Given our current economic climate, like so many others in our community, I won't be doing major shopping for a while. I want to be funny here and joke that I don't have to carry a new bag anywhere anyway, but the truth is that shopping is now (and in the foreseeable future) on the backbone. While many of you have already vowed to buy your own closets this year, some of you may also use this time to reevaluate your collections as a whole.
I did a big cleaning last spring and sold 3 bags, but since everything is going on in the world, I mentally evaluated my current collection. After all, bags are just "stuff" and if we don't enjoy them, we probably shouldn't keep them.
For the most part, I enjoy my collection of handbags, and I still feel a rush when I take most of their dust bags out to use. I use all of my bags and do not have too much regret when buying bags (I have already separated them), but I still re-evaluated my pieces. If I had to part with a bag from my collection now, apart from the resale value, what would it be?
The answer is pretty simple for me and may surprise you. I would easily part with my Black Gucci GG Marmont Flap Bag. I like this bag, but I'm just not in love with it. I am still used regularly by myself as it is incredibly easy to wear because it is black and can be dressed well or badly. At the same time, I feel like I'm only using it to use it. It is neither here nor there for me if it makes sense, and I would prefer an everyday black bag that I adore to one that I just kind of tolerate.
I have nothing against this bag, in fact it is difficult to say whether I really regret buying it because I really wanted it at the time and enjoyed using it for a while . I would even recommend this bag to someone who desperately wants it – it's under $ 2,000, which is a plus these days, and it's functional and fashionable too, but for me it doesn't let my heart flutter when I pull it a few weeks of storage for use.
I actually discussed the sale of this bag as it is in excellent condition, but I would only do so if I replaced it with a similar style as I do not have any other everyday black bag. Financially, it doesn't make sense (and it wasn't before) because I would have to invest a lot of extra money or sell two things to replace the hole in my collection. But if I could trade evenly, I know exactly what I would buy – a padded Bottega Veneta cassette case.
What about you? Whether you are doing this for a bit more money or instead of buying a new bag directly, it would be more of an exchange. Which bag in your collection would you say goodbye to now?