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

How to Use Your Purse as a Shield to Keep Women Off Your Man

Well, the jig is up, ladies. You aren't buying that designer handbag for you, or for fashion. You're buying it to show other bitches exactly who's boss, so that when they take one look at the cool, reptilian superiority of your crocodile Birkin, they get the message: You have a man, and they better stay the fuck away… » 7/26/13 5:50pm 7/26/13 5:50pm

French Bank Thinks Female Customers Really Need Handbag Insurance and…

A French back in France called Societe Generale is offering a pink-and-gold "Pour Elle" bank card as part of a red hot summer deal aimed at all those helpless women who are always losing their handbags, locking themselves out of their apartments, or frying their electrical sockets with arcade-sized novelty pinball… » 8/10/12 12:00pm 8/10/12 12:00pm

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

Does Queen Elizabeth Keep a Jacked-Up Spitting Cup in Her Purse?

Queens: they're just like us! The monarch's loyal subjects have been dying for a peek into 85-year-old Queen Elizabeth's classic Launer handbag for decades. But according to royal biographer Bedell Smith, the Queen's purse holds everyday items such as lipstick, a mirror, and a £5 note "to donate to the church collection… » 2/04/12 12:45pm 2/04/12 12:45pm

Margaret Thatcher's Handbag Is A Powerful Thing

Margaret Thatcher's black Asprey handbag is not fancy. It is, in fact, quite plain. Simple. Minimalist. Rigidly structured. Square. Devoid of decoration. But, as the Daily Mail reports, Margaret Thatcher's handbag holds an important place in political history. Thatcher used the handbag to carry important documents and… » 4/25/11 2:32pm 4/25/11 2:32pm

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

How Do You Rationalize A Luxury Purchase?

Today's Financial Times reports that French luxury goods group LVMH had strong third-quarter sales, thanks in part to the Louis Vuitton "Neverfull" handbag, pictured. Additionally, Burberry also had revenue growth thanks to its line of handbags. In a video posted on the NY Times' website on Sunday, controversial Times » 10/16/07 2:00pm 10/16/07 2:00pm