MUST-READ: stats/facts/quirky quotes about almighty handbag (Shop Etc 9/06 issue)

  1. (source: SHOP Etc SEPTEMBER 2006)

    Bag of Tricks
    Get carried away by these stats, facts and quirky quotes about the almighty handbag.

    1 in 10
    Number of women willing to spend $150 or more on a handbag.

    $24,500
    The highest price that a luxury handbag (the Hermes Birkin) sold for on eBay.

    22%
    Percentage of women who would spurge on a handbag if they could choose only one designer item. Only 9% would choose shoes.

    "Man Purse"
    The name might have negative connotations now, but back in the 1800s, purses were small bags used to hold coins. Only men carried them.

    5 lbs 9 oz.
    Weigh of the average SHOP Etc staffer's handbag.

    3 lbs
    Weight of the average woman's handbag.

    21
    Number of bags Marc Jacobs has named after models, including the "Daria" (Werbowy), "Karolina" (Kurkova) and "Christy" (Turlington).

    6
    Number of handbags the average woman owns.

    $42
    Amount the average woman spent on her last handbag.

    Gucci Medium Boston Bag
    Fendi B.Bag
    Louis Vuitton Baggy PM Denim Bag
    The three most-requested "rental" bags on bagborroworsteal.com.

    "No woman I know
    could ever be a terrorist. Put a bomb in a Gucci bag? Oh, no way!" -- Joan Rivers

    3 in 4 women
    Have a "favorite" handbag.

    Handbagging (v: to bruise)
    Origin: Margaret Thatcher's no-holds-barred debating style and her lust for handbags.
    Meaning: Her words had left her opponent as metaphorically bruised as if she had swung her handbag at him.
     
  2. $42?!

    I don't think I've ever spent $42 on a handbag!

    lol @ Joan Rivers' quote :smile:
     
  3. Interesting stats!
     
  4. I wish I was still only spending $42 on handbags....gosh my whole house would be full of them....**sigh** unfortunately my tastes have gone up quite a bit.....
     
  5. No woman I know
    could ever be a terrorist. Put a bomb in a Gucci bag? Oh, no way!" -- Joan Rivers

    This one funny...

    Very intersting stats..thanks for sharing..
     
  6. That was interesting...thanks for letting us know
     
  7. bag.lover:

    What did think of the bag in the picture with stats? I thought the color looked gorgeous but I'd like to see it in person.
     
  8. IndyCat, I think the style and color are nice. I am usually not a fan of this type of material though, I prefer plain leather. I wonder how the sides of the bag look like, wait to see it in person first. =)
     
  9. Great stats!! Thanks for posting!
     
  10. bag.lover - I agree that stamped leather can be hit or miss - but I think it works well in some designs. There isn't a Furla boutique where I am - maybe Nordstrom or Saks will carry it and I will be able to see it IRL.

     
  11. Taupe is available at Nordstrom online for $455USD, it's considered Extra Large size. Dune and Onyx are also listed, but they are probably regular leather?

    Furla 'Yolande' Pleated Shopper

    Pleated, croc-embossed shopper is embellished with an oversized leather tassel.

    Two-way zip closure.
    Interior zip and cell phone pockets.
    Protective metal feet.
    Leather.
    By Furla; imported.

    item# 54968
    price: $455.00
    Fit: Extra-large: Holds at least a magazine, water bottle, full-size wallet and sweater.
    Dimensions: 18"W x 15"H x 6"D. Hand-held strap. Strap drop: 7".

     
  12. Interesting stats, thanks for sharing!
     
  13. thats interesting thanks :smile:
     
  14. Thanks bag lover. I too saw the pics on Nordstrom's website and also on furlausa.com but no one seems to be showing the red.:cry: It was the deep red color that caught my attention in the magazine pic. Oh well, I guess that's $455 I can save for something else! Thanks again for helping me look. :p

     
  15. $42 the average price? What kind of distribution around this average I wonder? What demographic? I was thinking more like $420, haha.