{Giveaway} Ame and Lulu City Tote

FOF is giving away the “City Tote” by Ame and Lulu. To enter, answer this question in the comments below: What’s the most you’d spend on a handbag?

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.


“Every decade bags are getting bigger because we have more stuff to carry,” says handbag expert FOF Deborah Chase, author of Terms of Adornment, (See: the evolution of handbags slideshow). Deb’s prediction for the future of handbags? “They wont be as heavy! They’ll be made from lighter materials and feature less hardware.” If Deb’s prediction is correct — then, we may have found the handbag of the future. The “City Tote” by Ame and Lulu is roomy enough to fit a day’s necessities including a laptop, wallet and more, but has minimal hardware and is made of lightweight canvas. We like the preppy patterns a colors–perfect for an FOF lady who lunches, golfs, plays tennis…you get the idea.

The City Tote comes in four unique patterns — the winner can choose her favorite.

More details about the Ame and Lulu City Tote you could win:

  • $86 value
  • Made of a water-repellent canvas
  • Braided faux-leather straps
  • Interior pocket keeps all of your essentials conveniently at hand.
  • 17″L X 12.5″H x 5.5″D.
  • Comes in four different patterns.

Enter to win a a functional yet fashionable “City Tote” by Ame and Lulu. Comment below and answer: What’s the most you’d spend on a handbag?

(See all our past winners. See official rules. One winners is chosen at random from all those commenters who answer the question. Contest closes September 15, 2011.)

425 Responses to “{Giveaway} Ame and Lulu City Tote”

  1. Fran says:

    I do LOVE handbags but the most I’d spend is $150 – $200. I buy a handbag for the style and functionality not the name. This bag just screams “class.”

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  2. Sherry Ann Abrams says:

    I especially love this Ame & Lulu lightweight tote in the popular Pantone navy color popular this season! The bag has a stylish design with “animal- friendly” leather accents!
    And, most people don’t realize that some leather dyes used in purses are toxic to children and pregnant mothers! Kudos to this city tote designer that has created a fashionable, trendy bag that is eco-friendly and safe to carry!

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    • Sherry Ann Abrams says:

      P.S. I would spend 100 dollars max!

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      • Sherry Ann Abrams says:

        But, as a gift there is no limit on my husband!

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  3. Mary Tomko says:

    I always buy them on sale, the most I have paid is fifty dollars.

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  4. beth meyers says:

    nice work bag

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  5. m1wheecli says:

    I am on SS disablility so $50.00 is my max and that’s pushing it.

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  6. Deborah Cole says:

    I LOVE bags, but would not spend over $50 on one…no matter HOW much I loved it!

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  7. Susan says:

    With my budget $125 is the high end of what I would spend.

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  8. ccabana says:

    I have no limit when I really love something so how much I spend depends on how much I like it.

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  9. C-K says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than $50. for a handbag. I find nice ones at Ross, Kohl’s and sometimes Target.

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  10. GSD says:

    Probably $150 – $200.

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  11. Carlene says:

    I would spend 80.00, at this time..

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  12. Carlene says:

    The most I have ever spent on a handbag is 200.00. That was in 1984 .. in Dallas, Texas..

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  13. Tiff Warner says:

    I have never spent more than 30 on a bag- I would love to own one of the real nice trendy name bags, but it’s just not in our budget and if I did buy it I know the guilt I”d feel would be unbearable.

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  14. Susan says:

    It depends on how much the bag ” speaks” to me. I just hope it says “I’m cheap” because $100 is probably my limit these days.

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  15. c2knight says:

    I love handbags but just can not bring myself to spend more than $100!! And then it would have to be something that to me was incredibly special or when I was rewarding myself for doing something incredibly special!!!

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  16. Meribeth says:

    Lately, I have become extremely careful with the spending. I’ve found sample sales that offer excellent buys on bags, etc… For me $100 would be the absolute limit.

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  17. KAREN COGBURN says:

    The most I would spend is 350.00

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  18. Stephanie O says:

    The most I would spend on a hand bag is $250

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  19. Elizabeth says:

    I have found many good deals for under $100.00, but could see myself paying up to $250.00 for a bag I really liked and would wear for a long time.

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  20. tom bedford says:

    I have a limit of $5,000, but rarely spend that much

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  21. Melissa says:

    $100 max

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  22. Jill Erdmann says:

    $75 would probably be the limit. You can always find a deal, so even with $75 I’d have to be in love with it and know I’d use it for 10 years (and be made out of dark brown super soft leather).

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  23. Pat says:

    I guess I would have to answer that it depends, but budget wise I think $100. max for me

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  24. HERBERCJ says:

    Unfortunately it depends on the bag.

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  25. KAREN COGBURN says:

    The most I would spend on a bag is 300.00

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  26. sccoed09 says:

    Thrift shops are where I find my bargains and have never had anything this nice, have never spent more than $20 and even if had oodles of money spending more than $80 or so seems wrong, but would still love to win, thanks!!

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  27. CloudDanc1 says:

    Probably $50 at the MOST! I never have spent this much, but if I really loved it, and decided to “splurge”!!

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  28. gmc says:

    Probably about $100…just too practical to get some of the attractive, but very extravagant bags I see.

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  29. Janeen Farmer says:

    Yes,
    A handbag has to be comfortable, with long enough handles to go on the shoulder. for leather, I have spent upwards of $300.

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  30. wizardewu says:

    I wouldn’t spend more than $40.

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  31. Dianne Perez says:

    $100

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  32. Mary W says:

    I would spend no more than $50

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  33. orchidlady01 says:

    $100 and then it has to be a good leather one.

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  34. 1955nurse says:

    Well…. I once bought a Dooney & Bourke, & pd $125 for it…15 years ago! Can’t afford that now, although that bag would prob. be $250 now, or more… I LOVE bags & shoes!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance….

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  35. MerryLady says:

    The most is what I’ve already spent..$250. I love it & still use it~but can’t make a habbit out that kind of expense!

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  36. Janet Steele says:

    I just retired and have two new considerations:
    1. Change of wardrobe as I no longer need a large professional wardrobe and am moving from black to navy blue;
    2. Change of income with the retirement has caused me to limit spending on handbags to the $100-$125 range.

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  37. Rosemary Simm says:

    $0, zilch, nothing. I have a good friend who buys handbags all the time. They are all name brand and some are designer labels. She tires of them easily and
    I’m right there to collect them and enjoy.

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  38. joyce.schechter@hotmail.com says:

    THE MOST I SPENT ON A HAND BAG WAS $210.00
    BEING UNEMPLOYED RIGHT NOW, I JUST LUST FOR A BEAUTIFUL HAND BAG. HAND BAGS HAVE BEEN MY WEAKNESS LIKE SOME WOMEN LOVE SHOES.

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  39. tperry says:

    The most I have spent is about $180. I doubt I would go over that. I’m not interested in flashing a designers name or logo on my bag but I will pay for quality.

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  40. serenitey says:

    100

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  41. bonnieann says:

    80.00

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  42. sallie sparks says:

    the most i would spend on a bag i just absolutely loved would probably be around $240!

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  43. JMeidel says:

    $45.00

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  44. Mary Ann Howes says:

    Myself, I wouldn’t spend more than $65, but received a gift of a bag that cost $300. I was very very pleased.

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  45. Lyn Valone says:

    $100.

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  46. palapalaluke says:

    $140. I change my handbag every day, I love them. I believe one can never have to many handbags.

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  47. mmimilinda says:

    The most I’d spend on a handbag might be $100, although I haven’t yet! There are so many beautiful bargains to be found if one shops sales, which I definitely do.

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  48. Gloria says:

    I love handbags! But the most I’ve spent on one was fifty dollars. I can’t spend more, but if I could, I would.

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  49. Shirindokht says:

    My budget for a handbag is set between $40 – $50.

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  50. marycarter says:

    The most I would spend on a bag is $150.00. I can usually get a nice bag for that amount when the stores I like have sales.

    Mary Carter

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  51. Louise Plonowski says:

    My budget for a fabulous handbag maxes out at $200.

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  52. Roz Rickman says:

    hubby and I are retired — making enough for a roof over our head and pork chops on table — about $75.00 tops.
    Thank you.

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  53. svoge42@aol.com says:

    I am very frugal when it comes to bags/purses and I would not spend more than $60.oo.

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  54. m1wheecli says:

    I would never spend over $50.

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  55. Julie Takacs says:

    I spent $75.00 once on a bag, and it turned out to be a lemon, since the zipper wasn’t easy to zip! Later in life, I traded a box of silk for a handmade bag from an independent designer, and that was the best bag I ever had. I used it till it was frayed, I loved it so!

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  56. KAREN COGBURN says:

    500.00 is the most i would spend on a bag.

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  57. Sweekie says:

    $40… I like to change them out, so I would rather look for a bargain (Like buy this…not this). 🙂

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  58. Ginger Aulick says:

    I wouldn’t spend much more than $75 on a purse. I like way too many styles and colors, and the trends come and go. I would definitely spend more on a workhorse purse that would match the majority of my wardrobe than one a little more jazzy, shall we say?

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  59. mary jo says:

    I love purses but usually buy at discount stores like TJ Maxx or from Ebay – so maybe $50.00 – $75.00 if I really loved it and knew it would be a “keeper”.

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  60. serenitey says:

    100 smackers

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  61. sandy_pizziferri@meei.harvard.edu says:

    $150

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  62. Rose Marchese says:

    I LOVE handbags its my thing. Im called the bag lady. The most I have spent on a bag is $400.00 but if I could financially I would spend more.

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  63. KAREN COGBURN says:

    500.00 is the most I would spend.

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  64. krispy9 says:

    I try not to spend too much, but have spent $500 as a special item as a rewared adn would again for the right item.

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  65. Margarida says:

    As most of our money goes to our children’s tuition, I would not spend more than $30. I need to be frugal.

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  66. nancdep5 says:

    I usually don’t go over $50 for an everyday bag, but have spent up to $125 for a special occasion bag.

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  67. kathy says:

    I live hand to mouth so I would say about $20. I find designer bags often at thrift stores for $4-10.

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  68. Laura says:

    The most I’d spent on a handbag is about $58.00 tops !

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  69. Tina says:

    I’d spend $250 if necessary.

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  70. serenitey says:

    100 bucks

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  71. Melinda McIntyre says:

    Although I love designer bags, I would not spend more than $40.00. I always shop at my favorite consignment shop! You wouldn’t believe the bargins I find.

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  72. KAREN COGBURN says:

    The most I would spend on a bag is $400.00

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  73. AJB says:

    About $150

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  74. April says:

    $200 if I could use it as a tote bag for work, too.

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  75. sbowen521 says:

    My last two handbag purchases have been made by Brahmin. Quality construction, versatile and on clearance at Macy’s. With discounts, purchased for under $200.

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  76. whinendine says:

    Between $50.00 and $60.00. But I love this one….

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  77. yyoerger says:

    I’m agreeing with those in the $50 range if I’m buying myself. That said, I’m fortunate to have several people in my life who have excellent taste, and I wouldn’t be without the fabulous Coach, White House/Black Market, Namaste and Ann Taylor bags I’ve received as gifts that are worth well more than that amount.

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  78. Barbara Flournoy says:

    The most I have ever spent on a handbag is $160 for a Coach bag.

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  79. mimi1411 says:

    I like to change handbags often, so the most I’d spend is about $40.00

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  80. Sue Zinger says:

    Thanks for offeriing up this bag to win. The most I have spent on a Tote bag is $298.00 it was a Marc by Marc Jacobs. And I love it.

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  81. marchione says:

    The most I’ve ever spent on a handbag was $50 for an Aigner bag, many many years ago (in the early 90s). I love the feel of a good bag, but hate paying for it! Feels much better when a $200 bag is on sale for $50. Doesn’t happen very often!!

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  82. Lauren J says:

    I once spent $65 on a clearanced leather purse….love it so much I haven’t used it once! (but it’s in great shape!)

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  83. marta b says:

    $300.00 is the most that i would spend on a handbag. But who needs to spend that? I just bought a Badgely Mischka leather satchel that retailed for $299.00 and i paid $30.

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  84. shurm says:

    I bought a lovely Isabella Fiore in Vegas about 5 yrs ago that I spent a little over $1000.00 for. I really love that bag.

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  85. Deanna Gale says:

    A BIG, quality bag is, in my opinion, priceless, however, I’m not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination so I wouldn’t be able to spend more than $150.00 on one.

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  86. ctgal says:

    $225 is as high as I’ve gone. And I’ve felt guilty enough to call my husband to give him a heads up. (And, no, I do not clear my purchases with my husband. I am free to spend whatever I want.) It just seems so excessive. And I know $225 is low as compared to deluxe bags.

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  87. Lori says:

    I would spend between $200 and $250 tops on a high quality bag that I love, because I’m a one-bag-at-a-time gal for the most part. I keep my bags forever, and I don’t buy bags for every outfit. Quality matters, and it needs to hold all of my stuff. The featured City Tote is great because of the classic colors and nice size.

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  88. Valarie says:

    At this time, my budget would allow me a purse for under $100.

    Truthfully, I look at the $50 and under range and then get 2 years out of the purse. What a pain!

    I need a good purse! Help!!!

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  89. Patricia says:

    I would never go over $50.00, I have seen and without a doubt wanted a few handbags, the price was over $200.00, having a family I need to think first and spend later, I love this handbag, of course I would love to win this, thanks for the chance.

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  90. Diana says:

    I love handbags. They make me feel pretty and I like it when I can carry one with colors, flowers, patterns, almost anything that attacks me. I have paid as much as $125.00 or there about. However I am now retired and have to cut back a bit. I am still willing to spend at least $80.00 for a bag I really want. I usually wait till there is like a great sale at Dillards to buy a bag.

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  91. KAREN COGBURN says:

    The most I would spend on a handbag is $500.00. I would love to win this one!!

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  92. Soledad says:

    The most that I would spend would be $50 for a nice bag that is on sale. No matter how beautiful a bag is I can resist it if the price is too high for my budget. I really like Coach bags but have never been able to buy one.

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  93. Elisse says:

    Probably $250. If I just had a windfall and was told I had to spend it on a handbag or lose it. I really covet two bags in that price range, but am following them on eBay to eventually snag them cheaper. I won’t pay retail. Period. Paying $1000 for a bag isn’t something I’d do if I had the money to burn; would much rather spend that money on a trip or other fun thing to enjoy with my husband. Frankly, the great fakes are great and I have no problem with them. Creating $2000+ handbags for the poor to covet, when the world is imploding economically and politically and we have neither decent medical care nor education for our children, much less jobs- and then prosecuting the knock-off merchants- is evil-nuts.

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  94. meredlp says:

    $400 or so unless it was a really great investment on a bag at a great discount.

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  95. Sharon Joffey says:

    I’ve spent $450.00. But it was worth all the great comments I received about it. It really did wear extremely well.

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  96. Patrice says:

    $99 tops.

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  97. Jane says:

    I’d like to say $500, but there may someday be a beautiful bag that comes along that I have to have (while I scrimp on everything else for awhile), so who knows? I normally buy purses for much less than that. I do own a lot of purses, though (don’t even get me started on shoes!), but I love them and they last forever, as I take very good care of them.

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  98. Charleigh says:

    Okay, ladies, first let me confess that I carry the same bag every day (except for dressy or vacation occasions). I buy for great construction and classic style. I have paid $250.00, but on a per-use basis it must have worked out to less than $0.25 a day!

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  99. Cheryl says:

    I have spent $35.00 on a $200 handbag. Normally, I spent between $25-50.

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  100. Gail Armstrong says:

    That is very complex question because first you have to ask you have to look at two things: your budget and the most important is your desire the burning passion in your heart to have a certain hand bag. The most I would spend is $360.00. I believe I could find a nice sale name brand, or outlet venu bag at that price. Of course I would like to spend more, but one would be crazy to spend an entire year’s clothing allowance on a handbag. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made implusive choices about jewelry but not about handbags. With handbags, I’m a little more level-headed.

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  101. starsmom says:

    I love handbags……..too many bags in my closet…..I think it would depend…….

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  102. Carol Nielson says:

    I don’t like to commit myself to a long term relatioship with my hand bags. The most I have spent is $120.00

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  103. Joh Reed says:

    The most would spend on a handbag is $125.00

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  104. jay2004 says:

    I think my max would be $200…. and it’d better last for like 10 years 😉

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  105. Sandi Hughes says:

    $50-$60 – I love bags and if I spend too much on one, then I feel like it’s the only one I can have for a very long time…and that will not do!!!

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  106. maria says:

    Nice looking!

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  107. Jill Parkhurst says:

    That is a difficult question. I love, love handbags and shoes!
    The most I have spent on a handbag is $100 – amazing baragin for a authentic Louis Vuitton handbag (retailed at $550). I found it online.
    I believe that a handbag can add a lot of style to an outfit. I like big, light weight bags.

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  108. nannananu says:

    The most I would spend on a handbag would be under $200.00. Of course the bag would cost more, but on sale for a reduced price….a deal is always great.

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  109. jetlag383 says:

    The most? How is my checking account looking?
    I love purses. With ipads, iphones, make-up bags and
    other stuff I have to carry(I miss George Carlin and his stuff routine) my handbag needs rollers. Cute bag!

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  110. judyebn says:

    I once had a sales lady comment when I said a bag was too expensive for everyday use, thats it “you carry it everyday, think about its use and function” so now I do not set a limit I decide on the quality function and versatility.

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  111. Linda Levreault says:

    The most I feel comfortable spending on a handbag is around $80. I’d have to really, really love it! More than $80, I’d have trouble justifying the purchase – unless of course I just hit the lottery!

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  112. deb says:

    I always buy on sale and would never spend more than$ 100

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  113. Susan Cross says:

    Most I would spend would be $100

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  114. km756 says:

    The most I would spend on a handbag is $60

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  115. KAREN COGBURN says:

    The most I would spend on a handbag is 500.00

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  116. Pattie Medeiros says:

    The most I would spend on a handbag is $100 and it would have to really be special or hit me just right as something in the gotta have it category!!!

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  117. Debra white says:

    I spent $350 on a beautiful Ralph Lauren bag back in the 1990s. Although I felt slightly queasy at the time spending what was a lot of money to me, I still have that bag, and it looks as beautiful as it did the day I bought it.

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  118. Linda Lipinski says:

    I spent $ 140.00 on a handbag. I must have been drunk at the time.

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  119. msmary48 says:

    I have spent $150.00 on a nice bag for me and more for my daughter.

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  120. Sherry B. says:

    No more than $50; I’m not rich!

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  121. Donna says:

    $40, a $250 bag doesn’t hold stuff any better

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  122. Peggy says:

    I’ve never been a big “bag person”, so the most I’ve spent is probably $50. I would love to have a nice Coach bag someday but not really a priority with two kids in college!

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  123. Spicy Sixty says:

    What’s the most I’d spend on a handbag??? Is this before or after I win the Powerball Lottery? Since it’s still before. . . I have to go with past history. I’ve spent $250 on a handbag that I take good care of, because it has to last a very long time.

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  124. joyzkim says:

    I’m so hard on my purses, I never spend more than 40-50 dollars on a bag. I’m lucky that I have a sister that gives me her hand me downs of designer bags sometimes 🙂

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  125. MaryAnn Gustafson says:

    But a few Christmases ago I spent $250.00 for a bag for my daughter.

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  126. MaryAnn Gustafson says:

    enter me in your contest. The most I ever spent on a handbag was $100.00 two years ago.

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  127. sweeteepie965 says:

    So far the most is $49.99. I am fairly new to the work world.

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  128. Kai W. says:

    I spent at one point of time $325 for a handbag.

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  129. sandy eckstein says:

    the most money i ever spent on a handbag was in the summer of 1972. i was going to PAris for a week and then a month at Oxford University, taking a class on Shakespeare. i bought a Coach bag. i think it was $200 +. i was 19 and i this bag has seen better days. it now has a huge ink spot on it, but i love it. it’s in so many photos and it makes me smile every time i see it in a photo or use it, despite the ink stain. very happy memories

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  130. Catalina says:

    Depends on the handbag but most often not more than 150.00

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  131. Lynn Gotler says:

    Love a great bag. Although I have champagne taste I try not to spend more than $60 dollars on a new bag. I look for sales. This one is a gem!!

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  132. StillwaterSue says:

    I usually have a handag on my Christmas Wish List for our family gift exchange. That being said, in today’s economy and being retired…….I would have to think long and hard to consider spending $50.00.

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  133. Soap says:

    The most I’ve ever spent on a buttery tan large hobo luxury leather bag is $149 at Ross Store. The bag by Cole Haan retailed for $400. This is the 3rd Fall that I’m using it.

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  134. Ginnyinga says:

    I have spent $400.00 on a bag before in the past. I don’t feel I will in the future with the ecomomy the way it is now.
    It depends on the flexability of the Bag. Will it go with my outfits? Will it be durable for a long time? How smart is the buy overall?
    The Bag pictured is well worth the purchase to me. It has all the above criteria and would be a good purchase. I love it! I would be very lucky to have this, anyone would!
    Thank you.

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  135. kcolor273 says:

    I try not to spend too much on bags, because I’m so tough on them, so I’d try to stay under $75.00.

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  136. MARGIE says:

    I usually try to find the least expensive at the best value. I usually spend about $30 to $50 on a purse.

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  137. judy h. says:

    I’ve certainly stopped carrying the heavy leather bags with all of the hardware. The are beautiful, but I wound up with a real shoulder problem from the one shoulder I always carried my bag on. Since then, I’ve gone to canvas or quilted fabric with little to no hardware. The most I’d pay for a bag….$75.00.

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  138. Art by Karena says:

    I used to spend up to $400 on a handbag, they are classics I have had for years. Now I don’t feel it is necessary! Look at this perfect bag I would love to carry it!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  139. minmic76@aol.com says:

    I would spend up to five hundred dollars on a bag. I know it’s a lot of money ! However, if it’s a bag I really love I would go for it. Like I have two Disney Dooney and Bourke bags. Also I have a bag from Paris. It would have to be a very special bag and mean a lot to me!

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  140. Kathleen P. says:

    Not more than $75…

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  141. Sandra I says:

    The most I will spend would be about 45 – 50 dollars. Then again it all depends on the bag/purse.

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  142. serenitey says:

    $100

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  143. MelanieV says:

    I’m not sure what the most I would spend on a bag is because I’ve been searching that “perfect” bag for a long time and STILL have not found it…in the meantime I am using a $60 bag that will just have to do until I find what I’m looking for! Thanks!

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  144. June Smith says:

    What a pretty handbag! Would love to win that. I’d use it for a very long time. I love handbags, probably more than shoes!

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  145. bobbimac says:

    Sorry for the multiple comments, but I am trying to correct my typos! I KNOW! I KNOW! I should proofread, but forget to do so. In this comment I wish to correct PPP to POP!
    I PROMISE that I will NOT post again! 🙂

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  146. pattib says:

    Being retired in these economic times dictates what I would spend. Right now not over 50.00. The bag is lovely but I could not justify it now.

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  147. christinedimauro says:

    Probably the most I would spend on a bag would be $250. This would be a bag for work (not evening) similar to a Coach.

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  148. Karen Hansen says:

    I have in the past spent $170 on a Coach bag but I no longer spend more than $80 and usually $50 now. Getting older and the economy has forced me to lower it.

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  149. bobbimac says:

    I ONCE paid $250 for a bag I JUST had to have! 🙂 BUT now that I am retired and separated I in at a MUCH LOWER price range! DRATS! Why?? Becaise I believe while a handbag can be EXTREMELY veratile…it REALLY “makes” your outfit “PPP”!
    CONGRATULAIONS [in ADVANCE] to the MOST fortuanate winner as this is quite an unique hand bag! ENJOY!

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  150. bobbimac says:

    I ONCE paid $250 for a bag I JUST had to have! 🙂 BUT now that I am retired and soarated I in at a MUCH LOWER price range! DRATS! Why?? Becaise I believe while a handbag can be EXTREMELY veratile…it REALLY “makes” your outfit “PPP”!
    CONGRATULAIONS [in ADVANCE] to the MOST fortuanate winner as this is quite an unique hand bag! ENJOY!

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  151. Connie says:

    I think it would depend on the type of bag it is. Leather ones I would spend the most 75.00 and others 50.00

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  152. cjozefick says:

    I love purses and this one is beautiful. I have never has an expensive on though.

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  153. Amy Moore says:

    $225 tops!! I have spent $500 when I thought money would never stop coming my way— I’m smarter now. And make my bags last 3 years or more. Can’t afford $225 but if I buy on sale and take care of them, they will last. This bag is darling. I need a new one and would love to win it.

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  154. Linda says:

    The most I have spent ,thus far,is about $120 BUT my husband did gift me with a Louis V. several years ago and I truly appreciate the difference 🙂

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  155. Marge M says:

    On a true designer statement piece, like a Louis Vuitton, I’d go as high as $2000, but not very often! For everyday, Coach, Dooney&Bourke….even my favorite Miche bags (the ones with the changeable magnetic exteriors.).

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  156. j27 says:

    I’m pretty sure I never spent over $50 for a handbag. In fact the most expensive one was probably a Vera Bradley on sale.

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  157. DOTTI says:

    THE MOST I EVER SPENT ON A PURSE WAS $200 ON A HANDCRAFTED NANTUCKET BAG. IT IS A CLASSIC, AND I LIVE IT.

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  158. jomikey06 says:

    The most I’d ever spend on a purse is 30.00, I know, Iknow I’m cheap, but I love hand bags I just can’t make my self spend a lot of money on one. I walk through the mall or look at books and drool and wish.

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  159. filliond@sbcglobal.net says:

    The most I have spent is $125.00 on sale. I love the feel of real leather. I change purses often so try and keep the cost down. Sooner or later every thing is on sale
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  160. Elsie says:

    I can”t justify more than 50 these days, so even if it’s a steal I have to be disciplined about it.

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  161. SusanB says:

    I would spend 50.00 max.

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  162. ChristyJan says:

    I love shopping sales ~ especially the 75% off ones . . . with that in mind, I’d have a hard time spending more than $50

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  163. Christine says:

    The most I’ve spent for a bag was probably$250 for a Coach and a bit less for a Fendi (so not worth it) I still have the Coach but it very heavy. I can’t spend that much anymore, I’m retired.

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  164. shellrobin says:

    My most expensive bag was a gift from my boyfriend at the time — a Louis Vuitton and it was over $400 30+ years ago! If I found a gorgeous leopard bag that I just had to have — I’d pay this amount! Vuitton’s are way out of my price range now 😉

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  165. Sue Potts says:

    Gosh I think the most I’ve ever spent on a handbag was an Oroton evening bag I bought about 30 years ago. It would have cost me around $100.00 back then and I still use it today! Quality is timeless and I love this bag! It’s just perfect.

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  166. catherine lawton says:

    The most I have ever spent on a handbag was a Vera Bradley bag I would say around $69 is my max. I try to find my bags on sale.

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  167. Fran Kahn says:

    I’d probably spend no more than $100. Something in this range is usually stylish, durable and guilt -free when I want to dispose of it.

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  168. colleen gilgenbach says:

    the most I’ve ever spent was $125 for an artist made leather clutch that was hand embossed and painted.

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  169. svlockwood says:

    $250 is my max.

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  170. steviesmom says:

    The most I would spend on a handbag is a tricky question. It all depends upon how much I probably like it LOL….Lets see, $150. However, I’ve not found that said bag yet!

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  171. ewhatley says:

    Back in the day, when I was in the corporate world and presenting an “image”, I had a bag collection of Gucci, Fendi, etc. Now, with a much simpler, casual life and no corporate image necessary, I might spend $50 to $100. Love the bag in this giveaway.

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  172. Wanda myers says:

    I love bags I have paid 100 .00

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  173. badgerfanz says:

    Just bought another D & B and spent over $200.00

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  174. MaryBeth says:

    It depends on how much I really liked it

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  175. Joan says:

    If I really, really love a purse $150, tops!

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  176. Judy B says:

    I have a Coach that was a gift from my daughter. I love it. She is a purse fanatic, so I vicariously live through her! I think if I got a great bag on sale, I would try to buy it for under $100.

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  177. Bonnie Bartlett says:

    The most i would spend is $30 because everytime i spent more it tore up!…

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  178. marybee27 says:

    I go low cost, but I did spend $60 on an interesting bag in the 90s… I’ve GOT to have great, sturdy straps, with room to sling over my shoulder… these mature shoulders of mine would ADORE a simply chic bag with lightweight materials!

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  179. Cecelia says:

    I’m usually a bargain hunter, so I try to buy things on sale or at outlets. That being said, I would spend up to $75 for a well made, stylish purse.

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  180. glenda christianson says:

    With the economy being what it is, I have been buying my bags at the thrift store : ( I can’t justify more than $5.00 with our budget. Really puts a crimp in my handbag fetish!

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  181. Susan Miller says:

    I like a large selection of bags to have when needed. As a result of this I can not spend a fortune on one so winning this beauty would be wonderful. I love the size and color is sharp. I believe the most I have spent is $100.00 and I loved it. Big, burnt orange leather purse. I carried it forever and I give it to my cousin later. It meant so much because I saved forever to buy at a large store in Atlanta.

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  182. hrbeck_98 says:

    I would spend up to $100 if it was something that I really wanted, but I’ve never paid over $50 for one.

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  183. Mary Meisel says:

    I have never paid over $50 for a handbag. I’ve been tempted and would certainly like that kind of quality! Fashion unfortunately must sometimes take a backseat.

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  184. Linda S. says:

    The most I have ever spent on a handbag is $60. They never last too long, but that’s okay because I like to change bags every couple of years.

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  185. Diane says:

    The most I ever spent on a handbag was 150.00 back in 1987.

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  186. Daniela B says:

    I have spent $200+ on a new bag like coach or db but like others always on sale. But I will easily spend less than $150 on vintage designer bags that aren’t easily dated. I love the classics.

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  187. Diane says:

    The most I have ever paid is a little over $200.00. On my budget there is not room for many purses in that range. What I have learned to do is watch the upscale resale shops and usually I can find what I want for about 1/3 the original price. They are like new and it works for me.

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  188. Tesser says:

    $100

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  189. joan Brower says:

    The most I would spend at this time is no more than $25.00 . Pocketbooks are my passion,but being on a fixed income has put a stop to buying any new ones. I am due for a new one,my bags are looked ragged and aged……

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  190. joni stein says:

    I think that I spent about $100 for a bag about 10 years ago. It seems kind of funny that I don’t even remember what it looked like! I am certain that it was on sale too.

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  191. audrey l dirisio says:

    love it!

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  192. DUHFARMER says:

    The most I would spend on a handbag is $85 and that is if it is durable, has multifunctional areas that easily contain all my important “stuff” and if it easily goes with several outfits.

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  193. Anita Codopony says:

    I would not spend over 25 dollars

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  194. pjw59 says:

    I usually hold off and buy my favorite items on sale. 100 dollars would be the most I would spend.

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  195. amy mayer says:

    Probably $50–only because I LOVE to change them out to match outfits and get new ones–a girl has to keep up with the latest looks-that it would be foolish to spend TOO much to accomodate that whimsy.

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  196. Rachel Schecter says:

    I buy my bags at Macy’s. Same style, different colors
    And try to get them on sale. I usually pay around $45 for a bag that’s been reduced from $90. I also love to check out second hand shops for some vintage beauties.

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  197. maciberkeley says:

    $150 – I am so hard on them traveling and you are exactly correct that weight is a huge factor!

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  198. ogden says:

    embarrassed to say that I have spent over $300 but try to stay under too—(does this have to be posted?!?!)

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  199. Mary Lou says:

    $100 is the most I’ve spent, but I haunt the sales racks, because sometimes I can get a lot of bang for my bucks. This bag is gorgeous and I don’t often see another Lulu our there (my nickname also)

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  200. margaracantu says:

    most of them have been gifts, but i did splurge on a 400$ coach once!

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  201. Jo says:

    It depends on the bag, I’ve spent $600 for a bag I love. Would spend $1000+ for a classic style.

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  202. hananghaddar says:

    The most I spent on a handbag would be $100, but if I like something, I will spend more.

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  203. novokate says:

    My limit is $100.00 tops. I shop sales, discount sites and ebay and do very well.

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  204. Ann says:

    I would spend $200 at the most and I try to catch bags on sale but if I really have to have it……well, who knows.

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  205. Cathi M says:

    I’ve spent up to $250 on eBay for a bag valued at $500+. My friends say I’m a bag whore, but you never have to have a “fat bag” like you do with clothes. Plus, if you have a great bag and great shoes it brings up your whole outfit to a higher level.

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  206. Liz kasprzak says:

    I have spent up to 75dollars on a purse; but that was when I was young and foolish….LOL! I love purses but it’s a real struggle to go out over 30.00 to 40.00 dollars anymore. I am very very hard on purses and it is simply a waste of money to buy something truly costly. I get very tired of carrying the same purse.

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  207. Shari Austin says:

    Iadmit it, I have gone $1500. when I purchased my coach briefcase. Really, the $450.00 purse seemed like nothing compared to that!

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  208. sally jennings says:

    i love handbags, i must have 100, every size, shape and color, they are my weakness besides shoes, forget cloths, lol

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  209. cobrateacher says:

    Once – only once – I paid $285 for a bag. It fell apart in no time at all! Never again!

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  210. Kira Miftari says:

    Oh, buying a new bag is a HUGE deal for me…It usually happens 1-2 times a year after a many hours of investigation…$150 is the most I personally ever spent on my bag. Quality of the brand, design uniqueness, as well as the comfortably arranged inside compartments to accommodate stuff like cell phone, cosmetics ect without creating the chaos – very important! I love my Ultimate Collection and when I wear my bags, I always get compliments 😉

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  211. Katrina Moss says:

    I buy a variety of bags but they must be on sale. Some bags are just so overpriced.

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  212. FAB_Maddie says:

    The most I’ve ever spent was $100 and it was with gift money. I get bored with them too quickly so investing more than $100 in a bag doesn’t seem smart to me. This one is really cute! I like that it’s lightweight and nautical.

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  213. FDDJFVA says:

    Well, I usually troll Marshall’s for designer bags at semi-affordable prices. The most I spent (and I felt guilty) was $220. It’s alot of money to plunck down for something I know will get dirty, banged up, abused and then donated to goodwill after the season is up. I really enjoyed it while I had it though! 🙂

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  214. janny says:

    The most expensive purse I ever bought cost $200 on sale, with an added coupon. I’ve used it every winter for years now. Navy leather hobo style with a bit of fringe. Great quality and style but heavy.

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  215. Phylis says:

    The most I will spend on a bag is $150 and I totally agree with an earlier commenter – it would have to last me a lifetime.

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  216. Mary Ambrosino says:

    Probably around 200. It would have to be exceptional to spend more.

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  217. flblondelady says:

    The most I have ever spent on a bag was $71.00 in Macy’s for an “organizer type” bag. It is really small for me, but it did what I needed it to do! I may go up to $100.00 if the bag was as functional as expensive!

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  218. Roxie says:

    $100 is the most I would spend on a handbag.

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  219. butterfly42blue says:

    No more than I absolutely have to! So far the most I’ve ever spent has been $45. And I had to pinch myself to do that. I’m a very thrifty person. Thanks for the offer. The bags are just lovely!

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  220. lorraine says:

    Since the economy crunch and furlough fridays, I’ve scaled back on clothes, accessories, etc. unless I can get a good deal or it’s a quality item. If it was a purse that would last awhile and was very functional, I might spend up to 100.00 if I found it at the beginning of the month when I still had a few disposable dollars left.

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  221. Brenda M says:

    I must admit that if I see a bag that is a must have , I will either save up or just buy it. I have two Channel bags, and the rest are Coach or Dooney & Bourke. I’m a bit of a bag fanatic. That tote bag is classic and timeless. I guess I don’t have a limit when it comes to bags.

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  222. sharyne says:

    The most I have ever spent on a bag is about $125 on sale.

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  223. Vicki H says:

    I have a Dooney and Bourke plus a few other expensive bags. I would say 200 max and that is pushing it. My D&B and other bags I always got on sale.

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  224. Connie Barner says:

    Probably $150 about 10 years ago. It was leather. Lasted forever.

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  225. Jean says:

    I usually don’t spend more than $30.00 or so for one. I am very hard on them and then I need a new one!! This handbag look fabulous and I think I would be willing to pay much more for this one. It looks fabulous and something I could enjoy for a very long time.

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  226. Patsy Sumler says:

    The most I will spend for a handbag is $200.00, I am a Coach Queen and love nice bags. These bags last a lifetime and are well worth the money, I would love to find a handbag that is equally as nice and I see yours are much cheaper and lighter in weight which I need after having Back Surgery I need less weight . I would love to try it.

    Patsy

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  227. scole1809 says:

    The most I would spend is around $250.00.

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  228. Susan Sutton says:

    Oooh, I love handbags!! I’ve been blessed over the years to have fairly reasonably priced taste in bags and I believe the most I’ve spent to this date is, mm, maybe $55…$65?? If I see a bag I REALLY like, I’ll wait until it comes on sale or until I lose interest and set my sights on another bag!
    My dream is to own both a Coach bag and perhaps a Dooney & Bourke, although there are so many new & excited designers out there now that choosing could be a challenge!
    My longtime (and I won’t tell you HOW long!) goal (our secret!) is to purchase a Coach bag as a reward when I get within twenty pounds of my goal weight (which is still quite a ways away, mind you, but MY reward, nonetheless!). I’ll go to the Coach shop at the outlet mall in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast and GET MY BAG! I WILL do this!!
    So, there you have it: my most expensive bag to date and the reason why I would love a new really truly more expensive bag. 🙂 Thank you for letting me share my dream! p.s. I do love the Ame and Lulu City Tote SO much! Very, very classy!!

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  229. Ruth Roscoe says:

    The most frugal me would spend on a handbag is $50.00.

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  230. lynn says:

    I prefer to not spend over $50 for a handbag, but I have spent $90. It was worth every penny!

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  231. margie says:

    love it! The perfect fall accessory! The most I would spend would be 200. ………and a sale or discount makes it all the more sweet.

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  232. sheilamc says:

    I wouldn’t spend more than $50 on a handbag – I like the look of this one though!

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  233. Carol says:

    I can’t see spending more than $50 or $60 on a purse, especially in today’s economy. I would love to win the purse!

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  234. Roxyvictoria says:

    There’s what I can and what I would like to spend….right now it would have to be fifty dollars. This is a lovely bag!

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  235. sharon910 says:

    I have never had a designer bag. Just not in the budget so 20.00 is the most I ever spent on a bag. That was a very long time ago.

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  236. Beth Lowe says:

    I have spent $80 but feel as though I have others in the family to buy for so I do not want to go overboard. I have always wished for an expensive handbag someday…

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  237. Zina Brown says:

    I love handbags and totes can’t get enough of them. The most I would spend would be $300.00. And only is that bag was functional as well as stylish.

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  238. Anna De La Cruz says:

    The most I’ve paid for a handbag is $120. I don’t know that I would spend much more, unless I was rich.

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  239. Dr. Cathy Cameron says:

    The most I ever paid was $250…..but it was on my honeymoon and the bag was symbolic….and a gift!!!

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  240. donna ribeiro-pope says:

    I would not spend more than $300.00 -$400.00 on a good quality leather handbag. I just have to stay within my budget, and I am always looking for a deal or a chance to win a great bag.

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  241. joyce says:

    I would spend $100,or less.

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  242. camacduff says:

    I would spend $100,or under.

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  243. karin says:

    That’s a tough question. Honestly, I couldn’t spend over 100.00. If I spent more, I’d probably feel guilty every time I used the purse.

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  244. Dee S says:

    Maybe 300 dollars…but it would have to last for years.

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  245. sharon friedman says:

    The most I’d spend on a handbag $300

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  246. Shans says:

    The most I would spend is probably about $100. But I try to spend less when I shop for a new bag.

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  247. early says:

    Shamefully I have spent over $300 but the bag gave me much joy and happiness.

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  248. angel Kragness says:

    I have paidup to $100 for around 3 or 4 antique handbags,

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  249. Debra Simning-Chapman says:

    It would all depend on the circumstances like my birthday month or something. I would say $50.00 at the most though.

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  250. Cynt1 says:

    I’d spend no more than $100!

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  251. Sandy says:

    The most I’ve ever spent has been between $40 and $60. I’m soooooo hard on my purses, I don’t dare invest more!

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  252. Debra Stewart says:

    The most I would spend is $175. For that amount, the bag would need to be very unique.

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  253. Anne Fescharek says:

    I would spend $300 since that’s the price of the Dooney I lust for. PLEASE enter me!!!

    annfesATyahooDOTcom

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  254. Robyn E says:

    My most expensive bag bought was $525.00

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  255. Pauline says:

    The most I can spend is 25.00, on a purse. Though, I do love the purse.

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  256. Evelyn says:

    At TJ Max I bought a designers handbag for $50.00.
    Love it!

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  257. Ruthe says:

    The most I have spent on a purse was $250.00, for a Dooney that I just had to have!!

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  258. Laurab says:

    After looking for an aqua purse for about 3 years without success, I gave up but with an eye always open just in case. Shopping for something else I spied the perfect aqua purse! Checking the price tag I gulped at its $120.00 price but justified by the long search. It ended up being on sale, hurray! But I generally spend between $40 and $80 on purses.

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  259. Mollie says:

    The most I would spend on a handbag is 40.00 at Macy’s

    I like different handbags to go with my outfits and this handbag is the perfect color for me.

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  260. El says:

    I’ve spent up to $100, on a rare occasion

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  261. jenifer shyrigh says:

    The most I have spent on a bag is $125.00. Alligator and shocking pink SO COOL

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  262. ninkar2 says:

    I go cheap. 40 bucks max. I like to get something less expensive so it doesn’t create a target for thiefs. I figure my ratty bag will be less tempting than the designer one.

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  263. Terri Bullock says:

    I would spent around $80.00. Of Course if it was of good quality. I love the bag featured on this give away.

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  264. karan says:

    I would spend nothing if I could WIN it!

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  265. kariann says:

    The most I have spent is $40.00,I am cheap, yes I admit it.

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  266. Vicki Vicki says:

    I would spend $60.00 on a handbag…but probably never will. From the day I was born, I have been fashionable yet “spend savy” and I can thank my mother for this. I have looked classy for little money spent. My bags usually go for under $30.00 and many lower than that. I am a “shoe and purse person” so it takes SAVY and a williness to LOOK around to be able to do what I do and I look good. I would love this purse! Thanks for the opportunity of getting such a rich looking, classic purse.

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  267. Ninkar30 says:

    I might spend 40. I usually shop Ross for functional bags. I want what I have in my bag to be worth more than the bag it’s carried in. I figure there’s less chance of having it stolen if it doesn’t look like you have a fortune to spend.

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  268. eddyrobey says:

    $500

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  269. slbennetti says:

    I have bought Coach and Dunney bags and have paid hundreds of dollars and I found that they hold up and weather many seasons. So I am not opposed to spending money for a bag that will work for several seasons before it retires to the thrift store for someone else to enjoy. A quality bag is worth the investment.

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  270. Charlotte Joseph says:

    I am among the luckiest of women – my best friend is a salesperson for a designer line of leather handbags — I can pick up fabulous bags at her sample sales — currently carrying one called “Charlotte” (how great is that?) retails for $890 – I paid $120. Yeah!

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  271. Janet Keyser says:

    I would pay a maximum of $100.00. Of course, if I were extremely wealthy, it would be much more.

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  272. Yoli says:

    The most I have spend for a bag have been 40.00. Shopping at TJ Max makes it affordable.

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  273. gramhebert says:

    The most I could spend in all good consciousness is 200.00
    This would be a tremendous purchase and would have to be something I could keep for a lifetime!

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  274. travelgirl says:

    I am not a “name brand” type of girl, so my max would be about $30.00. I also love to shop the consignment or thirft stores for the rare finds!

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  275. Patricia says:

    I only purchase a handbag when I can get a good deal and the max is about $25.00.

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  276. ctaylor60 says:

    In my single-preMom days and way before my fifties, I splurged $180 for a gorgeous Coach leather purse. It still looks great, with a few well placed wrinkles like its owner!

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  277. laclay says:

    I love purse’s. I don’t spend much (at the most $50) so I can buy lot’s!

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  278. JK says:

    If I find one that is well made, sturdy, has classic styling features and will last for years… have spent up to $350 on sale for such a bag. Now, probably wouldn’t go over $100.

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  279. Katrina Hooper says:

    150 for a Coach bag. I would love to win this one.

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  280. Caro bico says:

    $50

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  281. Laura Laffond says:

    $200 is my limit but I use the same bag for a minimum of 5 years.

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  282. Kammi says:

    I usually spend about $60 for bags.

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  283. Angela says:

    Normally won’t go over $50 unless it something I MUST HAVE.

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  284. Allison Ealy says:

    i am a purse/bag person. i have several of them in all colors and styles. i have just recently been on-line looking for a new tote bag. the most i would stend on a good one is between $60 – $125. i like a lot of women, carry a lot of stuff to work in the mornings. i need a bag that is more durable than fashionable.

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  285. Catherine says:

    After shopping online and in outlet stores, the most I would spend is about $40.00. And at that price it would be a handbag style that would serve several seasons and fashion trends.

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  286. Rockyred says:

    I’ve spent $250 on Dooney & Bourke, and as long as there was budget, I have no cap on what I would spend – good quality is good quality and will last a lifetime. I try to choose a style that is somewhat timeless, therefore it literally can last me a lifetime if I choose to keep it that long!

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  287. linda rowe says:

    A good bag can brighten up the dullest outfit!

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  288. Phyllis says:

    The most I’ve spent was $80 on a small Coach bag, about 12 years ago. Usually, $50 is the maximum, but it still seems like a lot of money. One bag I paid this price for came apart within a few months, so it was a disappointment.

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  289. norma edlemon says:

    I would like to say money was no object but that would not be correct, being on a fixed income you tend to make due with what you already have so I would have to put that luxury on the back burner, if I could money would not be an issue.

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  290. Linda Lindsey says:

    I have spent up too $150, but would like spend less if it was still functionable & fashionable.

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  291. Ragtop says:

    i always wondered at the logic behind totes that are uncomfortably heavy when they’re empty. This one sounds great!

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  292. Debbie Pecukaitis says:

    I always try to purchase my bags on sale. The most I have ever spent is $100.00, but try to keep it under $50.00.

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  293. Mary Haley says:

    The most I would spend is $100…or maybe a little more if I really really liked it!

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  294. Mary K says:

    I wouldn’t go over $50 and I’d usually spend much less. I tend to use my purses till they fall apart and rarely change purses except for special occasions.

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  295. shirley hindman says:

    The most I will spend on a handbag is $100.00. It must be a good quality bag that will stay in style. I find cheaper bags do not last as long.

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  296. Faith says:

    $40.00 or less. $50.00 once.

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  297. Ginny says:

    I am on a very tight budget and I splurged on a purse that cost $32.00.

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  298. jane says:

    I spend about $40 on purses.

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  299. Annemarie623 says:

    $250, if it was amazing : )

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  300. Eileen says:

    The most I would spend on a handbag is $60.00. I can find beautiful, well-made, designer bags for this price, always on sale of course. I have been tempted many times to spend more but as of now, have been able to resist the urge.

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  301. carrie obrien says:

    So far $75!

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  302. jkbartist says:

    I have spent a few hundred dollars to $10. My favorite bag now is a small pouch I bought at a art festival.

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  303. Cecilia Griffin says:

    I would spend $20 to $40 only because I’m on a limited budget, Would be a dream come true to win this one.

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  304. Evans S says:

    In my 20s the most I believed I spent was $200. Now the most I would spend is $50. I don’t bother buying the brand names anymore just look a likes and knockoffs.

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  305. fibergal says:

    I’ve spent up to $250 for a bag when I was a full-time career gal; now that I’m working out of the home, I’ve found I don’t need that same type of bag, but average around $100 for a good bag – the less expensive ones just don’t hold up as long!

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  306. Valarie says:

    Only once in my life have I spent $150.00 on a handbag and I still have it! But usually around $35.00 on sale is all I really care to spend.

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  307. ejones7184 says:

    I will admit I have sept as much as $100.00 for a bag from Franklin Covey.

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  308. Micheline says:

    I’ve spent $45 once on a tote for work. It lasted a long, long time…actually I got bored with it before it wore out!

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  309. Maryann says:

    $100

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  310. Susan says:

    I would spend up to about $100 on something I REALLY, REALLY loved. Would have to be great quality and usable for a long time… not too trendy.

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  311. Melissa Harper says:

    I would pay up to $100 for a purse if it’s perfect for me. I’m very picky about my purse and when I find one I like I will carry it until it falls apart! I like the looks for this one!

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  312. Mary Ann says:

    I like to spend between $20 and $40.

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  313. diane says:

    I should be a contestant on PICK OUT THE MOST EXPENSIVE PURSE because every time I go to TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Nordstrom Rack my body clicks like a magnet to the most expensive bag. I drool over the style, the touch of the fabric, the feel on my shoulder and then I am forced to put it back because I refuse to pay hundreds of dollars, even at an outlet for a bag. I think $86 was the most I’ve ever spent, I don’t carry that bag now, but I can’t get rid of it because I spent $86. I like to change my bags up too frequently to spend a lot of money, so I would LOVE to give this bag a try!!!

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  314. KarenP says:

    We are on a budget but if I really like a purse; I will save, shop, compare until I find MY perfect handbag. Sometimes paying $100 for a $500 bag.

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  315. inMO says:

    I’m organizing a “What’s Your Purse-onality” charity fundraiser at my daughter’s school and this would be a great addition.

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  316. Colleen Craig says:

    When I was young the sky was the limit. I never started to limit myself until I was in my 30’s. I have always liked a large handbag and still have several of the really expensive one’s I bought when I was young, but now they are too small. I look at consignment and resale shops and am thrilled the designers are finally getting it……..if it is heavy empty, it will break your back full. Now I probably would not spend over $40. If I were to go higher or into the hundreds, it would have to be spectacular, timeless, and last the rest of my life.

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  317. Cora L Hamilton says:

    The most I would spend would be $30.00 and they are on sale then. I usully pay less than that. I recently bought a purse and paid higher and got less qualtity so I will not go above my set limit.

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  318. sunray12 says:

    The most I have paid for a handbag is $160. Ivwould love to have this one.

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  319. elisepuhala says:

    At my favorite resale shop…for a gently used Cole Haan…$80.00 tops.

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  320. rock n rose says:

    I stopped using a purse when I said good bye to diaper bags……. 25 years later I’ve purchased 2 in the past year, on sale for about $20.00 each. If I could find that perfect purse, one that did all I’d like it to…, I’d pay 5-8 times that and consider it an investment.

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  321. Kathy11016 says:

    I once spent $50 for an on sale, big time discounted,
    designer bag. It was money well spent as I have had
    the bag probably 10 years and still enjoy using it.
    I have bought a couple Kathy Z bags from amazon.com
    on sale for under $30 when on sale and have enjoyed
    those. I have to have a deal. Bags are a necessity,
    get a lot of wear and tear and need to be both a
    nice accessory but a workaholic too.

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  322. bestfind says:

    Tight budget – $29.99 max!

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  323. Lyn B says:

    The most I spend on handbags is typically $40 – shopping at TJ MAXX helps with that!

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  324. bison61 says:

    my limit is $30-I would go $40 if I really loved it!

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  325. The Nan says:

    my budget only allows for $100.00 and under for a handbag

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  326. The Nan says:

    My limit is $100.00..

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  327. mamavalveeta03 says:

    I once spent $200 and had a guilt-complex over it for days! I guess I’m a thrifty Midwestern girl at heart and the thought of spending that much money on a handbag, when a cheaper one could be just as functional doesn’t make sense to me.

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  328. Skye Wentworth says:

    The most I have spent on a handbag is $150. and I’ve used it everyday — for years. ) )

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  329. Susan says:

    I am usually around the $25 range. I did splurge recently and get a $50 purse but that was only because I had a gift certificate to help knock down the price.

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  330. Robin says:

    I don’t think I have ever paid more then $50 on a purse. and even then I have a problem. Show why I should pay this kind onf money for a purse? Let me see and feel that quality.

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  331. Elvira Mares says:

    The most i would ever spend on a handbag, would be $50. I believe the key in looking fabulous, is not to how much you spend garments handbags or shoes,its up to you to make it look good , and know how to carry yourself that makes it look like a million Bucks!

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  332. Elizabeth Leskowyak says:

    The most I would ever spend on a handbag would be three hundred dollars. I wouldn’t go over that amount.

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  333. Katie M says:

    I used to work for Nordstrom and I never understood paying hundreds for a handbag.I’d always think thats the price of a plane ticket to London.

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  334. Linda White says:

    Probably $25 as I hate shopping for and getting used to a new bag! My last 2 were gifts from my girls cause they know I cant ever decide which one I want~ too many choices!

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  335. Kathy Crist says:

    The most I would pay for a handbag is $ 50.00
    My Daughter gives me a purse for Spring/Summer for a birthday gift & I usually buy my own for Fall/Winter.

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  336. Carolyn says:

    I wouldn’t spend over $100 for a handbag. Since styles change year to year and my accessories change it wouldn’t make sense to pay big bucks for a bag I would use for one year and then let gather dust in a closet waiting and hoping for the style to return. I have an old leather handbag of my mother’s that is still in the closet waiting for the day it will be back in style.

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  337. mtwheat says:

    I think I’ve spent about $60.00 for a Vera Bradley. Love all the cubbies they have to keep me organized. Aigner was always my favorite growing up, but I haven’t seen any great bags from them in a long time. ♥

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  338. Reva Shader says:

    The most I have spent on a handbag was $85….it was a stunning black leather purse reduced from $150, and I couldn’t resist!!

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  339. Kathy01 says:

    The most is 100.00. It would have to be the purse that I could not do without. When I see a purse that I really want, I always go home and think about it long and hard. If I just can’t seem to get it off my mind I will go back the next day and purchase it. I also like to look in consignment shops because you usually can get really good deals on used purses.

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  340. Angela says:

    I tend to spend 30 to 140 on a bag. But once every few years I go up to 300 or so for a bag I can take to work.
    For me, my bag is a part of my life, and it has to look good and be useful, like me. Hah.

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  341. Murphy says:

    I am a bag lady and have passed this onto my two daughters. I have spent $250 on a bag for myself but up to $400 on a bag for my daughters.

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  342. Achillen says:

    I love purses and shoes. What woman doesn’t? My closet is full of both, but their is always room for at least one more great buy. I usually pay no more than $100 for a new purse or $50 for a great designer bag at a consignment shop.

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  343. Mimi says:

    Love to shop the sales and find something extravagant, but even then, $100 is pushing my limit and I really, really, really must love it!

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  344. Susan says:

    Typically I would spend under $70. and often shop consignment.

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  345. MJ Andrada says:

    In as much as I love them, I can never afford much. I buy them on sale ( at most $45) and when I find one I like I wear them to death.

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  346. Ellen says:

    I can not afford a “nice” handbag, so, I try to find them on clearance for $10 or $15.

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  347. Mary K. says:

    I would probably spend $100 for a handbag and not any more than that.

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  348. Dee says:

    I would spen up to $350.00 for a bag

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  349. Dolores Petersen says:

    $50.00 would be my limit but one day will get a really expensive one when I can.

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  350. Loraine Alcorn says:

    The most I would spend is around a 100 but it dose not stop me from loving higher end bags .I see them in the magazines and in the store and lust after them always . I was lucky enough to actually find a real Coach bag at a yard sale one that I paid 25 cents for it was awesome

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  351. Rallo says:

    50.00 is the most for me. I always look for sales for savings on a good bag.

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  352. Teresa says:

    $50 but I have spent more.

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  353. Kim Cage says:

    the most I have ever spent is $125 on a Coach bag at their outlet store. I carry my handbags for years and years so it kind of justifys the cost!

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  354. Chef Karen says:

    I spent $300 on a gorgeous handmade leather bag on an overseas trip. I still love the bag but don’t carry it often because it was a little expensive for every day wear. For most, I spend $40-90 on durable leather or cloth handbags – quality is important to me.

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  355. lajek says:

    I’m very particular about the functionality of my handbags. They must have certain elements of construction or I don’t buy them at any price. It really depends on the bag & my finances in the moment, but in general, the less I spend on anything, the better! In recent years it has been between $25 – $60, sale or otherwise.

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  356. Deborah Young says:

    I am pretty conservative so I would probably never spend more than $150 on a handbag. I saw one one time when I was shopping with a friend that I lusted after and I got it for Christmas. It was $400.00 nearly 20 years ago. WOW…….I was shocked. I still have it.

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  357. kaml810 says:

    oops, forgot to mention that about $100 is the most I’d spend for a great bag!

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  358. bearer says:

    75.00 for a good handbag

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  359. Camilla Wilson says:

    The most I would spend is 150.00

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  360. kaml810 says:

    would love, love to win this adorable tote for fall. great color for cooler weather!

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  361. karenclongo says:

    $100

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  362. lisa comer says:

    my budget only allows for $50 and under for a handbag!

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  363. Theresa Gerrond says:

    The limit I have set in my head is $100–I think 85 is actually the most I’ve spent. I like to have lots of bags and don’t want to have to carry them for a decade!! Your bag looks great; I’d love to try it out!!!

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  364. nccountrygirl1 says:

    I can’t justify spending more then $30. But that is my budget. I LOVE this one. Love to have it!

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  365. Darla says:

    I’ll join the others with $100 as my limit. I like the idea of something lighter weight as I tend to want to haul around a lot of stuff.

    Darla

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  366. Deb says:

    About $100 but my daughters have given me more expensive ones. This one looks wonderful! Where are they sold?

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  367. Nancy says:

    If it is a high quality bag that has a product guarantee I will spend up to $500. It has to be timeless and be a bag I can use for years. If it is a fun trendy bag, I do not want to spend more than $50.

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  368. sharyn says:

    My limit is $40.

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  369. Barbara says:

    I prefer to spend no more than $100, but I will go a little higher for something sepcial.

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  370. Jacqualin says:

    I’m a bargain hunter, max $100.

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  371. Rose says:

    The most is $100.00 and I had to think long and hard before I did it.

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  372. pmbrady says:

    I love purses and have lots of them, but I don’t buy expensive bags. I would be broke and homeless (and thus wouldn’t need a purse at all!) if I spent a lot. $50.00 is about my limit for myself, but I will spend a bit more if I am buying a purse as a special gift for someone else.

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  373. Cherriefly's says:

    The most I would spend is $25.00, I usually buy them at consignment shops and get a better bag/slightly used for less $$ (A realy win-win)

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  374. Kim says:

    For this bag I would spend $86. It is beautiful and looks like it would hold everything!!!!

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  375. freda says:

    I would spend around 150.00 for a good quality bag that I would carry forever. I’ve found that cheaper bags just don’t last or look as well. I tell everyone that I buy better bags because I’m cheap. They just last so much longer.

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  376. ncpier says:

    Somewhere around $200

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  377. winifrey says:

    I guess my answer would have to be, how much do I really like the bag and how practical and pretty is it, most of the time I try to stay in the $100.00 range!!!

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  378. Hotforfifty says:

    I would spend 250.00 on a great bag! Although if I could I would spend more as I LOVE big bags and my eye tends to zoom in on the ones that cost over $500.00

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  379. Sam says:

    If I really like the bag, I may spent up to 500.

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  380. Pam N. says:

    $50! It’s a handbag and not an investment. My budget just won’t allow me to spend more than that. Maybe I would feel differently if money weren’t an issue in my life.

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  381. BlueBear says:

    It depends on the bag but $86 for a canvas tote and faux leather is too much, just as $50K for a Birkin is! There’s a happy medium for quality in most anything you buy.

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  382. Joan says:

    About $125 if I really, really loved the bag. Yes, please make more lightweight bags. Much easier to hang onto all day, and doesn’t hurt your back to carry. I want to win this bag, it’s my style !!!

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  383. Marsha says:

    I wouldn’t spend over $50….can’t see spending that much on a bag!

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  384. Sheila Chaffins says:

    $86 dollars. Really cute bag!

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  385. Elaine says:

    the most I have spent on a handbag was $60.00 and it was a designer bag which I still ccarry to this day.

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  386. Dorothy says:

    I would have to say about $80. Love the color and pattern. Thanks for opportunity

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  387. esprings says:

    I’m “comforfortable” at the less than than $100 price point.

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  388. karen says:

    I can’t really say definitively. Depends on how my heart feels about it-

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  389. Paulette McMahan says:

    I spent $45 on my Kavu bag….I doubt I would spend much more. My favorite bag came from the Goodwill for 99cents….

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  390. Kathy Castillo says:

    I’m a budget kind of gal so I tend to stay under $50 (shopping through sales, coupons, etc. to maximize value. I love the look of this handbag and would love it! If I had to part with my cash, I’d need to wait on sales/discounts — no matter how good it looks now.

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  391. Joyce marie says:

    I try to only buy a bag about every 5years or and then make them last forver. Most I have ever spent was $300 in 2004 and I still have that bag and use it regularly, even though it is getting a bit ragged. I would love to replace it with this bag!

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  392. Sam says:

    Cost is no problem if I really like the bag . I have been known to spent $800 on a Mulberry Bag because it was just what I wanted

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  393. elr says:

    I am hard on my bags. They are on the floor of the car in the winter and with all our snow and muck…..
    I try to stay around $60 and get them on sale.

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  394. Carol G says:

    I spend $150. because I had a gift card for my birthday and this super awesome bag was on sale.

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  395. Pam says:

    I would not spend over $50 for a bag.

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  396. Debbie W. says:

    I am a bargain hunter and have actually snagged a $250 purse for $22. So, I wouldn’t spend more than $50 for a really good bag!

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  397. Tina says:

    The most I’ve spent is $120 for a black leather handbag that was on sale. It was a very basic style that I can use for years. I like to change my handbag every 3 or 4 months so I don’t want to spend too much one one bag so I have $$$ to buy another when I want a change.

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  398. Joan O. says:

    When I was working, $50. was the most I would spend. Now that I am retired, I spend as little as possible to get a good-looking bag.

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  399. Deborah says:

    I love, love Ame and Lulu…they have very cute items at very reasonable prices. I probably would not go much more than $100 for a bag – but if it was something I just “had to have” I would certainly consider it.

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  400. Mindy Phillips says:

    I love, love, love handbags. It’s all about function and style. I would spend $300.00 on a handbag.

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  401. susan s. says:

    The most i would spent on a handbag is $200.00

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  402. Sherry says:

    The most I’ve spent on a bag is $200 — and I expect it to last forever!!

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  403. debbiehoskins says:

    The most that I have ever spent is $800.00 for a Dior handbag that I obsessed about for over a month!

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  404. vivienne moorin says:

    I am a senior citizen and mlook for bargains. I usually buy on saleand my answer would be $50.00 on sale.

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  405. Ivey Beckman says:

    I’ve been looking for the perfect handbag for years. If found, I’d pay $200 if it would last for years and still look great.

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  406. Rhonda says:

    I think $300 maximum for a nice designer bag, but I would probably wait until I found it on sale!

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  407. Patty says:

    Well, I have many bags — I’m not a shoe addict, I’m a purse junkie — but I can’t justify buying high-priced stuff just to flash a “name.” $100 is my threshold — you can get nice quality in the $50-$100 range, just like this pretty and practical purse!

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  408. VJ says:

    I have spent “lots” on bags before but was always disappointed. I now check consignment stores and have gotten great bags for around $20. So I would say $20 to $50, tops.

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  409. mell morgan says:

    I might spend $100 tops.

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  410. Aimey says:

    So far, the most I’ve spent is $400.

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  411. Barbara F says:

    My answer is $150.00 because it is a classic leather bag and never goes out of style and will last forever.

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  412. anne says:

    I would spend $60. Many spend hundreds and I wonder about that expenditure.

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  413. nancy dockry says:

    150

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  414. KAREN COGBURN says:

    I have & would spend up to $500.00.

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  415. katybug says:

    $200 would probably be my limit.

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  416. Louise O'Keefe says:

    Depends how much I love the bag….Probably up to $400 at this point.

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  417. kristingilbert2@aol.com says:

    My max is around $40, I don’t have alot of money.

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  418. Gaye Galluccio says:

    Absolutely no more than I have too!!!! bargain hunter here!!! $100. tops!!!!

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  419. Phyllis says:

    We have a wonderful indoor flea market nearby and they have wonderful pocketbooks at wonderful prices! With that in mind….I would consider $50.00 a high price!

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  420. vasslt says:

    $100 for a high quality bag that would last.

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  421. LRW says:

    around $50

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  422. PatB1253 says:

    I might spend $100 if I really loved the bag…

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  423. susan lynn says:

    My answer would have to be $86 because that is a lovely and practical bag. I would be thrilled to own it!!

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