Apart from the obvious factor of money, I can at times find it very difficult to hold myself back from buying every bag that I think looks gorgeous, irrespective of whether it really matches my style. I would love to streamline my look into something more classic, but every time I go shopping my desire for something NEW takes over. The result is that I have a hodge podge collection of soon-to-be passe bags that I thought looked good at the time, I still have feelings for, but are now only memories of the fun times we used to have. If a handbag is a tool for making you look more stylish, at what point is the pursuit for style overtaken for the lust for a new handbag conquest? Sometimes I think I would be more chic with a well edited collection of five bags rather than swimming in a sea of the latest trendies... I feel that there is nothing less appealing in an outfit than a mismatched handbag that is worn only because it is impossibly cute! To be clear, my style is very simple. I wear mainly beige, black and navy, with a few pastles. I mainly wear vintage style YSL suits and little cotton prada-esque dresses for casual. I think I would benefit greatly from getting rid of all the Gucci and Fendi stuff that is fun, but not really me. I just need some moral support! I really prefer a more structured bag, but have ended up with a large collection of hobo bags ... god I have to streamline! Perhaps bags are like men, you need to be faithful to your style once you have found it rather than running after every single nice little piece of ass (or croc or chevre) that comes along. Does anyone else have the same problem? Perhaps I am too harsh? I can feel an eBay clean out coming on ... It will be hard to say good bye to all that beautiful leather, though.