November 14th, 2020
#Don'tOverPurge

Oh, I Still Have One Of Those

My friend and ex-Harper’s Bazaar colleague Kate Davidson Hudson has the uber chic site/digital magazine Editorialist.  I opened the weekly Editorialst newsletter yesterday and had an aha moment (I seem to be having a few these days) when I saw an article on the resurgence of the Fendi Baguette. I had two of them in the ’90s and kept this one because it was my favorite. Thanks for the reminder, Kate 😘  #Don’tOverPurge

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  • Ugh, I did sell mine at the RealReal. I find that even though “it’s back in style”, it never seems to work or feel good.

    LisaNovember 14th, 2020  12:43 PM

     
  • I’ve “purged” quite a few designer bags, clothes and shoes on The RealReal, not to mention Tiffany jewelry and Hermès scarves. But I’ve saved plenty of special splurges, including the Fendi Baguette my husband gifted me for Christmas 1995. Still love it to this day.

    MP AllegaertNovember 14th, 2020  5:25 PM

     
  • you make a very good point – especially with three daughters – I try to double think before I purge!

    betsyNovember 14th, 2020  8:37 PM

     
  • still have my Fendi baguette purchased 1997 at the short hills nj mall!

    Karina DuftyNovember 14th, 2020  11:11 PM

     
  • I have a couple of Fendi baguettes-one was purchased from the Real Real a few years ago, before these came back into style. I find it to be practical, but then, the reason that there are so many handbag designs is to address different tastes and needs!
    I also have a hard time purging…my daughters like shopping my closet. But as the pandemic wears on, I may have to address this issue!

    RebeccaNovember 15th, 2020  5:20 PM

     
  • Love! These have always been my favorite because they’re so unique. I’ve collected them over the years (my mom bought me my first one in 1999) and every time I wear them I get compliments, without fail.

    bllNovember 16th, 2020  7:04 AM

     
  • Personally, I’ve never shopped or sold consignment. With one or two exceptions, I haven’t felt the need to purge my closet in over twenty years – I think this is because I only buy new, and that forces me to make very careful and thoughtful decisions about what I buy in the first place. If I am going to spend significantly on anything, I do so because it’s very special, I know I absolutely love it, will never tire of it, and ‘could be buried in it.’ When I get rid of something, it goes to charity, my daughter, or someone I know who would really enjoy and appreciate it.
    I find the ad campaign for The RealReal, “Shop. Consign. Repeat,” the opposite of what I want to do in life. It conjures an image of nonstop designer shopping, changing one’s mind and consigning it, and then deciding I need more clothes, which I am unwilling to wait/save for, so jump online and shop again. I get the ‘sustainable’ argument; but if you only buy carefully, moderately, and what you love in the first place, there is less need to purge the closet and you have the nicer experience of shopping in person (as much as possible), support a flailing economy, and support all of the artisans and craftsmen who make beautiful things.

    PaulaNovember 16th, 2020  1:24 PM

     
  • I’m cut from the same cloth, however, I do love finding vintage pieces or items I missed out on when new. A second chance, if you will. That motto sets my teeth on edge.

    PrestonNovember 16th, 2020  1:33 PM

     
  • I couldn’t agree more with Paula. And I also concur with you Preston about the vintage or missed pieces. Otherwise, it is all about deal lifetime love that will endure the test of time and trends.

    ellen curreriNovember 16th, 2020  4:17 PM

     

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