Everyone’s got their obsessions. Those indulgences that they allow themselves. Some ppl have a better handle on these indulgences than others.
I used to be one of those out of control ppl when it came to handbags. I used to buy them constantly. And I loved them. I mean loved them. I didn’t discriminate; I loved all kinds of bags. Backpacks, totes, handbags, clutches, wristlets, pocketbooks. Oh, I remember this incredible vintage black pocketbook I had bought b/c I thought it looked sooo sophisticated, and it went fabulously w/ my black & white outfit I had picked out for the Prince show.
But I’m better now. I don’t buy nearly as many as I did before. Granted, the ones I buy now-a-days are way more expensive, so I really appreciate them. I’ll spend weeks going to different places (real & online shops), looking for a bag that meets my requirements. I always have some specific requirements it’s gotta meet in my head. A specific purpose for each bag.
Anyway, the point of all this is, I’m giving them all away. Well, all the ones I bought between the ages of 18 & 25 (the ones I bought from 13 to 18 were given away a long time ago). The Federation for the Blind ppl are stopping by 1st thing in the morning on January 13th, and picking them up. Some visually-impaired folks around Cleveland are going to get some very lovely accessories soon. I even put coordinating wallets in some of the bags.
It’s a bittersweet moment. But it’s time to part ways. They were bags that I used all the time, but took such good care of, they look brand new. But I haven’t used them in a while. And someone should have them. So, now they’re all boxed up & waiting by the front door to be put out on the porch & be delivered to their next life. Sigh.
5 thoughts on “my bags”
Now that is a very good idea! Now someone else can enjoy them as much as you. My thing is shoes…I even keep shoes that don’t fit me…
that’s a very considerate thing to do. and you can take some solace in knowning they’ll be put to good use.
good for you yllw!
i’m so proud of you honey! stay strong k? call me if you need support!
I had the same obsession. I understand the whole cherishing them more now cuz they’re more expensive thing. I seriously have 2-3 bins of just purses. I think I’ll follow in your footsteps and give them to charity.
Wow! Good for you. That is something I could never do.
I think it’s interesting that the bags and coordinating wallets are going to blind people. I hope they have nice texture.