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06-08-2006
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I am all for big bags - some girls just pack a lot of stuff to carry around, I'm one of them and this is a habit that I never quite got out of from my college days.
Even though I live in CA now, I still like to carry a big bag around during the day - I'll use a (large ) clutch at night if it's to a nice restaurant.
I don't think it's a fashion victim/ celebrity-influenced thing for me, it's just a way of life for me and a great way to carry my life around on the go.

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For Shimmer...this is the Camilla Staerk bag I have in cream:

From camillastaerk.co.uk
I like that bag very much! Definitely would work for my lifestyle

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^Just to give you an idea of the size though - it's about 1 metre in length and about 75cm in width!

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^Just to give you an idea of the size though - it's about 1 metre in length and about 75cm in width!
woah thats huge
i love big bags.i got my first big bag about two years ago and for me they're just so much more practical and i find small bags quite ugly...i dont know why.

so yay

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soft! there was a silly article just today in the sunday times 'style' mag
discussing 'baglash'
which touched on oversized bags . . .
i've typed up a little snippet . .

'fashionistas of all ages & IQs now routinely suffer from bag elbow, bag shoulder or bag shin . . . there is a health issue here. and these bags take over. they require their own seat on the bus. they barge into people, winding them in the organic vegetable aisle. in short, they are the 4x4s of the accessory world - too big, too brash and too noisy.'

made me giggle.! ;]


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found the full article!
after i'd typed out all tht . .

*baglash

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^Haha....I'm definitely one of those people! But hey, I hold my bags on my lap on the tube.

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thanks susie! looks very practical!

the black is leather right, and yours (the cream), is canvas?
how much was it, may i ask :p

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^Well, I got my canvas one for 20 at a sample sale reduced from 80

The leather ones I believe are about 200 though.... which is still pretty cheap considering the size and material! Not sure if they're still available as they're from the S/S06 collection but for A/W06, they come in brown, green and red leather.

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soft! there was a silly article just today in the sunday times 'style' mag
discussing 'baglash'
which touched on oversized bags . . .
i've typed up a little snippet . .

'fashionistas of all ages & IQs now routinely suffer from bag elbow, bag shoulder or bag shin . . . there is a health issue here. and these bags take over. they require their own seat on the bus. they barge into people, winding them in the organic vegetable aisle. in short, they are the 4x4s of the accessory world - too big, too brash and too noisy.'

made me giggle.! ;]



*thanks for typing it anyway......
very funny ...excellent timing...:p

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susie - Love the bag you posted and definately can see it go well with your style. But sadly some people might not be able to pull it off.

And YAY definatly GO THE BIG BAG.

I've always love the big bag I don't really care if any celebrity carry it or whether it is an "IT" bag or not, as long as I love the bag I would get it.

I do carry my laptop with me most of the times and I prefer to carry one bag and not having to carry my handbag and the laptop bag at the same time almost everyday. So it is down to your personal requirements and your preference.

I don't have a problem if I see a small girl with her big bag as long as it looks good one her ...really who care? because I don't.

I remember back then when FENDI BAGUETTE was in. I saw tall & big girl with it. Let's say everyone has it but I didn't have one, didn't like it and never will.

So for me I buy what I love and feel it suits me and my style regardless if it's IN or OUT.

It funny how it doesn't bother much to some when you see a big girl carry a tiny weeny bag but not for a small girl with her big bag.

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love your post chloe! karma!

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Yes good post klow. It's not our fault we were born short!

I think the overall feeling of this thread is that no one likes a victim or wants to be one. Defining this, is more difficult I suppose.

Like a lot of others, I carry big bags for utilitarian purposes. That said, when it's hot and a muggy out, I carry a clutch because it's simpler and makes me less hot when I'm walking around. So I can downsize if necessary.

Klow, like you, I need to carry a laptop around sometimes (clothes, shoes, sometimes, it depends) and would rather carry one bag than two.

Ultimately, like Helen said, it's about you and how you carry your bag. If it fits you and your lifestyle, then why not.

I understand softie's point about proportions but also, not every who is short is slim, and I think if you are short and curvy then having a big bag also provides some balance.

It's a good topic.

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to me a huge bag on a petite woman looks better than a miniature bag on a large woman.

actually i don't think it's even that possible to carry a small'ish bag in the city during the wintertime if you're both inside and outside walking alot. layering is the only way to survive the blistering cold outside and the desert heater temperature inside. i actually need every last square inch on my huge handbag to carry my cardigan, flats, work stuff, gigantic fur hat, and evian.

if i lived in warmer weather and/or drove everywhere, i doubt i would ever carry such huge bags.

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I'd rather have more than enough room in my bag than to not have enough. my bags aren't all oversized, I guess... just large.

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