We asked a load of people about the clothes and things they own that pack an emotional punch.
"This phone gave me the feeling that I wasn't alone. It meant everything to me."
Reading Marie Kondo's word-of-mouth hit The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up had me spending my evenings lying on the floor, thanking my sweaters individually for keeping me warm.
When Vice called me last month with an out-of-the-blue offer to fly to Paris and interview the Kaiser himself, Karl Lagerfeld - creative director of the $10 billion Chanel empire, the house of Fendi, and his own eponymous line - I jumped at the chance.