Thursday, January 21, 2010

Is your big (black) bag too big?

Well, mine is black. I happen to have a bag very similar to the one pictured above, though I'm happy to note that I paid nowhere near $720. A few days ago in the Target parking garage, a woman noticed me searching through my bag for keys and referred to it as "the black hole." And just yesterday, Jezebel tackled this very subject in "The Burden (And Beauty) Of The Bottomless Bag." Some items women carry? Hand sanitizer. Three take-out menus. Pepper spray. The remains of a pumpernickel roll. A cat.

Dare I ask what you have in yours?

(Via Marie Claire)

12 comments:

SAJ said...

Guilty as charged. I like big bags. And yes sometimes I have to dig for what I need. In my bag today: Hand sanitizer, wallet, black berry (for work), new cell phone (personal, old cell phone (cause I need to switch my address book to my new phone, keys, lotion, 3 coupons to Chick-fil-a, 3 rolls of film that need processing (my husband loves his 35mm), make-up bag, a pen, gloves, and a comb. not bad I must say.

Dallas Shaw said...

i have my whole life in my bag
dallas
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Laura Loo said...

Guilty. I love big bags. Today? Sunglasses in ginormous case, qtips, brush, two bottles of meds, wallet, first aid kit, ipod touch, ipod nano,makeup bag, vera wristlet with pens, watch in case, gum, mints, etc. And I wonder why my back hurts?

melanie lace said...

It's so true. My very large bag has lots of little things in it- candy, glasses, granola bar, small wallet. I need a small flashlight when I look for anything!

elena said...

I am still searching for the perfect every day black handbag! ;) But just for fun here's what's in my handbag:

-Blackberry
-Hobo wallet(I'd say it's more like a small clutch!)
-planner
-chapstick
-lipgloss
-foundation compact
-blotting sheets
-checkbook
-random receipts
-bracelet
-my juror badge from 2 weeks ago!
-an old balled up gum wrapper!

jacobithegreat said...

My sister used to keep a small cast iron skillet in her bag. Why? No clue.

I usually carry a small bag and stuff as much into it as I can.

Cathi said...

What don't I carry in my big black bag...let me see - I have two wallets, make up bag, several magazines, a book (I need my reading material at all times)mints, an assortment of necklaces, mints, keys, my IPhone charger and alot of change floating around...

Down and Out Chic said...

haha, you've made a good point. i like big bags but i actually don't fill mine up very much so it's kind of a waste of space. i do like to carry the occasional book or magazine and this is where the big bag comes in handy!

Adriana said...

yes! My bag is allwayyss impossible to find keys...
-blackberry
-business cards
-wallet
-hand sanitizer
-hair ties
-bobby pins/hair clips
-watch
-car/house/work keys
-USB stick
-sunglasses

Afrodite said...

I'm in desperate need of a new one!

don't forget to visit me at thefashionfolio.blogspot.com

xo

Callie Grayson said...

:)
I make a point when purchasing a new bag it must not have a black lining.
To hard to find my stuff!
even though, I carry a small-mid size bag with only a wallet, my id badge for work, lipstick and gloss and mascara, hand lotion, kleenex, pen and my moleskin calendar.
and in the summer my sunglasses. and mittens in winter
xx callie

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