Why Do Women Carry Hand Bags Always?

Why Do Women Carry Hand Bags Always? - Some women have different types and colors of hand bags. what is in a bag with women?
@okwusman1 (2249)
Abuja, Nigeria
July 8, 2007 12:10pm CST
Why do women carry hand bags always? Does it mean that they cannot do without it? Most women bought hand bags that are expensive yet they purchase it always. Some of them have different colors according to the color of their dress, some according to the color of their shoes. Is it fashion that makes them carry hand bags? Or is it that it their way of Life?
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
1 May 08
I guess its for fashion purposes and also to put all their knicknacks in there. I am a woman but I don't carry a handbag. Its a backpack for me though I maybe wearing a skirt and heels. Its a backpack. A handbag is just way too small for me cos I am a tupperware star consultant so I need to put my files, catalogues and notebook and pen in it. So my wallet and everything is in there too. I will burst a handbag if I use one.!!!LOL
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
1 May 08
What do you carry then? Most respondents say women carry handbag to carry all their knicknacks and some said it is fashion, tell us the one you carry if handbag is small for you as a tupperware star who is always in a skirt and heels.
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
1 May 08
I carry a backpack and I am not always in a skirt and heel. Skirt and heels are for Sundays in church and also for dinners. Most of the time I am on cotton pants.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
7 May 08
please, can you send me some of your pix? i love to see you in those wears.
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• United States
25 Apr 08
i usually don't.one less thing i have to watch. most of the time i just stuff things in my pockets. once in a while you have to to carry bigger items like combs,hairspray or what have you,but i try to avoid it.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
25 Apr 08
that is pretty good, do you believe that 80% of women carry bags of fashion? some of them have bags of same color with their dresses.
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• United States
25 Apr 08
maybe about 75%.some girls i know carry these mini-backpack things instead of purses now. more pockets :)
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
9 May 08
thanks for the response.
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@anawar (2406)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Giving in and buying a designer hand-bag is just one more example of the fashion industry asking women to jump and we reply "how high?" I do think some of them are stunning, but I can't justify the expense or enjoy the indulgence if I do buy one.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
19 Jun 08
So, are you saying that you as a woman doesn't carry handbag?
@anawar (2406)
• United States
19 Jun 08
No, I consider it an unavoidable evil. Right now I only carry one purse and its not an expensive one.
@Elixiress (3893)
18 Jun 08
I don't carry a bag all the time, if I am just nipping out then I will put my phone and money if I need it in my pocket, but if I am going out for the day then I will take my bag, just because things are less likely to fall out of it and then if I want to buy something when I am out then I can put it in my bag. Therefore I think it is necessity, but it is also partly fashion, I think that bags look nice, which is why I have more than one of them and it is also fashion why all of our clothes are not covered in pockets to carry things.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
19 Jun 08
yeah, even some respondents said women cannot do without handbags, they are for fashion, they have different colors to match their dresses and all that.
@musicdoG (228)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Women using hand bags don't usually smoke in public, i guess it's the lifestyle they choose.*insert smiley* well i know for a fact more men smoke in public than women. That trend will pass and brace yourself for the coming of dogs in the hand bag.. portable puppies.. or is it here already jeez pythons being carried around the neck is more exotic, i should say
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
1 May 08
How,You mean those women who use handbag don't smoke publicly? that is wonderful, let see if others will comment about this. thanks.
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• Philippines
28 Apr 08
Well, women are to bags as men are to sports and other hardcore stuff. Personally, I feel naked without a handbag. I guess I got used to it after years of bringing one with me. I have a lot of colors, and yes, it usually has to mix well with my outfit. It completes the look.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
29 Apr 08
brenditaa, i love your sincerity, most women will argue that bags are not for fancy but they are, some women will carry colors that will match their dresses. thanks
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25 Apr 08
Ive got two best bags,but one is my favourite.they are both black but they are big roomy bags,so that you can get plenty of rubbish insie of them.My bag ia always littered with sweet papers and make up tissues,and all the rubbish of the ay.Every time I get given a receipt I just chuck it into my bag,the same with a train or bus ticket.But the other day I went to the town with a friend and I didnt take my handbag,I just shoved some money into my pocket and Oh boy did I feel lost without it.I kept going to my shoulder and feeling for the straps.We are so used to having those bags it would be so hard to be without them.The only thing with ockets is that unless the pockets are evry deep theres a good risk that the contents may fall out.And if you have money in them that the money could get lost.
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
25 Apr 08
you called the contents of your bad rubbish, why? actually it is risky keeping valuable things in the pocket. december last year i lost $5000 because i keep it in my trouser's pocket.
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• Argentina
25 Apr 08
Because it´s the tendency of nowadays. Another tendency is that man like very much football ( I don´t ). have a nice day ! Martín !
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
25 Apr 08
it is true, men are ready to watch football for ten hours especially in my country, the same thing goes with women when it comes to hand bag.
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@cher913 (25887)
• Canada
21 Apr 08
i carry one because not only do i have to carry around my wallet, keys etc, a lot of the time, my HUBBY wants me to carry around HIS stuff as well!!! thats WHY i carry a purse!
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
21 Apr 08
so you carry a purse not handbag? you mean you also carry your hubby's stuff around too? be careful not to misplace the purse because it is smaller than a bag. thanks
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• Philippines
6 Nov 07
Women carry handbags because we have a lot of stuff that we can't put in our pockets. Especially if we wear clothes that don't have pockets, like dresses. In my bag, I have my wallet, cell phone, makeup, iPod, tissue, hairbrush, hand sanitizer, a coin purse, a pen, and a bunch of ponytail holders. I can't put all of that in my pockets! That would look really bulky. I rarely leave home without a bag. Like what you said, I also tend to match my bag with the color of my shoes or contrast it with the color of my clothes. I don't buy a lot of expensive handbags but I do have a lot of bags, in different colors. I even have bags in yellow, pink, orange, and green, but I rarely use them.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
14 Apr 08
the contents are much, what happens if you misplace the handbag?
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
4 Nov 07
I don't use or carry hand bags. I like shoulder bag better than hand bag. I just think for me it is more easy to carry around, just put it over your shoulder than we can just walk and go without holding anything in your hand or worry that we forget to carry the hand bag when we stop somewhere for awhile.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
14 Apr 08
What is the different between both of them? But i guess what is supposed to be in a hand bag can also be in a shoulder bag. Why do you carry them? Why not hold all that you need in just a purse.
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
2 Nov 07
Women carry purses for fashion purposes. i can say for my self. i carry a purse with all necessary things like my wallet, my keys. I also carry my make up kit just in case i have an emergency. We women have to have the necessary essentials just in case things happen at when we dont expect it.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
14 Apr 08
Cocoa33 said that women normally carry handbag so as to have all the essentials in case things happen at when they don't expect it. i guess you know what she is talking about? Women like to have all their valuables in their bag.
• United States
8 Jul 07
I only started carrying a handbag a few years ago. Before that, I would almost always wear jeans, and just put my wallet, keys, and other essentials in my pockets. But when I started wearing more skirts, or clothing that had small or no pockets, I had to have a handbag to carry all of the essential things I needed. I, however, normally only have one handbag, and it is more utilitarian than fashionable. I just pick something black or in another neutral color, with a lot of pockets, so that everything can have a place in my handbag and I don't have to dig for hours just to find something I need.
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
10 Jul 07
scarywhitegirl, thanks for your response. i now know why women cannot do without hand bags, some even carry two. does hand bags go with jeans wears?
• India
8 Jul 07
hey women carry handbags because they need it.In most of their dresses there are no pockets and if pocket is there it is not big enough to keep all the stuff which they need.so they need to carry a handbag.And now in the era i=of fashion every women wants to carry a beautiful handbag with a matching color.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
10 Jul 07
executive85, thanks for your response. if women carrys hand bags because there is no big pockets in their dresses, what advice do you have for men? should they be carrying hand bags also?
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Jul 07
It is very simple. They have what they need in it. What do you want them to do? Stuff everything in their pockets? Maybe have large pockets in their dresses or skirts? I will give you an example. My husband put his change in his pocket where it might fall out. No one has paper money for small bills. When we went through customs, all I had to do was to zip up my handbag and it went through. He had to take everything out of his pocket, coins, keys, wallet which had ordinary bills, etc. and then he had to pile them back in his pocket again. Expensive bags last longer, cheap bags rip.
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
10 Jul 07
suspenseful, thanks for your response. so we should encourage men to be carrying hand bags also, most men see it as inconvinience. what do you say, should we encourage them to be carrying hand bags or wallets?
@raychill (6530)
• United States
8 Jul 07
A/ I don't carry a hand bag. I carry a "Purse" or a "Shoulder Bag" it could be called. Handbags are bags with small or no handles that you can only carry. What I have is something that has a handle that's long so I can carry it over my shoulder. Also, I do NOT buy expensive purses. I had the same purse for at least 5 years and it only cost me 18 dollars. The purse I have now was only 20. 2/ It holds things women need. Men carry these things in their wallets and without a doubt always have pockets. Where as women where skirts and dresses which do not have pockets...therefor the purse or handbag comes in handy to carry wallets, makeup, lip gloss, gum etc. 3/ No...women do not always need it. It's more convenient for a woman to carry everything in the purse and just grab it to move than make sure they are wearing pockets to carry some money. However, If I'm going somewhere that I don't want to carry my purse, I can easily wear jeans and put some money, ID and credit card in my pants pocket.
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
11 Jul 07
raychill, thanks for your response. actually women normally have chains of bags of diferent colors, types and sizes.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I didn't say anything about women not having a lot of purses. I said I don't. Your question wasn't about women having chains of purses anyhow. Your question was about why they carry purses.
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
2 Nov 07
that is right. thanks
@humbleme (1004)
• India
8 Jul 07
Hahaha hello okwusman1, You have started a very risky post may God bless you lol,before posting this here you should have asked your mother sister gf or wife and would have had a very good experience lol ,if you ever carry a search inside a ladies handbag you can expect to get a five years backdated newspaper to a F16 fighter plane lol.May God bless you lol
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
10 Jul 07
humbleme, thanks for your response. you made me laugh, infact, you are very funny. like you know, the contents should be uninviting but who goes there? i can not afford to open my mom's or gf's bag etc without their consent, you know. what do you say about men? do we learn to carry it as women do or any alternative advice?
@humbleme (1004)
• India
10 Jul 07
Hello okwusman1, if you really want to know whats inside your gf's handbag then dont ask for consent.The first time you will ask her whats inside,she will get furious lol the next day when you meet her you dont have to ask but she will give her handbag to you on her own,dont make a mistake to openit you wont find anything but a pocket Bible, some blood donation entry cards,a photograph of her living dad or her muscular elder brother hahahahahaa.You dont have to carry any handbag, the solution is very simple just carry a mobilephone that has cam inbuilt and alert her every 10minutes that she is looking gorgeous today and that you can take her picture any moment,you can experience her colgate smilling face once more that you had once experienced on your first date evening hahahahahaa also dont forget to tell her that your mobile has got an voice audio recording facility too,she will not disturb you anymore and will keep her mouth shut now be a man and open her handbag in front of her boldly,need consent anymore? hahahahahahahahaaaa
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
2 Nov 07
humbleme, you are funny, i kept laughing as read your comment, that is a nice one. i will follow your advice.
@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
19 Nov 07
well, its complicated to answer it coz each woman having their own opinion why they always carry hand bags to everywhere they go. for me, by carring hand bag, i can put my needing stuff which i can use in everywhere. as like my simple make up stuff, tissue, card reader, wallet, mobile and some medicine. it will be difficult if i dont bring any handbag to carry it
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
14 Apr 08
but what is if the bag is misplaced, what happens?
• Indonesia
16 Apr 08
actually what do you mean by misplaced? as long as i know woman always able to adjust what kind bag that they should be carry on and the purpose of carrying bag. would you tell me more about what do you mean?
@Hatley (164354)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jun 08
why a lot of different reasons such as needing to have things within reach at all times like housekeys, carkeys'wallet, cosmetics, hair brush, comb,lipstick ,cosmetics,you name' it. If we are working we specially need our handbags as we are away from home all day. lol it is not just fashion, its common sense. we have needs and we take our needs with us. some woman have kids and they need certain other things that go in our handbags.and yes we like them to like good of course.why not:?
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
19 Jun 08
but most of the women that responded said they carry it because of fashion, some even carry the color that matches their dresses and shoes and they keep wasting money buying different bag colors.
• China
25 Apr 08
A woman with a beautiful handbad is a very happy thing. Women's clothing or trousers are generally no pockets,hand pack a lot of the functions,such as cosmetics,change .personal items can be put in handbag. LV has a brand name handbags,is also a lot of desire. To attend some private gatherings or some reception,hand the package are useful. So women will spend a lot of time to pick their handbags. Like pick their own clothes,like love!
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
25 Apr 08
it is too common among women who has hand bags to delay their husbands if they are attending functions together, she will make sure that those needed iterms are intact in the bag and most of them carry it for fashion.
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