Huzzah for this Guardian article that calls for the rise the pocket and the demise of the handbag.
Perhaps the most surprising supporter of not lugging around a handbag is the Editor of the magazine most well known for perpetuating the 'It' bag craze: Vogue Magazine.
Anna Wintour never carries a handbag. Never. Despite the fact that part of her job is to sell the damn things. If that isn't a good enough sales pitch to not spend money (or just put up with the hassle) on bags, then I don't know what is...