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How many hand bags to you own?

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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.

OneLittleLady Sat 12-Apr-14 14:20:10

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.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 12-Apr-14 17:05:40

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

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 12-Apr-14 17:06:35

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!

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

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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