Bags have been used since prehistoric times, and in the Bible, Judas Iscariot was described as a purse carrier. Over the centuries, bags have gained a more unique and fashionable appeal, and are no longer only used for practical purposes: they have now assumed the role of a fashion accessory. Designers all over the world such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Burberry et al, make it their ultimate goal to design A WIDE VARIETY OF BAGS, SO THAT EACH WOMAN can have a bag that she can call her own.
Women always come prepared, if you are a man and you are lucky enough to have a wife, or a girlfriend, rest assured that of ever a drink spills on you, your spouse will most probably be able to save the day by having something useful in her bag to help you out.
Our motherland is rich not only in oil, but also in the sophistication of bags that our elite carry. Some carry handbags that leave you bewildered and wanting the same, while others carry handbags that make you wonder why they bothered, it all has to do with taste, and a good fashion sense. Do you colour coordinate your bag and your outfit? Or are you just carrying handbag because you want to show it off? Those excused from the fashion judgment are those who are not able to afford expensive and fashionable bags.
We are usually attached to our bags, losing it or having it stolen always bring tears to one’s eyes, whether you are bold enough to admit it or not, the reason being the valuable and sometimes irreplaceable items that it contains. It all depends actually, sometimes the bag is more valuable than its content, and other times, its contents are more cherished. Either way, it hurts! A shout out and my deepest condolences to all those who have lost a bag, either by your own carelessness, or by theft, it saddens one’s heart no matter what.
Another thing about these treasured accessories is that they may cost an arm and a leg, but once you acquire them, they are yours to keep forever. That is the difference between men and handbags, once you have and claim your handbag it will never leave you but with men (# clears throat) you can never be too sure.
My advice: treat your handbags with respect, do not be careless, do not turn your back and neglect it for a second. No, the person sitting next to you is not your friend, do not trust anyone with your bag, whether it is made of plastic, a “Ghana-must-go-bag” or a designer bag, because no amount of tears may ever bring it back.
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