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National Handbag Day

Show off your style on National Handbag Day with the perfect accessory! Shop for the latest trends and get ready to turn heads.
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October 10
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate National Handbag Day on Oct. 10! Handbags have been around for centuries and were first used as a way to carry money, food, or even weapons. Today they are primarily used as accessories that can be stylish and practical at the same time. From big totes to tiny clutches, handbags come in all shapes and sizes so you can find one that fits your lifestyle perfectly!

History of National Handbag Day

National Handbag Day Dates

National Handbag Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Medieval Handbag Use</div><div class='timeline-text'>Medieval illustrations show men and women carrying small bags for functional purposes such as carrying coins.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Handbag Styles</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 19th century, a variety of handbag styles were introduced, including the reticule (the first true handbag) and carpet bags.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Influence of Fashion Designers</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fashion houses such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton started to incorporate stylish handbags into their collections, turning handbags into fashionable accessories.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1945</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hermes Creates The Birkin Bag</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hermès created the Birkin bag, one of the most iconic luxury handbags, named after actress Jane Birkin.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Handbag Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Handbag Day was celebrated, a day founded by bag lovers to appreciate and showcase their favorite handbags.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Handbag Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Design your own bag</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're feeling creative, why not design your own handbag? With some fabric, a needle and thread, and some imagination, you can create the perfect bag for any occasion.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Shop for a new bag</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There's no better way to celebrate National Handbag Day than to shop for a new one! Look for deals online or take a trip to your local mall and find the perfect bag.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a handbag swap</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over and have a handbag swap. This is a great way to clean out your closet and get a new look without spending a dime.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate old bags</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find an organization that accepts donations of gently used handbags, such as homeless shelters or charities, and give away your old bags to those in need.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a handbag party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather all of your friends who love bags and have them bring their favorites. Celebrate by swapping stories about the bags and share tips on how to care for them.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Handbag Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Handbags are stylish</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Handbags are no longer just a way to carry our belongings, they've become fashion statements in their own right. From classic leather satchels to bright and funky patterned totes, there's something to suit every style and personality. And don't forget - a great handbag is the perfect accessory for completing any outfit!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Handbags are functional</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you need a place to keep your lunch while at work, or have kids who like to carry a lot of 'stuff' with them on the go, a good handbag can be an indispensable part of your daily life. Plus, they come in all different shapes and sizes, so it's easy to find one that fits your needs!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Handbags make great gifts</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Let's face it - everyone can use a new handbag from time to time. They're perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day or just because! Whether you choose a classic black canvas bag or something a bit more unique, a well chosen handbag always makes someone feel special.</p></div></div>

5 Unveiled Facts for National Handbag Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Handbags were once seen as a symbol of secrecy</h3><p class='facts-content'>Handbags in the 19th Century were seen as a sign of secrecy because they were designed with complicated clasps and small openings that suggested hiding necessary or intimate items.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>First Designer Handbag was introduced in 1841</h3><p class='facts-content'>English company H.J. Cave & Sons designed the first luxury handbags, primarily aimed towards the wealthy tourists traveling by train or steamship.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hand Bags were Initially Unisex</h3><p class='facts-content'>Earlier in history, both men and women carried handbags for practical purposes. It was only after the 'New Look' of the 1950s that handbags became an exclusively female accessory.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Handbags sparked a social movement in the 1960s</h3><p class='facts-content'>The availability of affordable, stylish handbags in the 1960s was part of the democratization of high fashion, enabling consumers across economic levels to participate in the latest fashion trends.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The most expensive handbag was sold for over $300,000</h3><p class='facts-content'>A Hermès Birkin bag, decorated with diamonds, broke records when it sold at Christie's auction house in Hong Kong for a whopping $379,261 in 2017.</p></div></div>

National Handbag Day FAQs

When is National Handbag Day?

National Handbag Day is celebrated on October 10 every year. In 2024 National Handbag Day will occur on a Thursday.

National Handbag Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Oct 10

Tuesday

2024

Oct 10

Thursday

2025

Oct 10

Friday

2026

Oct 10

Saturday

2027

Oct 10

Sunday

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