There are a handful of impactful quotes that any fashion lover may know from movies and films. Take Miranda Priestly, known for her quip “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking” and possibly better known for her schooling Andy Sachs with her cerulean blue takedown with precision stating “This… “stuff”? Oh, okay. I see; you think this has nothing to do with you.”

But there is a new takedown that has the entire fashion industry talking (one that deals directly with bags) when Tom from Succession lets Greg in on why his date’s bag clearly signals she is an outsider to their world.

When asked why, Tom quipped, “Because she’s brought a ludicrously capacious bag. What’s even in there, huh? Flat shoes for the subway? Her lunch pail? I mean, Greg, it’s monstrous. It’s gargantuan. You could take it camping. You could slide it across the floor after a bank job.”

This was the handbag burn felt around the world, and he delivered it expertly.

In Defense of Large Bags

Regarding large bags, not all of us float in private planes, drivers, and teams who follow our every move, so we need to carry a ludicrously capacious bag to hold our daily must-have items. And as much as I have loved the mini bag trend, a bag for me needs to be practical, and a big bag is a must for the days I am with my kids and working.

From totes to satchels to travel bags in different materials, we have an all-encompassing roundup of the best big bags for the rest of us plebs who take usability and practicality in mind when purchasing a bag.

Burberry Katherine

The Burberry Bag That Started the Discussion

And this is the bag that poor (double entendre) girl carried to Logan’s dinner. This Burberry Title Check Bag isn’t the most offensive of large bags, but Tom used it for his epic takedown. The classic check pattern makes this specific Burberry bag feel outdated, but I prefer plenty of newer Burberry bags for a ludicrously capacious option.

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Not me telling everyone big bags are back while Tom is ripping them apart with vocabulary precision #successionhbo #bagsinthewild #greenscreenvideo

? original sound – Megs Mahoney Dusil

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HeatherTweedy
HeatherTweedy
1 month ago

I was wondering if Purseblog was going to cover this pop culture moment! I actually wondered if part of why big bags can’t quite seem to make a real comeback is because big bags don’t feel as luxurious. A big bag brings to mind lugging around so much stuff.

Also, for any fans of Succession, does Tom’s obsession with wearing the right clothes (a la the boat shoes burn in the second episode all the way to the capacious bag) read like someone who is desperately trying to be “old money” rather than actually being from real wealth?

psny15
psny15
1 month ago

Tom has the best lines but in all honesty I have never been a fan of big bags maybe because i would end up putting things I dont need and i am averse to heavy bags – however work, school, gym, airports, beach, etc are perfect reasons to carry a large bag

Donna
Donna
1 month ago

Have my capacious Zadig & Voltaire Candide in the perforated style in a love tan sitting by my side 😎.

pinksky777
pinksky777
1 month ago

The bottom line is big bags don’t scream wealth at all. Period. Unless you’re traveling than it just looks ridiculous and is probably why you need to go see a chiropractor. Most people shouldn’t feel the need to keep their whole life and the kitchen sink in their bag, it makes no sense. You have a kid? Then get yourself a chic baby bag and that way you can still have your bag on the side. Leave most of your crap in the car I don’t know. They just don’t look chic. Everything that guy said in the show in that particular scene is absolutely correct.

Shelby33
Shelby33
1 month ago
Reply to  pinksky777

Some people need to carry meds, some people like to take a book with them, I think bags of most sizes look great. Personally I’m not going for chic, not trying to scream wealth, that’s a lot of trying way too hard.

Sue
Sue
1 month ago
Reply to  pinksky777

Don’t cut yourself on all that edge.

Star5
Star5
1 month ago
Reply to  pinksky777

Lucky many designer bag lovers aren’t buying bags to ‘scream wealth’

Shelby33
Shelby33
1 month ago
Reply to  Star5

Agreed

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