What Your Bag Says About You

Some people read tea leaves, I read handbags. Trust me, my readings are way more accurate than your average beverage-based guesses, and today, in celebration of National Handbag Day, I’m here to share them with you. Fashion, of course, is an outward expression of how we see ourselves, and perhaps more importantly, how we want others to see us. Different goals beget different handbag purchases, and after nearly five years writing about handbags and the people who buy them, a few, uh, trends have emerged. Below, a tongue-in-cheek look about what your daily handbag of choice reveals about your personality.

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  • suparnashah

    LOL hysterical …loved this

  • http://redlipspinkcheeks.blogspot.co.uk/ Georgie

    Love the Prada Saffiano description… My regular bag is an old Mulberry Mitzy hobo – what does that say about me?

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      At what point in your life, you spent a not-insignificant amount of time looking for a pair of riding boots in exactly the right shade of brown.

      • http://redlipspinkcheeks.blogspot.co.uk/ Georgie

        Fair enough! ;)

      • cara

        That would be cognac… the exact shade of cognac, thankyouverymuch (it was a full 2 years and while the shade is perfect- everything else is a little off. Search CONTINUES into year 3– with a bonus search for a belt in same shade.)

      • cara

        That would be cognac… the exact shade of cognac, thankyouverymuch (it was a full 2 years and while the shade is perfect- everything else is a little off. Search CONTINUES into year 3– with a bonus search for a belt in same shade.)

  • tanhnguyen

    The ones for the Speedy and Chanel flap are spot on!

  • FH

    I already have a Balenciaga moto bag and a RM mini MAC and plan on purchasing a Prada later this year. Does that make me a confused individual?!!

    • Guest

      My sister from another mister!

  • lilay

    god i love this

  • Stephanie

    omg this is amazing

  • Yang

    This is hilarious hahaha, I especially loved the LV and Alexander Wang one!

  • http://justj.ca/ MizzJ

    lol this post is spot on and hilarious. What if you qualify for more than one of these things?

  • Guest

    Now THAT’S the writing of the Amanda that I remember! Very funny. I have several of these bags. Should I seek treatment for multiple personality disorder?

  • Jenny

    I’m carrying my Alexander Wang Rockie today, I’m assuming this means I am chic and also seriously care about my orthopedic health :) Loved this post Amanda, so funny!

  • Renae

    Ha, that is so spot on it’s not funny! I had no idea I was that transparent!!!!

  • http://gohomeandaway.wordpress.com/ Anna

    So funny – and so true! I am The Prada.

  • http://gohomeandaway.wordpress.com/ Anna

    So funny – and so true! I am The Prada.

  • Averil

    The quip about Miranda Kerr and the Man Repeller SLAYED me.

  • missarewa

    the Prada Saffiano description is the TRUTH! balling ever so quietly from my cubicle

  • Ruhee

    The man repeller was spot on…

    • twoturntables

      Is it wrong that I saw it and thought “Oooo, I like it!”?

  • Ruhee

    The man repeller was spot on…

  • Ihearthandbags

    OMG, The LV descrpition is so spot-on! Love it!!

    • susieg

      truth

  • Kristin

    This is flipping hilarious.

  • ericaharel.com

    Love your insights!

  • kate w.

    The birkin description reminded me of the movie “The Proposal”…Sandra’s character carried one!

  • Geremy Campos

    This is hilarious and true.

  • Jennifer

    HIlarious! I have a traditional looking Kate Spade from 2 years ago…any thoughts??

    • dalhlousieKid

      Great minds think alike!

    • Guest

      I have a “first generation” Kate Spade — from the days when there really was a Kate Spade running the company. Perhaps I’m your mother.

  • FashionableLena

    I have both the Rockie and the RM MAC. I may not start that brunch e-mail chain, but being chic is definitely more important than my orthopedic health.

  • Gen

    LOL… esp. the Speedy and the RM Mac Clutch!

  • JT

    Who is this “handbag reading expert”? The introduction is so arrogant. Actually, the whole article is. What a joke.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Hi, my name is Amanda, I work here.

      • Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief

        Hahahaha!!!!

  • mlt2120

    Hahaha, this was funny. I’m 25 and still carry my Alexander McQueen Patent Trim Large Novak, which – I suppose – says that I find a good thing and take care of it forever. God, that Givenchy Antigona… I just need to start saving again.

  • Ddb

    I love cross body bags, I have the Dior, Hermes , and Chanel. What does that say about me?

    • dalhlousieKid

      You are rich :P

  • Madfabstyle

    Haha the louis speedy was my 1st bag too!!

  • JeremyScott

    This is a hilarious article, but the Celine Luggage Tote is kind of an obvious fake, so that’s kind of weird.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Au contraire, that’s an old stock image from the Celine site. In the early days of the Luggage Tote, Celine made them both with and without curved piping, depending on the color and size.

      • Abbi

        Amanda you’re just on the ball today!

      • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

        I remember the piped vs. non-piped days very clearly because the Luggage Tote I wanted (the red one in the picture) didn’t have piping and I was very upset by that at the time.

  • whateversu

    lol I have a few of these bags by the one that get me was the LV speedy! That was indeed my first designer bag!!! Hahaha

  • Jen

    This post made my week! You were right about the speedy being a girl’s first. That was me 20 years ago and now with my Rocco, I can assure you I’ve found ways to carry it so as not to cripple myself… but bad back– be damned!

  • Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief

    I carry Chloe Paraty, what does that say about me?

  • Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief

    Actually Speedy was the bag after I had Prada, Givenchy and other designer bags :-)

  • Maya

    The Givenchy description is brilliant! Were you talking about me?!!! :))

  • twoturntables

    I have the Rocco, and I would give my first born for that Givenchy. Not only did you predict me, you predicted my future :)!

    Oh! But I love gray too. Kidding about the first born thing…No I’m not.

  • marimusing

    What would a Saint Laurent Sac du Jour say about you?

  • marimusing

    What would a Saint Laurent Sac du Jour say about you?

  • Jenn

    hiLARious! what would you say about a Chanel quilted BOY bag?

  • cats inthebag

    OK, former English major here … . the Prada description, do you mean bawling? Or is “balling” some slang term I’m not familiar with? Sorry to be picky, just try to understand. I LOVED the rest of the article!

    • Jen

      “Ballin” yeah urban slang like “big baller shot caller” Balling just means you really got it going on!!

    • Jen

      “Ballin” yeah urban slang like “big baller shot caller” Balling just means you really got it going on!!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      “Balling” is indeed a slang term – it means outwardly showing your success in flashy ways.

  • cats inthebag

    OK, former English major here … . the Prada description, do you mean bawling? Or is “balling” some slang term I’m not familiar with? Sorry to be picky, just try to understand. I LOVED the rest of the article!

  • jen

    OMG! I have several high end designer bags, but my LV Speedy in both monogram and damier ebene are my usual go to bags, I am almost ashamed to say!!! They still make me “super excited”! Love this post! :-)

  • Sylvain Francois

    i wear a croc black birkin, and im a 19 year man, what does that say about me ?

  • cremebrulee

    I wanne play the game!
    What does a Chloe Paraty say about me?

  • Judy

    Hilarious!!

  • pinkmel

    Why are a lot of people against the price of SMc bags because they are not leather…i have 2 and they are gorgeous and receive compliments every time i carry mine….people purchase plastic Chanel boy bags for much more ??? I also have 2 Chanel bags and would say the SMc are just as nice

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