A few weeks ago, @FrankDJS was reorganising the cupboard in our hallway. He kindly illustrated just how many of my bags were taking up valuable space by laying them out on the floor in front of me.
I have to admit I felt a mixture of pride and shame. After all, there are some nice bags there. But just how much have I spent on them over the years?! Between Jack Spade and Knomo, I’ve probably spent the price of a nice holiday on these things.
But I do use them. I change the bags I use regularly, depending on what I’m doing. I travel a lot and having a well-designed and comfortable bag can make all the difference. A combination of accessible backpack or day bag and carry on luggage (not pictured here!) is a must.
Then again, thanks sounds like an excuse. I admit it: I just like bags. I like all kinds of organising goods, which explains my expenditure on Japanese stationery and Filofax personal organisers. I find it hard to pass a luggage store without going in and touching the merchandise. The same applies to iPhone and iPad cases.
I can rationalise a new bag purchase faster than most men can justify another pint before home.
Which isn’t great news for either my wallet or space in our apartment. But at least they get used, right?