A few weeks back I expressed that I had a bit of regret over purchasing a white bag a year ago. While I really love having a white bag in my rotation, and it’s a bag that was, at one time, a big dream for me, it’s a bit annoying having a bag that is so high maintenance so to speak. Looking bag on the last year with my Chloé Drew I realized I didn’t actually ‘baby’ the bag as much as I thought I had. Sure, I kept it stuffed with tissue paper and tucked away in its duster bag when I wasn’t using it, but when it was in use I didn’t treat my bag as delicately as I probably should have.
My Drew came along with me to nights out in the city, it brushed up against my jeans and dark fabrics when I threw it over my shoulder while running errands and overall, if my Drew was packed it was going where I was going. I wasn’t going to swap out my bag just because it was delicate and white, which got me thinking, and I soon realized that I don’t baby any of my bags at all. If I want to wear a bag, I wear a bag. It doesn’t matter where I’m going, who I’m going with or what the weather is going to be like while I’m heading there. Pouring rain on the first day I took my Saint Laurent Nano Sac de Jour out didn’t stop me from sporting my little red bag. Back in high school I got my first big girl bag—my beloved Louis Vuitton Speedy. I used that bag every single day for almost two years! It didn’t matter if I was going to workout and my bag would be locked away in a sweaty gym locker, it came with me!
Though I don’t baby my bags, I do try my best to take good care of them. There’s a fine line between not babying your bags, but still taking good care of them overall. I’ve always been good with my belongings, never losing jewelry or sunglasses, and looking after my favorite items. One of the reasons why I don’t mind investing in nice things is that I know they’ll be with me for years to come! I try not to put my bags on the floor when I go places, I store most of them stuffed, in dusters in my closet, and I switch out my bags a bit more now so I’m not overusing them. However I don’t let certain situations deter me from using a particular bag, but what about you all? Do you baby your bags?