Lately I’ve been really trying to trim down my closet – a project that I’ve been working on for some time. This month I decided to tackle my designer bags, and managed to find a few of which I already had alternates in my wardrobe. The one that ended up going this time was my Celine Nano.
I love the Nano style and think it’s absolutely beautiful, but I still have other accessory “holes” I’d like to fill, and I have limited closet space (and a budget as well!). The great thing about designer bags? You typically can get close to what you paid or sometimes even more. I actually made a small profit on my Nano even after fees (I typically sell my bags through a third party like a consignment shop to avoid the hassle of eBay), due to all the price increases that have occurred.
Once I have it in my mind to get rid of an item, I’m pretty determined. I’ll typically commit firmly and just pack it up in a box before I can change my mind. There was a moment when I was boxing up my Celine that my heart quaked a bit, but in the end the little accountant who lives and unfortunately only periodically emerges from my brain won out.
My new Nano replacement? It’s actually from Talbot’s!
Purchased last holiday season for something like 75% off, my Talbot’s crossbody like the Celine is full leather, has a few little pockets and even has an adjustable strap. It had been lingering in the back of my closet for almost an entire year and since I’ve brought it out, I’ve been using it constantly.
It holds about 20% less than my Nano due to its thinner profile.
And overall I’m very happy with it! I don’t regret selling my Nano at all, and plus it was a huge savings.
By the way, Talbot’s bag is no longer sold but if I were in the market for an excellent crossbody today, this would be my pick, for sure!
Have you ever replaced any bags from your wardrobe? Doesn’t it feel good to get rid of “stuff” and find new treasures in your closet?