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      05.07.2012 22:18
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      Looks wonderful, keeps time and is a joy to wear.

      I am writing this review about a Radley watch I was recently given as a gift. The model number of the watch is RY2000 and it is described on retail sites as a "Ladies Gold Plated Red Dial Radley Watch". It is priced at around £65 to £70 depending on the retailer. I have this in red but you can also get it in black.

      I have been familiar with the Radley brand for many years and have owned several Radley handbags, a purse and a pocket mirror from the brand. I am very fond of the cute Radley dog logo and of the quirky designs they feature on many of their products. I have always found their products to be durable and high quality.

      This is the first Radley watch I have owned and I was given it by my parents for my birthday. They saw the design of the watch which features a happy dog print and knew it would suit me as dogs are a huge part of my life.

      The watch is mainly coloured red. It has leather straps which are patterned with the Scottie dog Radley logo which is coloured beige. The dog is positioned in a playful stance as if it is asking to fetch a ball or just about to leap up wagging it's tail! Around the dog there are little playing cards which are all printed with a different suit so they have either a red or black print. There are also little coloured balls and circles printed in beige, pink, blue and black. Between the dog prints are strings of triangular flags and Chinese lanterns. The underside of the strap is printed with tiny leaping dogs. It is perhaps an odd combination of items but it looks like a celebration scene of sorts.

      The clock face replicates the design on the straps and shows a smaller print of the dog, the Chinese lanterns and a playing card all of which are printed in the lower left quarter of the clock face. The Radley London logo is also printed in text at the top half of the clock face. There are no numbers on the clock face but the numbers are marked by double gold lines. The gold plated edging on the clock face looks great against the red colouring. The watch catch is also gold plated and printed with the Radley London font.

      The back of the clock face is silver coloured and is etched with the Radley text logo and the leaping dog. It states too that the watch back is stainless steel and the watch water resistant.

      This watch fits well although after a few uses the hole in the strap that I was used to using started to be frayed and the top of the leather peeled away around the hole. There is also a large degree of crinkling and creasing on the strap which happened very quickly after I initially wore this. The watch never slips on my wrist and always feels very comfortable though.

      The watch looks great on and it's bold colour and design means it's a focal point of my appearance. I find it goes well with most outfits although it does tend to look good with more formal wear. The watch has a quartz mechanism. I can not hear the second hand pointer ticking as it goes around.

      This watch is ideal for dog lovers or for those who have a fond allegiance to the Radley brand. I think the watch design is beautiful, fun and it fits my personality. I think the quality of the watch is very good although it did concern me when the leather around the hole peeled back so quickly after first wearing this.
      The watch comes with a 2 year guarantee though should you have any major problems with it. It also comes in a small sturdy case with a cushion and a see through front. This is a good storage box if you don't want to keep the watch elsewhere.

      I'd say that the £65-70 pricetag for this watch is fair and worth it for the great design. I expect to get a lot of use out of the watch and I enjoy wearing it and looking at it.

      UPDATE: Shortly after writing this review my watch glass face mysteriously cracked. I could not recall bumping it and it seemed like it had been a spontaneous cracking! I have never had this happen to any watch I've ever owned before so thought I'd add this to the review incase it is a trend with these watches. Glass is replaceable but not under the guarantee as it would be regarded as your own fault. It is costing me £20 to replace.

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      20.08.2010 11:40

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      I had a pink Radley Alcester bag for my 63rd birthday 1st August. Yesterday (19th August) I noticed one of the beads was missing from the decoration. Radley wanted to send me a replacement decoration "in yellow" which I refused. They have now offered to send a selection which I hope will be pink. I am not happy with this - the decoration was a big part of the attraction of the bag but was badly assembled. It is a shame to lose confidence in a Company whose products are usually well made.

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      09.07.2010 22:14
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      Worth the extra money as a treat..

      Radley was born in 1998 and for those of you who haven't heard of it, it is essentially a brand known for its handbags.

      Radley also have purses, umbrellas, passport holders, keyrings and other similiar accessories. How do you tell its a Radley? Because there will normally always be a little dog (which I think is a Westie) hanging from the handbag or sewn onto the purse... If its a Radley the dog will be around somewhere on the item!

      The best thing for me about Radley is that its a British company based in London. I come over all patriotic whenever I purchase something...!

      The price of a Radley item does not come cheap however. A small leather handbag can cost anywhere from £80.00 with an average price of around £150.00 for a decent size one. Having said that I have noticed that they are popping up in more outlets now so you can pick up a bargain. I actually have a big holdall with wheels and it retailed at £130.00 but at an outlet centre I paid £75.00 so I was really pleased with this.

      The holdall is very good quality and has several zips and compartments. It also has separate bags for putting your dirty laundry and shoes which are nice touches which make it feel a bit more luxurious.

      I also own a Radley bag but I must admit it doesn't come out that often as its quite a traditional black handbag and when I first got it I took it to work with me all the time, but since then newer designs have tempted me!

      I also own a couple of purses. I have a little coin purse which I paid £12.00 at the outlet and I believe this retails at £20.00 and I also have a large purse which I have owned for about 3 years now and it still looks as good as new... From memory I think I paid about £38.00 for it.. It has a big zip section and there is a flap with space for around 12 cards in it..which is essential when there are so many loyalty cards these days!

      Radley is a brand which you buy when you want to treat yourself or you want a good quality bag. There are funkier bags out there but there is just something about owning a Radley....

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        11.06.2010 13:59

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        I received a gift of a Radley tote bag made from recycled bottles. Being both a fan of Radley products and of minimising my carbon footprint, I was delighted. However, the person had paid £20 for the bag, which I thought was rather expensive. I used the tote once on holiday and when I came to wash it...... NOT WASHABLE!! £20 for a single use bag is both ridiculous and hardly follows the sentiments or intentions of re-use & recycling. I wish my friend had paid 10p for a Bag-for-Life supermarket carrier and kept the £19.90.When I contacted Radley to express my concerns, I was told that I could recycle my bag at at a waste recycling plant Great customer service? I think not!!I feel that Radley's should have made it clear to the purchaser/user that this item is not washable and therefore effectively single use.

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        23.05.2010 21:32
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        A great range of afforable luxury bags

        Radley recently celebrated their 10th birthday. They are a british company manufacturing leather fashion accessories. They sell through their shops and website as well as several department stores and other websites. Last month Radley launched their new shoes range for the spring/summer collections. This has proved quite popular and is quite a change as they normally only sell bags, purses, luggage, umbrellas and similar items.

        I have been a fan of Radley for quite a few years now. Every season they release a bag which has a scene or story on it. Past examples have included, swept away, featuring a wind blown Scottie dog, and poppy fields, again featuring a Scottie dog in a poppy field amongst many others. These are usually their more expensive items and are only in the shops for the one season, making them a limited edition. They are very unusual and involve a great deal of detail and work. I have the poppy field bag and always get comments whenever I use it.

        Radley do tend to specialise in leather, which is very good quality leather and lasts very well. They have, over recent years, been using a larger variety of materials such as nylon and cotton and these bags, although more affordable, are just as good quality and also last very well.

        I have about 11 Radley bags, which I have collected over a few years. I have my eye on quite a few bags from their spring/summer collection and am hoping to increase my collection a great deal by the end of the summer (credit card permitting). My Radley bags and purses do vary quite a bit in terms of size, colour and style, but one thing remains a constant throughout, and that it the quality. They are of an outstanding quality and far superior to other bags in the price range.

        Price for Radley products can vary greatly depending on the type, size and materials of the bag. If you're looking at just bags, the prices tend to go from as little as £40 right up to over £200. The leather bags are of course a higher price in general. Accessories start from around £12 for a keyring and can go right up to £60 for an organiser.

        My only issue with Radley is that I do feel some of the products from time to time are a bit overpriced for what you actually get, but at least their designs are original and unusual.

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          31.03.2010 12:04
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          Radley handbags and purses, great quality, sensible designs which will last for years.

          I absolutely adore Radley handbags and purses, I think they are fantastic and I have been buying and using Radley for years now.

          They have such a great range of products and there is always something new and exciting in their stores and online. Their designs are practical, well thought out and always manage to be both "classic" and "fasionable" at the same time. Their designs never go out of fashion.

          Every season they realease a new "special" design of handbag and purse which is themed specifically for the season that you are in i.e spring, summer, autumn or winter designs with their cute trademark scotty dog scampering around in various situations all over the bags and purses. Alongside these there are various other classic designs in all sorts of colours, shapes and sizes. As I've said, they really do offer plenty of choices.

          The Radley handbags and purses are fantastically well made and last for absolute years. The leather is always soft and supple and of the highest quality and any zips and poppers are always well made and sewn in really well so they are nice and strong. The bags and purses are really well thought out with plenty of little zip up compartments etc in the bags and places for coins, notes and cards in the purses. The bag I am currently using (my winter bag as I still haven't switched to my spring one yet) is still in great condition, and I must have had it for at least 5 years now. Everything is still in perfect condition and my purse, now three years old is lasting out really well aswell. It just looks a little grubby now as I picked a light colour.

          The Radley range do border on being a little on the pricey side, however they are such good quality that I don't think it hurts to treat yourself to a decent, well made handbag every few years because you know unlike the cheaper handbags you can buy, these bags are going to last for years. You can also pick up seconds of these bags at discounted prices in alot of these designer outlets these days, which makes them a bit better priced.

          All in all I give Radley handbags and purses a 9/10. They are fantastic quality, wonderful design and really well thought out and sensible. I only mark them down slightly because they are a little on the pricey side.

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          12.02.2010 19:06
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          Like the style of this purse and will probably eventually replace.

          I have got a few Radley bags and find them to be of good quality and as a result I've now branched out into purses. I have two purses, one everyday one and a green coin purse that is just a zipped pouch and came in a set with a keyring one Christmas.

          This is a review of my pink radley purse that I use every day. I've had it for about four years now and it's looking a bit tatty but then it is rattling around my bag with pens and other clutter so it's not surprising that it's got a decent amount of wear and tear!

          The purse is a hot pink with a contrasting light pink dog on the flap of the coin section. It was a special edition released for mother's day that year but my husband bought it for my birthday as he is well aware of my love of pink.

          The coin section was OK for the first couple of years but now I have separate coin purse as I found the coins were falling out of the top where the fold is.

          The second section holds cards and notes and is fastened with a press stud. It has four slots on each side and the last slot holds up to four cards. I have loads of loyalty cards and credit cards and switch etc and I keep meaning to have a go through them all to reduce the amounts of cards in there - if I lost it I'd be totally knackered.

          Behind the credit cards is a space for notes and it keeps them nice and secure when I'm lucky enough to have cash on me that is!

          Price, I think it was about £45 but can't be sure as it was a gift. That's quite expensive for a purse but I have loved having it and love the cute radley dog logo too!

          The verdict? It's a nice little purse, I'm probably ready for a new one now as I've used this one to death and it is looking a bit tatty. I love the colour of it though and the size is also just perfect. I would like the coin section to hold the coins a bit more securely (so I have deducted one star for this) but I think the material has just learnt to refold itself differently and whilst I can make sure it's secure when I'm at home, when I am out and about spending I don't notice how I close it properly.

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            11.10.2009 13:27
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            Lovely bags, already saving for the next one

            I was first introduced to Radley by my friend at work who showed me a purse she wanted on the internet. At the time I was more into Guess handbags, mainly because I had just been to America and bought one for less than £20, but I started to take notice of the brand in case I could find something cheap enough to buy as a Christmas present.

            I had bought a Guess purse back from America for my friend but she had been talking so much about Radley that I suggested she sell the Guess purse on ebay and put any profits towards a Radley Bubbles purse she had her eye on. With around £25 in the kitty we scoured the internet and found a lovely Radley purse in the Bubbles style. When the purse arrived she showed it to me and I was converted.

            The leather was top quality, it had plenty of space for coins, notes and credit cards (and I have loads of store loyalty cards that need to be fitted in) and even had space for my photocard driving licence to be put on display.

            From then on I decided that Radley was to be my bag of choice. On Christmas day last year I was on the debenhams.com website ordering a mini clutch bag in the sale for £20. Given that they normal retail for around £30 I was happy with my purchase. It's a lovely little bag with enough room for purse and phone on a night out and you can either hold it in your hand or use it as a very small shoulder bag.

            I finally splashed out on a bag for myself about six months ago, a brown "Cayman" shoulder bag to use everyday. The leather is fantastic quality and it has lots of pockets for your mobile phone or ipod.

            I like the classic design of the handbags and they come in a range of colours and styles.

            Radley is actually very selective with who they choose to retail their products, with Debenhams, John Lewis and House of Fraser being the main department stores to sell the bags and accessories, outside of the radley.co.uk website and their own shops.

            The bags and purses are quite expensive but in my opinion it is worth saving for as the quality is great and it will last for a long time. The Radley site sometimes has offers, such as free purse with bag over £100 or a three for two promotion which I had a purse, re-usable foldaway bag and phone holder from. You can get bargains at Debenhams or House of Fraser after Christmas or in their mid season sale too.

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              02.07.2009 13:55
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              excellent quality accessories, ideal for any woman

              I was in love with this brand long before I owned any of their products. At 13 I used to love going to the department in Debenhams, and just looking at the bags, the leather was so soft, and I always told myself that once I was working I'd buy one.

              Needless to say, at 16, when I got my first real part time job, I went out on pay day, and bought one of their classic style bags in chocolate brown. Five years on, that bag is still in excellent condition and looks brand new, despite having had considerable use over the years.

              Radley specialise in high quality bags, and other fashion accessories, such as wallets, umbrellas and passport holders, and are recognisable by the little scottie dog logo, that is often in the form of a dog tag on the bags. Most of their products are made from well treated leather.

              All Radley bags come with a drawstring bag inside the actual bag that you can store the product in when it's not in use. This prevents the leather from getting scratched. They also give you some moisturising cream that you work into the leather to stop it from drying out. This really does work, and gives the bags a long shelf life, making them really quite good value.

              Radley bags are available in most department stores, and sometimes in their own independant shops. The prices range from £15ish for accessories, to aroung £200 for some of the more expensive bags. The tiniest bags tend to start at around £50, with most being priced between £100 and £150.

              I would highly recommend this brand to anyone who loves luxury accessories, and high quality leather products.

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              30.06.2009 16:18
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              A brand well worth paying the money for. You'll be an addict before you know it

              If you are looking for good quality leather goods be it handbags, wallets or accessories like passport covers, then Radley is your brand.

              This little scottie dog has taken the nation by storm by creating long lasting yet creative designs. There is something for everyone in this extensive collection and yes it may be a little on the expensive side but you pay for quality and good quality is what you are getting.

              Each design is made with genuine good quality leather that feels soft to the touch, each stitch is perfect and each little Radley dog has his place on the design.

              These designs can range from simple plain colours to vibrant ones that will really stand out in the crowd. The quality of these items is superb and trust me I have quite a collection myself, some of which I have had for many years and they are still in the excellent condition I received them in. Each item comes with its own dust bag to keep your collection clean and tidy when not in use which is a little added extra that you wouldn't get with most other brands.

              I think if you are looking for a new bag or a gift for someone that really says you care and want it to last for years then a Radley purchase is the sure way to go. I dont believe anyone would be disappointed with this amazing designer.

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              17.05.2009 15:29
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              Radley bags and accessories are beautiful and of brilliant quality.

              I remember the first time I saw a Radley bag, my friend has received one for her birthday and straight away I was hooked. That was about 5 years ago and back then, times were hard and I couldn't even afford a Radley carrier bag, let alone anything else!

              Over the years my obsession with Radley continued then finally about 2 years ago my partner bought me a Radley bag as a surprise. I nearly cried. It was the most beautiful bag I'd ever seen, it was part "wicker," part pink leather, with beige stitching running through it. It had the trademark Radley tag, a cute little pink one with a beige strap. It had lots of little pockets inside and also had a chain for my keys, which was very useful because it's quite a deep bag and it would take me ages to find my keys at the bottom!

              My next Radley gift was a gorgeous pink purse; it had a zip compartment split into two for coins and opened up to reveal 10 sections for cards plus two sections at the back for notes. It matched my handbag perfectly.

              I thought to myself, I now have a bag and purse that match, I need something else. It's quite wet where I live so I thought an umbrella would be a wise investment. My Mother thought it was foolish to pay over £20 for an umbrella but this wasn't just an umbrella, this was a RADLEY umbrella that matched my bag and purse.

              I have always found Radley to be such amazing quality; the leather smells so expensive and intoxicating.

              My next Radley treasure was a beautiful keyring my partner bought me; it was a mini pink handbag that actually opened, too cute!

              When Radley ran their fantastic promotion with BHF (donate any old bag and receive £40 off a Radley bag) I thought I HAVE got to get a new bag. I asked my Dad to contribute for my birthday and I paid the rest. I was a little bit nervous about going to the Radley shop; all the previous times I had been in I have felt that they look down their nose at me, like I'm not good enough to be in there. But I thought, I am too excited about this to let them intimidate me! As it happens, the two girls working that day were lovely and very patient with me!

              It took me a long time to choose a bag. I had to pick them up, put them over my shoulder, walk about with them etc. My partner couldn't understand why it was taking me so long to choose a bag, but then he's a man, therefore will never understand. I finally settled on one, it was so lovely, soft cream leather with pink stitching running through it. It was quite a large bag, much bigger than my other one. It had three compartments, the middle one zipped. It also has smaller compartments on either side and a zipped pocket on the outside, altogether it has 8 different compartments, which is great, until you forget which one you've put your keys in!

              My next Radley purchase is going to be a small handbag to take with me when I go out dancing. I think that may have to wait a while though.

              If you're thinking of buying a Radley bag, I would say go for it. The quality is outstanding, the attention to detail brilliant and the bags are practical yet beautiful.

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              09.03.2009 19:57
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              Good quality items with designs that stand out

              It was about 5 years ago if I remember rightly when I got my first Radley handbag. It was back in the days before it became really commercial, and the prices shot up. This first bag was one of the mini grab bags that cost £45 in House of Fraser, the same one would probably cost around £70 today. This first bag was so tiny I HAD to get a Radley coin purse to fit in (well that's what I made myself believe). I sold that bag on eBay after about a year because I realised how impractical it was, but was still in an amazing condition after almost every day use. So I'm not going to say that the quality of Radley items improved as the prices increased, because it was always such high quality anyway.

              If there is one thing Radley is well known for, it's their logo of the Scotty dog, which if I'm honest is what really swayed me to buy that first bag over so many others which were far cheaper for that size. You can guarantee that the Scotty dog appears somewhere on every item. If it is not part of the design, there will be a little leather dog (about 2" wide) attached to the handle with a leather strap, so it hangs on display for all to see. However recently, there have been a few variations of the Radley tag, such as it being wooden, or having a little coat on. As well as the handbags, there are many, many accessories that Radley sell now, so it is possible to kit your whole bag out in Radley. Nowadays, you can get bags, purses, phone/travel card/passport holders, key rings, suitcases, umbrellas and scarves.

              The bags in general
              The bags now come in many shapes sizes and colours. Most of the bags are leather, but they do have a few cheaper designs that are mainly canvas. The price of the canvas bags start at around £35, while the leather ones start at around £70. Some of the designs, which are generally the more plain ones, come in different sizes and colours. Personally I prefer the ones that are brighter so stand out more. The inside of the bags also vary depending on the size and colour etc. The linings are all different colours, and there may be sections and pockets inside, of different shapes and sizes. All of the Radley bags also have a metal dog logo inside too. So if you are looking for a Radley handbag, it is best to check out the inside as well as the outside, to make sure it has the pockets that you need.

              I have found out that it is easy to clean out the inside of your Radley handbag. This is because the lining is only sewn into the bag at the very top, so you can pull the lining to the outside to wipe it or hoover it out.

              All Radley bags come with a dust bag to protect them, and some of the more expensive bags come with a leather cleaner wipe, which can also be purchased separately.

              The purses
              Radley purses come in many shapes, sizes and sizes, from small coin purses to large purses with different sections for notes/cards/coins etc. There will always be something that matches your bag, or something that stands out if you want it to be easy to find. All the purses have the Radley dog on them somewhere as part of the design, and some of the larger purses also have a Radley tag (like on the bags, but a slightly smaller dog). Personally, I think some of the bigger purses are overpriced so tend to sick with the coin purses or other small purses, but I only use small bags anyway so don't need a large purse. The passport/travel cardholders that you can buy are usually in the same designs as the purses. These are generally quite plain. The main design for the purses and other matching accessories is plain colour leather, with a different colour dog on the front. So even if the main colour is black, the contrasting colour of the dog makes it stand out.

              The key rings
              The key rings are so expensive, but some of them are so gorgeous that you can't help but splash the cash on them. My favourite one is a little leather handbag (about 2" x 2" including handles). It is a replica of a full sized bag, so it has similar features that you would find on a normal bag. There is the word 'Radley' impressed across the back, and there is a flowery design on the lining. However, my favourite part has to be the little hanging Radley tag, it is metal with Radley written across the middle. This is the most expensive of their key rings, but there are cheaper ones, which are just like metal versions of the hanging tags. They definitely have the cute factor, even though I think they are the most overpriced items that Radley sell.

              The 'eco-bag'
              This is a version of those bags you see everywhere these days, that you're supposed to use instead of carrier bags. They all have nice designs on them, mine is bright yellow with a cupcake design, but is available in different colours and different designs. It says on the bag itself that it is made from recycled materials, and is recyclable itself, although I can't see that anybody would actually recycle it after spending that much on a 'carrier-bag' in the first place. In theory, it is a good idea, as it will mean that you use less carrier bags, and help save the planet etc etc. But in reality, it can be quite awkward to use this bag. This is because the bag comes in a little round case, that's about 6" in diameter. The case is attached to the handle of the bag and cannot be removed, so the case can flap around and pull down on the side of the bag. This is especially noticeable if you have hardly anything in the bag.

              The Umbrellas
              Although more expensive than other brands of umbrella, Radley umbrellas are definitely value for money. This was the first umbrella that I have used that could withstand strong wind without turning inside out. I have never had to replace a Radley umbrella because it broke, but only because I wanted a new design or colour. There is a micro sized one that is so tiny it can fit in almost any sized handbag. I use this one to keep in my bag all the times in case there is unexpected rain, because it is so small it is only big enough for one person. There is also a slightly larger version, which can be used by two people. Most of them are now automatic to put them up and down, only some of the older ones are manual. They each come in their own case, which has handles so is easy to carry, even if you have your hands full.

              Overall
              In my opinion, all Radley products are very good quality. However, some of the smaller items do seem very expensive, but I think it is worth paying slightly more for higher quality that you know will not need to be replaced for a long time.

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                04.01.2009 20:51
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                a great looking & well designed purse for all ages

                I was lucky enough to receive a fab Radley purse from my eldest daughter for Christmas & it's the best purse I've ever owned.

                It's a deep red leather one with the famous Scottie dog stitched on the front which looks very stylish & a pleasure to use.

                Not only does it smell & look great, but it's also really well designed.

                I have a problem with buying purses - eg they don't have enough spaces for store or bank cards or the change compartment is too small, the purse awkward to open/close or generally being either too big (so not able to fit into my handbag) or too small (not able to keep everything together).

                No longer - Radley have worked it all out for me!

                There are 2 card sections so I can separate my cards eg Boots Loyalty, Iceland Bonus card separately to other cards which means I don't have to fumble about in a busy checkout line (don't you just hate it when people hold up the queue saying, 'I know it's here somewhere'..!

                The purse also has 2 zipped parts which are very useful if you want to keep £2 & £1 coins separate from change.

                There are 2 areas where notes can be kept - I now know where to put my £50 notes ( I wish!!!)
                There are also lots of places to store receipts, bus & train tickets etc which is also very useful as they can be accessed quickly.

                When transferring everything from my old purse to my new Radley I thought it might be too fat & bulky but once again they've thought of everything - 2 press-studs are there so you can expand the width depending on how little/ how much you carry around.

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                - top-notch purse form Radley.
                - well designed & therefore functional.
                - would suit all ages I'm sure.
                - top quality leather, strong stitching so should last a long time.
                - great design.
                - expensive - so worth looking in outlet stores?

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                  07.12.2008 11:31
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                  Worth every penny

                  I adore Radley and have done for some time. Ever since I landed my first full time job I have made it my lifes mission to buy a Radley bag and matching purse as I think they are so beautiful. Over the years I have longed to indulge but have been put off by the high prices, one bag that caught my eye was over £200 which I couldnt justify, especially when I was made redundant 3 years ago.

                  I finally gave in a couple of weeks ago and began my Radley collection by buying a purse at the flagship store on the Kings Road in London. My partner and I were in two for the weekend and he was encouraging me to treat myself after the crap few months we'd had and also because for a change I actually had the money to spend.

                  At the time many of the items on sale had 20% off which I believe is very rare for Radley, perhaps the credit crunch is affecting them too? anyway after much umming and ahhing I finally selected the purse I wanted - it had to be one that was big enough for all my crap and also with a photo holder - it cost £38 which is a good deal I think for something so beautifully made.

                  The purse is made from black leather with the famous little radley dogs on the front in pink and baby blue. Its lined and has many pockets and sections for all your bits and bobs. I love the fact all their purses are sold with protective bags to keep them in good condition. I use mine even when the purse is in my handbag as theres no way I'm risking the purse getting scuffed after I've waited so long for it.

                  When I chose my purse it was lovingly wrapped up in tissue then placed in a gift bag and sealed, even the receipt was placed in a little wallet and handed to me as if it was a diamond necklace, I love service like this and it makes a great different when you're spending so much money.

                  I'm looking forward to buying my first Radley bag to match my gorgeous purse, perhaps in the New Year once the Xmas spending is out of the way.

                  I'm officially addicited to Radley items now, they're beautifully made and worth every penny

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                    21.11.2008 16:27
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                    Bags for any time any place anywhere.

                    My friend and I have just been having a look at the Radley Autumn and Winter leather range, they have such a choice!
                    The bag that has caught my eye is the medium classic grab bag, with a zipped top, a phone pocket and double grab handles, very much an everyday useful bag in a choice of black, tan or green leather it retails at £129.95. I agree that it is an expensive handbag, but the one thing that you can bank on if you buy a Radley handbag is exceptional quality.

                    When I was on holiday in Scotland earlier this year, I spotted a small shop in Montrose that stocked Radley, the shop assistant was telling me how sought after the bags were.
                    My friend had been on a day trip to York and had found a leather store called Cox`s where she had added another bag to her collection, she chose a bucket bag with a shoulder strap, a pretty shade of summery pink, with a zipped top, a phone pocket and another zipped back pocket.

                    Both of us have our own small collection of Radley handbags, we cherish the special leather `Scotty dog` tabs that are attached to the handles!

                    Radley have a wide range of leather goods to offer, coin purses, card holders, travel card holders, key fobs with that famous little Scotty dog attached, luggage tags, i-pod covers, cosmetic cases the list is endless!
                    But the bags are designed with every occasion in mind, a pale pink Radley mini bag went to a couple of summer weddings with me this year, and my friend took her black Radley grab bag, which matched her suit when she went to her son`s Graduation ceremony.

                    There is one thing that you can be sure of, a Radley bag is never mistaken for anything other make, and their designers make sure that the bag looks good inside and out.
                    We have often taken a trip to the shopping centre where there is an Antler leather shop, we both agree that Radley and Antler are the same quality, but we both like the unique feeling of carrying a Radley design.

                    If you are having difficulty finding a local stockist then the Internet is the ideal place to find them.
                    HandbagsToGo.com have the new range on their website.
                    www.chichandbags.co.uk are offering 20% off all new season handbags, plus free postage and packing.

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