Veronica

    I haven’t seen anyone mention Coach? I absolutely despise their bags but it’s incredible how many people think they’re a gateway to luxury or something in the US (northeast). They’re so fake Gucci looking and cheap

  • crista

    I hate MCM…hate. It’s the logo and the design of the bags. I don’t care for MK or Dooney (dislike the logos and find the designs tacky). On the fence about Coach. I do recognize that if this was 1995, I’d be all over a Dooney or a Coach bag, but my tastes have changed. I don’t judge people who love them, they’re just not for me.

  • Edward Murillo Moreno

    Logo handbags for daily wear.

  • Bridget212323

    I won’t wear any bag covered in logos. ONE logo (and the smaller the better) is fine. So that leaves out Coach, MK, some DKNY, Marc by Marc Jacobs et al. Also anyone who attaches a thin shoulder strap to a top handle bag and charges more than 1k for it. detachable shoulder straps make any bag look tacky because they hang wrong on the body.

  • Jane Polewchak

    A lot of these I have carried. A lot of people can’t blow $3K on a bag, so a lot of this is attitude isn’t based on race, but class. I have worn Coach for years. Long before there were “it” bags and they held up great. Hate the signature. Tried to wear it but couldn’t. Someone was asking about the ubiquity of LV Speedy mono/DE bags on “lower class” people? Easy. They bought the bags we sold. When the Speedy got near the $1K mark, I sold mine off, plus every other over-priced piece. It isn’t worth it. It was a stretch at $620, but at its current price, you have to be nuts. The quality isn’t even there and people don’t know it. The canvas isn’t as nice as that used in older bags. Wg

    • Ebay has almost single-handedly allowed designer goods — both genuine and replica — to filter down the socioeconomic chain. I don’t disagree with this if it means A) not *knowingly* resorting to an illegal knockoff, or B) running up credit card debt trying to “keep up” with trends outside your means.

      Here’s the thing: It’s not possible for *most people* to splurge on everything so they have to make a choice. For my sister, owning a horse was everything (and that responsibility runs tens-of-thousands per year). For me, my splurge is on quality bags/accessories. For someone else, it’s clothing and nothing lower than J.Crew will do! For others, it’s one’s automobile (must own own a certain make/model even if that means buying it used). A lot of people, for that matter, will go outside their normal spending patterns or budget for that one SPLURGE and yet can’t pull the same off across the entire spectrum of consumer purchases. I don’t personally fault anyone who is carrying an LV bag and driving a Toyota or a Honda because I, too, am a no-apologies member of the 99 percent. We all have to make our choices. It sure beats the financial/social stress of living a complete lie!

      Be true to yourself and live and let live — that’s what counts. And not to be snarky, but for those who insist it’s about originality why not do what people used to do: patronize the arts and small-scale artisans and craftsmen. All of this mass-produced merchandise is just that — mass produced.

      • Chronic

        Excellent comment!

  • me

    I dont like any logo covered bags but what I truly dislike is Vera Bradley ja Brahmin.

    • ff

      I get Vera Bradley, but why Brahmin? I don’t see the two in the same category.

  • Aphrodite

    Vera Bradley. They look like something my grandmother would make. And they get dingy looking quickly. Plus I would not be caught dead carrying any bag that can be put in the washing machine!!!

  • Bag love

    This is a really interesting topic, I used to have a list of designers I wasn’t particularly interested in carrying, coach for example but I’ve actually seen some more recent designs I would love like the borough, I think I’d rather go by each bag and how it works for me than say no to a whole designer.

  • Elle

    Sorry, but I think if you have a good sense of style, anything from any price range is lovely. MJ, MK, or a Birkin. It’s how you wear it. I’m the type of woman that isn’t going to look at something superficial as a handbag and call someone or their bag tacky. If I like it, then I like it.

  • Nuts4shoes

    Ready? Coach, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Dooney Bourke, Michael Kors and a step up into never a Ricky bag from RL

  • Onel Valdez

    Yup! MK bags are tacky. Always a copy of another designer’s.
    I like the quality of his shoes tho.

  • Lee

    I’d never carry CH, MK, Marc Jacobs, moschino

  • Judith Karikios

    MCM, Rebecca Knockoff (as I like to call her) Michaeel Kors, LV logo print – tooooo many fakes out there and if your going to have a chain handle bag, it has to be Chanel.

  • Monika

    +1 for any bag with a huge logo on it. Louis Vuitton and Gucci canvas bags, Burberry check bags, some of the Chanel ones with the obsurdly large logos, even the Saint Laurent Cabas bag with the large Y.

    A giant logo or monogram print just screams tacky and gaudy. Like when you see someone in public with an obvious knockoff, it usually has some absurd obnoxious logo on it.

  • Alex575

    Kooba; The quality isn’t there for the price. Coach is another one because of their cheaply made “outlet” bags that they were selling on E-Bay, but didn’t tell anyone that they were actually made with lesser quality materials for the outlet stores.

  • Yan

    Coach! I hate em!

  • k8

    Anything designed by a Kardashian or Jessica Simpson. Not only for bags – i won’t support their shoe, clothing or perfume lines either.

  • Caro

    although I own a tory burch reva clutch that I love from 4 years ago and still wear, I would never buy anything from her again. Im still in college and too many people wear tory, monogrammed lv, mk and rebecca minkoff. Its annoying walking around a mall or downtown and seeing several people with the same bag as you. It makes the bag too accessible and less unique. I will also never wear kate spade, marc jacobs, coach, or mcm.

  • J Sib

    Michael Kors everyone is wearing them do not like his bags.

  • fv

    I have a few Brahmin bags, but the quality has declined as the designs have become derivative. I don’t understand why the company doesn’t design to its market instead of trying to create a niche in the high-end market.

  • OoGuitarChickoO

    I think every opinion is very interesting and some are quite enlightening. Personally, I’ll never say never. Even though there are brands that come to mind, I am a very different person now than I was 10 years ago and have bought things I never thought I would. Not to mention, I have no idea what those designers will unveil in future years. Change is a part of life, and I never want to limit myself.

    I’m really surprised by some of the negative comments and overall disgust some have on the subject. Everyone has a right to their own thoughts and opinions, I really am not judging – just surprised. Obviously these designers have done something to get where they are… after all, we all know their names, like them or not.

    I also find it interesting that non-leather is so frowned upon. I actually prefer non-leather for many reasons. Don’t get me wrong, it certainly depends on what kind of non-leather material is being used. But, I have canvas bags that have held up much better than leather bags that my friends own.

    I think my overall stance is to try to be open-minded. Things that work for some, don’t work for others and that is okay. They may or may not work for me one day. But either way, I am extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to own the things I do without being in debt. It’s okay to have different tastes and financial situations. I just hope everyone can find the things they love :)

  • sophist

    LV.

  • Beth

    I’ll never carry a LV. After I read that article you did awhile back on LV trying to regain their exclusivity back by raising their prices, it really turned me off. Also, their role in trying to sneakily get shares in Hermes makes me not respect their business operations or their brand as a whole.

  • sara.

    The Row. To expensive and they’re not even that nice.

    • sara.

      Too expensive*

  • Pompom

    Wow, so many negative comments about MK. I don’t buy his bags anymore, but he’s a great businessman, more than designer. I still have a 4 year old MK bag, & it’s undestructable, it’s been through everything. While I have to baby Chanel or other luxury bags.
    I wouldn’t buy logo bags, I only have limited edition LV with cheries & roses. I don’t care for Celine totes, that face bothers me. I don’t like Goyard at the moment, but we’ll see later. I’d not buy any expensive bag made in China like some Prada bags.

    • Chronic

      Yes, I see people bashing MK quality but I find the quality to be excellent. I only buy them on sale, though, since I save my money for vacations abroad. I just bought a cute Grayson vanilla logo bag. OK. It’s a Speedy knockoff but cost me 1/5th the price and is just as functional. I’d like a Bottega Veneta but I work from home and am semi-retired. Besides, I could buy a trip to Bali for that money.

  • Ryn

    I would never buy a Posen, Goyard, or Minkoff, just not my style… Goyard is so ugly( my opinion) I can’t stand the print. Furthermore, who cares if you have a bag everyone else has?? It’s obviously appealing if everyone wants one. Look at Hermes thats their bread and butter.. and they can hardly call themselves exclusive these days with the karadashians’ owning over 50 themselves! And why all the hate on dooney their Alto collection is fabulous, I have a few of them and people are always asking me where did I get my bag… literally no one has them and they are all great quality and good leather and made in Italy not China, something I hate about Alexander Wang! But I just like simple, clean designs like Hindmarch, Rykiel, and Beckham!!
    Side note: why all the hate on LV and MK? … Both are named after their designers one is just older then the other? Same idea behind it, MK is making a name for himself.. whether you like him or not he will be remembered in fashion history! And it’s funny how people will bash Stella when the Hermes Garden party is mostly canvas.. ie not the all leather one I am refering to.. and people love that bag like it’s going out of style!

  • Rashmi

    I read all the comments. Some were really funny. I hope Mr. Kors and Ms. Minkoff read these comments and really look within their brand and turn around with their original designs that can captivate all the bag lovers’ hearts.

  • Chahoofin

    I agree with tata…I was in line at a coffee shop and this young lady was in front of me…when she would adjust the bag on her shoulder the rhinestone tassels and bling on the bag would actually “hit” people. I said to her “my, that’s some bag, who is the designer” She looked at me like I was from Mars and said “uh, MK as in Michael Kors”. I told her it was perfect for her and she said ‘well it should be it cost $600″ Wow…really? I have seen some really nice looking MK but I’m not sure what his vision is as far as the design of his bags going forward. It’s all good:)

    • Jane

      And that is why I would never carry MK

  • Jazzy

    i would like to know does anyone have any knowledge of the purse designer Al&Phil? I know that they are vintage designers but I am trying to find out what some of the original prices of their purses may have been and I am not having much luck with the googling of information about the designers and the pieces they do have are beautiful but the information on them is very limited!

  • Rose

    Sophie Hulme, copies Hermes and Fendi (the furry hangers!), and expensive. It’s crazy. I used ot like the Chanel bag, the Fendi 2jours… but not anymore. Think it isn’t creative to buy a bag of a small, original, creative brand.

  • Sun Tzu

    For those of you who don’t know, Michael Kors came from LVMH. This is
    the parent company for Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. There are a lot of
    designer names under this company. He is still designing bags for
    Celine. So technically he is making more affordable and functional
    versions of LVMH bags. After reading the book: Deluxe: How Luxury Lost
    Its Luster by Dana Thomas my eyes are opened. I will never buy a bag
    for thousands of dollars. That money can be put into an investment
    vehicle with greater return on equity.

    • Chronic

      Well said.

  • Nancy

    I would buy Coach over LV anytime.LV bags get really ugly over time. Coach bags are like wine,they get better with age. That’s my opinion.

  • Jerri R

    Michael Kors — Tacky uninspired and totally saturated

    Louboutin or Versace — Screams too loud “look, expensive!”

    Fendi — Furrier. Nough said

    MCM — Vulgar and gaudy

    LV monogram — see MCM

    Coach — never since they veered away from the classic quality leather line and got into the tacky logo wallpapering

    Rebecca Minkoff — Tom Dick and Harry

    Marc by Marc Jacobs — see Rebecca Minkoff

    Birkin — No shoulder strap, no outside pocket, Kardashians, oversaturated among celebrities, and the small matter that I cannot afford it

    Burberry nova check — too desperate

    Dooney and Bourke — Pricey for something not special, I would rather save up for something way nicer

    Prada Nylon or Gucci Monogram Canvas — Not stainproof, once they get dirty, buh bye money

  • llibra_22

    I would have to say I would carry a Vintage LV over a new one due to the quality of leather. I do not like the monogram MK bags I think they’re LV wanna be’s. I love Kate Spade and Tory Burch depending on what you get from them the price point is reasonable…

  • AcadieAnne

    Since people are still commenting on this very old thread, I’ll add my two cents. I won’t carry anything with contrasting monograms (like Gucci or LV canvas), but I do carry select self color monograms (like LV vernis). I won’t carry overpriced coated canvas, but I have some fun, cheap pieces like Coach MFF stars that remind me of Wonder Woman. For $1,000+, Speedies end up looking like road kill with handles. No thanks.
    Speaking of American brands, I have pretty much obsessive equestrian interests, so I love Coach, Dooney and Bourke, and Ralph Lauren pieces with equestrian themes. However, although I have great respect for Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors as designers, their bags are not on my radar, along with Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, etc.
    I prefer the French premier designers to others, so I have no interest in Italian or other premier designers.

  • MamaMia

    Faded Glory. :) I wouldn’t buy Faded Glory bags unless paid.

  • Dylan Propst

    Let me preface this by saying that I’m a bag snob. I don’t do non-designer bags. I like bags that are simple, functional, well made, and classic. My favorite handbag brands are:
    Mark Cross, Chloé, Celine, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Valextra, Dior, Chanel, Hermès, Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana (love the intricacy), and Givenchy. With that being said, I (probably) would never carry:

    1. Dooney + Bourke/Fossil/Kate Spade/Rebecca Minkoff/Botkier/Michael Kors/Tory Burch/any mall brand. Everything from these brands is either a direct rip off of another designer or its ugly. I just don’t see anything special about their bags. They all read very Middle America to me. Like something a 16 year old got for her birthday.

    2. Versace. I think Versace tends to skew very tacky. This is just personal preference as I know that the brand has its devotees.

    3. Phillip Lim. I just don’t think their bags are classy. Every bag I’ve seen from this designer is just a little too young.

    4. Gucci, Dior, Stella McCartney, etc. (Any bag that isn’t made of leather/suede). I love my Neverfull GM (the only coated canvas bag I own) and all of my SLG’s, but the prices now just aren’t worth it. I hate monograms besides the LV as its classic.

    5. Valentino (rockstud bags). I adore Valentino clothes, but the rockstuds have got to go. It just doesn’t work as well on bags as it does shoes.

    • Anonisanonymous

      You sound like the type of person I would wish and hope would get hit by a bus. “I don’t do non-designer bags” … “Middle America”.. “Mall brand”… Seriously? Tory Burch for one has many designs that no 16 years would ever wanna cary and Kate Spade is meant to be a preppy brand for teens/young adults anyway so I don’t get the hate. But what is insulting is that you think people are somehow categorized in their socioeconomic status by the bags they carry. Where did you go so wrong in life that you have to base your opinion of bags by equating their worth with human beings? It’s perfectly fine to not like a bag simply because it doesn’t appeal to your taste but to not like a bag because it reminds you of “middle america” is probably the most pretentious thing I’ve read on this thread so far. Maybe if middle america collectively socked you in your face, you would change your mind.

      • Tinsley Proust

        You seem like the type of person who has some growing up to do.

        I work in fashion therefore it’s literally part of my job description to look the part. I said nothing about anybody’s socioeconomic status nor did I equate anybody’s worth with their bag choice. In the town where I went to high school, literally every girl I knew carried Tory/Kate Spade/Michael Kors/Fossil/etc. My main problem with all of these brands is that they all copy higher end designs and then charge hundreds of dollars for it. They lack originality, and the craftsmenship is heinous.

      • Yoshi1296

        “I said nothing about anybody’s socioeconomic status nor did I equate anybody’s worth with their bag choice.”

        Uhh you literally just said in your original post that the bags you listed are “Middle America.” That is equating someone’s worth to their bag choice. Btw there are malls that sell the brands that you like so technically any brand is a “mall brand.”
        BUT I do NOT wish you get “socked in the face” or “get hit by a bus” that is just low.

      • Tinsley Proust

        By Middle America, I meant appealing to the common denominator. I do not like the brands listed due to the fact that everybody has them and they’re bland. I did not mean middle class. That’s my mistake.
        However, the topic of this was bags you would NEVER carry. I gave my reasoning – my opinion – for that, which I am entitled to. If you don’t like, that’s fine, but it won’t change how I feel. I don’t really understand what you think arguing is going to do. This comment was posted nearly a month ago. It’s time to move on.

      • Anonisanonymous

        Hon, because I am grown and possess a sense of humility, I don’t go around associating things I dislike because of their propensity to also be possed by someone who might belong to “Middle America” (and whatever else you meant to imply by capitalizing it). Admit it, you’re shallow and don’t own an ounce of gratitude towards the very people who make your job even exist. And dare I remind you, middle class Americans are one of the biggest consumer of merchandise. If “middle America” didn’t exist your nonsensical and utterly frivolous job in “fashion” wouldn’t exist either so maybe you can ditch the whole “holier than thou” act and admit that the very people you despise are the people who allow you to have a paycheck. How is that for some growing up?

      • Tinsley Proust

        Sick burn.

      • Chronic

        Bravo!!!

  • Alexa faeth

    I can only critique what is actually in my price range (and by my price range I mean I still cringe at the price tag because in all honesty I should be paying back student loans or saving to buy my first house with my income, but let’s just put real life aside for the sake of style and guilty indulgences). I cannot stand MK for how played out it is. It’s simply unoriginal and void of any uniqueness. Vince Camuto is extremely hit or miss, I had a satchel of his years ago I loved but never again have I seen anything worthwhile. Vera Bradley, like others have said I just see a less stylish version of my grandmother wearing those monstrosities. Coach and DB forever put a distaste in my mouth when they abused the concept of monograms. I have to disagree with the Zac Posen comments however- his Zac by Zac Posen line is my current obsession, but that’s just my personal preference as I hunted for a while for a dramatic winged purse that was also practical for daily use. I’d love to see more affordable statement bags, if anyone could suggest some I would be really interested in seeing what is out there!

    • CMah

      Agree about Zac Posen! I searched high and low for a nice quality structured bag that would look unique and classic enough to use daily and for the occasional handbag appropriate work function. I don’t care for all of the designs and color combos in the Z Spoke lineup, but that’s true for me with all designers. I finally purchased a black and tan top handle mini Eartha satchel and I couldn’t be more pleased with it now that I have it in my hands. The quality is absolutely top notch in every detail. Great value and while yes, it’s reminiscent of the Celine Trapeze, I don’t really think a design house can “own” a shape. Shapes are public domain the last time I checked! The design has enough original details such as the top handle shape and attachment hardware and the Zac Posen flip closure to make it unmistakably a ZP. And the bag is “silent” with the exception of a discreet high quality metal nameplate on the back. It’s simply lovely for the price.

  • Heather

    Michael Kors- he does nothing but steal other iconic bag designs and then sticks a gaudy logo it and calls it his own. Get an original idea already.

  • Melissa Mallin Colombo

    michael kors. turned into the new coach…too common

  • SpicedChrisTea

    Michael Kors is a definite never….over saturated, tacky gold MK logos and hardware…even if they did come up with an original design (far cry, I know), I’d be so uncomfortable and feel like such a fool, I’d rather just use my pockets than spend ANYTHING on such a label.

  • lemonzest

    The awkward moment you read the comments below and you own a few MMK bags… lol

    • Chronic

      Haha. I own more than a few and love them but then I am over 65 and don’t feel that the way to make myself stand out or be unique is through a frigging handbag!

  • fudgeicecream

    The Row, MK, Rebecca Minkoff, Zac Posen. I will buy a classic with good resale value.

  • Katie B

    Definitely MK – they are everywhere, which is a massive put off for me.

    I have never been a fan of Mulberry. Prices have tripled in the last 10 years yet the quality is the same (pretty average). They have definite over-saturation in the UK and are absolutely everywhere in London, normally carried by people that have zero style but somehow think a Bayswater is an it bag just because they are (now) paying over £1000.

    Cambridge satchels are also a no for me!

    I’ve always been anti-Uggs as well for what it’s worth!

  • Thesugarqueen

    Michael
    Khors I see way too many people with that bag it’s like “everyone” has one when “everyone” has it, in my opinion it doesn’t make it unique. The styling of the bag is very unappealing and lacks creativity with the big tacky MK LOGO.

  • Hello

    I feel there has been little research done on Mk bags. Everyone is screaming about blatant logos. I have a couple which are very discreet not to mention v well made. Have to admit it does make me a little sad to see everyone carrying one now though.

    As for those willing to spend more on a handbag than they would on a car … Just wow! I wish I had that sort of wedge to chuck about but then even if I had it I am not sure I could justify it. I love handbags but I can think of better things to do with it. This may be to do with having two children I dunno.

    • Chronic

      There are a lot of purse snobs commenting here. MK is totally okay but the market is pretty much saturated. I buy some of his more colorful bags. Most people I see carry black ones.

  • Sabria

    The Row! I grew up on the Olsen twins but it is way too expensive. I find Fendi soo tacky, especially the monogram bags and the fur bag bugs. Yuck!

  • Livo

    Marc Jacobs, LV, Michael Kors and Mulberry.

  • Mara

    LV is so tacky. All the monogram handbags..

  • bee

    I love my Michael kors bags. I have a closet full but what draws me to them is they go with literally everything i own and they’re cheaper than anything I dream about I just bought the chevron Python embossed Selma and black Chevron suade both together for under 700$. The coloring of the blues, blacks and tans make a sleek and classy look. Anyone have any thoughts on Brahmin bags? I’ve been eyeing a couple but have never seen anyone with them.

    • Chronic

      Lol I have a bunch of MK bags too and love them. The “tacky” PVC logos work great for me in wet weather or on vacations. The smallest bags are practical when I take a stroll and just want keys and my phone. I have some larger bags in different colors for a pop of color to match with silk scarves since I wear white blouses a lot. Never had a quality issue with them.

  • Rene

    Wow, reading these comments makes me so extremely sad. It seems you people judge a person’s worth by how much the bag they are carrying cost. Again, WOW.

    • Chronic

      You hit the nail on the head.

  • adorita

    I would never carry anything conspicuous. Chanel, Dior, MK… anything with giant logo on it. It’s just so cheesy 90s.

  • HoneyChilePlease

    While I wouldn’t be caught dead in a Michael Kors MK bag or a Coach signature bag, I do like MCM. For coated canvas, their logo bags measure up to LV equally. I have two “reversible Liz” totes and I chose them for look, price point and the roomy clutch included. EVERYONE has a Neverfull and I wanted to be different. I’m complimented every time I wear them. Their leather goods are pretty amazing too. I agree with many, it’s all in how you wear the bag and who’s wearing it. I took my time before each purchase and I’m very happy. When my wallet allows for Celine and Chanel, I’ll be ready, until then I’m happy. ????

  • LAH

    Henri Bendel. The bags are knockoffs of the knockoffs. I don’t care for the stripes on some of them either, but I do love the jewelry.

  • Effie T

    Brahmin & Coach! They have both peeled at the handles not even having the bag a whole week. Coach back in the day never had issue and was very good but now they wanna be cheap but tag yo a** for it and copy other brands style they fallin apart. And Brahmin i am dissapointed in them for their so called “Leather” now peelin as well. Just a shame. So mad! Money down the drain. This is why i do not bother buying anything sky high because they are cheaper than the cheap handbags that cost $30-$100 smh.

  • Maryam Lopez

    I WOULD NEVER CARRY MK…Because there sold in alot of cheap retail stores like Ross And Burlington…Louis Vuitton is my Favorite….I won’t Coach either it is also sold in cheap retail stores….and every were I Go I see MK there is no status there anymore they are way over done!!Louis Vuitton all the way!I work hard I deserve the best!!!

  • JPindiorski

    I have a fairly new Tignanello hand bag and it’s falling apart It was not an every day used bag. Talked to Tignanello who would not stand behind their product and told me to find my receipt and take it back to the store. Reciept is gone and I can’t find it. I’ll never buy another Tignanello product again. They’re products are JUNK

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