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!