LOL!! I don't know? I do it I guess because these are special? As itsmree said, we tend to baby our bags. And it sounds better than referring to the bag as "it" or having to type the name of the bag every time? I would never call my contemporary bags "her", they're not nearly as special to me. I don't know Dorf, but I got a smile and chuckle out of your thread
That is a great observation and question. I think many TPFrs see bags as more than just something that carries their stuff. Bags are very special and we ADORE them. To say "it" just doesn't convey the love I have for my bags.