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50 Bizarre Handbags And Peculiar Purses

 - Mar 6, 2009   Updated: Aug 16 2011
The hip handbag is consistently among a woman's most prized possessions. It not only safeguards keys, cell phones, cash, and other personal items, but it makes a fashion statement. As you'll see with the items in the slideshow below, this statement can be both a bizarre and beautiful one.

There are statement handbags that define a season, recycled purses that convey a commitment to the environment and totes that are downright unusual in design.

Implications - No longer looking to blend in with their styles, consumers are attracted to designs that feature a bolder aesthetic. Products that contain more vibrancy appeal to shoppers who want to stand out.