Sunday, November 1, 2009

Addiction to Handbags

What is the primary thought that pops-up in your mind when you hear the words, GUCCI…PRADA…LOUIS VUITTON…ESBEDA…HIDESIGN…DA-MILANO…etc.
Yes, it’s a magnificent, wonderful, outstanding, elegant, stylish and graceful handbag for women.

Allow me to ask all my readers one more question. When was the last time you purchased a new handbag? Or when was the last time you thought of purchasing a handbag?
I am pretty sure, sometime in near past, may be 2 weeks, you must have thought to purchase one or must have promised yourself in the marketplace that on the next occasion you will certainly procure “this” or “that” brand or sort of handbag.

Well – well, even all the guys reading this, must have heard something on the subject of handbags from their female friends, associates, girlfriends, wives, sisters and even mothers. You know what, we females, actually have an addiction for handbags.

Well I will make a confession here. I bought one yesterday itself. It’s a beautiful mauve colour Esbeda handbag which is just perfect. Even after buying this one, I can’t think of leaving/ discarding the one I am presently using, which is a polka dotted brown coloured potli type handbag from Baggit which I bought about a year ago. I don’t know, but somehow, it has become vital to me and I can’t even think of doing away with it. I am very much addicted to it as I carry it each and everywhere even in case at times people feel that there is no need of it. It helps to boost up my confidence and gives me a comfortable feeling.

I asked few of my extremely good associates regarding the first thought that pops up in their mind as soon as they hear following popular words, the results are in front of you :-

1. GUCCI – LUXURY brand which the maximum females are mad after
3. Female handbag - a stylish lady, fashionable n independent; Women’s life for the day; the most essential need of the day

Humans have a habit of associating merchandise with the particular one they are using or dream of becoming the proprietor of. For example, when one of my associates was asked a similar question, her first thought was, an elegant brown coloured Da Milano handbag she was planning to acquire.

The demand and addiction of handbags is just not with the young generation of today, but if you go and check the closets of our mothers, they too are having a minimum of 6-7 handbags, although they don’t get time of changing these very often. A bride is expected to have at least 11 different kinds of handbags at the time of her wedding so that she can match them with her wedding attires.

But Market is now changing. Chinese products have captured the market place with their copied products available throughout the country very easily. People do want to buy branded handbags but they want to spend minimum for the same. ‘Why not buy an imitated Louis Vuitton for 1/10th of the original price’, is the thinking of today’s women. Now we can easily get an imitated China made Louis Vuitton, Gucci for 2000 – 3000/-. The import of Chinese products is the upcoming business these days and more and more businessmen are getting involved in it.

It’s true that we cannot live without a choice, but we should also think of those who cannot afford to have even 1. if out of the 11-12 pieces we have, even if we donate one to the needful, it will help them a lot to fulfil their dreams as well. I am not saying to give away your favourite or the most expensive one, but at least we can give away the one which we are not using at all. So lets go back and recheck in our closets and take out one and only one for giving it to our working maids or any other needful person. Also, may be we can coordinate and club up with an NGO and start working on this. I can take the initiative but will require your support, so all those who are willing to help, please respond to this blog so that I can start working on it.



  1. Hey priyanka..very well written! i second ur thoughts on women being addicted to collection never stops growing!! I have 9 bags in my closet n evry bag beats the other in some way...My latest addition last month was Hidesign leather bag which so far has been my favvvvv..has a rich color with an excellent feel. i hope to stick with this one for long!! :p

  2. hi Akaansha...thanks for ur tell me, which is the oldest n u would like to donate... :)
    i am pretty sure u wil be having one atleast for giving away...
    pls join hands with me for this cause...

  3. Indeed thoughtful: couple with bove , v shd al aim for donatin somethin r the other & makin charity as a part of our life...

    Also galz shd curtail this injurious addiction :-)..

  4. hi all..
    would like to inform that, this article of mine, recently got published in Times Of India.