The day has come! Today is the first annual National Handbag Day, a holiday which we founded this year to celebrate our clearly undying passion for the things that help us schlep around our stuff. We’ve been preparing all week, with everything from a handbag travelogue to a handbag playlist, and now we’re ready to unleash the rest of our holiday glee, including a big giveaway announcement at noon.

First, though, we thought we’d start with something simple. We could probably enumerate zillions of reasons that we love bags, but today, we’ve boiled it down to 10. Let us know your own in the comments, and we hope you’ll check back throughout the day to see what we have in store.

1. Go ahead and get seconds – handbags always fit.

2. You can carry the same bag for weeks at a time and no one thinks you’re gross or unshowered.

3. A good handbag makes whatever clothes you’re wearing an insta-outfit.

4. They’re your safe place – everyone knows never to rifle through a woman’s bag, even a friend.

5. In an emergency situation, a handbag can sometimes be used as a weapon.

6. If you buy from the right brands, handbags hold their value better than anything else in fashion.

7. Handbags allow us to safely transport our smartphones, which we need for playing Candy Crush.

8. Most bags come in a variety of colors and are produced for more than one season. Choices! Options!

9. Your bag, unlike your clothes, won’t be wrinkled and slightly haggard-looking at the end of a long workday.

10. There’s no way around it – carrying a designer bag makes you look like a fancy lady, and we like looking like fancy ladies.

P.S. Please consider supporting our small, bag-loving team by clicking our links before shopping or checking out at your favorite online retailers like Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or any of the listed partners on our shop page. We truly appreciate your support!

Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • Wanjeri


  • FH

    Reason#11. Considering our busy personal and work life we women Deserve It.

  • charlotte

    Hear hear!

  • charlotte

    Hear hear!

  • tanhnguyen

    Love it all!!!!

  • Becky McElhaney

    I love it!! I don’t fit into most designer clothes at my age, but I save for a designer bag and feel just as special!

  • Renae

    Reason #1 is my fav cause it goes for shoes and accessories too!


    11. A bag says more about your lifestyle than any other accessory can.

  • Ihearthandbags

    Love all 10! : ))

  • FashionableLena

    Number 10 would be my favorite.

  • Eli

    A handbag doesn’t judge you if you’re fat or skinny :)

  • Mimi Miza

    Love big bags because you can put anything you need in it including baby stuffs =D

  • Mimi Miza

    Love big bags because you can put anything you need in it including baby stuffs =D

  • Moko

    Amanda – would you happen to know the style name and price of the dual color (black and camel) chanel flap shown in the picture (2nd from right)?

  • Fred Casey

    I completely agree with this. Thanks! Women love to use stylish, designer and colorful handbags for various types of occasions. The handbags are symbols of any women’s taste. Handbags are also used to carry important documents, materials in it. You can find a variety of authentic pre-owned luxury handbags that helps to add style in any type of function.