I’m not really haunted by much (maybe just the idea of a super large spider or taking a really bad fall), but I do find myself constantly thinking about certain bags that got away. This clearly is a topic that comes up a bit here at PurseBlog; we have covered it twice (here and here) in the past, and before I wrote this post today, I asked members of the PurseForum this very question.

Many of you know that in the past few years, I’ve been hunting for the right version of specific bags. It’s not like the It Bag heyday where if you missed a bag, you would never be able to get it–now it’s more the specific, seasonal versions that I regret not nabbing.

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect Chanel Boy Bag for what feels like a solid year–maybe two–right now. I first thought I wanted the large size, but like a handbag Goldilocks, I decided it was too big. I have an Old Medium, and now I’ve decided I want a New Medium. I love the versions with chevron quilting; it’s different and very cool, and Chanel released different chevron-quilted Boy Bags every now and then. I could get a new version if I wanted one.

But, it was the Chanel Chevron Quilted Boy Bag above, from a few seasons ago, that, to this day, tugs at my heartstrings. I love both the chevron and the classic quilt, which makes this probably the most made-for-me combo out there. I’ve asked at Chanel, and it doesn’t look like this bag will be coming back; because of that, I spend my days thinking about it whenever I try to decide on a Boy Bag. Nothing seems to compare, and I wish had I scooped it up when I could.

What about you–which bag(s) do you wish you bought and feel haunted about missing?

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Dell Q
Dell Q
6 years ago

I missed out on purchasing the LV Speedy Cerise. When this bag debuted, I was in college and had just opened my first business. I put all my time and money into making sure my business was a success and paid my way through college. By the time I had the monetary means to purchase the bag, I had missed the mark. I had hoped LV would reissue the line, but alas, it has remained retired and covetable.

Giselle
Giselle
6 years ago
Reply to  Dell Q

Yes, you can find them on ebay or fashionphile. I don’t carry my speedy very often, but I love the cherries.

SPA
SPA
6 years ago
Reply to  Dell Q

You can still buy it second hand if you want- I bought mine 2 years ago and i love it.

jasmined
6 years ago

The Anya Hindmarch Earl Valentine tote from a few years ago. Whimsical and just a bit naughty – wish I’d bought one when I had the chance.

comfortista_style
6 years ago
Reply to  jasmined

I regret not buying the Anya Hindmarch Digestives biscuits clutch! It was so cute. I still think about it to this day and hope I can maybe buy it secondhand someday!

comfortista_style
6 years ago

I started buying designer bags about 2 years ago. I thought I’d be satisfied with 2 or 3, but I bought more than that and ended up spending over $10,000 total. Sometimes I wonder if, instead of buying all those bags, I should have just bought a Birkin.

Dwightinha
Dwightinha
6 years ago

My thought exactly when I look at my rather large handbag collection today.

SeeJay
SeeJay
6 years ago

I’ve wondered the same because I’ve made some regrettable choices and given away many bags 🙁

Tangela Levinson
Tangela Levinson
6 years ago
Reply to  SeeJay

I have given away a lot too. I call it good karma :-).

Sparky
Sparky
6 years ago

Don’t feel bad. I’m sure what you bought is beautiful. I started buying a few years back, easing my way up the ladder. I’m ticking the boxes strategically adding key pieces every year. Once my core list is complete, then I’ll look at Hermes. Its not an either or, more like filling out a collection. Enjoy what you have and think of Hermes as the icing on the cake!!

Rashmi BHATTACHAN
Rashmi BHATTACHAN
6 years ago

You should have bought GOLD jewelry! 🙂

Yoshi1296
Yoshi1296
6 years ago

I think of the same thing and feel regret not buying a birkin, kelly, or any hermes bag! I however did promise myself that my next bag will be hermes so I’m saving up big time for that. I have my eyes on the Berline Mini bag..so cute…its basically a little cross body Birkin.

T Tara Bagnista
T Tara Bagnista
6 years ago

Stunning choice. Would you buy secondhand?

d
d
6 years ago

Chanel jumbo back in 2005. It was $2 grand and some change. I went with the LV Beverly PM which I love and still wear but never will the jumbo be at that price again…

kate
kate
6 years ago

Channel classic flap. Every time I decided to get one I cringe on the price tag and leave the store empty handed and I do it every year! Maybe this year I’ll have the courage to lavishly spend the money on the current price. If I didn’t hesitate the first time I drool over it I would be carrying it everyday and would proudly tell everyone who would ask that I got it back in that day when the price was not that crazy. 🙂

lavinia
lavinia
6 years ago

Hermes Sokelly, I simply adore that bag and should buy it before it goes out of stock…

anon
anon
6 years ago

Have you had any luck at buying it secondhand? Or has it been pretty much impossible for you to find it so far? Just curious:)

Alex R
Alex R
6 years ago

you can still get one for an acceptable price, from ebay or http://www.thefinerthingsaberdeen.com or from naughtipidginsnest, or vestiaire collective— just a few suggestions. I’m sure you can still find the Bays of your dreams 🙂

Lisa
Lisa
6 years ago

You might check http://www.annsfabulousfinds.com. I don’t know if they have tan but they often carry Mulberry.

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