Quick poll- Are you a COLLECTOR or a USER?

Which one are you?

  • I'm a collector

  • I'm a user


Results are only viewable after voting.

Alaska

Saved by grace
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Mar 19, 2007
9,512
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Barrow, Alaska
Just wondering-

Does it bother you that a beauty is not being used? Or does it make you smile that your beauty is stored away for that perfect day to use her?
 

karman

Crazy Cat Lady
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Aug 19, 2006
17,450
7,575
Canada
What about in the middle? Certain bags I prefer to use frequently (Illovo, Papillon, for example) and certain bags I prefer to put away and only use once in awhile because it's discontinued/high maintenance (CB pochette, Miroir pochette, for example)
 

rileygirl

Gettin jiggy w/it!
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Aug 25, 2006
12,471
885
running!
I consider myself a user because I really use my bags (just like any addict, LOL!). However, since joining TPF I am trying to collect different lines/styles (Only had mono, now have MC, Vernis, Damier, Denim). I guess I also have to say collector because I have way more things than I can really use!
 

Alaska

Saved by grace
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Mar 19, 2007
9,512
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Barrow, Alaska
Just a general question- in general- do you buy bags and keep them forever (collector by most definitions) or do you really feel the need to fight off the fact that another LV is sitting in hiding..... patiently waiting.... and in some opinions- unjustified when you know another LV lover would KILL to carry your bag.
 

emoskank

Member
May 8, 2006
583
0
London
I'm definitely more of a user. I'm a college student, so the designer bags will definitely be used, what with little money I have and the months that I have been saving up for!
 

rileygirl

Gettin jiggy w/it!
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Aug 25, 2006
12,471
885
running!
Just a general question- in general- do you buy bags and keep them forever (collector by most definitions) or do you really feel the need to fight off the fact that another LV is sitting in hiding..... patiently waiting.... and in some opinions- unjustified when you know another LV lover would KILL to carry your bag.
My first LV was purchases in 99 so I've had LV for awhile. I have some bags that aren't really "in style" any more like my Looping and Bucket. Nevertheless, I don't think I'll sell my LVs. I just love having them. I have all my original old Coach bags too that you don't see around. I guess I am a collector and a pack rat. LOL
 

ms p

so blessed
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Jan 9, 2007
6,122
1,195
user! otherwise hubby will not feel "justify" buying me bags :P. i remember how happy he was when he knew i carried the bag he bought for me everyday :love:
 

Pursegrrl

Oh no she di-int!!
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Jun 1, 2006
28,070
73
53
Seattle
User all the way. I think it's ridiculous to spend $$ on bags that aren't going to be used and enjoyed. The exception is with evening bags or other specialty items.

Collecting, IMO, is for things like heirloom china or fine wines. Those can sit for awhile looking pretty and unused. As far as bags are concerned, use 'em!
 

Bagluvluv

ALMA HUNTER
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Aug 16, 2006
4,691
686
I use my bags...and will not collect them for other purposes......Jewlery I collect but for bags...I am all about using them...