How many bags is too many?

winter0531

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Jun 15, 2008
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Hi ladies,

I have almost 20 premier designer handbags in my collection. I sold some to fund some new loves in the past years. I'm still considering to sell some of my collection. I know my collection is not really too much compare some of the ladies her on TPF but just curious about how much is too much?

I have this question in mind becuz I don't see myself rotating my handbags everyday...and sometimes one bags just fits all my outfits. So some of my bags just sit in my closet for such a long time.

I took them out and played with them with different outfits last night and now I have this dilemma: Should I sell the ones i only carry once in a long time? But I love every each of them so much that it's still hard to let go....am i just looking for trouble for myself? Any of you have the same problem?
 

saira1214

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If you don't need to sell them, then I wouldn't. If you feel like you must consolidate, then sell the ones that you don't use that often. I'm just now coming to terms with that and even though I think some of mine are beautiful and valuable, I can't justify keeping them if they are not going to be worn. Good luck with your decision!!
 

pro_shopper

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Apr 26, 2007
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I recently had this dilemma...for me a lot of my bags were just sitting in the closet and not getting used at all. I also did not like the bags as much as when I first purchased them so I decided to let them go. In the end I was able to fund more bags that I really wanted and am enjoying now. I did take a bit of a loss but imo its better then having them sit in the closet. Good Luck with you decision!
 

CCKL

It’s never enough...
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i think this varies from person to person.

Me personally - there is no such thing as too many but I know some of my friends are fine with just one or two. I think you'll know when you've reached your max when you find yourself losing interest or getting bored.
 

SpeedyLover

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i am in the same boat as you. currently, i think i have about 40 designer bags. I have picked out about 6 that i know i can sell but 34 is still a lot. I want to start my flap collection and need to fund them. it is getting harder and harder to sell on ebay... with fees from ebay and paypal... i hate to lose a lot of money on some of my bags. if i cant sell them in decent price... might as well keep them. I would like to trim down my bag collection to about 20 and add the 4 flaps i dream about...namely black, red, white and 1 fun color.
 

winter0531

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Jun 15, 2008
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Thank you for all your replies. I came up with this thread because sometimes when I'm standing in front of my bags, I am always wondering which bag to carry today. If I choose A bag, in my mind I would start thinking why not go with B or C....cuz they would fit too! KWIM? That's why I would think why spend so much money on bags that a bag is no longer something to carry essentials, rather something just to satisfy my sin of vanity. Every time I spend on a handbag my hubby would laugh and say...."Can't believe you spend $$$$ on just piece of leather :P" I used to debate with him because I love name brand bags, but now I sort of agree with him. Maybe i'm getting older? And a whole closet of handbags somehow make me feel guilty cuz those money could be put into something worth more.

I just bought a patent leather black jumbo Chevron and I'm thinking about to return it. Do you think that's a bag I'll use much?

Thank you ladies for the replies again!
 

hambisyosa

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Just a few will do.... b u t ......I'm saving for a big bag purchase late this year so I can't afford another major Chanel purchase however I love classic flaps so the many the merrier hehehehehe *oppsss, I can't possibly buy a Valentine Flap ?! *
 

Elina0408

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In my opinion if you don't use them is better sell them or give them as a gift!! I have only 5 designer bags and some good quality ones but I want to buy 3-4 more!!! You never stop to want more I think. :whistle: As far as the black Chevron, yes, I think that you'll use it. All depends on how often you socialize?! When I was living in Greece I was going outside very, very often. Now that I live in London and I also have a baby and expecting another one is much more dificult for me!!!
 

bfali

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You can never have too many!!! As long as you are using them all, then keep them! If you haven't used any for a long period of time, you may want to consider letting them go!