Essential Bags

A woman’s bag is often taken for granted and abused, but, let’s be honest, we’d be lost without it.

Handbags have been around since the 14th century, their contents changing dramatically but their use staying the same – to carry personal items. They say you can tell a lot about a person from the contents of their handbag. So recently, for fun, I submitted a photo of my bag and it’s contents to be ‘read’. The results where surprising and rather fun – the reader even predicted my recent house move.

Along with the everyday, holds everything, ‘my life is in this bag’ bag, there are certain bags that every woman needs.

The Clutch. The ultimate evening bag, just enough for your phone, cash, lippy and keys (and possibly your husband’s phone, wallet and keys too).
French Connection Sneaky Clutch Bag

The envelope clutch has a great 70's feel

The Tote, meaning ‘to carry’ holds all essentials and a lot of non-essentials too (apparently on average women have six lip balms/sticks/glosses in her bag at any given time – I counted mine, I had seven!).
Ted Baker Alum Exec Leather Bag

Room for all your 'essentials'

The Classic. Vintage style – always chic.
Boxy Chain Handle Bag

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel

The Retro Bag. Old Skool cool.
Superdry Alumni Bag

Perfectly laid back teamed with jeans

The Shopper. Environmentally friendly and much cuter than a plastic bag.
Straw Basket Bag

Perfect for the Sunday farmer's market

Cross The Body – Handsfree.
Tula Leather Croc Cross Body Bag

Safe, secure, stylish

And then of course there are bags for the gym, bags for the beach, backpacks, satchels, hobos, holdalls, weekenders…

What is the most bizarre thing you carry in your bag?

31st July 2011
Written by Very_Lauren

Posted by: Essential Bags 1 August 2011

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