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I never used to hold my bag like this but now I do and so do lots of other people

(49 Posts)
CybilLiberty Thu 01-Oct-09 14:43:35

it's a modern phenomenon, isn't it? It was all rucksacks and shoulder bags in my day

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 01-Oct-09 14:44:35

No, thats how HRH holds her handbag, surely?

haventsleptforayear Thu 01-Oct-09 14:45:09

I do too but I feel v. self-conscious doing it!

Lakota Thu 01-Oct-09 14:45:34

When she's photographed at airports with her kids, one of them always has to reach up really high for her hand as she's holding her bag like that!

BooBooChicken Thu 01-Oct-09 14:46:08

what's that all about then?
i too never used to carry a bag like that but i do now...! hmm

CybilLiberty Thu 01-Oct-09 14:51:44

I never used to hold my bag like this

read it woman!

southeastastra Thu 01-Oct-09 14:52:22

do you really! hahahah bet you look daft grin

CybilLiberty Thu 01-Oct-09 15:01:28

it actually hurt my arm and has given me tennis elbow


BooBooChicken Thu 01-Oct-09 15:32:51

Cybil, i meant, "what is this phenomenom all about, why ARE we now carrying our bags this way?"

i wasn't casting aspersions on your post! i was agreeing with you! grin

BitOfFun Thu 01-Oct-09 15:38:40

It's so you can show the design to the paps, innit?

BitOfFun Thu 01-Oct-09 15:41:07

To elaborate, the slebs get stuff lent to them, but they are asked to allow a good photo of it so walk around like that when the paps are around. Then they go back to holding it normally. Lesser slebs do it cos they are copying and want to look important. And Heat readers think that's a normal way to hold a bag.

Sorry Cybill, but it marks you out as a numpty grin

PVish Thu 01-Oct-09 15:41:32

oh god id have to hit oyu hard

Geocentric Thu 01-Oct-09 15:42:00

Ah, but that's for when your bag has nothing in it but your iphone, ciggys and a pack of anti-depressants/ diet-pills (select as appropriate).

For normal people with purses, filofaxes, moist wipes, crayons and other DC rubbish, I can see tennis-elbow developing!!!! The weight!!!!

fishie Thu 01-Oct-09 15:46:35

i do it with my co-op cloth bag with library books in or it drags on the floor.

ADifferentMe Thu 01-Oct-09 15:47:32

I do it too - I think it's because bags are so much bigger than they used to be - it's not comfortable to have half a cow hanging off your shoulder or wrist!

LaurieFairyCake Thu 01-Oct-09 15:48:47

Everyone used to carry their bags like that when I was young hmm

I do still a la old woman when I'm wearing a bulky coat.

BitOfFun Thu 01-Oct-09 15:50:40

Shut it, Laurie, you're spoiling my theory. And I said it with such authority...

pagwatch Thu 01-Oct-09 15:52:07

I always carry my bag like that ever since I started buying little audrey hepburn style numbers.I am a bit addicted to bags like my mum had from the 50's and 60's. So cute

Now Posh is doing it I will have to stop

belcantwait Thu 01-Oct-09 15:55:36

yes i do it to. sorry wink. dh thinks its weird tho with the hand kind of flappin around in the air

BitOfFun Thu 01-Oct-09 15:56:26

Pag would- she is the Queen you know grin

pagwatch Thu 01-Oct-09 15:57:03

I have never ever read Heat BoF !

cheeky mare

pagwatch Thu 01-Oct-09 15:57:32

Thats better

steamedtreaclesponge Thu 01-Oct-09 15:58:50

Good lord - I'd have biceps like Arnie if I carried my bag around like that, what with the amount of shit incredibly important stuff I have to have on me at all times. Shoulders only! grin

pagwatch Thu 01-Oct-09 15:59:48

Actually having been frightened by the mirror in the changing room this morning I am more like the Queen Mother.

My image is no longer ironic

Bleh Thu 01-Oct-09 16:00:21

I thought that was how people used to carry bags, circa. 1940 to 1960, when miniskirts were invented. I'm pretty sure there's pictures of my grandmother holding her bag like that. It's "retro".

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