When it comes to fashion, women love one thing above all else – handbags. Shoes usually come second, while clothes come third. Some even go to the extent of starving themselves just to own the most coveted handbag of the moment.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo, Cole Haan Phoebe Zip Satchel, Botkier Maddie Satchel
The fascination may have started centuries ago, when handbags were made of silk or satin and embroidered and beaded in the most elaborate of ways. But one thing is for sure, the attraction for this piece of accessory has magnified a million times today.
Bags now come in many forms. The most popular are totes, crossbody bags, satchels, shoppers, hobos, clutch bags, and bucket bags. Embellishments vary from fringes to studs, to crystals and beads, to appliques and ribbons.
Top: Francesco Biasia Pauline North/South Bucket, Brighton Posey Soft Clutch, Steven Nanna Crossbody
Bottom: Francesco Biasia Claudine Tote, Dakine Polly Hobo, Calvin Klein On the Dot Satchel
Betsey Johnson Looped Together Drawstring with Fringes, Big Buddha Taj Crystal Embellished Clutch, Big Buddha Gloria Studded Satchel, Steve Madden BGracey Tote with Floral Applique, Betseyville Nautical Tote with Graphic Applique
Most often than not, a woman would consider her bag as an extension to herself; it is a form of self expression – a symbol of who and what she is; it represents her social status, her purchasing power, her personality. And it also holds her secrets, secrets being the contents which serve her daily needs – compact, cash, credit cards, lipstick, personal electronic, hair dryer, and so on. Of course, the rise of luxurious “it” bags popularized by celebutantes and socialites is another factor that fuels the obsession.
Women will never tire of buying bags. It is after all, an essential item to completing an outfit or a certain look. Thus, the search (and acquirement) for the right piece is always never ending. And this is why we developed YourNextHandbag. We know that every minute of the day, there’s a woman out there looking for the right bag, whether it’s something she needs for a party, for work, or simply to make herself feel good.
Our goal is to make this site your go-to channel for the latest styles, the latest celebrity favorites, and the latest must haves – whether it be expensive designer “it” bags or mass market affordable pieces that serve the same purpose.
Mulberry Alexa; Fossil Lizette Messenger
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