National Handbag Day | October 10
Tue Oct 10th

National Handbag Day

On October 10th, the versatile and utilitarian bag that goes by many names is recognized.


Not only do handbags come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but also do handbags come in a variety of colors and sizes. They can be the size of an envelope or almost as wide as an overnight bag. They are available in every imaginable color and style from leopard and zebra prints to calf skin and rhinestones. There really is something for every taste and style.

They've been around for thousands of years, including pocketbook, clutch, reticule, purse, evening bag, case, or pouch. The earliest designs were a way of surviving, but that didn't stop the user from being creative. If they were carrying knives, ceremonial accessories, or clothing, the user often decorated them with beads or died the material. Complex pockets were arranged in even the most complex sets of accessories.

Today, the availability of synthetic and natural fibers allows for even more variety in style. Bags are available in a variety of sizes and styles, as well. These purses come in handy, casual, or sophisticated, and they're sure to please the modern shopper.

How to celebrate national handbag day in a variety of ways

Show us your style by snapping snapshots of your favorite handbags. Don't forget to post them on social media using the hashtag #nationalhandbagday.

History of national handbags has influenced national handbag history

In 2012, introduced National Handbag Day. introduced National Handbag was established in 2012.

Handbag FAQ

Q. What's the most common thing found in a handbag?

A. According to a Cramer-Krasselt survey, the most common item in a handbag is a wallet. Pen and keys came in a close second, followed by phone, followed by phone.

Q. How much money do women spend on handbags?

A. According to a survey conducted by The Best Wallet For You, more than half of the respondents spent less than $50 on bags and wallets per year.