The size of your handbag tells your age

I was reading a list called the “Les’s fatuous but fail-safe guide to knocking a decade off your age” in a magazine the other day. The third point could not be more true:

“Lose the handbag effluent. As you get older you appear to need more stuff: tissues, vials of little homeopathic pills, nail scissors, a full make-up kit, cheque book and bulging purses. A woman who carries a small bag has no need of life support gear. Younger women need lip gloss, a credit card and a cellphone the size of a tampon.”

I had a good laugh when I read this. When I was younger all I took with me was the very basic necessities. Now that I am getting older I progressed from only carrying and needing the basics, to having a little bag that eventually burst at the seams and now I have a big bag that too is bursting at the seams. It is time for me to downsize to the bird pouch I think.

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    Kat says:

    Hi wren
    I’m afraid I fall into the ‘lets carry the world around with me” category. Small bags are for evenings…
    Someone once gave me a lovely (small) bag and then commented on how I never used it – I had to explain that if my moleskin diary doesn’t fit into it isn’t ever going to get much use…!

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    Adele says:

    Ja, I’m with Nell – ancient in bag years!
    Would love to read the entire article. Can you remember which magazine and issue it’s from?