I’m a bit of a slob when it comes to my handbags – when I first arrived in Hong Kong it didn’t take me long to realize that dumping your bag on the floor in a cafe or restaurant is just not done. The traditional theory is that by putting your money on the floor might encourage it to flow away, but the secondary and probably most important reason girls don’t put their handbags on the floor here is that the average Hong Kong handbag tends to be pretty expensive! Anyway, I’ve been trying to improve my habits, but find it kind of annoying to balance my bag on my knees covered by a napkin, or to perch right forward on the tip of my seat because my bag is shoved behind me.
While I’ve seen bag-hanging devices before in stores, I’ve never really loved the look of them – generally they’re a little over-blinged out in crystals or covered in Hello Kitty. Thankfully, the newly launched, Hangbag is here with a super-cute and trendy range of bag hanger designs which mean you’ll be proud to show yours off in even the swankiest bar… By collaborating with local artists such as Olive Wong, Emily Eldridge and Bao & Bell Young, they’ve made sure that their pieces have a really contemporary, unique look. We’ve been browsing the different collections available online, and my favourite is definitely “Pink Lady” while Maura loves “Scribbles“.
Hangbag has such a fun vibe – the hangers are described as “your handbag butler” and implore us to stop “mistreating” our bags. The founder is a local girl, so we’re excited to support this very Sassy entrepreneurial venture! Hangbags retail for HK170 and would make great gifts for that bag snob buddy – you can pick one up from Liger, Design Gallery, Ztamps, Dymocks, Swindon, Kelly & Walsh, Hong Kong Book Centre, Gizzy & Nacho, Epoch and Fang Fang Projects.