Wut's Up, Doc?


by: Aleister Q. Fleming

What is it about the classic doctor’s bag that people seem to love so much? Is it the utilitarian design? Is it the inherent functionality? Or is it something to do with nostalgic sentiment and a need to connect with the past?
Fashion designers and fashionistas everywhere seem to be quite taken with these bags. Many of the leading Italian fashion houses such as Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Fendi are now producing bags inspired by the classic doctor’s bag. People just seem to love them!

If these bags strike your fancy, but spending hundreds of dollars on a handbag is not in your budget, there are a number of options available to you. Why not consider looking around your local antique market? Many a prized possession has been discovered in out-of-the-way antique markets.

As well, you might consider visiting the vintage clothing shops in your area. Be sure to speak with the shop keepers or their employees in these stores. Chances are, if they don’t have it, they can get it!

A quick internet search for these products will also yield plenty of results. There are a number of websites out there dedicated to handbags and other such products. If what you are truly looking for is a tried-and-true old school doctor’s bag, why not explore your options on E-Bay? There is no doubt you will find what you are looking for at the world’s biggest garage sale! Who knows? You might even pay next-to-nothing for it.

Apart from the classic leather doctor’s bag, these bags come in a variety of colors and materials. Bags made from vinyl, canvas, nylon, plastic are all over the marketplace. Then there are others that are made from exotic materials, such as alligator or ostrich leather. The choice of materials available for handbags is limited only by your imagination.

In my humble opinion there is no substitute for the classic leather doctor’s bag! There is just something wonderfully alluring about these bags. Is it the smell of the leather? Is it the weight of the bag? I just don’t know. I’ll have to give it some thought, and get back to you.


Aleister Q. Fleming has been in love with handbags since he was a little boy. He is currently a student at NYU, and he is in the design stages of his own line of handbags. In his spare time, he does freelance writing for a number of websites including http://www.designerhandbags101.com – a site that offers info about http://www.designerhandbags101.com/designer-handbags/etienne-aigner.aspx aigner purses, http://www.designerhandbags101.com/designer-handbags/louis-vuitton.aspx vuitton handbags and http://www.designerhandbags101.com/designer-handbags/chanel.aspx chanel handbags.

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