How many hand bags to you own?

(58 Posts)
Bannakaffalatta Sat 12-Apr-14 14:11:44

I've just been sorting out/decluttering/tidying. DH says I have far too many bass cluttering the house. I counted 6 under the bed (evening bags/clutch bags) and 10 under the stairs which includes work bags and messenger bags etc.

I actually don't think thats many. I said I'd ask mumsnet. He reckons 3-4 will be about average. Please tell him he's wrong?

dexter73 Sat 12-Apr-14 14:18:56

I have 3 but I'm not really interested in bags. I make up for it by having far too many clothes.

4 leather bags which are: one evening/wedding, two shoulder bags and one cross body bag, two box clutches,1 or maybe 2 other small non leather clutch bags, two other small fabric evening bags, a rucksack, 3 or 4 small non leather cross body bags, two non leather satchels and maybe 3 other other non leather shoulder bags

MarshaBrady Sat 12-Apr-14 14:20:33

I'll get your average down, I only have two. I just threw a few old dusty ones out.

Saurus72 Sat 12-Apr-14 14:34:33

I'm a bit scared to add them all up to be honest:

4 x Orla Kiely (1 small handbag, 2 medium size shoulder bags, 1 tote)

4 x Zatchels (2 barrel bags, 2 saddle bags)

2 x Ally Capellino satchels (my favourite of all, I just love them)

1 x Hobbs cross body bag

1 x DKNY cross body bag

1 x black shoulder bag

Aside from the Ally Capellino ones which are in pretty much constant rotation, I use the Orla Kiely tote a lot as an additional bag for work for all my day to day detritus.

The ones I use least are all of the other Orla bags (used to love them, think I've just moved on to the Ally Capellino ones as a default now - may sell them), and the Zatchels ones. I really like the Zatchels barrel bags I have but only use them when I go out at night and need to carry very little, as they are v small. I have a large saddle bag which I sometimes use for work, but it just doesn't seem to work very well - it's so narrow and difficult to get things in and out. Plus when I take one thing out, everything else is displaced and it all kind of collapses. I like the way they look, but they don't work very well for me in real life.

Actually, although that's a lot it isn't as bad as I expected it to be. Plus, they were all bought at sample sales, or in the sale. Counting down to the Spring Ally Capellino sample sale now...

buttercrumble Sat 12-Apr-14 14:35:56

6 in total,
2 x mulberry
2x orla kiely
1 x Chloe
1 x LV

Artandco Sat 12-Apr-14 14:44:15

3 bags

X 1 large hand bag
X1 over shoulder
X1 small/ evening bag

First two both fit my small 11inch mac book so Either for work. I added a small wet bag for reusable nappys and folding change mat to either first two when used as changing bag ( out of nappy stage now)

magentasurprise Sat 12-Apr-14 14:59:09

I do think 16 is a lot.

Five in total:

2 smallish handbags.
1 larger handbag (needs to be replaced as on last legs)
1 work bag (ditto above)
1 bag which I use for children's things if we are out for most of the day.

RiojaHaze Sat 12-Apr-14 15:09:19

Oh no!

I've got...

3 x mulberry
1 x DKNY
1 x Anya Hindmarch
3 x Julien MacDonald
1 x Jasper Conran
3 x New Look
2 x DPs
2 x Accesorize
About 10 from Next
3 x River Island

Too many???

Bannakaffalatta Sat 12-Apr-14 16:59:10

Oh dear maybe I won't show him this thread after all blush....

In my defence they are not expensive designer bags. Mainly tk maxx I guess.

I have two - big tan one and a mini cross body.

I want more though - a black/grey big one. But honestly can't find one I like enough.

1 chanel
1 Tory burch
3 miu miu
1 Vivienne Westwood
1 Marc Jacobs

Oh and a Gucci

MildredH Sat 12-Apr-14 17:06:56

Too many to count. Seriously.

BecauseIsaidS0 Sat 12-Apr-14 17:09:17

I have five: three day ones and two evening ones.

But I'm not a bag person. I'm a shoe person!

santamarianovella Sat 12-Apr-14 17:10:03

I love handbags,its my weakest point,I currently have:

5 day bags: mostly celine, one Chloe,and one hogan,
3 clutch/evening bags:miu miu,Valentino, Stella M

I'm selling a couple I've not used in awhile to fund a new bag purchase blush. It never ends. Its like an addiction,always looking for my next fix!

Do you know about vestaire collective novella? Great for selling designer bags.

Creamycoolerwithcream Sat 12-Apr-14 17:13:58

I've got 3
Dior, Granville design
Dior, Le Trente design
A cheapy pink patterned one I take on holiday.
I love my Dior bags so much.

castlesintheair Sat 12-Apr-14 17:14:00

I honestly don't know. They are under beds, in cupboards, in boxes. I keep discovering them. It's lovely. They are my weakness. Along with boots.

HeyLuciani Sat 12-Apr-14 17:14:58

Just been to count mine and it was more than I expected blush

1 x Anya Hindmarch maxi satchel
1 x AH clutch
1 x AH small shoulder bag
2 x Coach, medium/hobo
1 x Marc Jacobs clutch
1 x Longchamp Le Pliage
1 x Diane von Furstenberg small shoulder
1 x Whistles clutch
1 x M+S Autograph Orla Kiely medium bag
1 x M+S Autograph hobo
1 x M+S Autograph clutch
1 x Peony + Moore clutch
2 x Boden clutches
1 x Banana Republic large bucket bag

+ 6 other small bags/clutches (random brands from boutiques, markets)... plus a couple of rucksacks, beach bags (let's not get into luggage). That looks a lot now I've listed it. I use most of them - not the M+S Autograph bags so much now, but they are old and have had good use.

On the positive side, apart from one AH which was a present, I didn't pay full price for any of the other branded bags - they were all bought in sales or in outlets at significant discount (tries to justify purchases to self)

SteveBrucesNose Sat 12-Apr-14 17:17:03

Too many

2 x fendi 2jours
2x Burberry
1x Marc Jacobs
2x mulberry
2x Alexander McQueen
4x coach (from before they went a bit weird)
2x furla (see above comment)
10-15 evening clutch type ones, bought for specific outfits for weddings etc and have been used 1-2 times each, but if I get rid then ill need a small navy blue with wristlet bag for something.

Chottie Sat 12-Apr-14 17:19:40

1 x Mulberry
1 x Lulu Guinness
5 x Furla
3 x Coach

+ another 5 designer bags......

I just like bags and I hold both hands up - send your DP round to rummage in my wardrobes and cupboards and he would think your collection extremely modest

Polonius Sat 12-Apr-14 17:19:43

3 or 4 is not average.

A women easily needs at least 4. A work handbag/briefcase, a daytime handbag, a going out clutch, and a holdall for gym/long weekends.

I have 20 odd.

mawbroon Sat 12-Apr-14 17:19:51

Erm, none.

Chottie Sat 12-Apr-14 17:21:49

stevebruce I agree with your comments re. Furla and Coach smile

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