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    Handbags, SmallPersonal Goods & Belts

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    A Brief History of

    Handbags Egyptian hieroglyphs

    show pouches carried

    around the waist. Thefirst mention ofhandbags in writtenliterature comes fromthe 14th century,when people carriedpouches attached togirdles.

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    History.cont. In C.16th, handbags became

    more practical with the useof everyday materials with a

    drawstring fastener on top.Larger cloth bags were usedby travellers and carrieddiagonally across the body.

    The 17th century saw morevariety and both fashionablemen and women carriedsmall purses with morecomplex shapes.

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    History.cont.

    Neo-classical clothing

    became popular in the18th century. Wearing

    a purse would ruin the

    look of this clothing

    so fashionable ladies

    started carrying theirhandbags which were

    called reticules.

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    History.cont. The term "handbag" first

    came into use in the early1900's and generally

    referred to hand-heldluggage bags usuallycarried by men. These werean inspiration for new bagsthat became popularised for

    women, includingcomplicated fasteners,internal compartments, andlocks.

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    Contents of a 1945

    Handbag One or two

    lipsticks

    A compact handkerchiefs

    A package of

    letters Laundry bill

    1 nylon stocking

    1 address book

    3 packs ofmatches

    1 leather picturefolder Ration books Business cards 1 hairnet 1 bottle of

    vitamins

    1 fountain pen

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    Contents of Todays

    Handbag Breath Mints Mobile Phone

    Change Purse Cheque book Crumpled Tissues Electronic

    Organizer Hand Cream Hair Brush

    Keys Lip Balm

    Makeup bag Pens Wallet filled with

    cash and creditcards

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    Handbag Materials Canvas

    Wool

    Flannel Corduroy

    Silk

    Nylon Knitted Fabrics

    Leather, Suede &

    Fur

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    Parts of a Handbag

    Outercovering

    Frame

    Lining

    Handle

    Closur

    e

    Gusset

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    Handbag Styles

    Clutch Shopper

    Organiser

    Kelly Shoulder

    Handheld

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    Small Personal Goods These are small

    articles that may

    be carried byhand or inpockets/bags

    Eg: purses,

    wallets, keycases, filofax,credit card case,glasses case

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    Small Personal Goods

    Wallet Purse PhoneCase

    Glasses case Filofax Keycase

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    Luggage Luggage items

    include:

    Suitcases Garment bags

    Overnight bags

    Backpacks

    Vanity cases Dufflebags

    Trunks

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    Classifications of Luggage

    Hardside & semi-hardside luggage

    Moulded luggage

    Softside luggage

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    Materials Luggage trends are for strong & lightweight

    materials

    Water and stain repellent fabrics are popular Cotton canvas may be coated with vinyl for

    extra durability Durable weaves such as twill, brocade and

    tapestry are common High tenacity synthetic fabrics are used

    extensively Moulded plastics are also popular Leather is used for expensive, upmarket,

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    The Handbag/Luggage

    Market The UK market for hand luggage and small

    leather goods was worth 1.03bn in 2002.

    Hand luggage has a 37.2% share of the totalmarket and small leather goods has a 34.6%share.

    Handbag sales are increasing at a greater rate

    than those for small leather goods and other handluggage. Handbags/luggage/small personal goods are a

    key income source for major designers

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    Function of Belts Belts are

    designed to keep

    clothing at thenatural waistline When nipped

    waists are popular

    belt salesincrease Belts may also be

    used outside the

    clothing slungaround the hi s

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    Belt Manufacturing Design belts are designed to

    complement clothing. Designs areproduced on paper or using CAD.Samples are made.

    Production belt samples are shown

    to buyers, orders are processed andproduction begins.

    Materials leather, metal, plastic,wood, ribbon, textiles

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    Styles of Belt

    Adjustable

    Cummerbund

    Chain belt

    Corset Skinnybelt Self belt

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    The UK Belt Market

    The UK womens belt market is

    worth approx 30m

    The mens belt market is worth

    50m.

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    Market Trends (Womens) In the womens market there has been a

    revival in belts as a fashion item,stimulating demand

    Younger style retailers are especially influentialin this part of the market, providing a wide varietyof shapes and styles of belts.

    The boom in belt sales has been at the lowerprice end of the market. Prices have remained low, but belt sales have

    grown.

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    Market Trends (Mens) The market for men's belts is mainly influenced

    by classic formal styles of belt.

    There is little interest in men's belts as a fashionaccessory. There is a growing influence of designer and

    branded products among men's belts this is

    particularly important in the run up to Christmas The youth market shows little interest in the

    product

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    Summary Handbags, personal goods & belts

    are key revenue earners for

    fashion companies Function & fashion are important in

    this accessories category

    Much production is performedoffshore (especially in China) Copying designer items is very

    common