It’s impossible to ignore that times are changing drastically, and with 2020 being the year of reckoning, it’s unsurprising that many of our needs (and wants) have changed. Whether you’ve given yourself a bag-buying ban due to a stricter budget, or you’ve simply realized that when you carry your bags and what you put in them has changed, for many of us 2020 has served as the perfect time to reassess our current collections.

I recently moved from my small apartment in New York City to a larger space in my same downtown Manhattan neighborhood. The move was fairly last minute, as the real estate market has been more tumultuous than ever before, changing day to day and minute by minute. My roommate and I chose to wait out the extension of our lease to see where our budget took us, and we happily found a larger space that our budget could still accommodate.

Having more room also means more storage, and even though I have taken every single item from my last apartment into my new one, I know that now is the time to truly evaluate the bags that I own. Admittedly, I have more bags than I even realize, and when I began packing up my old apartment and pulling out every item of clothing and accessory from each corner of my closet, I realized how many bags I actually own. I haven’t done the full count in detail, but I believe it is somewhere around 20—10 premium designer bags and 10 contemporary.

Packing, moving, unpacking and organizing has definitely shown me that I need to be better at rotating my bags and not favoring some of my newer purchases. However, assessing what I currently own has also helped me to realize that I need to work on not only paring down my collection a bit more, but also truly be better about analayzing a bag and how it will function and work in my day to day before I add it to my collection.

As of yet I haven’t parted ways with any of my bags, though I am currently in the process of deciding if I am going to sell my Gucci GG Marmont Black Shoulder Bag. I’m looking at how it fits with my current style these days and trying to decided if it is worth keeping since I don’t really use it as much as I anticipated I would. Have you sold off any bags from your collection recently? If so, what and why?

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