Handbags are everyday wear for most women. Giving a handbag as a gift can be tricky unless you have the low down on the basic kinds and your girl’s handbag habits. Handbags developed out of the need for ladies to have something to carry their values in. Handbags have been in the western vernacular to some degree since the 14th century.
Handbags are used for practical storage of car keys, cell phones, palm pilots, wallets, and makeup. Some women who travel overnight on short trips may keep their overnight wear in their handbags. The fact that airline have severely restrict the size of on luggage that can be carried on means more women on short trips are avoiding the luggage pick up upon arrival and are looking for their handbags to also due double duty as a carry on.
Some hand bags are carried for looks. Handbags brought to match a pair of shoes to be worn to the theater or a Christmas office party would be an example. A little touch up makeup, a credit card, cell phone, and one piece of identification is usually all you will find in these bags and they are meant to be dainty. These are the easiest bags for women to save money on if they are will to visit the thrift store. Many times they were used once and set aside. (more…)