This poll was inspired by a couple of friends who never carry a handbag. This surprised me at first. I thought, how can you not want to carry a beautiful bag? Of course, like everything in fashion and style, there is no right and wrong. There are merely preferences that vary from person to person. Some people prefer to carry a bag, while others don’t. 

Instead of using a bag, they carry their wallet, keys and phone in their pockets, or pop a credit card into a pocket and hold their phones. Sometimes they stash their phones, a credit card and some lipstick into their significant other’s pockets just so that they don’t need to carry a bag.

The shift also seems connected to broadening and changing views of gender. More women are forgoing bags than ever before, and more men are carrying some sort of bag than ever before. It is nice to see this being less of a gender stereotype over time.

That said, I still LOVE handbags. They are my favourite accessory. I have a large collection of bags, and swap my bag out daily so that I can choose the best one for my outfit. They add a fun dimension to a look, function as a colour vehicle, and are practical for me. My significant other pops his personals into my bag so that he doesn’t have bulging pockets.

I always carry a bag and feel naked without one. I bat for Team Bag.

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Bag or Team No Bag? Tell us why, and no batting for both teams. If you don’t carry a bag, tell us how you carry the items you need.