Good afternoon readers!
How do you feel today?
Sorry for not writing yesterday, but I’ve been busy L
Today I want to answer a frequently asked question: why women’s purses are so HUGE?
I will write my personal point of view J
First of all, I love big purses (clutches are great, but strictly for a chic night out or for special occasions) and I want to explain you why.
It is not just a question of stuffing inside tons of objects. NOPE!!! It is something which is more cultural… or better.. totally cultural. What we call a purse (or handbag) has always existed in all traditions and peoples. And it was not just a women’s stuff! In the 1900’s the term handbag was generally referred to a luggage bag usually carried by men! People who traveled around the world used leather bags in order to be able to carry with them their belongings, and smaller purses to hang around the neck to have their precious close to them. It was, therefore, a fundamental object to possess.
There were also professionals who produced purses, handbags, leather luggage. With time, purses and handbags developed and assumed different sizes and shapes, colors and aims. There are purses, small evening clutches, work bags, design computer bags and so on.
In the 40’s there was the rise of important designers including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes… and this was the origin of the modern idea of purses seen as a piece of fashion.
But the most important aspect of today’s post is… have you ever entered a woman’s purse?
Here you go, an example of what I usually carry in my handbag:
as you see here I have my wallet and key case, a genuine leather small business card holder (bought in the UN HQ in NYC), my Shiseido Loose Powder, YSL and Chanel lipgloss, my Disneyland iPhone case and my shades.