I’m a practical woman who likes her life organized and simple. The bag I take with me to my job during the week should be a reflection of who I am as a person. I am a fan of bags with a ton of pockets and compartments to hold the essentials I need––notebook, pen, keys, wallet, water bottle, lipstick, compact mirror, book, iPod, phone, or whatever else I can’t leave home without. I never thought there’s such a thing as a match made in handbag heaven until I met ThinkGeek’s Handbag of Holding.
The Handbag of Holding, or what I own, the Deluxe Handbag of Holding, has way more storage than I know what to do with them. There’s two front pockets with metal snap enclosures, two wider front and outer pockets, a padded inner pocket to carry a tablet or laptop, and many more places for storing whatever else you can think of for your personal items. The geeky touch comes in the form of a tiny d20 die on the zipper. Anyone who is a Dungeons and Dragons fan will love this personal touch to ThinkGeek’s bag. If you really need a bag to carry just your D&D materials to a friend’s house, there isn’t any other bag perfectly suited for the job like the Handbag of Holding. The bag is really classy, stylish, and subtly geeky. My favorite kind of fashion.
Honestly, I wouldn’t have known about the Handbag of Holding if it wasn’t for one of my best friends. At the time, I was in the market for a new work bag because my other one was starting to show some wearing and tearing after plenty of usage. I never really voiced my desire to get a new handbag out loud to anyone. It was something I personally filed away in the back of my mind to eventually purchase when I had the extra money to spare. I found it funny how perfect everything turned out when my friend and I met up to exchange Christmas presents and he presented me with this bag.
My best friend would admit he’s not exactly the most fashion savvy guy in the world and I don’t expect him to be. We wouldn’t be friends for years if I expected him to be anything other than himself. He keeps it simple with jeans and lots of graphic T-shirts that showcase his super geeky side or his sly sense of humor. When it came to getting me a Christmas gift, he told me the bag was an inspired choice he happen to see at the store. Receiving the now sold out Deluxe Handbag of Holding from him is perfect in many ways because he’s also the one who brought me into the world of Dungeons and Dragons when I was looking to participate in a campaign to experience what almost everyone has played in some capacity, whether as a hardcore or casual player. D&D will always be associated to him.
I may have been saved from actually purchasing the Handbag of Holding myself but if you want style, utility, and practicality, this may be the bag for you. Whether you’re going to work or class or getting ready to slay dragons, the Handbag of Holding will be what you’ll want at your side at all times.