“Balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag, but we’d feel naked in public without it.” – Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City taught us quite a few style lessons. I am not sure how many of us understand the gravity of this statement but today as I sit down to write this post, I ponder over the importance a handbag has in a woman’s life. Taking it on a tad philosophical angle, a handbag for me is a personification of assurance, dependability and completeness. A woman’s affair with a bag is selfless, tucked closest to her body, bestowing absolute comfort and companionship.
You judge a man by the shoes he wears. Even though I am not propagating the propaganda of being judgmental, a handbag reveals a lot about a woman’s personality. But why do we find bags so desirable? It’s partly because they’ve become a unique outward statement of a woman’s status, fashion savvy and earning power and the rising popularity of handbags over the past 100 years has followed the increasing social independence of their owners.
Two hundred years ago, a woman’s role was largely domestic but as women started leaving home, both for leisure and work, bags became a useful way of carrying their possessions. So a bag is synonymous to a woman’s financial independence.
My current companion is the “The Midnight Saddle” by The Stitch Story. This cross body bag is beautifully woven and a perfect amalgamation of lovely hues of yellow and blue, handcrafted in faux leather. The perfectly muted golden straps add the adequate touch of glam and oomph. I have been using this baby for quite some time and my rendezvous with it every morning, reinforces the role of an armor and companion.
But that’s not it !!!! I want to even quote some fashionable reasons for loving this beauty. The New York Fashion Week highlighted the cross body bag as a perfect Spring/Summer 2017 trend. So no points for guessing why I am partial towards it. 2017 is a year for yellows. All hues of this shade have been significantly showcased on multiple fashion weeks of 2017. So it was instant love when I saw this bag. Another interesting reason is its vintage influence. For all those who don’t know, Among the oldest bags in the world – and, incidentally very fashionable just now – is the saddle satchel, that stretches right back to the 17th century, even earning a mention in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, first performed in 1600.
The Stitch Story houses many other wonderful designs of bags for today’s woman of substance. When an accessory strives to impart an added impetus to your personality, effortlessly, it deserves due mention.
The Stitch Story’, plans to bring forth handwoven artistry from the heart of Indian villages to our everyday lives with the help of contemporary designs that speak for themselves
When fashion is offered at affordable prices, firmly rooted at the Indian soil and promoting the culture, it deserves every bit of respect.
The Midnight saddle retails for INR2540.
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Until next time,
Stay Stylish, Stay You
Disclaimer: The product was sent to me by the brand in return of an honest review. This review is an account of my true opinions and experiences, and is written in the same manner as if I had bought it at full-price.