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I am the proud owner of 19 handbags

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DrNortherner Wed 20-Aug-08 21:15:45

Dh yanked them all out of my wardrobe to 'count' them hmm

He says I am abnormal and this is far too many.

I disagree and said lots of women will have far more than 19. No says he, thinks I am yanking his chain.

Come on ladies, back me up.

<disclaimer: you oddities who just shove yer purse in yer nappy bag need not post>

lizandlulu Wed 20-Aug-08 21:19:04

yes i have more than that. although i have just put 5 on ebay so that helps. i probably have around 30 ish, including about 10 over £100.

you are not abnormal.

perfectly normal if you ask megrin

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 20-Aug-08 21:20:23

<<pushes purse back into nappy bag and cries in the corner>>

DisplacementActivity Wed 20-Aug-08 21:20:34

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beeny Wed 20-Aug-08 21:22:56

You are normal

hoxtonchick Wed 20-Aug-08 21:24:15

i'm sure i have more than that. and have just got rid of some too. you're so normal. can you tell my dp i am too....?!

lizandlulu Wed 20-Aug-08 21:25:16

i dot use all of mine alot, but have used most of them at one time or another.

hf128219 Wed 20-Aug-08 21:25:28

Does that include evening bags/small bags?

DrNortherner Wed 20-Aug-08 21:26:29

I'lll try to list:

1. Fake Fendi from looky looky man in Spain
2. Beige leather, large everyday one
3. REd leather winter bag
4. Cheap large metallic one from ASDA
5. White leather M&S summer one
6. Cream leather summer one
7. Brown one with big pockets
8. Cream one with big pockets
9. Black satin clutch
10. Metallic clutch with diamante clasp
11. Small black evening shoulder bag
12. Sparkly/sequiny evening clutch
13. Tan leather courier bag
14. Canvas multi colored thing
15. Beige Fiorelli - 30th bday present from work
16. Tiny little chanel evening bag
17. Fake louis Vuitton evening bag
18. Black leather big bag for work documents when visiting clients
19. Hard silver barrell type evening bag

Jewelsandgems Wed 20-Aug-08 21:27:16

Normal! Infact, really 19 is not that many at all when you think about all the bag genres that have to be fulfilled in our daily lives:
-black tie
-night out with girls
-shopping with the children
-supermarket shopping

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 20-Aug-08 21:27:47

[handbag envy]


DrNortherner Wed 20-Aug-08 21:27:47

It's not that many is it when listed like that?

In fact, there is room for more surely? grin

DrNortherner Wed 20-Aug-08 21:28:47

Plus countless canvas shoppers.......including teh infamous 'I'm not a plastic bag' bag....

combustiblelemon Wed 20-Aug-08 21:34:58

I think 19 is just too many. 18 would be a much more sensible number. Please make sure you wrap your Chanel evening bag carefully before you post it to me grin.

Shoshe Wed 20-Aug-08 21:41:17

Ha you are just a beginner.

At the last count I had 32 blush

DH says I have to get rid, before we move.

He won't know what I pack grin

hf128219 Wed 20-Aug-08 21:42:51

When I last moved house the packers marked a box(es) - HANDBAGS (LOTS OF) grin

LackaDAISYcal Wed 20-Aug-08 21:43:23

I think I have around that amount...all variatons on classic black or tan leather; apart from one red and one cream bought for specific wedding outfits, a couple of evening bags and a few canvas things for casual wear as leather bags and trainers look a bit silly together I think.

1 black italian designer thing with fancy adjustable straps
2 black barrel thing with buckles
3 black over the body bag big
4 black over the body bag small
5 tan barrel thing
6 cream clutch bag
7 red barrel type bag
8 large tan leather shopper thing that doubles as a nappy bag (is that OK DrN?)
9 dark grey canvas casual bag
10 black canvas casual bag
11 small purple evening bag
12 black velvet evening bag
13 black handbaggy type briefcasey thing
14 black rucsac type leather bag
15 mini pink Animal rucsac that I use as a casual handbag
16 mini Nike blue rucsac that I use as a casual handbag
17 cream satin evening bag (used only once for my wedding day)
18 tan over the body bag small

I also have started buying oh so environmentally friendly canvas and jute bags as an alternative to handbags and have three or four nice ones of those. My justification is that they are cheap as chips!

I'm sure there are a few more lurking in the loft as well blush

mrsmalumbas Wed 20-Aug-08 21:48:42

I have one.

No, actually two, but I only ever use one.

Am I sad?

Othersideofthechannel Wed 20-Aug-08 21:49:59

I have got one handbag (black leather) for when I go out without children and a small backpack for when they are with me.

<you said 'need not post' not 'must not post'>

hf128219 Wed 20-Aug-08 21:50:18

No, not sad! You probably are very wise and realise we can only use one at a time!

combustiblelemon Wed 20-Aug-08 21:50:31

I'm now convinced that I need a red bag. I have about 23. Every January I sob charity shop a couple to clear space for the sale bag/s.

DrNortherner Wed 20-Aug-08 22:00:21

Oh yes, go and buy a red bag now. You must. WE all need a red bag!

LackaDAISYcal Wed 20-Aug-08 22:04:16

I must confess I have never used my red bag as never wore the red outfit....but several friends have borrowed it grin

I feel I need some red shoes to go with it.

I haven't bought a new bag since Christmas.....except for the canvas ones

<twitches at thought of all those lovely handbags just waiting in the shops>

JackieNo Wed 20-Aug-08 22:07:24

I think I have, erm, maybe 3. I don't do bag changing - always end up with stuff missing that I desperately need.

Shoshe Wed 20-Aug-08 22:25:23

But when you get a different bag out, I always find something in it 20 quid last time in a evening bag grin

And a Red bag is a must as is a teal one (don't ask, I just had to have it, it doesn't match anything, BUT I WANTED IT!)

I hide my purchases in my car till DH is out then sneak them in.

DDIL is catching the handbag virus. grin

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