I sometimes feel like this with my medallion tote until I wear it out and fall in love with it again! I do think that it is pretty normal to be super excited about any new purchase in the beginning though, and become used to having it after a while.
I am a little like you Tutu - I tend to really think long term about my purchases as I have done impulsive things before (like buying 4 LV Speedy bags in different colours - now I have just one !!!)Before I buy most things (I have made a few regretful decisions I had to live with), I carefully think about them. By the time I buy them, I'm quite excited, and love them just as much later as the day I got them. This is true whether it's jewelry, a bag, or shoes, or a piece of furniture. I put love and part of myself into everything, and we have made life what it is together, if that makes any sense. Some things eventually will get passed down, and some already have (I don't believe in waiting to do this), and more will. But I will still love them all the same, and love that a new generation is getting to enjoy the things that have so much love in them.
I definitely wasn't a classic flap person until I was perusing the Chanel website looking for SLGs and Boys, and I saw the bronze with gold hardware. #LoveYes! For the majority of my bags.. I fall in love/lust.. obsess.. buy the bag.. come home... stare and photograph it to death and lovingly put it in my wardrobe. A week later I am like 'meh that old thing?' Then I wear it and the love comes back all over again. Then I forget about it till next time.
Then there is the occasional 'it' bag i get obsessed over and then realise i am not actually a fan I just bought into the hype. I mean my Fallabella? What was I thinking!?! So not me. LV speedy?? Celine Trapeze. None of these lasted a week!
The exceptions are my Chanel classic flaps & Hermes Birkins! Always get excited seeing those still all tingly when I look at them.
I feel the same way. I love when I get the chance to wear my flap!Sure, I get used to having them. But I can honestly say I never lose my appreciation or enjoyment for my designer bags. Taking my one and only Chanel flap out of its dust bag never gets old....and since I only plan on buying one more flap in the future, I anticipate that feeling will not get diluted by purchase after purchase. It's all good.
That is true, material things don't really bring us lasting happiness, but I have to say, I do get so much enjoyment from the bags. Through the week I take an old LV Speedy to work - as she has to sit under my desk in a pigeon hole and she gets bumped. She is from the mid 90s and is still a great bag - but Sundays is my "bag baby day" my daughter and I get dressed up and take a "bag baby" out and it is fun deciding which one from my small collection to take on the day and I love the whole process of loading her up for a day out. It is just the thing my daughter and I love to do on our day off together each week.I think my finance professor told us once that materialistic things usually loose their appeal fast. And you end up keep spending more money to stay happy.maybe thats the reasoning behind chanel and hermes price increases? Something along those lines lol
Which is why i spend months deciding weather i want something. I am happy with the 2 chanel classic bags i have.
i share your sentiments. truly love beautiful things and i still buy for sure, but i get so much joy out of experiences (like travel,dining out and so on) as well.... i'm not sure i fall out of love with bags or things, but i think b/c i have so much that if i'm not using it - i feel badly having it just sit (so if that happens for more than a season i tend to clear out)....I don't get as excited buying new things (jewelry, bags, etc) as I used to. I continue to appreciate beautiful and well-made items and keep buying them (I'm still in this forum), but with exception of some pieces that have a special meaning for me, I often have the need to downsize. One of my true passions is traveling and I get much more excited planning a trip to a beautiful place than buying a new bag.