Here at Chic&Seek it is no secret that we LOVE our accessories, and with such fabulous back-stories to so many of our pre-owned products, it got us thinking… What’s your story?!

You may have noticed us planting the seed for an exciting campaign over the last few days, but the wait is over – Chic&Seek is running an international campaign via social media, asking women to share their handbag stories using the hashtag #MyHandbagStory. We are fascinated to discover more about the connection we have as women to our handbags, as they intrinsically link to who we are and what we do. Every bag has a unique story – where you were when you bought it, the memories it triggers, the part it plays in your everyday life – the list is endless!

We are looking for those handbag stories, accompanied by a picture of your special bag from women all over the world. The overall favourite story will win a mint condition vintage Louis Vuitton ‘Noe’ bag, worth over £1000, and a £50 voucher to spend at http://www.chicandseek.com.

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Win this Louis Vuitton Vintage ‘Noe’ Bag, worth over £1000, plus a £50 Chic&Seek voucher

Join the #MyHandbagStory revolution and share your story, (don’t forget to tag us!), via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or good old fashioned email. Simply snap a photo of your bag and include a short description of your handbag story, along with the hashtag #MyHandbagStory. All entries will be uploaded to our Pinterest Board, so head over there to read some inspiring entires!

To get you started with a little inspiration here is Tara’s story..

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Anya Hindmarch ‘Be A Bag’
This treasure of a bag was made during my time at Anya Hindmarch. This bag is very significant for me as a reminder of my special time working on the Anya Hindmarch ‘Be A Bag’ team and of my happy parents on their wedding day. No chance I can sell this one!

Good luck and lets start sharing our handbag stories with the world!


26 Responses to “#MYHANDBAGSTORY”

  1. sharon house

    My all time favourite bag is a Marc Echo Red slouch that I bought in Macy’s,
    New York, when I took my grandaughter to visit her sister. All my dreams came true and every time I look at it it holds all the memories. I will never ever sell it!!!!!

  2. marion king

    my hand bag story is the fact i once went shopping put the bag on the top of the car and proptly drove of !! needless to say IVE NEVER DONE SUCH A SILLY THING SINCE and that was in the 70s xx

  3. kerry hick

    my favorite has to be the one i have at the minute. Bought when i was on honeymoon @ disney usa 3 years ago. Have used it everyday sine. Always makes me remember the great 2 weeks we had

  4. susan moore

    my daughter bought me a beautiful Suzy Smith large mustard tote bag for my 50th birthday and I’ve used it and used it and used it. so much so, its not begun to wear at the edges so I put it on the pedal bin ready to put in the charity bag. My 5 year old eldest grand-daughter say it there. “what’s nana’s bag doing there?” she said. my husband told her I was getting rid of it cos it had a hole in the bottom of it. she picked it up and examined it – “no, it hasn’t” she says. he showed her where it was beginning to wear. hmmm, she said – I’ll have that and walked off with it over her arm (with a pair of my shoes on at the time).

  5. Jane Dale-Beaumont

    My favourite bag was a black ‘Bally’ bag, it had got all comfy through years of use, the stuff i could fit in it was amazing ,it was like a tardis on the inside, contained everything i needed and more, sadly when my house was burgaled the thieves stole my Bally bag and it was never recovered, no bag has taken its place.

    • chicandseek

      Oh no how dreadful your bag was stolen! Im glad you still carry good memories of your favourite bag – thank you for sharing your story 🙂

  6. Jane Dale-Beaumont

    my first entry i gave the wrong email address, i have no idea why 🙂

  7. Rachel Dixon

    My slouch Gucci black leather handbag – soft as butter, all time classic, has traveled the world with me and keeps my baby girls leo lion rattle safe!

  8. Jane Berrow

    I have a 1930’s vintage bag, in mint condition, that belonged to a debutante (now aged 103 years). It has an amber lucite clasp and is the softest of leather. I love it and it makes me feel really special when I use it. It was a lucky find at a car boot sale.

  9. Josie perry

    My hand bag story is my dad was diagnosed terminal cancer at the beginning of jan2000 I was devastated!! At christmas he had gave me £20. And I still had it my birthday the end of jan he gave me £20 then Easter £10 when he passed away that aug I got a black back for the funeral £50 the dearest bag I ever bough!! I love it and take it everywhere with me its silly but it makes me feel he is still close by thanks for listening xx

  10. sharah

    When I was in college, my friend gifted me a bag that I have been wanting for my birthday, the next day I used it for school, I was in the bus and I didnt know that the guy next to me was slashing my bag! he was trying to steal my wallet and mobile phone, I felt his hand already in my bag when I screamed! he left immediately and thankfully he didn’t get to steal anything inside the bag, but I was so crushed that my new bag was slashed on the side, i took it to the tailors and ask to fix it…will never forget that experience.

  11. #MyHandbagStory with Chic & Seek | fashionfollowsher

    […] Chic & Seek the luxury accessory re-homing store is running an international campaign to win a vintage Louis Vuitton handbag. All you need to do to enter is, take a snap of your favourite bag and write a short piece about what you love about your arm candy. Upload your picture and story to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the Chic & Seek hashtag #MyHandbagStory. The prize is worth over £1000′s & includes a £50 voucher for Chic & Seek. So what are you waiting for? Here’s my entry for a little inspiration… […]

  12. Nish

    I love my new Botkier handbag that I bought after months of waffling. It’s white and I have two kids and the two don’t mix.

    Last month I finally bit the bullet and bought it. I use it for work and it gets me compliments all the time.

    Here’s my photo:

  13. Fatma Zahi

    So my story is a story to be … im tunisian im 26 years old , and I will write to you my story with this amazing LV bag , that I hope I will win … Im a bride to be and you know how many things you have to do for the big day … This amazing LV bag will share with me everyone of this moments , definitely lot of them will be stressful , happy , emotional , angry , lovely like every relationship in this world but in the end its all about love , and Im already love this amazing bag… and he will probably be the father of an amazing family of lV bags , hope so 🙂

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