Sunday, 29 April 2012

Femi: On My Radar - The Gladstone Bag

Ever seen the doctor's bag (also known as the Gladstone bag) of the early 1900's? It was used to carry liniments, ointments, leeches (yuck!) and other stuff doctors used to lug about.
Fast-forward a few decades and you've got this- the new face of the doctor's bag!

Antler Knightsbridge Gladstone Bag - Mink
Louis Vuitton S/S 2012

Jeanette Sloan Gladstone Bag

Dahlia Gladstone Bag


Celine S/S 2012

Today, the Gladstone bag is chic, trendy and multi-functional - the ultimate fashion accessory! - and I'm dying to get my hands on one like right right right now!

Interesting facts:
1. The Gladstone Bag is named after William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898), the four-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
2. The Gladstone Bag is a type of suitcase which is "deeper in proportion to its length"
3. 'Gladstone' is the 5508th most popular name in the United States!
4. In some circles, the modern Gladstone bag is not considered a Gladstone bag at all!
5. The 'Gladstone Bag' Murder, based on a murder where a Gladstone bag featured prominently, represents one of the most important breakthroughs in crime detection and culminated in  ‘The Murder Bag’, an essential training for police involved in murder cases.

1 comment:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions with us. We would cherish them and hold them close to our hearts like the rarest of jewels. Much love...

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