Sacks, cases, pouches, bags or purses have been accompanying women throughout history. They were used by goddesses, oracles, chatelaines, priestesses and other women to carry around and store all sorts of things, from weapons, arrows, game, food, household necessities, charms to keys, wallets, screwdrivers, ballpoints, tissues, make-up, snacks, water bottles, kid toys, mobiles, computers, medications, notebooks, feminine products, books and much, much more.
And when we thought we can no longer squeeze anything into our trusted accessory, we found some extra space for hand sanitizers and protective masks. Rest assured, the additional space will always magically appear out of nowhere.
And this is because we need to be prepared for all kinds of situations, however unlikely.
The famous psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Carl Gustav Jung, even thought that a woman’s purse is a symbol of the fertile womb. We don’t know about that, but we certainly cultivate special feelings for our bags and guard them like the apple of our eyes.
Some say that bags and purses are not only an accessory for transporting and keeping one’s items, but an extension of one’s personality and of what one truly is. We can undoubtedly say that by choosing a bag you do express yourself and your individuality.
Flaunting bags with inscriptions or bold prints shows you are daring, confident and adventurous. It shows you are not afraid to express who you are and what you stand for.
Bags have always been and will always be an important companion to us. It is difficult to imagine a life without them. Therefore, let us finish with a quote from Ellen Rachlin, an American poet:
“A woman in her lifetime will spend far more hours hugging a handbag than a man.”
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