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  • Cara M

    Yes, yes, yes to #8! I am a very much a jeans and t-shirt girl, but know that a great bag will dress up anything I wear.

  • Rashmi

    Great REASONS Amanda! On this National Handbag day I want to acknowledge that you are really the superstar of Purseblog team! I am sure Megs values your contribution as much as we the readers do! Keep up the great job!! Happy Handbag day to everyone in Purseblog!

    • She’s an amazing member of our team, we’re lucky to have her!

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    • Aww, thank you! You made my day.

  • kindled

    I approve of all of these. And for what it’s worth, my cats 100% know how to identify the most expensive and precious of handbags. They will target those for sitting on the moment they are left unattended.

    • LaPetiteMadame

      My cat does this too! lol

    • Barbie

      My kitties, too!

  • missarewa

    Keep the great posts coming! I agree with #8, while I’m not really a casual dresser, I know how much the right handbag can change the ‘tone’ of your outfit.

  • Sonia

    Reasons #4 and #5 are all the reasons I need to obsess over bags. My husband doesn’t understand and never will, but my fellow Purse Forum girls always care and share my obsession. And, Amanda and Megs, you both keep my obsession fresh and up front.

  • ElainePG

    Terrific post, Amanda. I definitely use justifications (rationalizations?) #2 and #4 all the time! As for #10… just remember that YOU guys make OUR day super fun, too!

  • Lisa

    Reason #3 made me laugh. I will have to remember to try that one on my husband the next time I want a new purse!

    • lisa

      Oh and I really like the purse in reason #9. Does anyone by any chance have information on it?

  • Lynne

    This is my favorite group on all the www!!! That’s me in the sweats with my Artsy bag carefully draped over my arm. That’s one classy lady I say whenever I sneak a peek at my reflection!! My husband got me started by saying why spend all the money in mid level bags when u can have one really good one a year!! So, if u can’t beat him join him!!! Here’s to the next annual Handbag Day??

  • Jon D.

    Love reason #2 and especially #8, since I’m usually wearing yoga clothes when I’m on the way to a class. :D

    However, the moment I started reading your blog AND joined purseforum.com, I knew that I was fine and normal! LOL. I’ve said this repeatedly, but I’ll say it again: the Purseblog team is AMAZING. You guys end each day in a super fun way. :)

    Do you plan to do a “The Many Bags of the Purseblog team”? That would be fun to read!

  • as

    hmm i disagree with the watches. I think watches are much less pretentious because even in gold and diamonds, they are small and on our wrists. Not large, hanging from our arms, and emblazoned with logos.

    • rose

      i feel like a man wrote this..hmm..

  • Dahlia

    Does anyone know what bag is #2? It’s absolutely gorgeous!

    • Firdaus Hilmy

      It’s Chloe Clare Python Shoulder Bag =)


        Thank you! I was wondering the same thing!

  • Firdaus Hilmy

    I’m a man and I am absolutely obsessed with bags!

  • emo.gen

    Thank you, Amanda for writing all the reasons for me to stay obsessing over bags.. Love all you guys at PurseBlog..

  • Bipasha

    Numbers 4 and 7 are my favorite reasons! Ugh, “watch people” are too much. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

  • Monica

    I know this list is meant to be light-hearted, but I actually think #7 is a problem. If we spend gobs of money on these bags, shouldn’t we care how and where they’re made, and of what materials? The fact that we don’t care is why luxury labels are getting away with faltering quality and outsourced production to underpaid workers in the third world.

    • I think there’s a wide gap between caring about quality and being inane about things that don’t actually make a difference in it, which is where I think watch people often go over the edge.

  • Mary

    My husband finally agreed that we will never understand each others obsession with golf & all that entails & my absolute necessity to own yet another handbag. Does anyone else on this site just LOVE that smell of the leather? Love the new soft Ricky bag from Ralph Lauren. I purchased red & it brightens my day every time I use it.

  • PJGambler

    All good reasons-and # 4 is my fav–don’t have go in to a dressing room, try it on and then have to get re-dressed–you can also stare at your bag at home and marvel how pretty it is. It’s also a conversation starter, strangers come up to you and say, “What a beautiful bag” thereby putting a smile on your day.

  • elisa

    So funny and truthful!!!! You are the best fashion sites for obsessed fashionistas! Now i will share this post everywhere <3 love


  • Dellibop

    LOVE number 5…pleeeeease can someone tell me who it is?

    • Lisa

      The purse in #5 looks just like Coach’s Dakotah, although I can’t see the stagecoach symbol embossed on it.

      • FashionableLena

        I think that you can vaguely see the hang tag on the left hand side.

      • dellibop

        That’s it, thank you!! Love it :)

  • abigail

    this is such as amazing article! def feeling better about my obsession!

  • Erin Acheampong

    Love this ! Number four is my favorite!

    XO Miss Erin

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  • FashionableLena

    I have always loved pairing my expensive bag with t-shirt and jeans.

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  • SophoKonjaria

    Oh so wonderful, that you guys wrote this. I feel a need in my daily life to justify and explain my choices in front of literally everyone (except my boyfriend), who no matter what I say still consider me sick, being 23, student and paying my very own money, for which I work extremely hard to the bag addiction.

    I am happy you guys here will understand me.

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  • Louly

    Except that this is nothing more than a marketing ploy that dumb people fall for.

  • Andrew Chunis

    Yea Right my wife’s bag is expensive than my shoes and watch

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  • Karen C.

    All of these reasons are perfectly justifiable! And yes (in answer to the comment below), to me the smell of ANY brand new, designer handbag is to die for. I remember purchasing my first Louis Vuitton (about 30 years ago). I went into the LV store many, many times before buying my bag. Just the smell of the store alone made me want to smell every single bag that I tried. And I always see others doing it, as well!