Some years ago, I’d get extremely particular about the condition of my favorite bag. I know, it’s shallow to be freaking out over a scratch on the leather of a bag but yes, that has happened to me. It’s not like I pluck money off a tree somewhere to buy the bag. Each bag has become quite the investment piece. So when you see “damages” to your investment, I think you’d also cringe or react somehow 🙂
Anyway, I realized over the years that I had to change my attitude. There is no way you can keep a bag pristine and in immaculate condition if you use the bag often. So the only way to go is to embrace its battle scars. For the same reason if you have a light vachetta leather bag and it begins to develop a patina, you should also learn to appreciate it instead of find the perfect cleaning agent out there to maintain the leather’s lightness 🙂
This Ralph Lauren Collection Large Equest Saddle Tote has the makings of that perfect preppy weekend bag.
I know for sure that this bag will continue to darken over time, and it will without a doubt acquire scratches, marks, stains– yes, battle scars. But that I believe is the very beauty of this bag. Over time, it builds and earns more character 🙂
Happy Sunday, everyone!!