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Are You a Bag Lady?

Updated on September 26, 2011

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Bag's "R" Us!
Bag's "R" Us!

I don't know about you, but I love bags! Can you tell?

So are you one of those ladies who has a bag for everything? That is great if you do, because you are probably a woman who loves variety and change. And of course you must be a woman with some style.

Do you have so many bags or totes you forgot what you have: is it book bags, totes, a lap top carrier, make-up bag, yarn bag, clothes bag, backpack, overnight bag, lingerie bag, shoe bag, snack bag, diaper bag, jewerly bag, hair accessory bag, toiletry bag, mail bag, sewing bag....or maybe it's an art bag.

Are you a true bag lady?

I had a friend who always carried a big bag with her, one day she was downtown sitting on a bench, and a man walked up to her and tryed to give her a free meal ticket at the local mission:) This is a true story, when she told us, we were all in stiches from laughing so hard. She went on to explain she sat on the bench to rest, put her big bag on the ground beside her, and put her hand in her head.....I guess we could see where, someone got the wrong picture. What was so funny about it, was that she had a really good paying job, with full benefits, looking to retire soon.

My niece said the real hip and in thing for her and her fellow college students is the tote's by Vera Bradley. I looked them up, they are pretty cool. She said, that she couldn't afford one, but that all the girls on campus wanted a Vera Bradley Bag. So just passing the info on, if you know of someone who is in college. I know sometimes it is hard to find the right gift for those girls.

I like to knit and crochet, having a bag or tote for my yarn is really nice. It is handy to grab anytime I am riding along, or going on a trip. I already have a project in the bag:)

A drawing bag,is usually full too, with a blank drawing pad, a few pencils, eraser, (has to be a gummie eraser...) a few colored pencils, felt pens, and a must is a few different sizes of black outliner pens.

Christmas is Coming! So you might think about finding a Christmas Bag or Tote. This would be a fun early Christmas present for someone, you could include some Christmas Cards, a nice pen and an address book or just a typed sheet of paper with the heading "Christmas List."

What about a book bag, finding a unique book bag and putting a new book from their favorite Arthur, might be a fun gift....Oh don't forget to include a really cool book mark:)

A Bible Tote or Bible cover. This is an individual preference, yet if you know a person is involved in a Bible Study or Class, they might appreciate a carry tote:)

You could make up a new idea....make a garland bag! You could buy some neat garlands and put them in Christmas bag. I know I have given some fun garlands to friends before Thanksgiving. When Thanksgiving was over they were ready to throw up their garland to get in the Christmas Spirit.

Some of you love make-up, and usually you have a specific brand you like. If you know the brand of make-up someone loves, buy some, and buy a nice unique tote to put it in for them.

Allot to say about this. Totes, Bags, Purses, reflect our personality. We have to find bags that tell who we are, or what we are into. Maybe it's horses, cats, or dogs or needlepoint? Whatever it is that is your forte, I am sure you can find a bag about it!

We do know too, about you scrapbookers out there! Did you think we forgot about you? There are some really cool scrapbook bags, with all of those neat compartments. Maybe you could find some nice little clear boxes to show off, the variety of embellishments.

My daughter she has 3 seems she always has a snack bag full of goodies, to grab on the way out the door. She keeps it in the kitchen, so she can add some fresh fruit, or drinks before they go running out to the car. She is a very organized person this way.

The other day, I received in the mail, a flyer that showed a "Diva" diaper bag. Wow it is cute. I thought where were these when I was carrying a diaper bag around. These bags are styling:) I can't believe it? Someone actually thought about the dad's....they now have diaper bags for dads. No more embarrassing moments for Dad's, they can have their own diaper bag when they take their baby out! How awesome it that?

I did too see, for college students or travelers a laundry bag. I was surprised to see a nice laundry bag:) Never knew there was such a thing.

Let's think about a sock bag. It seems everyone needs socks at Christmas time. Finding a bag to fill it up with a variety of hip socks, is something to ponder on, I bet the teens would love it.

The popular pet bags, and remember music bags! Especially for those kids or adults taking music lessons. It is nice to have a bag designated for your music, even more so with the winter and rain for thoses states who have 4 seasons:)

Have some fun, think of a new way you could use a bag, for packaging your gift. Speaking of packaging your gift. Last year I made some flannel pillow cases for my nieces. After they were done opening all of their gifts...guess what...yes they used the pillow case to put their gifts in to carry home:) I say they are quick thinkers, I never thought of that till they did it:)

"Happy Holidays, have fun shopping, and Merry Christmas!!!"

(Was not asked to promote Vera Bradley, heard about how popular her bags and totes were.  When I looked them up, I could see why.)

What Kind of a Bag Lady Are You?

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    • heart4theword profile image

      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      mabmiles, thanks for stopping was a fun hub to write:)

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      mabmiles 6 years ago

      Yes I am! Haha.. Such an interesting hub! I enjoyed reading it. THanks.

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      create a page, this was a fun hub to put together. Since this time, I've decided I need to hang a coat rack behind the door in my office, that has empty bags and totes hanging from it. Just to have an empty bag to choose from, depending on where I'm going and what I'm taking:0

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      create a page 7 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Great hub and great title. I will never look at bags as I did before. You have proven to me that bags do have character and they actually help you to be more organized. Perhaps I need to invest in more bags. I do need to be more organized. Thanks my friend.

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Yes, it is a fun title. Just recently I have a friend who made some great tote bags. I said, she needed to come up with a name? So there could be some labels made. My husband said, I think she should call it ______, bags:) She got quite a kick out of that, yet didn't want to adopt the name. Who can blame her, but it was fun, to raz her about it:)

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      liljen23 7 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      Great hub about bags!! Great title as well. Thumbs up..

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      Betty Reid 7 years ago from Texas

      What a clever topic for a hub! I always seem to have a lot of bags, but none of mine have as much character as the photos in this hub.

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      privateye2500 8 years ago from Canada, USA, London

      Love your title ;} It got me here.

      Yes, I am guilty as charged - a definite baglady - I Love them!!

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      this is a lovely hub....... i am mad about bags, i always say to my husband when we go on holiday, don't let me buy a bag.... i always come back with at least 2

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      heart4theword 8 years ago from hub

      you think? a little money in the bag would be good too:) to buy some more yarn!!

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      Lady Summerset 8 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      I must say dear lady, You have it in the bag! LOL!