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Jan 14, 2013, 9:03am   #1's Avatar
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Anyone who collects anything knows what it feels like to let a particularly wonderful piece slip through his or her fingers and regret it for years afterward; whether the object of your affection is coins or stamps or handbags, the thoughts of what could have been are, to put it bluntly, a major bummer. Whether you consider yourself a handbag collector or just a handbag lover, you’ve likely experienced similar pangs of regret over losing something you never really had in the first place. Friends, I know your pain.

I have plenty of bags on my list of ones that got away, and almost all of them are season printed pieces that won’t ever be made again. There’s Marc Jacobs from 2008, Givenchy from last year and a Fendi bag that has yet to arrive in stores that I already know I won’t buy and will likely search for on eBay for years to come, but above them all, there’s the Prada Printed Saffiano Tote, which hit stores in Spring 2010.

Three years later, I’m still not sure why I adore this bag so much. The pattern is beautiful, yes, but it’s also not at all something I would normally consider wearing. I’m not a girly dresser, and my favorite prints tend to be of the digital, moody or industrial varieties. On the other hand, Prada produced this line of bags from feminine archival scarf prints, and somehow, my favorite of them all has baby blue and dove grey flowers on it. The design is certainly lighting up some sort of pleasure center in my brain, though, because I’m still thinking of and searching for the bag three years and a zillion designs later. I remember the first time I saw it in person – at Saks in Atlanta – and I was hooked. I still am.

The most recent appear this bag’s made on the Internet was on BlueFly, quite a while ago, and its long since sold out. eBay returns no results, and neither do online designer discounters. I’ll keep my eBay alert going, though, because you never know when someone’s going to clean out her closet and put my own personal white whale up for auction.

What’s your all-time One That Got Away? If you could go back in time and snatch up one piece, what would it be?

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Jan 14, 2013, 11:14am   #2
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*:•.♥Happy Tot♥.•:*
Beginning of last year I had an opportunity to get an orange Hermes 35 Birkin for a steal BNIB from an amazing seller/friend and I passed. I still kick myself over that baby getting past me and I also remind hubby it's the one that got away Only handbag so far that I still think off and kick myself over.
Jan 14, 2013, 11:30am   #3
I had passed on a tri color Hermes kelly a few years ago & it took me close to 2
years to get it... thankfully, I didn't hesitate one nano second this time!!
Jan 14, 2013, 3:59pm   #4
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Bags, bags, bags!
I had & sold an LV Tisse Rayures PM & am upset with myself for that.
In second place is the LV Damier Hampstead PM I sold. That one I can replace, though.
Jan 14, 2013, 4:20pm   #5
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No Cute
cupcake butt
Ferragamo Briana in purple from Fall 2012
Jan 15, 2013, 7:14pm   #6
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Balenciaga part time in ocean (chevre leather) :(
Jan 21, 2013, 7:29pm   #7
A couple of BV knots that were done several years ago...
Jan 22, 2013, 3:44am   #8
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Originally Posted by Flowerpetals
Balenciaga part time in ocean (chevre leather) :(
I really wanted the 2009 Pourpre City with GGH! I am still arduously and relentlessly searching in hopes that one in near new condition will pop up!
Jan 22, 2013, 9:50pm   #9
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Originally Posted by maroon72
I really wanted the 2009 Pourpre City with GGH! I am still arduously and relentlessly searching in hopes that one in near new condition will pop up!
I'm sure you will, that colour is so rich and pretty!!! I've seen a couple but they were all weekenders BUT YOULL FIND ONE
Jan 23, 2013, 9:41pm   #10's Avatar
prada nappa fiocco in prunya and papaya
the one that was in all the ads that you can put your hand under the bow
i finally found it about a year ago on ebay, brand new and authenticated here!
Jan 24, 2013, 9:00pm   #11
BV Veneta Maxi hobo in Assenzio
Jan 25, 2013, 6:05pm   #12
LV damier verona pm
Jan 25, 2013, 6:09pm   #13
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A taste for the arts
LV Speedy cube and an Alexander McQueen skull clutch in stingray
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