Clothes on the catwalk regularly take second place to this most covetable of accessories – a trend borne out earlier this year when Kate Moss starred in Longchamp’s bag campaign, lying naked on a beach, except for her Longchamp handbag.
The message was clear:
Clothes are redundant – it’s all about the Bag.
But why do we find bags so desirable? It’s partly because they’ve become a unique outward statement of a woman’s status, fashion savvy and earning power – and the rising popularity of handbags over the past 100 years has followed the increasing social independence of their owners.
As Billy Connelly famously said - A woman’s mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag - even when you get to the bottom of it, there is ALWAYS something at the bottom to surprise you!