What handbags have you regretted giving away?

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What handbags have you given away? Which ones did you wish you kept?

I've given away too many to even remember over the last few years. I have a few regrets though.

I wish I would have kept my stonewashed Rebecca Mknkoff Matinee and my lilac Fendi spy.

I do miss my wine Mini Mini Mam from Rebecca Minkoff as well.
 

mothbeast

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A couple of pieces of vintage coach. Largely because I'm not friends with the person I gave ti to anymore.
 

indiaink

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I regretted one ... until just recently, when I saw the lady who I had given it to and she was carrying it (and had been since I gave it to her over a year ago) - and it didn't look nice at all; she was still very pleased with it (lovely soft leather) but I was so startled to see the brand's bag wasn't going to hold up over time after all. So now I can say that no, I have no regrets... :biggrin: Better to have gone to someone who enjoys it no matter what than to have stayed with me.
 

wingygoth

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I sold my mother my Marc Jacobs Hudson bag with the understanding that if I ever wanted it back I could buy it from her. I think the bag is gorgeous but that I will use it more when I am older. I don't regret it but I did love looking at it!
 

LuvAllBags

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^^Agree with that. I have given away bags only to see them later and be surprised by the wear and tear...no regrets there!

I slightly regret one LV and one MZ Wallace that I gave away...you know that twinge you get when you see them...but in both cases the recipient is so happy, it is totally worth it.
 

maryg1

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I regret giving away a Mulberry Ledbury in baby pink. That shade was beautiful and could be well paired with many clothes. I now have a Ledbury in light blue but miss the pink, I hope to find another one.
 

alouette

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I've regretted selling a few of my Pradas and Chanels simply for the fact that prices are now sky high. When I think how much I paid for them a few years ago and the amount for which they sold, it makes me sick to my stomach considering their current price points.
 

indiaink

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"giving away" is different from "selling", unless you sold something for so cheap it was like giving it away - LOL.
 

alouette

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"giving away" is different from "selling", unless you sold something for so cheap it was like giving it away - LOL.
Thought OP meant "giving away" as an all-inclusive term. Anyway, giving away? Nope, never gave away bags so no regrets! Might as well have been giving away after all the ebay fees!
 

indiaink

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Thought OP meant "giving away" as an all-inclusive term. Anyway, giving away? Nope, never gave away bags so no regrets! Might as well have been giving away after all the ebay fees!
You aren't kidding! I don't know how much more any of us can take, I am SO surprised that more have not left the 'Bay ...
 
Nov 26, 2006
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You aren't kidding! I don't know how much more any of us can take, I am SO surprised that more have not left the 'Bay ...

It has gotten really bad...I don't sell much on ebay now. But, i am considering selling to Bag Borrow or Steal. Or at the very least, checking into it. I'd be more willing to swap a bag though, than sell it. After all, I'd probably spend the money on another bag anyway!
 

rainrowan

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I gave away two vintage Coach bags to my sister when they weren't so vintage yet -- one was a duffel feedbag (I could really use it now) and a lovely two pocket saddle bag. Funny, I've never seen her carry either of them :smile:
 

rainrowan

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You aren't kidding! I don't know how much more any of us can take, I am SO surprised that more have not left the 'Bay ...

No kidding... learned my lesson... practically gave away my LV Beverly MM when it sold for half the retail and then I discovered eBay and PayPal took sizeable chunk o' change from the transaction too. ugh.

To add insult to injury, I discovered the perfect event to bring the LV too but I no longer had it - only a few months later! LOL
 

rvpooter

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I've given away coach and dooney to my mom. They would be vintage now. One day I asked her to pull them out so I could look at them again. Funny thing happened, she said "oh they're down in the basement". So I take time now to carefully build my collection to be bags I'll be sure to hang on to.