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    Default Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    So have you guys heard of the "Sienna Miller Syndrome"? haha


    Our need for new handbags has been dubbed Sienna Miller syndrome

    For most women the handbag is more of a lifestyle necessity than a fashion accessory.

    And it seems having only one - or even two, three or four - just won't do.

    Indeed, researchers have found that the average 30-year-old owns 21 handbags and buys a new one every three months. That adds up to 111 over the course of a lifetime - with a total outlay of more than 8,000.

    Five per cent of those surveyed even admitted to owning more than 100 at present. The average spend on each handbag is 76, but, of course, prices go far higher than that.

    Do women really need 111 handbags? Join the debate...

    Celebrities such as Sienna Miller and Lindsay Lohan sporting glitzy arm accessories have helped to popularise expensive designer brands, say the researchers, who asked 1,500 shoppers about their handbags.

    It emerged that women typically use three on a regular basis, changing to suit the occasion, outfit or even their mood. The remaining bags are stored in an easily reachable place "just in case".

    Many handbags are passed down through generations, the survey found, with one in eight women owning one more than 50 years old. One in three of those questioned had guilty consciences about their excessive handbag-buying habits.

    When asked what was the most they had ever spent on one, the aver-for women in their 20s was 185, while for 30-somethings it was a purse-popping 380, with designer labels Mulberry and Chloe being most popular.

    When asked why women hoard so many handbags, nearly seven in ten said it's because "you never know what they'll go with". One in five said they are so fond of their handbags that sentimental value stops them throwing old ones away.

    Angela Poplett is a personal shopper at Lakeside shopping centre in Essex, which carried out the survey. She said: "Handbags can change your whole look and transform a plain outfit into one that's set to impress.

    "Often women buy a new handbag to suit a certain outfit and don't want to throw it away after just one use so keep hold of it to use again one day.

    "It's clear from the results of this research that British women have some sort of handbag obsession.

    Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan are also known for their love of handbags

    "Maggie Thatcher started the trend with her love for handbags and today's celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie have followed in her footsteps - so much so that I like to call this handbag obsession 'Sienna Miller Syndrome'."

    The researchers also asked about the contents of handbags. As well as the usual items such as mobile phones, makeup and house keys, they were found to contain plasters, paracetamol, vitamins and even mini first-aid kits. Other items included dental floss, a spare stocking and insect repellent.

    As much as women love their handbags, it seems that many just can't keep hold of them with 53 per cent of those questioned admitting to losing their prized bag one or more times.

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    LOL!


    I don't like Sienna Miller - at all. She always looks dirty, IMO!

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    I love this post! I've never lost my handbag! Thank goodness. :knock on wood:

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    This article is cute ... but not only can they change your whole look, your bag is like your best friend and really says a lot about you.

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    What an interesting article! I find it of interest that the average woman owns 21 handbags.

    Thank you for posting!
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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    So then I guess we aren't all crazy after all, eh?
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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    I find that hard to believe about Sienna Miller...she is always carrying the same freaking Balenciaga First!! She needs to retire that bag already and get a new one.

    I would say it's more the Nicole Richie syndrome.
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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    Or Lindsay Lohan - you always see her with different bags!

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    Quote Originally Posted by JessLR View Post
    Or Lindsay Lohan - you always see her with different bags!

    I agree

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    I think that would be the only point of being a celebrity -- becoming living advertisements for handbag designers.
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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    I'm glad that I'm below average! Here I am desperately trying to sell my bags before I get another one.

    I saw Nicole Richie on Tyra Banks Show and they were in Kitson. She picked up a Bal city bag and said "This is my favourite. You've got to have one in every colour". I bet she does as well!

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    Quote Originally Posted by JessLR View Post
    LOL!


    I don't like Sienna Miller - at all. She always looks dirty, IMO!
    Glad I'm not the only one! Lol! She looks like she needs to bathe!

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    ha... we're normal girls... we're normal!!! Research has proved it!!

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    I would say it's more the Nicole Richie syndrome.
    except that yellow bbag she is carrying is fake! i don't wnat to have her syndrome.

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    Default Re: Sienna Miller syndrome: Why a woman owns 111 handbags in her lifetime

    ^ how do you know it's a fake?
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