Scrap it all and start over?


May 20, 2008
Hello All,

Does anyone else look at their bags and just want to start all over again? (I know there have been some threads akin to this one but I'm starting a new one).

I just pulled everything out to see what I had. I had been down to 3 bags the past year and now I have 10. I'm not happy. 10 is too many for me to enjoy. But now I've spent the money and need to either sell them (ha! like anyone is buying!) or start making them work.

I would like to wiggle my nose like Samantha in Bewitched and have everything disappear.

I'm trying to decide if I even have a favorite that I can say is my starting point. I will probably spend the rest of the day trying to decide if there is a favorite.

Anyone else out there wishing they had a do-over with their bag collection? Which bag would you keep as your cornerstone?


Oct 18, 2007
I often "assess" my collection and it is significantly different from last year at this time. A year ago, it was a) larger, b) much more colorful and c) a mix of high and mid range designers. Today, the only bags still around from last year are my Hermes Bolide and grey no-name satchel--everything else is gone. And I have replaced some with six YSL bags. My collection is also much more muted in color and less flashy.

I think there's nothing wrong with starting over. I would ask yourself as your scrutinize each bag why you bought it--what appealed to you and what doesn't now? That will help you buy bags you'll like a bit more.


What the VEEP?
Nov 28, 2006
I think the more we age the more our tastes change. I have different tastes from just a couple years ago. I have some classic timeless bags and then some unique ones. I keep the classic bags but there is no harm in procuring more in lieu of older bags of which you have fallen out of love.


Emma 4ever in my <3
May 23, 2009
Yes, I for one, started over. As I reached middle age, my taste matured. I still love hobo bags but now I want more refined. ie., no fringes, tassles. I gave most of my older collection to my DD to do with as she pleases and have added a beautiful sophisticated small collection.


saving. mostly.
Aug 22, 2009
I've thought this before myself. I love my collection but I feel that sometimes there are too many for me to enjoy (through wearing, anyway) as well. Some get carried more than others and so I've been trying to sit back and see why I'm avoiding some of my collection to avoid making the same mistakes. I desperately need to start selling but the current selling climate terrifies me so much that I'd rather hang onto them and know I'm not going to get scammed out of them... :-s


May 20, 2008
I am not making any progress. All the bags are still covering the bed. They need to move before DH gets home and freaks out. I can't pick a winner. I have a couple that are new and haven't been carried which could be returned but I like those (probably because they are newest) the most. I'm not into selling right now...too much work. Maybe I will just store the ones I don't want for the summer and think about it.

I'm just not a one or two bag girl, I guess. They end up being black and brown and I don't always want to carry black or brown.


May 3, 2007
^you can always donate them to your local charity shop and take a tax write-off. You end up doing good and reaping many benefits at once... Goodwill is a good place.

Either return the ones you still can, or just scrap the whole idea and face the fact that you have ten bags. 'Fess up to the DH and be done with it. You'll feel better.


May 20, 2008
Thanks for the advice, india. DH knows-- he just doesn't want to sleep with the bags. I think storage until I get it together to sell stuff. I have at least 3 I know I want to go, 2 to store and 2 just to use this season and then dump. So that would bring me back down to 3 working bags by Fall. Although I still want to scrap them all and just work with a wristlet....where's that thread anyway? I should revive it.


Mar 17, 2011
I actually just kind of did this. I had so many bags that I have purchased over the past 8 years, many smaller, and my style has changed. I have sold a good bit of them off and have since replaced them with bags I am more interested in carrying. I didnt replace all of them either. I sold probably 15 or so, and have replaced them with about 6. I am happy with my choice to do so.


back to basic.
Aug 31, 2010
This is my summer goal this year. I recently just went Coach-crazy and bought almost 10 within a month to find myself fallen out of love from them. Once summer begins for me, I'm gonna take all my babies out and put most of them except my LVs and other higher-end that I still love and will replace the "cheaper" ones with what I really want. "Less is more" that's how I'm feeling these days :smile:


The Gimme-Queen
Nov 29, 2010
May I just say that this thread is really helpful. I have old bags that haven't seen the light of day in YEARS, but I have no interest in dealing with the stress of selling them off.

Best of luck with making your choice, and may I just put in a request: could you share pics of your bag. I guess I'm interested in seeing which ones you are unsure of.


♥'s dogs & bags
Feb 27, 2007
I'm also redoing my collection. I always think I have too much to enjoy, but some are just too cute to let go. I have been letting go a few favourites lately too though, and don't even regret it, I'm getting down to more of 1 designer, but I still have a long road to follow, LOL!

I do need the variety in colors/shapes/styles though. I really don't like it if I have a place to go and don't have a perfectly suitable bag. Even if it is just walking the dog or grocery shopping!