I just bought a Carryall and it came in a HUGE box. So, now all my other boxes are in the new HUGE box but unfortyunately, I can't fit my new HUGE paper bag that came with the box (and the bag, of course) in the new HUGE box. I hid my new HUGE box on the very top most shelf in my robe!... away from my fiance's eyes! :)
I store my bags in their boxes if possible and if not, I recycle them for X'mas gift-giving. Sometimes people shriek when they see the LV paperbag and box, and then it's amusing to see their faces go "oh..." when they open up and not see an LV bag or wallet...heeheehee call me evil but don't call me cheap....I'm helping the trees...really.
I always sell my bag before I buy the next so I include box, shopping bag and sometimes even the cardboard that was in the bag. It seems to tickle the buyer that they get everything they would at the store, I do keep the ribbon.