Designer handbags are as vital as breathing for the girls of Sex and the City. Remember the movie? Designer handbags are rented in the same manner as apartments and cars! So exactly what’s so special about a pouch simply designed to hold our keys, wallets and cell phones?
For starters, the bags of these high-fashion women cost more than can even fit inside their little pouch. After some research of both the HBO Sex and the City series and the movie, we were finally able to pinpoint only one purse that cost less than $1500!! The show decides to parade Carrie around in expensive Manolo Blahnik shoes and Timmy Woods bags only to have her return to a mildly dingy apartment. Sounds weird, right? Not really.
While this may seem like an extravagant lifestyle only seen on the silver screen, reality does collide with the show. In fact, it was Samantha’s desire for a Hermes Birkin bag that made fans realize that their favorite characters struggle to secure high end designer labels just like everyone else. Sex and the City exposed the $5000 bill and 2 year wait to obtain one of these coveted designer handbags – and even using Lucy Liu as a pseudo-name couldn’t snag the bag for Samantha. Women around the world could relate to having the perfect handbag out of reach but within sight.
Sex and the City has us all drooling over the designer labels; Hermes Birkin, Chanel, Fendi, Nancy Gonzalez, Louis Vuitton, and more grace the screen leaving us in both awe of their beauty and anger of their nearly unattainable status. But we must give credit where credit is due. For as much as the fashionistas of SATC relish their expensive toys, they are occasionally spotted at vintage stores that house no labels. Carrie even wore a “no-label” wedding dress on her big day – although she did balance it with the Dior Gladiators she uses to walk down the aisle.
Basically, a handbag is how a woman is presented. It provides the cover for whatever dirty secrets hide inside; the number of a guy you’re not supposed to be seeing, the makeup you pretended you don’t wear because you’re already flawless, and whatever else you wish to hide. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha have it right. Make sure your handbag represents your style and how you want to be seen – even if you have to break the bank to get there….lol.
With 2009 now fast coming to an end, we’re getting closer to the Sex and the City movie sequel, May 28, 2010. I can’t wait to see what’s install for us when it comes to the fashion, especially the handbags!