My Secondhand Bags

ontourinheels

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Mar 20, 2010
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Hi everyone :biggrin: I'm back!
Thank you to all who posted their first designer bag story and I am thrilled knowing that somebody on the other side of the world shared the same experience I had. (I just forgot to clear things up on my first post. I had my first (second-hand) bag last 2005, which I bought from a reseller, and walked the aisle of LV Manila two years after - 2007). Bags can really brighten up a gloomy day.

So moving on... In my first post, I shared to you that I am a proud owner of "Secondhand" bags. I don't deny if a designer or a premium bag was already used by someone whom I don't or do know, or if I bought it from a re-seller's shop (because believe me I know a few who denies if they bought a luxurious thing from a friend who gave them a big discount). Right now on my bag closet, I have 4 secondhand bags which I bought (my first designer bag included - yes it's still with me even though I bought a brand new bag from the same design) and 2 hand-me-down bag from my mom and aunt.

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one of my secondhand LV bag

I like second-hand bags because I get a sense of character from it. Some were pretty worn out already but I just like how it looks. I don't like too perfect stuff. And I have this thing with bags that they should never be left in the closet for weeks or months. We need to include them in our everyday travels because I believe what we experienced will be reflected in the bag.

I got this DKNY bag (though not secondhand) which I really love. It's not expensive but it served as my shield during press conferences and stressful working days. The bag was able to carry my netbook, phones, make-up kit, camera, voice recorder, notepads and other stuff everyday. And believe me it also got a lot of compliments from my colleagues because it can carry everything and its not too flashy. My mom told me to use my neverfull once in a big press conference and my friends asked me why I changed my bag when the DKNY was my partner in crime. Now it is being used by my little sister in college and she told me that she also got the same compliments though the bag was a bit old and so last season. I gave it to her already and she's now a proud owner of a second-hand-me-down bag, and believe me she's loving it.

Now its your turn to share if you have any "Secondhand" or "Hand-Me-Down" bags and what you like about it that your still keeping it until now?


:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

ontourinheels

Bag Dreamcatcher
Mar 20, 2010
19
0
Philippines
twitter.com
Hi everyone :biggrin: I'm back!
Thank you to all who posted their first designer bag story and I am thrilled knowing that somebody on the other side of the world shared the same experience I had. (I just forgot to clear things up on my first post. I had my first (second-hand) bag last 2005, which I bought from a reseller, and walked the aisle of LV Manila two years after - 2007). Bags can really brighten up a gloomy day.

So moving on... In my first post, I shared to you that I am a proud owner of "Secondhand" bags. I don't deny if a designer or a premium bag was already used by someone whom I don't or do know, or if I bought it from a re-seller's shop (because believe me I know a few who denies if they bought a luxurious thing from a friend who gave them a big discount). Right now on my bag closet, I have 4 secondhand bags which I bought (my first designer bag included - yes it's still with me even though I bought a brand new bag from the same design) and 2 hand-me-down bag from my mom and aunt.


one of my secondhand LV bag

I like second-hand bags because I get a sense of character from it. Some were pretty worn out already but I just like how it looks. I don't like too perfect stuff. And I have this thing with bags that they should never be left in the closet for weeks or months. We need to include them in our everyday travels because I believe what we experienced will be reflected in the bag.

I got this DKNY bag (though not secondhand) which I really love. It's not expensive but it served as my shield during press conferences and stressful working days. The bag was able to carry my netbook, phones, make-up kit, camera, voice recorder, notepads and other stuff everyday. And believe me it also got a lot of compliments from my colleagues because it can carry everything and its not too flashy. My mom told me to use my neverfull once in a big press conference and my friends asked me why I changed my bag when the DKNY was my partner in crime. Now it is being used by my little sister in college and she told me that she also got the same compliments though the bag was a bit old and so last season. I gave it to her already and she's now a proud owner of a second-hand-me-down bag, and believe me she's loving it.

Now its your turn to share if you have any "Secondhand" or "Hand-Me-Down" bags and what you like about it that your still keeping it until now?


:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

ontourinheels

Bag Dreamcatcher
Mar 20, 2010
19
0
Philippines
twitter.com
Hi everyone :biggrin: I'm back!
Thank you to all who posted their first designer bag story and I am thrilled knowing that somebody on the other side of the world shared the same experience I had. (I just forgot to clear things up on my first post. I had my first (second-hand) bag last 2005, which I bought from a reseller, and walked the aisle of LV Manila two years after - 2007). Bags can really brighten up a gloomy day.

So moving on... In my first post, I shared to you that I am a proud owner of "Secondhand" bags. I don't deny if a designer or a premium bag was already used by someone whom I don't or do know, or if I bought it from a re-seller's shop (because believe me I know a few who denies if they bought a luxurious thing from a friend who gave them a big discount). Right now on my bag closet, I have 4 secondhand bags which I bought (my first designer bag included - yes it's still with me even though I bought a brand new bag from the same design) and 2 hand-me-down bag from my mom and aunt.


one of my secondhand LV bag

I like second-hand bags because I get a sense of character from it. Some were pretty worn out already but I just like how it looks. I don't like too perfect stuff. And I have this thing with bags that they should never be left in the closet for weeks or months. We need to include them in our everyday travels because I believe what we experienced will be reflected in the bag.

I got this DKNY bag (though not secondhand) which I really love. It's not expensive but it served as my shield during press conferences and stressful working days. The bag was able to carry my netbook, phones, make-up kit, camera, voice recorder, notepads and other stuff everyday. And believe me it also got a lot of compliments from my colleagues because it can carry everything and its not too flashy. My mom told me to use my neverfull once in a big press conference and my friends asked me why I changed my bag when the DKNY was my partner in crime. Now it is being used by my little sister in college and she told me that she also got the same compliments though the bag was a bit old and so last season. I gave it to her already and she's now a proud owner of a second-hand-me-down bag, and believe me she's loving it.

Now its your turn to share if you have any "Secondhand" or "Hand-Me-Down" bags and what you like about it that your still keeping it until now?


:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

ontourinheels

Bag Dreamcatcher
Mar 20, 2010
19
0
Philippines
twitter.com
Hi everyone :biggrin: I'm back!
Thank you to all who posted their first designer bag story and I am thrilled knowing that somebody on the other side of the world shared the same experience I had. (I just forgot to clear things up on my first post. I had my first (second-hand) bag last 2005, which I bought from a reseller, and walked the aisle of LV Manila two years after - 2007). Bags can really brighten up a gloomy day.

So moving on... In my first post, I shared to you that I am a proud owner of "Secondhand" bags. I don't deny if a designer or a premium bag was already used by someone whom I don't or do know, or if I bought it from a re-seller's shop (because believe me I know a few who denies if they bought a luxurious thing from a friend who gave them a big discount). Right now on my bag closet, I have 4 secondhand bags which I bought (my first designer bag included - yes it's still with me even though I bought a brand new bag from the same design) and 2 hand-me-down bag from my mom and aunt.


one of my secondhand LV bag

I like second-hand bags because I get a sense of character from it. Some were pretty worn out already but I just like how it looks. I don't like too perfect stuff. And I have this thing with bags that they should never be left in the closet for weeks or months. We need to include them in our everyday travels because I believe what we experienced will be reflected in the bag.

I got this DKNY bag (though not secondhand) which I really love. It's not expensive but it served as my shield during press conferences and stressful working days. The bag was able to carry my netbook, phones, make-up kit, camera, voice recorder, notepads and other stuff everyday. And believe me it also got a lot of compliments from my colleagues because it can carry everything and its not too flashy. My mom told me to use my neverfull once in a big press conference and my friends asked me why I changed my bag when the DKNY was my partner in crime. Now it is being used by my little sister in college and she told me that she also got the same compliments though the bag was a bit old and so last season. I gave it to her already and she's now a proud owner of a second-hand-me-down bag, and believe me she's loving it.

Now its your turn to share if you have any "Secondhand" or "Hand-Me-Down" bags and what you like about it that your still keeping it until now?


:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

ontourinheels

Bag Dreamcatcher
Mar 20, 2010
19
0
Philippines
twitter.com
Hi everyone :biggrin: I'm back!
Thank you to all who posted their first designer bag story and I am thrilled knowing that somebody on the other side of the world shared the same experience I had. (I just forgot to clear things up on my first post. I had my first (second-hand) bag last 2005, which I bought from a reseller, and walked the aisle of LV Manila two years after - 2007). Bags can really brighten up a gloomy day.

So moving on... In my first post, I shared to you that I am a proud owner of "Secondhand" bags. I don't deny if a designer or a premium bag was already used by someone whom I don't or do know, or if I bought it from a re-seller's shop (because believe me I know a few who denies if they bought a luxurious thing from a friend who gave them a big discount). Right now on my bag closet, I have 4 secondhand bags which I bought (my first designer bag included - yes it's still with me even though I bought a brand new bag from the same design) and 2 hand-me-down bag from my mom and aunt.


one of my secondhand LV bag

I like second-hand bags because I get a sense of character from it. Some were pretty worn out already but I just like how it looks. I don't like too perfect stuff. And I have this thing with bags that they should never be left in the closet for weeks or months. We need to include them in our everyday travels because I believe what we experienced will be reflected in the bag.

I got this DKNY bag (though not secondhand) which I really love. It's not expensive but it served as my shield during press conferences and stressful working days. The bag was able to carry my netbook, phones, make-up kit, camera, voice recorder, notepads and other stuff everyday. And believe me it also got a lot of compliments from my colleagues because it can carry everything and its not too flashy. My mom told me to use my neverfull once in a big press conference and my friends asked me why I changed my bag when the DKNY was my partner in crime. Now it is being used by my little sister in college and she told me that she also got the same compliments though the bag was a bit old and so last season. I gave it to her already and she's now a proud owner of a second-hand-me-down bag, and believe me she's loving it.

Now its your turn to share if you have any "Secondhand" or "Hand-Me-Down" bags and what you like about it that your still keeping it until now?


:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

jburgh

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At least 1/2 of my bags are "pre-loved." If they are in good, clean condition, I see no reason to not buy used.
 

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please don't post the same topic in 6 different forums. We don't allow it, once is plenty:yes:

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Cest Si Bon

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I've always been too anal about the condition of my bags, so I never wanted to risk buying secondhand. However, I caved a while ago, and now have two second-hand bags. My fears were realized, however, and so I don't think I'll be doing secondhand ever again. The first I bought because it was out of season and I couldn't get it brand new, and the second I bought because the color had been discontinued and I wanted it. With both bags, I found scratches that weren't disclosed, and one of them reeked of cigarettes and something unidentifiable.

I do understand your love of buying something that had been broken in, and I feel that way about vintage clothing. I could even feel that way about a very old vintage bag, but it would have to be very special.

That being said, I think your LV is lovely, and I look forward to seeing the rest of your collection. :smile: