A bagful of secrets!

A bagful of secrets!

Fashion accessory

A bagful of secrets!

Essential: When it comes to bags, a large number of choices are available. Most men find it difficult to understand women’s craze for handbags. How can you expect them to? After all ‘handbag craze’ is a special DNA present only in the female species.

Men may look at a handbag as just any other bag but for women it is a prized possession. It is an important accessory which carries their requirements for the day. It is hard for women to step out of their house without a handbag.

 “Working women and housewives generally buy leather bags. There are some among them who prefer casual bags. Working women buy bags with lots of compartments to keep things organised. They go for black, brown or tan colours. Stylish: EshwariThese bags start from the range of Rs 1000 onwards. College girls prefer large bags like totes that can hold lots of things. They go for single compartment bags with either a pocket inside or outside. Purple, red and yellow coloured bags are fast moving among them. For parties, women buy traditional clutches with zardosi work done. These are priced from Rs 895 onwards. Batuvas are popular in weddings,” says Syed, the manager of a handbags shop on Commercial Street.

Swathi, a housewife says she doesn’t go for pure leather bags. “I prefer stylish bags which suit my body structure in the range of  Rs 2000 to Rs 5000. For daily use I use small bags but for travelling I use large bags. For me bags shouldn't be too jazzy, they should look decent.”

 “I like trendy and evergreen bags. I look for durability. I don't keep a collection of  bags so I make sure that the one I buy matches with everything I wear,” says Eshwari, who has completed her 2nd PUC from SBMJC.

Dr Priyadarshini, a medical officer, is not quite happy with the bag she is using at present. “I bought this satchel bag which has to be carried on forearm. I don't find it comfortable. I like shoulder bags which come till my waist. Everything right from my comb, soap, cream should come into it. I look for convenience not style.”

Mixed Bags

 Large bags like totes and duffels are ideal for travelling. They are practical and have space for things like clothes, shoes, cellphone, wallet, comb, keys etc. They are liked by college students and business women.

Medium-sized satchels are ideal for short distance travel and daily use. Large satchels with short handles should be avoided as they can be quite uncomfortable.

Small bags like clutches are ideal for evenings and other formal occasions. They help you carry only the small essentials like tissues, business cards, money and a lipstick.


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