10th of October is celebrated as National Handbag Day to recognize the importance of one of the essential accessories for a woman.
Handbags are essential for women as they have to carry many things while going out.
They are not only vital for working women but also necessary for moms, teens, shopaholics, etc.
But did you know that there is a day on which bag lovers celebrate their love for bags?
Yes, there is a day dedicated to handbags. People purchase new handbags and rant about their handbags on social media to celebrate this day.
When is National Handbag Day?
National Handbag Day will be celebrated on October 10, 2022.
Handbags were initially used by early modern Europeans who needed to carry their coins. To solve the problems, purses were made that were small bags made of leather.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, women also started wearing less bulky reticules with a wrist strap.
The first modern-day handbag was produced in 1841 because the reticules were not durable and couldn’t hold many things.
Today handbags are not only used to store different things but also to enhance the look of outfits.
As women widely love handbags, they needed to celebrate their importance. An internet blog called PurseBlog started National Handbag Day in 2012, and now it’s celebrated yearly.
Interesting Facts About Handbags
Here are some interesting facts about the favorite accessory of many women.
- Men initially used handbags. The first bag ever discovered was owned by a man called Ötzi the Iceman.
- An average woman in the UK owns 14 handbags, so when they say that a handbag is a women’s best friend, they are not wrong.
- Handbags were born when the industrial revolution was at its pinnacle in the 19th century.
- First-ever Unisex bag was made in 1985.
- The most expensive bag in the world is worth $34.5 million. Yes, you read it correctly. This bag is known as the ‘1001 Nights Diamond Purse’.
- Louis Vuitton, a famous luxury brand, allegedly burns all of its unsold bags at the end of the year instead of selling them at a lower price. Louis Vuitton believes selling its luxury handbags at a lower price might ruin its reputation.
- Every woman’s top five things in her handbag include a mobile phone, wallet, keys, tissue, and pen.
- Many people judge others by looking at their handbags. That’s why the handbag is often known as a status symbol.
Ideas to Celebrate National Handbag Day
National Handbag Day is the day to celebrate the practicality and beauty of handbags. Different people have different ways of celebrating this day.
Here are some ideas you can try to participate in celebrating handbag day.
1- Go Window Shopping
Step one of purchasing something is research. You have to do window shopping by looking at different store bags.
In the case of online shopping, visit your go-to and trusted online stores and see which person seems pleasant to your eyes!
2- Buy a New Handbag
What’s better than treating yourself with a new handbag on Handbag Day? There are hundreds of styles of handbags in different stores.
So go to your favorite store (physical or online) and purchase a new handbag to treat yourself.
3- Give a Handbag
If you have to give a gift to someone on the 10th of October then why not give them a handbag? Since it’s a day dedicated to handbags, you will add a twist to the gift!
4- Clean your handbag
Is it difficult for you to find anything you want from your bag? If yes, then be honest, what was the last time you cleaned your purse?
Now is the best time to clean that purse that has been looking for your mercy. In the essence of National Day for Handbags, declutter your bag and be more organized.
5- Organize Your Collection
If your closet looks like a mess and you can’t find your handbags, you should take advantage of this day and organize your handbags.
You can organize them based on their types of color.
6- Donate or Resell Your Unused Bag
An average woman in the UK owns 14 handbags. If you’re a handbag lover, you must have many handbags.
But most of these bags get old-fashioned with time, or you just don’t like to wear them anymore.
Check your bag collection and separate those bags which you don’t need or don’t like anymore.
7- Post on Social Media
It’s the era of social media. Take an active part in Handbag Day by posting photos of your favorite handbags.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalHandbagDay. Also, don’t forget to tag PurseBlog as they are founders of this day.
8- Post a “What’s in my Bag” Video
You might have seen these videos of different influencers and celebrities. But today, show your followers what you keep in your bag and make a “What’s in my Bag” video.
Share your handbag collection with your social media followers.
An average woman at least has three bags. How many bags do you own? Show them to your social media followers and ask them to share their collections.
Reasons to Love National Day for Handbags
Here are some of the reasons why you should love Handbag Day.
Handbags are Handy:
You might have a lot of storage cabinets and organizers in your house. But when it comes to traveling or going anywhere out of your house, handbags come in handy.
While going outside, put your essentials in your handbag, and most of your worries will disappear!
Enhances the Outfit:
Another reason to love Handbag Day is that a handbag is the most beautiful and elegant accessory.
If you ever feel that your outfit is missing something, pair it with a handbag, and you’ll notice the clear difference.
Handbags are an important part of our lives, so why not dedicate a day to celebrating the importance and practicality of handbags?
Take some time out of the hectic routine and celebrate National Handbag Day on the 10th of October!
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