Why do women love handbags so much?

For most of us women, the handbag is the ultimate 21st-century statement piece. Whether chic, timeless, modern, or bold (or a combination of the above!), a woman’s handbag speaks to her personality and lifestyle. These days, many of us are prepared to spend more on a handbag than a posh vacation, and we want the world to know it.

While fashion shows are typically associated with clothes, need not forget the most coveted accessory on the catwalk: the handbag. The ultimate question, though, is why do women find bags so desirable? It's partly because they've become representative of a woman's status, but they also speak to her fashion preference and earning power. This can be noticed in the rising popularity of handbags, as well as the increasing social independence of women — be proud, ladies — we rock!

A bag contains our survival kit for daily life in the urban jungle. From mobile phones, tampons, makeup, wallets, and keys, to hair straighteners, laptops, chewing gum, snacks, or a change of clothes, most of us need space for everything. As a result, its mystique remains intact: many men find the complexities of what is carried in a handbag odd and would never dare to invade its privacy.

Without a doubt, most women feel naked without their handbags. So, we recommend picking out something you’ll never leave behind — a bag that’s unique, functional, and speaks directly to your personality. Why wait? Pick out your standout Cindy Kirk Bag today. We’re currently loving the Audrey, the Santa Fe, and the Betty. All hand-sewn and beautifully designed, CKD bags are a true labor of love.