As bag lovers, there is a fine line between taking care of our bags and babying them to the point of not really using them. I like to think that I fall somewhere in the middle. I take excellent care of my expensive things; I always have. Yet, at the same time, I believe that when I’ve spent my hard-earned money on things, they should be used and loved—no matter the occasion.
Recently, I noticed a bit of wear and tear on a light-colored bag I’ve owned for about a year. Yup, I’m talking about my Mini Jodie in Ice Cream.
To Keep or to Trade
When I purchased the Mini Jodie last summer, I was seriously conflicted on which color to go with. I knew I didn’t want a neutral color like black, brown, or white, but I kept going back and forth over which color I wanted. I ultimately went with the yellow, which many of you loved but were concerned over its light hue.
I was, and still am, for the most part, happy with my decision to get the light yellow hue. Thanks to its creamy undertones, it works with so many pieces in my closet, way more than I thought it would. I’ve worn my Mini Jodie for dinners out, to grab a coffee, to the supermarket, and beyond. If I’m on the go and it’s the bag I have packed, it comes with me.
Normal Wear and Tear?
I’m careful to a degree, but I haven’t been babying this bag, and it has started to show some wear and tear, which I believe is normal signs of wear that happen to appear more drastic thanks to the bag’s light yellow hue. The leather on the zipper pull shows some wear, as do the edges on some of the Intrecciato pieces. While I still love this bag, I’m having a bit of a dilemma.
Do I trade the bag now for another Mini Jodie in a hue that won’t show wear and tear as much? Or do I hold onto it and only use it for special occasions? I’m conflicted. Part of me thinks I should part ways with it before the wear and tear worsen, and its value decreases, but part of me doesn’t want to let her go.
What would you do?