Growing up we learn the importance of sharing, the principal of it is engrained into our brains. Despite being conditioned to share from the earliest formative years of our lives, I must admit that as an adult I often feel like the bad kid in class who refuses to cooperate. It’s not that I hate sharing, in fact, I love to share many things in my life. However, when it comes to my bags, I just cannot get on board with loaning my collection out to even my dearest friends and family.
Despite the fact that I trust (most of) my friends and family, I cannot get on board with lending my beautiful bags to anyone, even for a short period of time. While this may look selfish from the outside, I have my own personal reasons for setting this boundary. As an avid bag lover and collector, I take special care of my bags and do everything in my control to preserve their condition. I never put my bags on the floor and am always especially mindful of my bag when I am out and about. The last thing I would want is for a friend or family member to accidentally damage one of my bags and create a reason for me to be resentful over it.
I work really hard to be able to have my collection of bags and every time I buy a bag, I know I am making the decision to own something that is astronomically priced (designer bag problems, right?). Just because I am willing to drop four-figures on a bag doesn’t mean that I expect the people in my life to spend the same amount, which is another reason I don’t like to share from my collection. If a bag was ever damaged by another person, I would expect that item to be replaced, and I just don’t want to get into that territory with my loved ones. I would just feel too uncomfortable asking for a replacement, which is reason enough not to lend a bag out.
What about you? Do you share your bags or do you have a strict no-borrow policy like I do?