In the 16th century, small bags were made out of common materials. They were leather and fastened with drawstring on top. Large cloth bags were introduced and worn by travelers diagonally across the body.
In the 17th century, bags became more complex and elaborate. Girls were taught skills such as embroidery and needlework, that could assist them in finding a husband. These skills gave rise to stitched artwork on bags.
In the 18th century, as neo-classical clothing came into fashion, women started carrying their bags as not to ruin their outfits. They named these bags "reticules". Most women had more than one, so that they could use a certain one for each occasion. Contents of these bags might include rouge, face powder, a fan, a scent bottle, visiting cards, a card case, and smelling salts.
In the early 1900s people specifically began calling their bags "handbags". This term also referred to luggage that men carried. They then inspired women, who began carrying bags with complicated fasteners, internal compartments, and locks. In the 1920s, it became popular that bags no longer had to match your outfit. In the 1940s, with WWII, handbags were made out of wood or plastic, since most metals were strategic materials. In the 1950s, popular handbag designers included Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes. Today these three brands are still popular, along with Gucci, Christian Dior, Fendi, Prada, Kate Spade, and Lockheart among many others.
Now let's see my handbag (a warning! this is a brand less handbag.hehe) :
Peering inside my handbag; there are:
a disposable nappy, a wallet, an international driving permit, a library card, a clinic card, a pair of sunglasses, a mobile phone, a pen and a thumb drive.
There's one pocket at the back.This is where I put the house keys and my car key.
How do I organise my handbag? It's just as easy as A, B, C. Basically what I do is:
A: all the things that belong together should be put together. For example, all the cards in the pockets of your wallet.
B: bring only the things that you really need. For instance, if it's not so sunny you can leave your sunglasses. (I only have the sunglasses since it's summer now in NZ)
C: carefully take out the thing you want by not jumbled things up in your handbag. (I know it's hard especially if you want to grab your ringing mobile phone!).
When you have put the things that belongs together, you won't take so much time trying to find what you want. Then, when you bring only things that really need, you are not cramming your handbag with all the junks. The last step when you carefully take the thing out, you are saving your time to reorganize your handbag later.
Why am I blabbering about handbags? As you can already see in the title, this entry is for the "How do you organise your bag contest". The organizer is gin&Jacqie .
The best thing is there will be 10 winners and each winner will win one Organize Jacq set each. I repeat, 10 winners which mean 10 Organize Jacq set to give away!!
The Gin&Jacqie organizer bag above has a pretty name… The Organize Jacq set.. and it’s comprise of 2 bags… one medium size and one small size.
The Organize Jacq set is a great way to organize all your essential items in one bag, from your keys, handphone, purse to your make-ups. You can have a bag organizer for your smaller bags too. Switching handbags will be hassle free.
Each Organize Jacq bag has:
- Velcro tab opening
- Two exterior side compartments for handphone and I-pod
- One back exterior compartment to hold tissues and notes
- One front exterior compartment
- Four pen holders
- Two interior sub-compartments to hold keys and make up items
- One large interior compartment for wallet and bigger items