Last week I had quite an interesting conversation with one of my readers on Instagram (username afterDRK) about the transformation my Céline bag has made through the year. The conversation started a little bit like this:
“Is THAT your Céline bag?? Holy sh*t, what happened to it? It looks like a gym bag or something. You’ve had that like what, less than one year? Come on, that’s just bad quality. The leather should be thicker or something. Shame…”
To be honest, I wanted to cry my eyes out when I first found out the bag was getting softer and losing its boxy shape quite fast. I mean, I paid this bag with my eyes closed and I expected it to stay the same and above all “new” for the rest of my life in exchange. Obviously on one hand, I really understand his point of view and I appreciate a strong opinion like this.
On the other hand, I believe that bags are made to be used, especially if it’s a bag that is used every single day. The bag gets through what you go through in your daily life and I think it adds character. I mean I would not put stickers on it like Jane Birkin does with her bags, but you are getting my point here.
Shoes need to look polished, bags are made to be and “look” used, but that is just how I see it.
I am curious, what do you think?