Farewell handbag !


Bag backpack Bensimon, Duffle coat Gloverall, new look skirt, Velvet Urban Outfitters sweater, panties Wolford*, derbies Jonak x wear lemonade *.

It makes a little more than a year now that I almost permanently rid of this accessory of doom : handbag.

Kinda like all teens, as soon as I was able to wear something other that a binder in the courtyard of the college I made it : It was so too super cool to have a shoulder bag. And with my scoliosis, It was double ration of happiness because it bored my parents who told me that it was bad for my back. I too was a rebel.

And then passing to adulthood, well, I noticed you had to have a nice handbag to be a true Lady, then I bought full : to shoulder carry, by hand, on the front arm, shoulder… I had of all sizes.

And then the backpacks returned point the tip of their nose, like always, great visionary I am I said “the backpack I ever” (I always say it). Now my prettiest leather bags are bored on the bench.


Bag backpack Bensimon, pimped with a Cheshire cat Disneyland Paris thong

I assure you, I do not wear only bags backpack, occasionally, I go out without no bag. I've worn only a Duffle coat all winter and I went out with the bulk in the pockets : wallet, key, pass navigo and telephone (and sometimes even my kindle).

And I must say that I like really of getting rid me of superfluous, finished small mirrors, kits in pharmacies, lipstick and other balms that rot at the bottom of my bag with sand and old chewing gum !

I take my bag back when I need my computer (When I go to the office what) and I go out sometimes with a small shoulder bag when I go out (history of having my own business when I have just a dress). The rest of the time I did not bag and it is great.

As a boy I have long hair, as a boy I wear a jacket, as a boy…







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47 "comments on"Farewell handbag !

  1. 22 February 2016 at 12:37

    Yeah team backpack!

    I wear bags backpack since… always :) in the summer I sometimes Barters them against a simple fabric bag, but otherwise, le sac à dos, it's life! as I can't stand to be crowded, c’est parfait, You can always store her scarf, bonnet or his gloves in the winter and put a sweater on a case where summer… It's so nice to have the hands free! When we took the habit, It is difficult to do without. Good and then I'm moving to bike, so it's much easier :) anyway I am the type to have bad back after 2 days with a handbag, so…

    I have three different sizes/shapes that I use on a daily basis according to my needs (in looking for a bit, found a super nice) – more a backpack of touring a little bigger but not huge not more, It should be 40L approximately, which I use when I travel (I always hate the suitcases on wheels, There is so much more mobile with a backpack!) It is so compact that I can even take in the cabin: parfait!

    voila, screw my daughter's backpack girl ;)

  2. Amelia Nymphea
    22 February 2016 at 12:37

    C’est drole je pensais etre la seule à n’avoir jamais de sac à main
    Hihi… Mais d’ailleurs meme pas de sac tout court !

  3. 22 February 2016 at 13:04

    It is surely very practical, especially when you live in the city and walking.
    I'm definitely going to try the shot when I'm going to go work on foot again but I think I'll have trouble to pass me my bags to main Lollipop's ;)

  4. 22 February 2016 at 13:25

    Fully agree with you ! À bas le diktat de la femme qui n’est que femme classe avec un sac à main (pas toujours pratique en plus) ! Bon comme toi je ne m’y suis mise qu’il y a peu de temps (this year !), et je suis entièrement satisfaite !!!

  5. 22 February 2016 at 13:36

    J’aime bien sortir sans sac aussi, ça allège et ça empêche d’avoir mal au dos en effet… Only problem, penser à tout remettre dans sa nouvelle veste quand j’en change et j’oublie TOUJOURS un truc 😩

    • 22 February 2016 at 14:54

      I've put together a quick check of 4 essential before going out : phone, wallet, map navigo, good to go !

      • 22 February 2016 at 15:04

        Eleonore, you have not forgotten your keys for the fourth element ? ;)
        Anyway, It makes me smile because it is always the trick I forget. I have the update 400 euros of locksmith since my first apartment and I still find the way to forget about… Incorrigible, so.

        • 22 February 2016 at 19:38

          Impossible to forget about I need to close my door when I leave ;)

      • 22 February 2016 at 18:23

        I did the same thing when I lived in Paris : with your hand on the handle of my door I told myself “key of the House, map imagin'r, phone, wallet”, and I could slam the door (my nightmare was to find myself locked out).

        • 22 February 2016 at 19:37

          I kept this reflex of the time when I lived on the 6th without elevator, He was out of the question that I was searching for something :D

  6. 22 February 2016 at 13:52

    It's a bit like that for me, I've never been very bag, but when I was a student needed I have me a whole bunch of stuff for my classes, suddenly I gave to the diktat of the large tote bag.
    Now that these years are behind me I went to the small shoulder bag in which I put as the essential. Should be just large enough to contain a paperback, my portfolio (which I reduced the size also) my laptop and my keys, and that's all. In the end I have never needed anything else, and as I walk in the day I hate to feel crowded or sore. It is the ideal! The backpack still makes me a little scared, I do not have confidence in the subway, but I see more and more that are really pretty and practical, So who knows…

  7. 22 February 2016 at 14:02

    same for me! Being a tared reading, I can help to put several books ( – ever I avouerais the number!) + My surface, and hop it is gone!

  8. 22 February 2016 at 14:10

    Never say never, I said it about the bags back into thinking that its was too “College” but it is with surprise that I started to crack before a small bag in Velvet from UO. Well I bought it and it's hyper convenient made ! But I still in love with Binder (shoulder strap) :D

  9. 22 February 2016 at 14:52

    Sympa le sac à dos!
    Je pars bientôt en vacances au Japon et j’ai l’intention de m’en acheter un aussi!
    Belle journée,

    Julie, Petite and So What?

  10. 22 February 2016 at 15:13

    Top ce look ! I'd also like to drop my purse for a backpack :) ! Unfortunately I have not yet model that would suit me :(

    Bisous :)

    Ps : I love your shoes !

  11. 22 February 2016 at 15:19

    Your article is timely! I'll pick my backpack in the mail today and I am raviiiiie!!! And me too I said never… Y' has that connes changing no opinion ;)

  12. 22 February 2016 at 15:37

    Hé oui, exit without bag, is freedom ! But hey we must confess that it is difficult to separate the trinkets that we belive in our bags.
    A small message to manufacturers of jacket: US too, We want internal pockets !! Why is this reserved man jackets ?

    • 22 February 2016 at 16:45

      Because we have breasts ;-) Truly, I believe that this is an explanation, but we could have lower pockets. I go outside often without handbag, and it is true that it is a little stressful to have her phone in an outside pocket without flap…

      • 22 February 2016 at 18:02

        As I understand you I have two girlfriends who were stealing their iphone the week last in the Pocket…Since I avoid

      • 23 February 2016 at 23:02

        I found a parka that has an inside pocket, too much joy ! Is actually placed a little lower than in the jackets of men and frankly it's super practice. I put my laptop and my wallet. I am calling for practical pockets for women coats !

  13. 22 February 2016 at 17:27

    I've been traumatized the backpack which dates back the clothes in the back. It must come from there, I can not.
    But I understand the practical aspect. You feel the “It's ugly but it makes well service”. – rires –
    The key is to have the choice and opt for what sticks best to the needs.

  14. 22 February 2016 at 18:48

    I also abandoned bags hand because by the dint of lugging my comp every day I had continual back pain. Suddenly this summer I bought an Eastpack and when I put my Converses I feel 16 years old (When I add my duffle coat and my pompom Hat I really think that I pass for a girl haha). But really it is so much more convenient !
    Next to that, Bourdieu in “Male Domination” compares the bag handbags high heels and miniskirts that go down constantly: They forced the woman and prevent all kinds of activities (run, hold sth…). I think it's also hyper interesting as point of view because actually since I use a backpack I feel much more free in my movements.

    • 22 February 2016 at 20:37

      Such Yes, I am also looking pretty coats with an inside pocket that distorts any it is pretty cool !

      • 23 February 2016 at 8:57

        In my Barbour jackets, It has interior pockets :-) Sinon, I am #TeamLesDeux. I love wearing a beautiful bag hand, that I choose small and little heavy (ohlalala, moving bags that weigh 10 kg empty). And I love my kanken fjällräven that almost 5 years old, that patina as it should, It is small, few contain my comp, I go sometimes on weekends with all in.

        PS : It's been long that I have most commented but as the other person who points out in other comments, It is always a treat to go through here !

  15. 22 February 2016 at 19:19

    I'm reader of the shadow for several years but as time passes and more I take pleasure to read you !
    The content is really quality, your site and your photos are very beautiful, you look great but also and above all your articles are more interesting and enjoyable to read. You bring to question even if it only is what I really like to have a nice handbag to be a woman ? And thank you !

  16. Gabrielle Aznar
    22 February 2016 at 19:41

    I almost hate handbags, contrary to the practice! :)

  17. 22 February 2016 at 21:36

    Since the birth of my daughter (bringing your pretty name) I swapped my handbag for a bag a langer. I put my keys and my laptop in my pockets and papers in the bag has langer.

  18. Aurélie Rajao
    23 February 2016 at 10:58

    C’est la vie le sac à dos

  19. 23 February 2016 at 13:02

    J’ai envie de te dire… why not ! It fits well with your style and if you feel better without handbag, you have good reason to listen to you and pretty things to wear but practices :)
    as regards me handbag that is just impossible to forget, I have 4 really beautiful I love, I put all the time and makes me not bad on the back (Since I know Tammy & Benjamin it has changed my life, their bags are sublime and ultra light), and especially I the handbag that is so chic… with my style I'll look ridiculous with a backpack ! (and I hate it, I have a phobia that someone touches me back to open my bag haha)
    Anyway, I love your look on the photos, and especially it's good that you affirm your taste, even if it is against the current, It is important to not feel trapped a trend and to freely make their choices :)

    bisous !

  20. Fabienne Inesta-Morrison
    23 February 2016 at 13:47

    I think one of my expressions : “Show me your bag and I'll tell you who you are…”. I'm not saying more it will annoy some…

  21. 23 February 2016 at 19:52

    The handbag is a beautiful accessory but I do likewise since I pedestrian and I to move on foot, bicycle or tram, I prefer more the backpack. And what a pleasure to have never managed to separate me from my super eastpack I wear regularly now, convenient to take the lunch when we eat on the job, do the hook to the monop’ also or simply want to move that can keep its freer movements while having his affairs on itself.
    My dream is really flesh out the backpacks now more than handbags which to me should be of only the basic : a pouch for the very dressed events, a convenient evening bag and a bowling alley for the two to basta :)

  22. 23 February 2016 at 21:39

    Oh la la, me I feel naked without my handbag! But since I had my daughter, It is changing on the stroller bag then I somewhat accustomed to not wear… But I too love this accessory for without me permanently!! It does not prevent me to be pro backpack either huh! Especially yours is sublime!!

  23. 23 February 2016 at 22:57

    Follow-up to the trapezius pain, I finalized the handbags. It was not easy because I was putting my life in. Today, comme toi, I go out with the bare minimum in the pockets and I use a backpack when I have my comp or notebooks. The only exception also left evenings, dress requires. But then it's always a riquiqui bag. Du coup, I realized that coats for women had almost never of interior pockets (even the parkas) While it is hyper-practical ! Basically, the manufacturers assume that there will be a bag in hand so no need of practical pockets. Bullshit ! Fashion would almost compel us to have bags in hands, en fait. What is certain, It is that since I have no bag, I feel much more free in my travels, lighter also. And I do not fear that is me stolen, ah ah !

  24. 24 February 2016 at 6:24

    I just recently, moi aussi, pass in the “Team backpack”, After my handbags, also cute and original that they were, tended to saw me the right shoulder as soon as I was putting a small simple gourd of water from 75 CL :-(

    With my blue backpack farting, I can finally realize my dream : carry my whole life with me and do not miss anything ! :-D
    I can take away a women's magazine and a book to book in the RER, my Walkman ( team old school forever !), My bottle of water, My snacks for lunch and even a bottle of soy vanilla ( to the taste of 4 h ;-) )

    It is not beautiful, la vie ?

  25. 24 February 2016 at 10:18

    J’ai toujours un sac à dos Eastpack depuis le lycée et je continue de l’utiliser pour aller au boulot et transporter mon ordi :)
    C’est seulement le weekend que je mets un sac à main petit format pour me balader. Sinon en hiver un peu comme toi parfois les poches de mon manteau suffisent :)
    Belle journée !

    Helene de Excuse me I am French
    PS: si je peux me permettre une petite remarque constructive, ton article en version anglaise n’était pas évident à lire car il y a pas mal de petites fautes d’anglais et de “francismes”.

    • 24 February 2016 at 11:18

      Yes indeed this is an automatic translation, When I have time I'll fix a bit but most of the time, I :D

  26. 25 February 2016 at 17:33

    Nice cuckoo this small bag back but practical question you're not afraid of pick pockets?

  27. 17 June 2016 at 11:22

    I like your backpack, It give a young with the cat of Alice in the land of wonders :) However I will opt more for a leather model perhaps a little more timeless much like the Nova of Lancaster backpack or the caliper backpack with seams a little apparent spotted on the site edisac.com. Nice also shoes :)

  28. 6 August 2016 at 22:35

    When I think of you as criticized my physics… When I see you today I have for you! Tchao gamine! Parisienne and proud to be ….

    • 9 August 2016 at 11:39

      Then listen it's funny because, I have never criticized your physics, never . I remember it very well, I had tweeted “the fashion of the year blog” and in so doing I thought more photos to tears and the style that I did not at all like. People have concluded themselves that I was talking about your physical, What is rather not nice on their part. I have never at the grand never wrote anything on your physics because it would have been nasty and free and frankly is not my thing. Obviously it is yours, It's ugly as attitude…

  29. 10 October 2016 at 18:06

    Je suis tout à fait d’accord! stop au dictât du sac à main!
    Merci pour l’article en tout cas, that I found very interesting!
    Good luck for the rest of the blog

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