How do you remove the chains?I leave all my bags upright, lightly stuffed with chains appropriately wrapped (or removed and placed in the bag) on shelves in my closet by color - ROYGBIV. I've done so for yeeeeeeaaars and love looking at them when I'm choosing my outfit. Often a bag draws me in and inspires an outfit.
I'm very particular about my bags and never have had any issues with dust or dirt. I have approx 26 bags and wear them all. So only evening / formal bags get relatively limited wear. And even those never get dusty. Not even a teeny bit. Nothing else in my closet gets dusty. Why would my bags be a special dust magnet? LOL!
I've read that while short term bags can be stored in their dustbags within their boxes (that's how Chanel stores and shipped them for sale) that long term it's bad for the bags. The leather can't breathe and the quilts on which they are resting can depuff.