January 31- On women’s bags and secret power

Hello January and farewell,

What is the link between a woman’s bag and her feminine power? Honestly, I was going to drop the bag-subject, because I finally found something that seems to fulfill all my desires 🙂

But then, comments of fellow blogers made me reflect and do some research on the topic.

What is this deep and dark secret hiding in our bag? Why all this bag-mania that goes beyond brands? When did it all start? All these questions, and even more…

Bags were used by men and women in different cultures all around the world. At least in the Western world, since the fourteen and fifteen centuries, and became associated to fashion, little by little.

As to their meaning, it could be related to status, the way to present ourself to society. A bag can also serve as a weapon: to handbag someone…

As to their “secret” meaning, psychology has an answer: our women’s bag represents our “womb” in a way. Our reproductive power, so, in a symbolic way, creativity. In dreams, bags are associated to feminine identity. Is it their round form, -despite designer’s effort to present more suggestions?

I wouldn’t know what to say.

In any case, it seems that in the literature, bags have something to do with our feeling of empowerment.

So, following this idea, it could be that my search for a new bag was a way to feel empowered. To bust my feminine self.

With this “magic” item 🙂

Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Handbag Trends: Fringed Bags

http://www.fashionisers.com/trends/fall-winter-2014-2015-handbag-trends/

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/26/style/tmagazine/t_w_1037_1038_talk_freud_.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.randomhistory.com/2008/10/01_handbag.html