Than never to have loved at all. Right? No, I’m not talking about REAL love, silly, I’m talking about clothes, shoes, bags!! I have parted ways with so many things over the years, and I don’t even remember most of the things I’ve sold, but I can say with certainty there is ONE BAG I got rid of that I wish I had back and think about all the time: my 1st generation Botkier trigger in “steel.” It was a nice greenish/gray color, HUGE, with tons of storage and fit nicely on my shoulder. I bought it in 2005 or 2006 from Barney’s Co-Op and sold it a year or so later…
Anyway, Monica Botkier doesn’t make the Trigger style anymore, which is a shame, really, because it was her best style. I’ve had another of her bags since then, and found it lacking in the quality and “sturdiness” I found in the trigger. She does re-issue similar styles every once in a while, like this new “legacy satchel.” It’s basically the trigger with an extra zipper in the front (on the top) and flares out a bit on the sides – I LOVE IT. The smoke petrol color on her website is also GORGEOUS.
I got rid of the trigger originally because it was heavy (that was way before Alexander Wang!) and I hadn’t used it in a while. I’m glad it went to a good home, but I still think about it all the time, wishing I hadn’t gotten rid of it! I also wish I still had all of my Alexander Wang bags (the Donna, original Coco, Darcy and Diego) and kick myself for selling them so soon.
My problem is that I don’t like to have things sitting around that I don’t use. Forgetting that I MIGHT want to use them sometime in the future. Even years in the future. But then again, I also like to have the money from selling things that have been sitting unused in my closet to purchase new things to sit unused in my closet 😉 Ugh. This might be the year I start re-purchasing some of those things I wish I’d never sold.
What have you sold over the years that you desperately wish you hadn’t? Tell me I’m not alone!!!