One of my girly obsessions

I’m a bag lady. I extremely love bags. With a passion.

I have a closet full of ‘em –

  • Designer bags
  • Unbranded cheap bags
  • Utility bags
  • Clutch bags
  • Evening purses
  • Backpacks
  • Totes
  • Satchels
  • Hobos
  • Body Bags
  • Bowler

You will find each of these inside a transparent bag pouch, neatly placed on my shelf.

They are my ultimate simple delights…

Anyway, unlike most women, I don’t have a favorite brand/designer (I’m not part of the “I HEART LV” nor the “DROOL OVER GUCCI” groups), because I look at style, quality and purpose (yup, I have various laptop and camera bags) rather than what the labels bear.

But amongst my collection, my favorite is the Furoshiki-style bag from the GAP which was made available a few years back.


Furoshiki is the traditional cloth used by the ancient Japanese to wrap or transport their clothes when they go visit the public baths. Through the years, however, it became the standard term for bundling items (books, gifts, grocery items, etc) using a piece of cloth. Its popularity went global when it became known as an alternative to wrapping paper and plastic bags –  inspiring the GAP to release a limited edition.


2 thoughts on “One of my girly obsessions”

  1. Oh I haven’t seen this Gap bag before – does it untie back into a square of fabric or is it sewn in place?

    I’m a big fan of furoshiki and all the flexible ways they can be used. My sister and I have started making our own and set up a blog to capture different tying techniques for bags, gifts etc – 22 for bags & purses alone! Please have a look at and let us know what you think.

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