It probably won’t come as a massive surprise, but I spend a lot of time researching luxury goods. I spend more time than I care to admit scrolling through Instagram looking at my favorite brands, fantasy shopping online, and browsing tPF. I have an ever-changing list of items at the top of my wish list, and I’m always discovering something new I want to acquire. I like to get the best bang for my buck, so historically I’ve gravitated towards larger items at lower prices when I’m shopping the luxury market, but recently I have had an unexpected change of heart. Up until now, I have seriously ignored a major facet of the luxury market: small leather goods, affectionately dubbed SLGs on the Purse Forum. Because I’m always on the hunt for the largest item at the best possible price, I have exceeded my quota of tote bags, and I am ready to retire my big bag habits for awhile. After a quick mental evaluation, I’m pretty sure I own 10+ totes at this point and I definitely don’t have room in my closet for another. Having said that, I think I’m finally ready to tap into the SLG market.
I’ve always admired small leather goods because I find them so cute and charming, but I have never spent the money to bring one home. I focused on the fact that a small leather good lives inside of my handbag, not to be seen by the outside world. I like to be able to look at my purchases and admire them while using them, so something about an SLG being thrown inside my bag wasn’t very appealing. I always had the mentality of “why spend the money if I’ll barely ever see it.?” But a few years ago I was gifted a mini Prada key holder that I have recently started using as a credit card holder. I love my little Prada key holder more than I ever could have imagined I would, it’s so adorable! The last few weeks I have found myself skipping over the larger handbags and gravitating towards small leather goods when browsing my favorite online shops, they just keep catching my eye.
I’m happy with my bag collection at the moment, and while that will certainly change at some point in the near future, I do want to focus on adding more of these pretty little items to my collection this year. It’s so hard to narrow it down to just one SLG, there are so many that I want to bring home! Luckily they don’t carry the same price tag as a handbag, so I may be able to snag two or three.
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