Average Lady's Handbag Contains $2K Worth Of Crap, Says Dubious Survey

A British luxury retailer has surveyed its female customers and found that every day, women tote around almost $2,000 worth of junk on their arms. Yep — those big ass purses combined with all of the lady flotsam contained therein are worth more than most people's monthly rent. I guess I'm doing a shitty job at being a… » 10/31/13 4:30pm 10/31/13 4:30pm

Birkins Sold on Popular Flash-Sale Sites May Be Total Ripoffs

It's simultaneously depressing and fun that a YouTube search for "my birkin" yields a subculture: pages upon pages of posted videos from psyched consumers (some regular fashion video bloggers, some in areas of the country that don't have accessible Hermès stores) displaying their goods. A number of the videos don't even… » 5/05/12 1:30pm 5/05/12 1:30pm

By "Manbag" Do You Mean "Scrotum"?

In today's Guardian, writer Simon Chilvers tries, desperately, to make the term "manbag" happen. He swears sales of bags for men are booming, and no doubt they are. In this day and age, especially in urban settings, you've got to bring your whole life with you, be you female or male. Laptop, digital camera, book, snacks, … » 3/28/08 2:30pm 3/28/08 2:30pm

Huge Bags: Hot. Chiropractor Bills: Not

Large bags were a ubiquitous fashion trend in 2007, and the trend for 2008? Bigger bags. Are we just getting used to carrying a ton of stuff? Poor Andy Rooney, who noticed this trend back in November, is going to be apoplectic. According to the Wall Street Journal, doctors say the recommended weight of a handbag should … » 1/07/08 1:30pm 1/07/08 1:30pm