Sometimes it feels like the world wants smaller and smaller… thinner smartphones, thinner televisions, thinner laptops, shorter shirts, fun-sized candy bars, etc. The common phrase you hear is “less is always more.” But why shrink into ourselves when we could take up space?
Maybe instead of less is more… “bigger is always better.” Or what about, “go big or go home?” Every occasion calls for something different—I mean, let’s face it, lugging a giant bag around at a private dinner or black-tie event seems tedious and exhausting. But wow, wouldn’t a shopper bag come in handy for shopping?
In our quest for eliminating the use of plastic and paper bags, let’s go big or go home with reusable and fashionable extra large crossbody bags, large hobo bags, coho bags, tote bags (like our Lexi Tote pictured above), and shopper bags. Hey, sometimes you just need that extra space.
How Did We Get Here?
The history of the handbag has a long lineage of all different sized bags, usually depending on the wearer and their needs. For instance, women either attached their purses or bags to a girdle or to their waist to make up for having no pockets sewn into their clothes. In Egyptian hieroglyphs, “waist pouches were the style and it was trendy to carry a bag around the hip,” according to BagBirdy.com.
In addition, “in 1843, there were 2,000 miles of railway lines in Great Britain. The traditional purse had to adapt so as to become helpful to commuters too. The needs of commuters essentially changed the overall design of the bag.” The need for more spacious handbags birthed the idea of the luggage bag, in fact, “the lexicon “handbag” emerged to describe the new hand-held commuter luggage bags.
Why Do Women Use Purses?
According to PhillyVoice, “at the time they developed pockets, women wore these huge, poofy skirts. There was nowhere to put a pocket. But actually, [some dresses] had pockets underneath the skirts, along the sides, where they could put stuff into them… or they’d tie a bag to their waist with all their essentials inside it.” In layman’s terms, women needed to be able to carry belongings with them and their lack of pockets inspired bags.
The Push from Small to Supersize
This time of year demands big bags—shopping for Halloween, Diwali, Christmas, Channukah, and more. Navigating the frazzling sales and increased mall traffic, you don’t want to leave your little wallet or cell phone laying around to be forgotten or worse—inside a flimsy plastic shopping bag ready to burst open. Instead, slide those items into your durable and trustworthy large coho bag and direct your focus to finding the fastest checkout line.
Regal and Roomy
Available in mint, salmon, and white, this polyester with shiny silver hardware Kinsley Large Coho Bag is perfect for the holiday shopper cruising the aisles. Complete with beautiful stitch work and simple buckle details in the front—coho bags are timeless and made for long-term durability.
On its exterior, there are 3 zip pockets, a zipper closure, and 3 slip pockets. Inside the Kinsley Large Coho Bag contains 1 large main compartment, 1 zip pocket, and 2 slip pockets. Either sling this bag over your shoulder or wear it like a hobo bag with its adjustable strap. Take this with you when shopping for stocking stuffers and skip the extra cents wasted on plastic bags.
Spacious and Sexy
On the outside, there are two top swag pockets, 1 middle zip pocket, a front slip pocket, and 1 gusset slip pocket. Upon appearing inside, you’ll be greeted by a front phone pocket, a back wall zip pocket, and a spacious PVC interior. The best place to store some candy for later when taking the kids out for trick-or-treating.
Hefty and Homey
This large and in charge texture patterned taupe hobo bag is another perfect for fall handbag. Meet the comfortable and cozy Kacey Large Hobo Bag; featuring 1 zip pocket on the front with 3 zippered top closures, and 3 slip pockets on the inside.
Hobo bags embody the feeling of sipping on hot chocolate and reading a book by the fireplace. Both roomy and cozy, this bag will remind you of being home for the holidays—especially when it’s filled with tons of gifts to bring home!
Cavernous and Cute
On the outside, you’ll see 1 top zip pocket on the back, 1 slip pocket on the front, and a zipper closure. Peering into the inside there is a large main compartment and 1 zipper pocket. The ideal large crossbody for the stylish woman taking trips to all the trendy stores.
Large and in Charge
Sometimes a large crossbody purse just isn’t enough… so let’s talk about some extra large crossbody bags… now introducing the crossbody with some attitude—the Sarah Satchel Crossbody Bag. She is going to dominate that sales rack and find the best deals in town.
Featuring two exterior zip pockets, 1 exterior slip pocket, and magnetic snap closure. This extra large crossbody bag means business when it comes to holiday shopping. Like a traveling treasure chest, carefully place your purchased goods in its large interior pocket. Available in numerous styles, there is a bag for every shopper and sale hopper.
Bigger is Better
With more and more states and businesses banning plastic shopping bags, it is to your benefit to have a big , durable, and fashionable bag for running errands, shopping, or just commuting. Something to carry all of your essentials and anything else you pick up along the way. Take a look at our whole collection of handbags — you’re bound to find a handbag that fits your needs and your style!