We’re big fans of self-care, whether that means a solo trip to the movies or a calming nightly skincare ritual. As you might expect, though, handbags are our favorite way to indulge ourselves. Retail therapy is totally a real thing, and when it comes time to shop, you know which section we’re headed to first. In honor of the upcoming National Handbag Day (October 10!), we’re here to celebrate our favorite celebration.

Below, check out the reasons that bags are our favorite treats to give ourselves, and let us know what your reason is in the comments.

1. They Don’t Require You to Do Laundry.

You might spot-clean your favorite bag with a baby wipe every now and then, but a new bag isn’t like a new sweater; it won’t have you hand-washing in your bathtub or sprinting to the dry cleaner before it closes for the evening. We prefer our indulgences not to make extra chores for us.

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2. Have Another Slice of Pizza; Your Bag Won’t Judge You.

Up a size, down a size, eating your feelings, training for a marathon, get pregnant, have the baby, whatever–your handbag is your handbag no matter how much water you’re retraining or how long it’s been since you’ve had a carb.

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3. New Bags Don’t Need to Be Broken In.

There’s always a chance that anything that comes in contact with your body will hurt you, but compared to fancy shoes, bags are way less likely to cause blisters or bleeding. (Although watch out for the extra heavy ones.)

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4. A Bag’s Cost Per Wear is Among the Lowest in Fashion.

There’s nothing logical about luxury fashion (that’s not the point!), but in relative terms, it makes way more sense to spend $2,000 on a bag than the same amount of money on a designer dress. For example, no one will report you to HR at work if you carry the bag every day for six months, but it might be an issue if you did the same thing with the dress. You might have to have a meeting. People might ask questions.

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5. Who Doesn’t Love Fancy Leather?

People have whole fetishes built on leather, but our interest is a little tamer, though no less ardent. Luxury leather is one of the most delightful materials to touch in the whole world. A lambskin Chanel Classic Flap Bag feels the way chocolate tastes.

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6. Handbags are Full of Personality.

A pair of jeans is, to a certain extent, a pair of jeans, but a handbag can be nearly anything. You can buy a satchel covered in studs and chains or pick up a clutch that’s made in the image of your favorite classic book. Often, bags are the biggest statement-makers of an outfit, and having a good one is something people notice.

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7. Handbags are a Constant Companion.

As indulgences go, many are momentary pleasures (a great meal or beautiful bottle of wine) or special-occasion treats (fine jewelry or a beautiful dress). Handbags, on the other hand, are a beautiful thing that’s with you all the time, all day. They’re a constant reminder you did something nice for yourself.

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8. They’re Just the Best, Okay?

Everyone has their *thing*. Handbags are ours, and they’re probably yours, if you’ve made it this far. And you don’t have to explain that to anyone.

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anon
anon
7 years ago

Can someone PLEASE tell me the name of the bag in #6???

Yuri J Kim
Yuri J Kim
7 years ago
Reply to  anon

Loewe Amazona 🙂

Marry
Marry
7 years ago
Reply to  anon

Its a Loewe bag.

PJGambler
PJGambler
7 years ago

Would also add that handbags carry our personal belongings, sometimes secret stuff, they are close to us, almost like carrying a beloved pet.

Joanna Jj
Joanna Jj
7 years ago
Reply to  PJGambler

Hell yeah! 🙂

Nini Kaferle
Nini Kaferle
7 years ago
Reply to  PJGambler

So true! Almost like security blankets, too!

Karen Santos
7 years ago
Reply to  Nini Kaferle

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7 years ago
Reply to  Nini Kaferle

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Jill Terrell
Jill Terrell
7 years ago
Reply to  Nini Kaferle

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Rashmi
Rashmi
7 years ago

True that sista!!! amen!!

Hilarious, yet every statement has the truth in it!

Alex R
Alex R
7 years ago

chocolate tastes the way Mulberry NVT smells <3

Immodest Goddess
Immodest Goddess
7 years ago
Reply to  Alex R

My Mulberry Bayswater does this for me every day I pick it up and leave for work

Sandy
Sandy
7 years ago

I really love this post…and so true!

Amazona
Amazona
7 years ago

SO right&true! Just today, I was feeling like I wanted a bit of luxury to my workday so I split my things between my Le Pliage and little Coccinelle bag – I LOVE the Coccinelle and it just makes me so happy to see, feel and carry. A nice bag is like a dear friend, I always get happy when I see a bag of mine and even cried when one of them got badly damaged. It was horrible. It’s been over 6 months ago and it still feels horrible to think about.

Stina Sias
Stina Sias
7 years ago

I love the sicily bag you chose for this post, I almost purchased it but I don’t think it would go with anything I wear regularly :/ but my blue leopard sicily is my fav bag of all time

Barbara
Barbara
7 years ago

Beautiful post! I recently bought my first brand new Chanel bag, and every point of the post rang true to how I feel about my new bag 🙂

Mousse
Mousse
7 years ago

What a fantastic post. There is something so special about a bag to treat ourselves. My Mom shared this passion with me years ago. Before she passed away she gifted me her Coach bags that were made in NYC. She cherished those bags. I remember Mom’s delight when a new bag came home. It wasn’t a thing about adding possessions; it was the pleasure of treating herself for raising 6 kids. I still have Mom’s Coach bags that I will never give up. My treats these days are BV bags that are my gratifications for work/personal accomplishments. My newest BV is the Large Nappa Crystal Cabat. She was the last one available on the planet, #175 of 500. She is so edgy but so BV. I will be carrying her this week. She just makes me feel so good!

Karisma
Karisma
7 years ago

Wonderful post!!! Yes those who don’t LOVE handbags don’t get a post like this. I have a friend who could care less about her bags but eats out several times a week. If you add that in a month for the years and years she”s been eating out, it comes to thousands of dollars in addition to all the weight you can put on and in the end it’s all down the drain…literally. Give me my fat free, calorie free bags any day!!! My favorite from your post is that they don’t need to be broken in. Right out the box, dust cover or whatever, it’s ready to go sometimes the same day. I know it’s still a few days early, but Happy Handbag Day to us all!

Jess
Jess
7 years ago
Reply to  Karisma

“it comes to thousands of dollars in addition to all the weight you can put on and in the end it’s all down the drain…literally…”
love that 🙂

Sparkletastic
Sparkletastic
7 years ago
Reply to  Jess

Lol

GG Pastel