The It-Bag (as they call it) is the ultimate 21st- century object of desire, not just for supermodels and celebutantes, but for working women from all walks of life. These days women are more prepared to spend on a handbag particularly ones with BIG fancy brand names like Chanel, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Hermes. They shop for fashion bags as frequently as they eat, worry about the delay of the new arrivals and so on.
But why do we find bags so desirable? It’s partly because they’ve become a unique outward statement of a woman’s status, fashion savvy and earning power – and the rising popularity of handbags over the past 100 years has followed the increasing social independence of their owners.
Based on an Article in U.K. Two hundred years ago, a woman’s role was largely domestic and she would keep her belongings in a purse tucked into the folds of her clothes. Read the rest of this entry →