Do you ever stop and wonder what our bag obsessions are all about?
What is the draw or the appeal of having a designer name on our arm? We can't be that shallow to think that just because a celebrity is carrying it we have to run out and buy one. Or is it the search for the perfect leather, with the perfect opening at the top, with the perfect handles that wrap around our arm or shoulder? In either case the obsession is ridiculous!! Seeing someone walking down the street with an amazing bag might just send us in a panic to try and find one just like it.
I tend to believe that in this fashion-conscience society accessories are "easily" affordable and allow us to express our personality without having to claim bankruptcy. Wether it's the latest Balenciaga or a classic Chanel flap we can all have a sense of individuality even though we may all be carrying the same bag.
So the next time you see someone with a great bag, don't look at her sideways. Instead give her a smile, like you know how long she had to save for that bag. And maybe say, "I like your bag."