National Handbag Day - October 10
Mon, Oct 10, 2022

National Handbag Day

National Handbag Day is celebrated on October 10th and celebrates the universal accessory that has become part of our lives! You can have a luxury branded bag or the most ordinary, small or roomy … The main thing is that it is an indispensable thing even when going to the supermarket.


In the beginning there were wallets. Their purpose was the same as it is now. The first mention of the subject was in 3400 BC. – the thing belonged to Ötzi (Ice Man). Even at that time, the purse showed high status and was mainly operated by men. The main task was to store coins and get quick access to them.

Then came the small handbag and became popular with ladies in the 1800s. Years passed and fashion changed: women increasingly chose roomy accessories that could fit many different essentials. At the beginning of the 20th century, glamorous bags burst in, gaining recognition from noblewomen. Today it is easy to meet a retro bag – it is not for nothing that they say that fashion always comes back!

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • the first unisex bag was produced in 1985;
  • not so long ago, a survey was conducted, which found out that, on average, one woman has 6 different wallets in her wardrobe;
  • the most expensive accessory costs $3,8 million;
  • the Bible had a description of Judas carrying a bag;
  • railways influenced the creation of bags – travelers tried to carry things with maximum comfort;
  • wallets were originally intended for men, women did not imagine that they would someday be used.

How to celebrate

Clean your favorite bag if it requires it – give it a second life! Do not be stingy, if you have long wanted to purchase a new accessory, order it right now. Look for a gift for a loved one – it’s always nice to make unexpected surprises on National Day!

When is National Handbag Day celebrated in 2022?

National Handbag Day is observed on October 10 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday October 10 2022
Tuesday October 10 2023
Thursday October 10 2024
Friday October 10 2025
Saturday October 10 2026