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DESIREABLE OBJECT OR WEAPON OF LOVE?

A bag can be whatever you want it to be - a sleek, well-ordered version of you, a wonderful souvenir of your travels, a ticket to ride or a statement of love (and lust). For many of us it's our day-to-day life encased in a leather cocoon. However it’s often been seen as more than that. In this blog we take a look at the love affair we have with our bags.

Late Nights & Lie Ins weekend bag featured in Les Carats
Late Nights & Lie Ins weekend bag featured in Les Carats

Our bags are both a private possession and a public statement.  For some of us they are a form of self-expression, a symbol of achievement whilst for others they are collectables or hold strong sentimental value. For anyone who has ever found a lost bag and plucked up the courage to open it they have stumbled into a hidden, intimate reality in which what we carry begins to share who we are and what we have been doing. Thankfully most people feel uncomfortable opening someone’s bag!


CREATING A SENSE OF SELF-EXPRESSION
 

Carte Blanche Handbag featured in Who What WhereCarte Blanche Handbag featured in Who What Where
Carte Blanche Handbag featured in Who What Where

As human beings we have an enduring  psychological and romantic fascination with secret places and compartments – they make us feel we have stumbled into a world of secrets! Our bags are no exception. They create a sense of self-expression and add confidence to our own style. In return we form an emotional connection with our favourite bags – they become our trusted friends and are often present for the moments that matter, carrying the things we don’t like to leave home without! No more so than the versatile luxury Tote Bag.


THE TRUSTED FRIEND FOR EVERYONE
 

The Hampton Tote bag featured in Forbes
The Hampton Tote bag featured in Forbes

The luxury leather tote bag is a bag with a history! “Tote” meaning “to carry a heavy load” was a bag born out of necessity. First designed as an ice bag. A durable, canvas waterproof bag. It fostered a global fan base and has become one of the most enduring bags we carry. Its relaxed form and versatility has allowed generations to carry their secrets where every they are. Now a global fashion accessory it seamlessly transitions from day to night and casual to formal. It’s the perfect all-rounder!


THE POWER OF LOVE
 

The Limited Edition Stanley Bag featured in Elegant Traveller
The Limited Edition Stanley Bag featured in Elegant Traveller

Throughout history bags have been important offerings in courtship – but if you delve a little deeper, money and sex have literally shaped what we carry and who carries what. Bags as statements of love can be incredibly meaningful! A carefully chosen bag represents thoughtfulness, consideration, and an understanding of someone's style and preferences. The right bag can convey affection and appreciation in a tangible form.


 

The love affair we have with our chosen bags is well documented in history and passes through the generations. Whatever you choose to carry it always a personal thing. It’s a public statement and a private possession. What’s clear is we all have favourites. Whether its given as a statement of love or it’s your weapon of choice it’s always carrying the things that matter to you. 
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