I love handbags and have quite a few. More than I need, but not as many as I used to have.
I hang them on a coat stand along with my hats and scarves. There are six on this stand, most of them hidden behind scarves. The dark brown leather one in front is a small backpack. Great for hands free shopping.
Earlier this year, about half of my bags went to new homes via the local op shop. I'd had them for years, realised I never used them and decided to include them in my decluttering. I wiped off the dust that had gathered in the creases and zippers, took a last look at the beautiful leathers that they were made from, then packed them in a large plastic bag and took them to Vinnies.
Then I came home and stared at the empty spaces where they had been. I miss them even though I'd hardly used them. (funny, I didn't miss the clothes and shoes I gave away...)
I'll probably end up giving away the rest of the bags except for the backpack, and one other backpack that I use for work. That one isn't leather and can be squished a bit to fit into my locker.
Now, I just have to stay away from bag and luggage shops......
2 hours ago