You know how I always preach about the one-in-one-out rule…that before I bring home a new bag I have to let another one go? Sometimes it helps with the guilty conscience but often it just fuels seller’s remorse. Let’s talk about the latter. Remember the 2008 reissue camera bag that I adored in black and gray?
Yep, I got rid of both of them. I felt sick as soon as I boxed them up. But nausea and all, I did the same to this gorgeous deep, dark chocolate brown caviar tote from 2010:
Yes, more pangs and deep sighs. But as you know by now, the fashion gods and I have a decent rapport. So within the last couple of months, they admitted me into the bag buy back program (BBBP) and I re-found the black medium camera bag (brand new with tags!) which I featured a few days ago on my disastrous golf outing:
Bad golf, good bag. Still looking for the grey version also in the medium size. I think the large size was too heavy for me, as much as I loved carrying it:
What about the large brown tote, you ask? Well, just when I thought it couldn’t happen, I hit another jackpot with this (totally fictitious) BBBP and found a brand new one from a reseller when it’s been sold out for months now at the stores. The black version is still available at some stores, but it was the dark chocolate that I missed:
Yummy and delicious! It’s coming with me on my trip next week. So what’s the moral to today’s story? Well, none actually. Usually there are no regrets after a bag leaves my closet because there’s something else to replace it. But next time, I should think hard about a bag that I do use a lot before letting it go for something possibly prettier but also more frivolous.