The story of 'the status handbag'

Status handbags are some of today's most popular marks of wealth and consumption, with price tags running to thousands of euros.


This may be attributable to the fact that by the 1990s clothing had become low-key, leaving designers to discover that certain women wearing under-stated clothes would pay a significant amount of money to acquire the perfect luxurious accessory that completes their look to a more glamourous one. Designers only made limited runs of their signature bags, generating a huge demand and a long waiting list in the process.

By 2005, handbags were the best-selling items of women's fashion merchandise. Nowadays, some bags come with a two-year waiting list to buy them and can cost over Euro 4,000! *sigh* Personally, I'd like to think I'm working (hard) to save up for a Hermes bag! What about you? Any particular bag you'd like to own? :)


This blog was inspired by a very good article from book entitled "100 Ideas that Changed Fahion" by Harriet Worsley, available just a click away (below). 


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