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This struck me as interesting in a few ways.
First, although I usually have a general sense of what's going on, I had never heard of a statement bag. A snappy search on the Google revealed that a statement bag is the new It Bag. This term strikes me as just a little ridiculous in the sense that, what statement exactly is your bag making? A couple that come to mind are: "I am so loaded, I think it makes great sense to carry my wallet and lipstick around in a bag that cost more than your mortgage" or "I wouldn't want anyone to think that my boho top and ripped jeans were really from the Good Will so I'll just stick a $3,000 bag on my arm to be sure you know who you're dealing with."
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Second, and I believe my friend is correct, isn't it funny that large donors would be more inclined to make a gift to a charity when approached by an affluent looking woman than by those benefiting from their donation? Is this because people have a harder time saying no to "one of their own"? Or is it that being well dressed opens doors and purses?
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Finally, with global meat consumption at an all time high, shouldn't the cost of leather be declining? Yet, despite the sub-prime mortgage debacle, Euro crisis and ongoing global recession these bags continue to go up, up, up in price. Of course luxury brands argue that it is the hand crafting by their skilled European artisans that make these bags so
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Now, much like religion, I believe if it helps someone get through their day and isn't hurting anyone else, by all means embrace the new statement bags. Perhaps like bangles or guard rings some fancy folks may even begin stacking them before long. To find the right bag and statement for you, you might want to begin here. If your caviar taste does not mesh with your tuna fish budget you could try renting a statement bag at the Netflix of handbags Bag Borrow or Steel.