Thought of the Day: Why Handbags Are a Con

The fashion industry is rigged. You know how I know?


Women’s clothing is varied, it is beautiful, it is a huge industry, but it lacks one fundamental thing. Take a pair of jeans; they may have pockets at the back, thin, shallow pockets that might just about fit the average smartphone (or maybe not these days), but the front pockets are, well, maybe fit for a pound coin. But who even carries cash anymore?

Then, there’s the work-wear. Dresses, blazers, skirts. a typical men’s suit will have at least 6 pockets, including inside-pockets on the blazer, and trouser pockets. Women? We’d be lucky to get one (not including the fake ones we’re expected to endure).

Why? Women make up the majority of the fashion industry’s target market, after all. Why alienate your largest consumer base?

To sell handbags and purses of course. Think about it. If women’s jean pockets were as practical as men’s, we’d never need to carry a handbag. We’d barely need purses. And there goes a multi-billion dollar global industry.

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Ladies, it’s time to fight back. We can rise up against the fashion moguls who have condemned us to this pocket-less existence, and demand change.

And we all get that feeling, you know, when you try on a dress that you like, only to find it has pockets. Naturally, you immediately tell everyone in a 30-foot radius and rush to make your purchase.

Use that spending power. Stop buying handbags. Buy more practical, functional accessories. And maybe one day, you’ll be able to go to work with your phone comfortably in your pocket.


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Anamika Talwaria

Anamika is Editorial Assistant at Build It. When she's not writing about bespoke homes, she can be found travelling the world and drinking cocktails wherever she goes!

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