So when my father in law referred to me as being a bag lady, I thought I'd prove to him that I really didn't have that many. So I counted up all the bags I had in my acomodation at the time (remember I'm traveling - supposed to be packing light!) And the grand total came to....16. SIXTEEN!! This amid my journey around the world (including a large suitcase & carry on) so the rest fall into the tote/handbag & make up category.
So this got me thinking. Realistically we women only need ONE bag - to carry the ipod, phone, lipstick, purse, tissues, floss, mirror - maybe I'll stop listing there. Generally you can fit all the necessary womanly items needed into one decent size handbag. So why is it that my mother in law and I have collectively over 50 bags? I decided to do a little research to see how many bags other members of our family posses:
Younger sister: 9
Sister in law #1 : 10 (who says she doesn't keep bags - she throws them out)
Sister in law #2 : 30+ (quite the fashionista)
Niece #1 (15 yo) : 13
Niece #2 (6 yo) : 19 (for a six year old - she's quite stylish)
So clearly the women in our family might be single handedly keeping the handbag industry profitable. Notice though that I cleverly left out Lara - my older sister who is also my business partner? That's because she more than doubles the total of all those put together - and this only covers her handbags. Phew.
This post, of course, does not negate the need for us to buy more bags as we see fit; it hopefully encourages you, dear readers, to tell us how many handbags you posses so we feel much better about our spending habits. Surely this is a global female thing - the possession of too many of the same item - and not just some weird, family thing.
So please - make us feel better by telling us the hundreds of bags you have sitting around your house...
For the Love of Vintage
Lara & Tura xx