street style – ALL’STARS; HANDBAGS

AuthorMati    Theme: HandBags    Picture Source: Vogue & StreetPeeper

The Evolution of the Handbag

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Gone are the days where the handbag was simply a practical carrier of life’s bare necessities. Today, it’s been upgraded to being a statement piece in one’s OOTD (outfit of the day)…

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…hmmm, some may even argue that the handbag decides the rest of the outfit. I un-ashamedly admit to being guilty as charged! 😉

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The handbag as we know it today became fashionable in the 1870’s as an item of luxury, an accessory that complemented the one’s entire outfit. It became as significant as shoes or any other key item in one’s ensemble.

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Over the years it’s become the star of the show, becoming more visible from the shoulder to the wrist. Let’s not forget the many game changers of the Bag-universe, i.e the neat and chic clutch,  the tote, the minaudiere, the wild coloured, the messenger bag, the bucket-bag, the envelope bag… oh, the list goes on.bags4

The world sure has fallen for the bag. Who knew we’d even start seeing men carrying hangbags in this life time!

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In my opinion the bag says it all. The question is… what’s yours saying about you? 😉