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Bags Of Style

If you ask style-conscious women about their favourite fashion accessories it is quite likely that a large number of them will name this item: it is a handbag. And by handbag I refer to a real ladylike one rather than a rucksack or “fit-in-all” type of a bag more suitable for transporting potatoes rather than playing the role of a trendy accessory.

When did the need to have a handbag first emerge? Most likely, our ancestors realized the necessity for a bag as soon as they acquired something precious, something that presented some value to them. The historic sources suggest that the predecessors of a modern handbag were in existence in ancient Egypt, and hieroglyphs from that era depict people wearing little pouches which were fastened to the waist. As time passed, bags were used mostly for practical reasons, such as for carrying coins. In the medieval times both men and women would wear pouches attached to the girdle. During medieval times in Europe, purses were used not merely for practical reasons but also as a symbol of the owner’s status, bearing elaborate designs adorned with jewels and intricate embroidery.

In the life of a modern woman a handbag is an essential accessory. Having said that, it is not entirely incorrect to state that a large number of women use the same handbag almost every day and only a small number of style devotees have a stash of favourite bags to match different clothing ensembles. We are now spoilt for choice with the variety of handbag designs and materials they are made from. From leather totes to slinky evening clutches - there is plenty on offer to appeal to anyone’s taste and to match any occasion.

Like with everything fashion related, handbag styles are constantly changing, but there are exceptions. It would appear that some handbag styles never come out of fashion and this is particularly true of vintage inspired bags. The handbags made in that style stand out for exquisite designs that usually include embroidery, rhinestones, delicate beading and sequins. A vintage style handbag is ideal for a black tie event, an occasion party or a date night. For those who crave the originality of vintage chic on a more regular basis there are plenty of lady handbags more suitable for day to day use.

Coming in a variety of styles, sizes, shapes and materials, handbags are a major accessory in today’s fashion world, with the ability to add an exclamation mark to your outfit.


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