I agree with her that good quality bags do have an edge over their cheaper high street replicas i.e. their ability to withstand wear and tear, in addition to of course, a respectable amount of prestige when you have to send them to the cleaners.
My experience with designer bags has, unfortunately not been as good. As I speak, there’s a Burberry tote ( a gift, thank you rich aunt J) and a Kate Spade bag that I just HAD to have ( in my defense it was on 50% off on KateSpade.com when they still allowed shipping to Singapore!) , on top of an average priced Fred Perry bowling bag, (that was way cheaper in Hong Kong), just sitting in my wardrobe.
The Fred Perry has been well used, but the Burb and the Kate Spade haven’t really seen the light of day.
I’m blaming a personality disorder on my part.
In addition to being easily bored of my possessions, I tend to love to store ‘ valuable stuff’ and leaving it in its pristine condition for as long as possible. And that usually means I forget about its existence, until I no longer have a need for it!
So for me, variety without the quality (and price tag) might be an appropriate solution to ease my wandering eyes but, as you may guess, not necessarily the best treatment to the pocket.
(As I’m writing this, I’m salivating over this Fred P Laurel Wreath Camera bag. See what I mean?)
I should see a psychiatrist soon for the ‘fetish of preservation of new- ness’,
But to make myself feel better, please share, what’s your bag habit like?