Hi Finy. I mostly use X body bags now. I have 1 red 1 & a black 1. 99% of the time, these will match the 27 (?) cotton dresses I wear, ALL through the year. I do have many other handbags as you do Finy! I too just can't make my self throw them out, even though I haven't used some of them for years & years! My 'nylon' shopping bags also have to match what I wear.
One bag. That's me. It goes all over the world with me. Wonderful brand, very compact, tough as nails, has RFID pouch inside, uncuttable strap and 3 clips to lock together to keep pickpockets out. If I go out with the other half I seldom carry a bag or purse. I do have a couple but they live in the wardrobe. Boring, I know :(
Oh! Rice,....I cannot leave house WITHOUT a bag! These new 'mini' types' are very handy to just 'pop-down' to the shops for emergency, eg to buy ONE Carrot, & Tinned Whole Champignons, for a Casserole Dinner, like I had to tonight!
The 'mini's' are just big enough to carry my Wallet, Mobile, & a Hankie! Lol!
I tend to just use the same bag all the time,even though I have some utterly GORGEOUS ones which are of super-softest leather which would probably be rather lovely to use for a change!! They cost me almost nothing from the Op Shop some time back,and as they were practically brand new,I couldn't resist them,even though I felt at the time that I may never use them!!! I just get into a comfortable habit with bags,I think!
I have about half a dozen bags. I only use one leather bag for everyday use. I got it two years ago for my birthday. It is the most beautiful colour and has a big bow on the side. Truthfully, not a day goes by when I don't get a compliment about it. I don't like big clunky bags. It is just the right size. Women carry far too much junk in their bags. I have about four different bags that I use for evening wear, or going out somewhere special. During the day I don't ' colour code' my bag to my clothes. Highly unnecessary.
Am a bag tragic!
Just love big tote bags! I carry so much 'stuff'!
I change according to what I'm wearing. Am big on being colour coordinated!
Where I'm going also plays a part in bag selection.
For example, am going to a relaxing NYE Concert, so am wearing brown RM's, blue denim jeans, blue & grey striped top, matching scarf, & Navy Jacket. The tote bag is brown, to match boots!
And I know I'll feel a million $, as will be well dressed, & very comfortable, appropriate to the occasion!
I have about 45 handbags, & these were very useful when I wore slacks with different coloured tops. Now I wear sleeveless cotton dresses only, & as most of them have black & white in the pattern, I have a small B/W cotton lined handbag.
I also have a black leather Ďbrandí name one. The other day, I bought a small bright red bag made from red zippers! but I just canít make my self get rid of all the other bags I havenít used for years! I
just HAVE to be coloured coordinated before I leave the house! Iíve been this way since I was in my teens. I even wear my dresses when I go food shopping. even my watches have to match what I wear.
AND my nylon shopping bags also have to match my dresses! My red zipper bag caught on 1 of my shopping bags, the last time I used it, & the zipper, unzipped, & I can't zip it together again! That was a ;x the body' bag, which I'm leaning to using more now. Much easier to wear while pushing a suitcase around airports & streets!