Doubling up

TwoBBKs

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Does anyone else have multiples of an exact item they love? :love:

I have two 32cm sellier Kelly bags in black box with GHW. One was a 21st birthday present many years ago and I use it for formal day events; the other was a vintage purchase and I use it for everyday use.

I have a few scarves I'd like to double up if I ever get the chance. I'd really love another brides de gala in black/white/gold. :girlsigh:
 

tillie46

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I don't "double up" with Hermes for obvious reasons..........the expense, but I double up on shoes, and other items! :nuts:
 

880

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I used to double up

2 sellier 28 (BB and porc)
2 evelynes (GM togo and PM barenia toile)
2 picotins (MM clemence and PM barenia)
3 jiges PM (2 Box, 1 evercalf)
2 cdc bracelets (chamonix and alligator)
2 double tours
doubles of Carre en Carre twill; ex libris GM c/s; Bolduc au carre GM c/s
doubles in different size/ material of CenC; BdG;

Now I am becoming happier with just the things I really use and wear a lot.
 

S'Mom

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No doubling up....I believe strongly in cost-per-wear. So, I'll have two birkins for example but they both need to be very different from each other. Scarves can NOT be similar in color/design. That kind of thing.

I DO, however, have doubles/triples/quads of my favorite basic clothing items.....
 

LGA82

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Well - yes and no. Not identical, but I have three 30cm togo Birkins in different colors, and a couple of the same scarves in different
colors. And btw, just got a BdeG in the black/white gold.:P
 
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Yes and no for me as well. Don't do exact doubles. But I have like 6 cws each of les cles & passementerie scarves, a couple of cws of the KenC shawl and some kelly double tours in diff. cws.

But the other day when I saw a brand new les cles in purple (which I already have and absolutely :heart:), I was thinking of getting another one, j u s t in c a s e :nuts: :nuts:

..but having placed an order for several scarves and other items, I restrained myself ;)
 

lulilu

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Like Butterfly, no exact doubles. Multiple birkins but different colors. And shawls and stoles in same pattern but different colorways.

I have been sorely tempted to buy multiples of shoes that I love. Nothing is worse than a favorite pair wearing out, not to be replaced. With H, at least with bags, you are likely to be able to replace a favorite if necessary. But I do see your reasoning, if you use one as an everyday, drag around bag.
 

TwoBBKs

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lulilu and india, I totally agree! Nothing worse than your favourite pair of jeans/boots wearing out and being unable to replace them :shucks:

I also have multiples of nice fitting t-shirts, shirts and jeans.

My double BBK habit is similar though... it's the perfect bag so I have one for best and one for everyday which I don't mind scuffing. It's probably just a reflection of my boringness though, I can't imagine carrying a bright colour bag even though I think they're breathtakingly beautiful! If I had a rouge H Kelly I'd probably just keep it on a shelf and stare at it in admiration :lol:
 
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I can't afford to double-up on Hermes, but I probably would with certain things like my card cases, because I have enough cards and stuff to fill two and use them both at the same time. :lol:

But as S'Mom said already, I believe in cost per wear. It's one of the reasons I can justify buying H in the first place, so buying two of the things that I can only use one of at any given time (bags, ties, scarves, belts etc) I just see as a waste of money and a little pointless.

If the things break, which hasn't happened yet, I would take it back to be repaired. So I see no reason to have two of everything.... just the things I can use two of at the same time.
 

loves

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i cannot afford to double up too but i can totally get OP's, one to keep, after all it's a bday gift and a 21st at that and one as a workhorse.
 

friponne

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LOL guilty! But only small items in different colours:

- 2 bicolor PM agendas (I use them as cardholders too)
- 2 Le24 coinpurses (yellow & orange chevre - I hardly ever use them, but they are so cute!)
- 2 Pègase cadenas (gold & pall.)
- 2 braided Jumbo bracelets (blue & black)
 

BlueParrot

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If I really like a design, I will get multiples---but in very different sizes and leathers and colors. So--I have three Kellys: a 35 black sellier in VL, a 35 Rouge H retourne in box calf and my latest 32 Gris T. retourne in Togo. They fill very different roles with my wardrobe. I do have two pairs of the heeled Hermes moccasin, one in black calf and one in brown suede. That is because I have alot of trouble finding a walking shoe that is comfortable and this model fits the bill.
 

TankerToad

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Guilty with Boots. Two pairs of Hermes jumping boots. One with the Kelly lock and one without, a total for 4 pair of black box equestrian style boots, two Hermes.
(Lets not talk about my 4 pair of embroiderd fleece and two green Chloe boots :ninja:smile:
I will not wear flats unless they are boots or flip flops. Go figure.
 

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