It’s late October, and as I sit here writing this post, I’m perched up at the buffet counter in my parent’s kitchen in suburban New York. The same spot I worked from for 5 weeks at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. In many ways, March of 2020 feels like another world ago, but at the same time, it feels like just yesterday. It’s hard to believe that we will be ringing in another new year in just over two months.

And as I do as any year winds down, I’ve been reflecting on everything that has happened so far. Reflection brings with it a whole range of emotions, but we’re not here to get THAT serious. I’m not going to ask if you’ve learned anything new this year, read more books, or run more miles. Instead, the resolutions and goals we’d like to discuss are the most fun ones we’ve got: our handbag resolutions.

Late in 2020 we asked you all what your 2021 handbag goals and resolutions were. Some of you expressed a similar sentiment of finding purse peace: loving and appreciating what is already in your collection. Others just wanted to leave the isolation of the pandemic behind them, with hopes of getting more use out of their current collection, and some had their hearts set on something new.

While I, too, wanted to appreciate and use more of what I already had, I also saw a Bottega Veneta bag joining my collection in the future. Over the last year, I’ve talked so much about loving everything going on at the brand right now that I honestly forget I even made that resolution! Looking back, I’d say the goals I set at the end of 2020 have come to fruition. I rotated my bags a lot more this year, getting use out of most of my collection, and the one bag I wasn’t using? Well, I parted ways with my Louis Vuitton Neverfull to help fund my latest bag buy: the Mini Jodie. Bottega Veneta bag…check.

Last year I wanted to continue to shop more mindfully and lean into my feelings when making a big purchase, ensuring it’s the right one. This year, I did just that, painstakingly mulling over the Bottega Cassette and the Mini Jodie all year, and I’m quite happy with where my year in handbags has taken me. So before the year is up and we ask you what your handbag resolutions are for next year, we want to know:

Where are you in your handbag resolutions? Don’t worry, there’s still time to sort them all out!

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purseloverartu
1 month ago

Wanted LV Néonoè and Onthego MM. Got my hands on both. Want a Gucci Diana in Green, but we’ll see.

ILP
ILP
1 month ago

I got used to carrying small bags lately (since COVID has changed our lifestyles) so I’m on the lookout for the perfect black camera bag with a chain strap. And I don’t want a leather strap with a weird 6 inches of chain on each side – I want all chain or a just bit of leather at the shoulder so it can go day to night. I seem to be looking for a unicorn.

Ed B
Ed B
1 month ago
Reply to  ILP

We are the opposite, I hate chain straps (for comfort, not the look), and the weird 6 inches of chain doesn’t work for me for the opposite reason!

I love that we all look for different things in bags, I hate seeing exactly the same thing on everyone…

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Jerry's Apparel
1 month ago

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Sandy
Sandy
1 month ago

I will not be purchasing much until 2022, plan to get a mini Lady Dior next spring/summer.

Claire
Claire
1 month ago

I’ve had my fair share of bag purchases. Plan to be a good girl until next year before I make a big purchase again 🙂

J B
J B
1 month ago

Just got a Celine Seau Sangle for birthday which is so weird because I haven’t been carrying a bag all that often but this bag just feels right. Next year I have my sites on the Loewe puzzle small which I never see on anyone in my area although it’s everywhere on social media.

Passerine
Passerine
1 month ago

I had two bags on my horizon for 2021 and got both of them. One exceeded my expectations; one was slightly disappointing.

The exceeded expectations bag is a pre-loved genuine croco Gucci Boston wave bag that was in the last or second-to-last collection from Tom Ford. It cost about 13000 (!!) euros new. After watching it for a year on the Labellov site, it popped up one morning with a 1000 euro price drop (to 2500 euros from 3500). I jumped on it. The bag is absolutely gorgeous and looks as if was barely used. My only regret is that it does have to be babied — no going out on rainy days (odd that an apex predator that spent most of its life in the water can’t get wet at all once it’s turned into a handbag).

The slight disappointment was my Polene Numero Un in navy moc croc. It’s a great bag in many respects (I also have the Numero Un in trio vert, the Numero Deux in black moc croc and the Numero Six in terre de Sienne) but the color is much darker than in the pictures, nearly black. It appears more blue in the Polene website photos. Not worth returning the bag for, but in some ways I wish I had just bought it in black and then bought a brighter blue bag elsewhere.

Thinking about getting a Delvaux bag next year but nothing definite is planned.

Passerine
Passerine
1 month ago
Reply to  Kaitlin Serio

Will do! In the meantime, this is the listing: https://www.labellov.com/gucci-black-croco-wave-boston-bag

CherryCheesecake
CherryCheesecake
1 month ago

I want to get a Chanel Reissue in a light color (beige, pink or gray) but I’m waiting for the right bag in the right condition, since I will be purchasing pre-loved. Other than that, I’ve considered a pillowy bag (C19, YSL Puffer, or Coach Pillow Tabby), but the more I postpone that purchase, the less I want that type of bag, so I’ll probably wind up skipping it.

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