Why would I sell my designer handbags? I believe that handbags should be worn and loved. To me, there’s no reason they should spend their time sitting on shelves and collecting dust. Designer handbags are expensive and I don’t “collect” them, I wear and enjoy them. Obviously, some get a bit more use than others but overall I make an effort. If I feel that a handbag isn’t serving its purpose in my wardrobe I sell it (and usually replace it with a new handbag lol). This helps me justify new purchases!
Over the past year or two I have sold some of my handbags. Mostly, to make room for new ones. I’m going to talk about what didn’t work me.
Why I sold my designer handbags
Lady Dior Large
The Lady Dior is a stunning bag. It comes in different sizes and I purchased the largest. I got a great deal on it here. The problem is it was too big. I also wasn’t crazy about the zipper opening. It’s kind of hard to get in and out of because the zipper is connected to fabric that doesn’t allow you to fully open the bag. I can’t say I won’t buy another in the future, but it will probably be the size small.
Chloe Drew small
The Chloe drew is like jewelry. It’s a gorgeous bag and I loved it so much I bought it in two colors. The Chloe drew is an “It bag” and I couldn’t justify having two of them. First, I sold the red one because it wasn’t a bag I reached for. I really only wear red during the Holidays. The pink I kept longer but then kind of lost my lust for the bag. It’s trendy shape may be the reason why. I had a good run with Chloe drew but wanted to make room for something new.
Chloe Marcie mini
The Chloe Marcie mini was the perfect color. I wore this bag a ton! The problem was when I upgraded my iphone (lol, the iphone is taking over the world!). I upgraded to the plus size iphone and I had a hard time fitting it in this bag which was a major problem. This bag kind of became obsolete for me. I recommend this bag if you have a smaller phone and don’t need to carry a lot of things. It’s really comfortable, light-weight, and easy to wear.
Louis Vuitton alma pm vernis
The color of this bag is stunning. However, the color was also the reason for my parting with the Alma. This was an implulse buy. I have learned not to do that with handbags. This color was so hard to match with things! It really only looked good with black or white. I couldn’t wear it all the time and that’s why I let it go. I just love looking at it though!
The Valentino glamlock is a really great sized bag. It fits all of the essentials and is easy to open and close. Ultimately, we parted ways because I wanted something a little more neutral. Let me rephrase, because I think leopard is a neutral (and here’s why). At the time, my handbag collection had a lot of “statement” pieces and I needed to focus on a few neutral colors like nude and black ( I still only have one black designer bag, is that weird?). I sold this handbag so I could make room for a neutral colored one.
Gucci Emily Shoulder bag
Oh Gucci, how you have changed and grown so much in the past 2 years! This bag (and the Gucci sukey) were my first two Gucci bags. Gucci kind of left a bad taste in my mouth because Gucci bags (back in the day) became dated SO QUICKLY. It’s like they couldn’t find their signature style. Everything was moving so fast and after one season your handbag looked so old. Gucci didn’t have a classic style like Louis Vuitton.
Now, Gucci is killing it. They took their crazy, fun loving creativity and made collections of handbags that look amazing season after season. The Gucci marmont line is a staple and they have really made a signature shoe with the Gucci mules. I also love how Gucci isn’t afraid of color and comes out with really fun pieces but also has created a classic and signature line.
What handbags have you sold? Would love to know! See you next time.
Photography: Christine Michelle, Studio Magnolia
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