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 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
The Classic. Vintage style – always chic.
Boxy Chain Handle Bag
The Retro Bag. Old Skool cool.
Superdry Alumni Bag
The Shopper. Environmentally friendly and much cuter than a plastic bag.
Straw Basket Bag
Cross The Body – Handsfree.
Tula Leather Croc Cross Body Bag
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?