Handbags Through Television History

Highlighting utilitarian tricorders, puzzling Louis Vuitton, and strange Chloé

Sex and the City was progressive in the manner it both included satchels and recounted anecdotes about handbags, however as far back as Lucy got her Bienen-Davis Box Bag and made a beeline for LA, totes have been utilized in TV to disclose to us something about the characters who convey them. The development of how satchels have been utilized in TV is captivating: go along with me as I think back on a couple of my tote motivations from the previous 50 years of TV.

Star Trek

Star Trek: The Original Series spearheaded an utilitarian satchel logic that included wearing a tricorder as a crossbody. While this look was regular among the female researchers that were tossed into the plot for Kirk to lure, science officer/number two Spock and the Enterprise’s central restorative officer McCoy (otherwise known as Bones) were likewise observed various occasions wearing the look. Jadzia Dax likewise especially shook a tricorder when the Deep Space Nine team visited the past, however truly what wouldn’t she be able to shake?! The tricorder satchel helps me to remember Fendi’s ongoing tool belts, which I interpret as meaning that Star Trek precisely anticipated style future. Presently I’m simply trusting that the Vulcans will arrive once we accomplish twist ability. Try not to mind me: I’m a Trekkie.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Mary Tyler Moore Show disclosed before it sacks were extremely a thing, yet as Mary was regularly observed attempting to adjust her spending limit and remarkably wore her outfits more than once, it’s possible the ensemble originators wouldn’t have given her a costly handbag to bear at any rate. What these totes needed in name acknowledgment, they compensated for in style, with Mary regularly epitomizing a Chloé-like stylish and her BFF Rhoda going for to a greater degree a bohemian look. One of my preferred satchel minutes from the MTM turn off Rhoda is when Rhoda discloses to her mother how to make a handbag out of an old pair of pants. Rhoda never leaves style: design houses are as yet producing denim satchels, however Rhoda’s life hack will dependably be the most ideal approach to get the search for less.

Brilliant Girls

The Golden Girls tasteful is kitschy, Miami, and 80’s. Dorothy favored mammoth wanderer sacks (a lady apparently trying to win over my affections), Blanche could for the most part be seen with an adorable little shoulder pack, and Rose’s totes were more what you’d envision a more established lady would convey. Obviously it was Sophia’s wicker tote that will stand out forever as a standout amongst the most adored satchels in TV history. The on-screen character who depicted Sophia, Estelle Getty, purchased the tote from a thrift store and it was her plan to have Sophia convey it with her consistently to demonstrate that as ladies age, the greater part of their assets end up in their purses.

Fun truth: Rue McClanahan’s bequest is as yet being unloaded, yet shockingly this tote she wore on the Golden Girls has just been sold


Companions debuted only a couple of years before the it sack would genuinely take off after Fendi’s Baguette found a home on Sex and the City. So I surmise the show can be pardoned for highlighting a character who began as a ruined minimal rich young lady from Jersey who later made a profession for herself in design, yet is only occasionally observed conveying any satchel whatsoever in the initial couple of seasons (however her mom appears to convey Louis Vuitton). In season 1 she wears a quieted dark colored tote a couple of times, and all through the arrangement we truly don’t see her decorating to her maximum capacity.

To be reasonable, numerous scenes are shot in different condos or at Rachel’s work environment, so there’s not by any means adequate chance to grandstand handbags. I do acknowledge how Rachel’s handbag accumulation appears to advance pair with her style profession, which is unmistakably more practical than that renowned lease controlled condo of Monica’s. In later seasons Rachel was seen conveying the odd Gucci or LV unique. (This LV was either vintage or phony, contingent upon who you inquire. Whichever way it’s wonderful!)

Tattle Girl

Closet thumped it out of the recreation center on Gossip Girl, and the sacks are no exemption: simply taking a gander at them all makes my head turn. I believe I’m expected for a re-watch of the whole thing: actually it’s justified, despite all the trouble just to see the design. It’s difficult to whole up the purses that showed up on this show in light of the fact that there were such huge numbers of and they were all so exquisite, yet each character had their own stylish. Blair favored ladylike and preppy sacks (she conveyed a few shockers by Ferragamo and Dior), while Serena’s handbags were regularly bejeweled, snakeskin, neon, or any mix of these. Both were intense in their own particular manners, however nor was as striking as Georgina, who conveys potentially the main pack I cherish yet know somewhere down in my heart that I would never pull off: this Angel Jackson Lakota Feather Bag.

Gilmore Girls

The most striking thing to me about that Gilmore Girls: Year in the Life four-parter wasn’t the cliffhanger completion or by and large low nature of the material (sorry, however truly). It was the way that Lorelai Gilmore is conveying a delightful goliath Marcie sack, but then everybody around her fair goes about as though she’s conveying a typical handbag and not an image of the riches and great taste that Lorelai has spent the whole arrangement shunning. I’ll give Lorelai a go: as a fruitful business person, she can bear the cost of the pack, and the boho style is a takeoff from any high society sack that mother Gilmore’s group would pick – they appear to be more Chanel or Birkin people.

In any case, what I can’t pardon is Rory’s Jamah handbag. It’s lovely, yet how is she managing this on an independent pay when she distributes apparently one article at regular intervals and invests the remainder of the energy destroying her profession and spending time with Logan?!

Get some TV satchels and reveal to us what your preferred crossroads in purse history was in the remarks!

Star Trek:

Fendi Two Pocket Mini Bag($750)

The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Mary:

Chloé Tess Bag($1,850)

The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Rhoda:

Etro Printed Shoulder Bag($1,650)

Brilliant Girls – Blanche:

BAGGU Small Canvas Purse($45)

Brilliant Girls – Dorothy:

Holy person Laurent Bandana Bag Suede Hobo($2,550)

Brilliant Girls – Sophia:

Brixton Avalon Top Handle Bag($95)


Louis Vuitton Graceful MM($1,840)

Tattle Girl:

Heavenly attendant Jackson Alligator Print Satchel($450)

Gillmore Girls-Lorelai Gilmore:

Chloé Marcie Satchel($1,850)

Gillmore Girls-Rory Gilmore:

Jamah The Rose Satchel($3,400)

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