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Have You Ever Experienced Back Pain From a Handbag?

If so, here are some tips.

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ilovetwilight ilovetwilight 8 years
i dont use bags. they feel kind of too girly for my taste.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
If I carry a big bag I end to fill it with stuff that I don't need, and that's a pain, literally! Last year I bought a cute, compact medium sized Marc Jacobs shoulder bag which fits everything I need, and stores it all in an organised fashion, and now I only ever use that bag because I'm not in pain from carrying it!
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
not back pain, but shoulder pain - but that's only because I carry wayyy too much crap...
Hex Hex 8 years
I almost never have a bag and if I do I don't have a lot of stuff crammed in.
knox2 knox2 8 years
I try to switch shoulders, but its always more comfy on one
keiraz keiraz 8 years
yup my shoulder from the bag's handler once or twice
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
I have had this issue always, seeing I always have a purse full of things I "absolutely" need >_< EVERYTHING. I am bad at clearing it out.
Christine0512 Christine0512 8 years
I am working with a handbag designing company and let me tell you, there is a product that is currently in production that will eliminate all of the above problems! As a handbag addict (with over 90 handbags from Balenciaga, LV, BV, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, JChoo, etc..)I share your pain of "the shoulder" thing! I think they are shooting for Spring release of this wonderful product.
fashionrox fashionrox 8 years
Throughout high school I would use big handbags to carry my books and it used to kill my shoulder. I surprised I don't walk lopsided!
emalove emalove 8 years
Shoulder pains, but not really back pains...
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
arm pains for sure!
chubbieecheeks chubbieecheeks 8 years
My HUGE Juicy leather hobo is KILLING my shoulders. First off, the size is big enough to fit both my doggies in. Secondly, there are those heavy trinkets that come with them. Cute, but painful!
Susanna Susanna 8 years
Does my backpack in high school count? Since then I've been pretty good about keeping my bags as light as possible.
nancyluvs_greece nancyluvs_greece 8 years
Yeah because I usually carry large handbags which i tend to over stuff. So by the end of the day my shoulder is killing me
myystque myystque 8 years
No I usually carry small purses and I don't stuff the larger bags.
loudserenity loudserenity 8 years
basically what rmur said--purses come bookbags always tend to kill me, but they look so damn good. my arm and shoulder hurt sooo bad this summer when i visited LA and my cousin let me borrow her louis bag, but i was NOT going to complain--it was too fab.
reactionary reactionary 8 years
i don't carry a backpack at college, i have a big old tote to carry things around in so yes, on my busy days, it does cause some serious shoulder pain.
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
oh yes shoulder pain many times especially that i tend to carry oversize bags when i go to class
candace87 candace87 8 years
I always overstuff my big purses, I actually had to stop carrying one of my favorites because it was soooo big that just the bag itself weighed down one side of my body:P
chelseacbboyles chelseacbboyles 8 years
This doesn't happen to me on the regular but when I have been traveling through Europe a few times I'll take with me one of those BIG Herve Chapelier kind of overnight bags and I carry it around with me and by the end of my trip I needed a massage BIG TIME!
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I put everything in my bag! I love big totes so instead of having some books or whatever to carry, I just stuff my bags. I might blame big bags for why I haven't grown much.
mlen mlen 8 years
on a daily basis no, but if i have to stand around for any long amount of time, my arm/shoulder starts to hurt! yes i probably overstuff my bag too!
ranksubjugation ranksubjugation 8 years
I've been trying to put as little as possible in my bags now, to keep thei weight off the shoulder... kind of dumb, since my bags are pretty big -- but they just weigh so much on their own!! I think the worst for the back is when I wear my big hobo with the strap long and slung cross-body. It just distributes the weight in a weird way.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 8 years
has never happened to me.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
yes. I tend to gravitate towards huge bags which usually means overstuffing them while my shoulder is in pain.. on the positive side I always seem to be prepared....ANYTHING you need is probably in my bag :P
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