The right handbag is presently the ultimate object of desire, not just for supermodels and celebutantes, but for working women from all walks of life.
These days they are prepared to spend more on a handbag than a holiday or even a car, and they want the rest of the world to know it.
This is partly because handbags have become a unique outward statement of a woman’s status, fashion savvy and earning power. The rising popularity of handbags over the past century has followed the increasing social independence of their owners.
Therefore, it is not an accident that many of the most luxurious handbag design brands the we see today, such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Coach, originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as travel became more common.
It is interesting to know that the way the right handbag can make a woman feel goes far deeper than just being a way of carrying things around. It is revealing and concealing, it also represents something deeply private to its owner.
As these brands, especially Coach, became very popular, their handbags became even more expensive. Today, a handbag can go as high as $1500.