It’s hard to believe that we’re only 10 days away from a new year, especially when it feels like just yesterday that I asked you guys how your 2021 handbag resolutions were coming along. But believe it, you must, because 2022 is just around the corner. This year brought with it the first full year living through pandemic times, and through 2020 changed things for so many of us; 2021 was eye-opening and full of its own set of challenges too.

2021 began with a massive campaign to vaccinate the public, which led to restaurants, museums, sporting events, boutiques, and more opening back up to the world. There were more opportunities to see the ones we love, socialize, and of course, actually carry our bags. It was also a hard year for so many, and we would be remiss not to mention that. However, without a storm, there would never be a rainbow or a clearing in the sky, and it’s always a good idea to look back at the year and find the good, whether big or small. Now that we’ve gotten all that out of the way let’s get on to the good stuff, the light and fun part of it all!

Shop My Own Closet

This year, like last, I’d like to continue to shop my own closest. To me, that means switching out my bags a lot more and pulling out some of my lesser-used bags when I feel the itch for something new. Part of my issue is that my bags are stored in bins and boxes at the top of my closet, and they’re not the easiest to get to. Oftentimes I can’t even remember what bag is where, so I end up using the same 2 in constant rotation. Since I don’t have room for shelving in my NYC apartment, I want to get a wall hanging with hooks so that I can not only display a handful of my bags but keep more than 2 out for use. This will help me use more of a variety of my bags. I ‘m eyeing the one below, but Anthropologie has a slew of other choices too.

Milo Hook Rack
via Anthropologie
$98

Buy a Classic Black Bag

I’ve streamlined my collection a lot more this year and the end of last. One of the bags that I ended up selling was my Gucci GG Marmont flap bag. It was one of the only dressier black bags that I had. I do use my Black Prada Nylon Belt bag a lot, but it just doesn’t fill the same need. This year I’d like to get a black bag that isn’t overly trendy as I don’t want to fall out of love with it (again!). I’ve still got my eyes on Saint Laurent’s Le 5 a 7 Hobo, but as I’ve gotten really good at shopping more mindfully this year (a 2021 resolution!), I’m thinking long and hard about it. If you have any other suggestions for me, please send them my way!

And now we want to know:

What are your 2022 handbag goals and resolutions?

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Cami Camello
Cami Camello
28 days ago

OMG I need to stop buying bags for at least 6 months.

psny15
psny15
29 days ago

Sell the bags I have not used in two years and buy bags I love

Abigail
Abigail
29 days ago
Reply to  psny15

I did that this year. I had 30 designer bags in my collection that sat unused in my closet. I sold and I’m down to 10. With some of the proceeds I bought two bags that I’ve coveted for years. It sounds silly, but I’m now at my handbag peace. 🎄

Gayle
Gayle
26 days ago
Reply to  Abigail

Same here i sold 12 bags this year. 2 more still in consignment. Huge help for my birkin fund. Thinking about selling more for my kelly fund but still undecided. I have list of 6 must have bags for me. If not on the list that means i cant buy it anymore.

HotSundae
HotSundae
29 days ago

As we drag into the 3rd year of the pandemic, I think I may just need to sell the majority of my bags on Poshmark, even though most of them are contemporary brands and won’t fetch a lot of money. I moved away from a big city nearly 5 years ago, WFH, I don’t enjoy evenings out anymore, I rarely travel and when I do I use the same 2 practical bags that won’t appeal to pickpockets. Ironically this past year I bought two new bags, a Staud bean and a Loewe basket. But I could (and have) gotten by with a quarter of the bags I own in the past two years.

RachelDeW
RachelDeW
26 days ago

For a few years now, I have slowed down to one luxury bag per year and it is heaven. I can really enjoy my collection, which I keep around 15 bags total. No more closets bursting full of designer bags that barely get used. When a new bag comes in, I usually rehome another one.

Luxury shopping can be an addiction for the high it provides and I’m glad I no longer feel sucked in by the constant pressure to buy new bags all the time. #growth

Amy
Amy
29 days ago

Looking to add a Gucci Horsebit bag and a black classic flap to my collection!

Courtney D.
Courtney D.
24 days ago

My 2022 handbag goals and resolutions include shopping my own closet and remembering that great quality handbags and SLG’s aren’t always synonymous with luxury fashion labels.

Birdwell
Birdwell
29 days ago

I just revamped mine over the last few months. I guess my bag resolution is to keep my collection from growing beyond my needs. I don’t need (and won’t use) dozens.

Jodi Smith
Jodi Smith
24 days ago

I have 1 bag- a scribble LV that my aunt gave me. My goal…..IS TO FIND INFO ON THAT PURSE FROM SATC, Lights, Camera , Relationship. When Burger picks Carrie up on the motorcycle, she has a fringe purse with metal rings that I would sell my soul for at this point. That’s my goal.

Guest
Guest
23 days ago
Reply to  Jodi Smith

Maybe Prada ? They went shopping there before going to the event in that episode

Samantha
Samantha
27 days ago

My goal is to stop buying anything for a year. I bought myself a black Chanel 19 in medium at the end of October and then between Black Friday and Cyber Monday I bought myself three bags. I bought two less expensive ones, a Coach soft tabby in this really beautiful buttercup yellow (from eBay and yes, it’s real), a GCDS bag and a Loewe mini flamenco in a turquoise blue. I got it from a store called Labels and they had a Black Friday sale where the bag was 40% off and the VAT was taken out because they’re in Europe. I did have to pay a duty of $200 to DHL, but the bag cost me $1200 as opposed to $1980 here. So really I am done for a year.

Jen
Jen
24 days ago

My resolution is to not buy a bag this year. I’m hoping this is the year I can break the looks luxury handbags have on me! Haha

Jen
Jen
24 days ago
Reply to  Jen

The hold*

Tracey B.
Tracey B.
29 days ago

Looking to add a Gucci bag to my collection (LV, Celine) but I can’t decide if I want something timeless or something fun. I have a lot of classic bags, but I’m drawn to Gucci florals.

Tracey B.
Tracey B.
29 days ago
Reply to  Tracey B.

Also might splurge on a Chanel cerf bag, but it will be in a classic color.

Tee Dang
Tee Dang
24 days ago

I have only two resolutions. First, buy more Birkins and Kellys. The second, buy that trend bag (on resale market) after eyeing it for more than a year. For 2022, it’s the YSL college and Gucci 1955. My new year’s resolutions rarely last more than a few weeks and since handbags bring me so my joy, why deprive myself?

shelley
shelley
24 days ago

sell more! buy less! If I shop my closet anytime I get the urge to shop for bags online I surprise myself with so many hardly or never used beautiful bags!!

lalarey
lalarey
24 days ago

This is FINALLY the year I cave and buy my first chanel, I am still torn between a bucket bag and a 2.55 flap

Passerine
Passerine
22 days ago

Getting my bag collection down to a delightful dozen (DD). I’m not interested in selling the remaining bags, so am gifting them to friends or charities. And the decision to keep a bag is based on more than brand or purchase cost. One of my favorites in the DD category is a no-name bag I bought in Florence, Italy, for under 100 euros. One of the bags I gave away is a beautiful Prada vitello daino tote in a rich tobacco/brandy color and in pristine condition that I just never seemed to use.

Angela A.
Angela A.
20 days ago

Only purchase a bag if I’ve sold a bag.

Julia
Julia
24 days ago

I’ve actually reduced my collection down to 21 bags from 25 bags. Then I bought a bag in August on a whim and sold it promptly a few months later…

So for next year, I don’t think I’ll add any bags to my collection (or that’s what it seems like).

Alvin
Alvin
20 days ago

My goal is to score at least a few more Hermès bags and to finally pick up my B30 and Kelly 28 Sellier that should hopefully arrive 😍

Katrina Zeog
Katrina Zeog
16 days ago

Random as it sounds. I’m going to augment my collection with some NFT Handbags in ’22. I love my designer bags and these aren’t going anywhere, but going to listen to my kids and diversify my collecting this year. Not sure it will help the bank balance though… 🙂

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