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jamieoliver22
14-12-08, 11:10
Hey all,

I am looking at getting a messenger bag for college next year, and I quite fancy this Converse All Star bag (in Military Green):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/jamieoliver22/ConverseBag-00137_400.jpg

The only problem is, I can't seem to find anywhere that sells it. The only place is the official Converse website, but they charge a staggering $100 to ship it to the UK, which is a complete rip off. Is there anywhere else that I could get it from? Any suggestions?

Thanks.

da tomb raider!
14-12-08, 11:12
Have you tried eBay or Amazon?

Another Lara
14-12-08, 11:17
Would say Camden in London, but I think that would be a bit of a trek for you lol...

Try a website like Attitude Clothing.com, I get their catalogue through several times a year and they always have stuff like that...

I get another one through, but can't for the life of me remember the name of it lol!:o

M.A.
14-12-08, 11:46
Bitten by the Mirror's Edge bug? :D

I think your out of luck because I've used all my google skills (:D) but turn out nothing... Perhaps it's an exclusive website thing?

Maybe you should try clicking Help & Info>Retail Locator in the converse website to find the nearest outlet to you and give them a ring to see if they have one in stock?

Lavinder
14-12-08, 12:18
Bitten by the Mirror's Edge bug? :D

Nope he's never played it :ton: - and hey you're from Malaysia, thanks for the puzzle :p.

IceColdLaraCroft
14-12-08, 14:01
Lara has a rucksack not a messenger bag :P

stranger1992
14-12-08, 14:08
River Island :D

xMiSsCrOfTx
14-12-08, 14:36
eBay! :yah:

TombRaiderCool
14-12-08, 14:44
Try Next, H&M, New Look, River Island or Primark.

If you buying off the internet check eBay or Amazon. :)

jamieoliver22
14-12-08, 14:52
Maybe you should try clicking Help & Info>Retail Locator in the converse website to find the nearest outlet to you and give them a ring to see if they have one in stock?

I've had a look, but they only have one International outlet apparently and god knows where that is. I find it a right rip off that they charge you shipping that is over 3 times as much as the actual bag.


Try Next, H&M, New Look, River Island or Primark.

If you buying off the internet check eBay or Amazon. :)

I've tried all of those places, and to no avail have I managed to find that particular bag, or any similar bags that I like :(

M.A.
14-12-08, 15:00
I've had a look, but they only have one International outlet apparently and god knows where that is. I find it a right rip off that they charge you shipping that is over 3 times as much as the actual bag.

Why not call the outlet and find out where they are and whether they have one in stock. Maybe they can ship it to you at a cheaper rate.

Angelx14
14-12-08, 15:11
What about shops? Do you have sport shops in your city? Maybe you have Converse shop.

Quasimodo
14-12-08, 15:16
Does the UK Have military surplus stores? That bag looks nearly identical to the bag I got at a military surplus for about $16, except for the Converse logo of course.

MattTR
14-12-08, 17:12
I hate bags like that, they give me arm pains, I love backpacks, I got mine for $10 bucks at target and it's lasted me through my first semester of college! :D Are you sure you're looking for a bag?

touchthesky
14-12-08, 17:19
I would highly recommend;

http://www.yukka.co.uk/Converse-mid-79.html

Your exact one isn't there but there are some really nice ones.

RockSteady101
14-12-08, 17:27
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/jamieoliver22/ConverseBag-00137_400.jpg

That one was available from Argos, don't know if it still is, but they defo had it...don't see any harm in having a look there for it. ;)

jamieoliver22
14-12-08, 17:35
Thanks everyone :tmb:

I have emailed Converse by the way, to complain that their postage costs are ridiculous. I have worked out that it would cost me over 90 all together to get it from them...

I would highly recommend;

http://www.yukka.co.uk/Converse-mid-79.html

Your exact one isn't there but there are some really nice ones.

Yeah, I saw them. I might end up getting one of those after all if I can't find the other one. I do like some of them on there.

That one was available from Argos, don't know if it still is, but they defo had it...don't see any harm in having a look there for it. ;)

Yup, I've had a look on Argos - they don't have them anymore :( I hope they have them back in again...


EDIT: I have found a the Dakine Station Messenger (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dakine-Station-08-09-Stripe-Canvas/dp/B001BM5ADI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=sports&qid=1229286481&sr=8-3), which looks really nice and I can actually find somewhere to buy it too. I think I will end up going with that after all. Thanks everyone again :D :tmb: