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Lightweight, attractive, roomy crossbody bag?

Old Dec 19th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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I've been carrying a black Longchamp purse (microfiber with leather trim and a cross body adjustable strap) since our first trip to France in 2000. I found that when the trip was over, I just kept carrying the purse! I'm embarrassed to say, I have carried it now for 10 years and it is still going strong. Let me add that I do have other nice leather purses that I use, but I keep returning to the light weight comfort of the Longchamp. Also bought it in two tone tan for summer.
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Old Dec 19th, 2010, 06:47 PM
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It doesn't have to be a "Le Sport Sac" brand (they are pricey for what they are. Just that idea of an extremely lightweight bag, nylon or rip-stop type fabric, zippered close does the trick.

My friend sewed herself a great fabric travel bag. It's shaped like a traditional "messenger bag" but smaller and lightweight because of just being 2-layers of fabric.
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Old Dec 20th, 2010, 01:58 AM
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I must make a trip to Target and see what they have. I'd love another color but hate the prices of Le Sportsac. I bought the 2 I have at Marshalls or Ross. I keep checking there but no luck. Thanks for the tip
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I have several cross-body bags and have found the microfiber fabric suits me best.

Whatever style you buy, be sure to take care as to what type of strap the purse/bag has. I have found that on some of my sweaters, the straps (like the mesh kind) tend to snag across the chest, leaving unsightly little marks on the sweater.

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Old Dec 20th, 2010, 04:44 AM
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Lesportsac is made in the US. I think that's worth a few dollars...

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Old Dec 20th, 2010, 05:52 AM
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If you're interested in a fabric bag, there are all kinds on Etsy.
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Old Jul 12th, 2012, 06:42 PM
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and you joined a travel site just to post this???
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Old Jul 12th, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Mine is Crumpler brand - they have different varieties, great colours, lots of configurations. Mine has velcro tabs and clips that make it hard to imagine a pickpocket every getting access. My husband has a backpack that's great as well.
It looks like you can buy them online but not sure what postage would be like to the US. Have a look at http://www.crumpler.com/AU/
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Old Jul 12th, 2012, 08:20 PM
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I second the Target recommendation, I was just there this evening and they have many fashionable bags in the accessories section.
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Old Jul 12th, 2012, 08:31 PM
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This an old thread - was topped by an advertiser . . .
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