House was robbed, my entire bag collection is gone

Apr 30, 2011
Apologies if this is the wrong forum to post this in.

3 nights ago, my family's home was broken into. They completely ransacked our home. Anything they could get their hands on, they pillaged through and threw everything on the floor. Its going to take days just to clean the mess. It feels like they were in the home for hours. Luckily nobody was home so we are all safe but my bag collection was not safe from these burglars.

They took everything. I am still flustered and trying to make sense of everything - I am devastated and cannot stop crying. I have been collecting bags for 17 years, a lot of the time I saved up for my purchases and a lot of those bags/items hold sentimental value.

I made a list of items they took. So far I have 21 items on my list but I'm sure there are more like some CL shoes and Chanel boots/sneakers but I just can't think straight right now.

They took:

Hermes Birkin 35 Togo Blue Zanzibar SHW
Chanel So Black Chevron Jumbo
Chanel So Black Boy Medium
Chanel Boy Black and White Trim Medium
Chanel Vintage XL Flap Black GHW
Chanel Vintage Caviar Tote Black GHW
Chanel Cambon Bowler Black and White
Dior Lady Dior Black SHW
Fendi 2 Jours Tote Black
Prada Saffiano Tote Black and Blue
Valentino Rockstud Tote Blue
Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour Blue
Alexander McQueen Tote Black with Silver Skull
Chanel Blue Caviar Zip Around Wallet
Chanel Camellia Card Holder Black
Chanel Classic Quilted Lambskin Wallet Black
Chanel Chainlink Statement Necklace Silver
Chanel Quilted CC Belt
Chanel Skinny Green Belt
Rolex Watch
Hermes Twillys

They had all the time in the world because they literally took out all of the stuffing from the bags.

I don't even know what to do. We spoke with police and there is a report - they suggested we speak with neighbors for video footage. I spoke with the neighbors but I am not hopeful that there will be any footage so these people are just going to get away with this and it breaks my heart. I know its just material things but its still such a violation and I don't know how I am going to recover from this.

I was thinking of checking online to see if any of these items pop up for sale but Ive never had anything like this happen to me so if anyone has any advice on what to do please share. I had to call my banks and let them know in case they try anything because they had access to everything in the home. This is actually one of my worst nightmares and it came true.

My dad was kinda encouraging me to not open a claim with insurance because he says they will hardly cover the cost of the bags and then will increase the insurance and might not cover the home anymore. He very recently had to file a claim at his business and that's what happened to him. Does anyone know any more info about home insurance covering the theft? We have Mercury.

Sorry for the long post, I just needed to share because I need some support to help get me through this.


Feb 5, 2013
I’m so sorry for this trauma. When you’re feeling like reaching out for help contact your insurance agent. Your coverage may be maxed out below the value of your collection if you don’t have specific riders for your high value items, but speaking to the agent to understand your options will not hurt. That is part of the job of the agent.
Again sorry this happened to you.


Jul 28, 2020
I am so sorry you're going through this. We had a house fire which was bad enough but this is such a violation to have someone rummaging through your private things. I feel for you. Please check with your insurance company under your contents coverage. Hopefully you can provide them a list and get some compensation, although your safety and peace of mind are really the first priority. Again, I am so sorry.