The Average Woman Carries Around $2000 Worth of Stuff

In the scientific edition of fashion week’s favorite game, ‘What’s in your handbag?’, British high street retailer John Lewis has rummaged around in the arm candy of his customers to ascertain the average monetary value of what’s hanging off the average lady’s arm at any given time. The answer? A hefty £1,300, or $2,000 USD. And that’s before you factor in her phone.

Yep, you’ll want to hold onto your handbags extra tight next time you’re on the subway. Or maybe you won’t, because in reality your umbrella was $12 from Duane Reade rather than $30 from Fulton and you’re still using hotel freebie moisturizers rather than a full-size $88 Clairns one. Damn those classy Brits.

Here’s the full list of handbag essentials according to John Lewis’ analysis:

Ted Baker black tote, £249 ($400)

- John Lewis Emma purse, £30 ($48)

- Somerset by Alice Temperley scarf, £49 ($78)

- 64GB iPad mini, £499 ($800)

- John Lewis leather gloves, £35 ($56)

- Fulton umbrella, £20 ($30)

- Ray-Ban sunglasses, £130 ($208)

- Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, £55 ($88)

- Bobbi Brown lipstick, £19 ($30)

- Liz Earle Superskin moisturiser, £13.50 ($21)

- Clarins Double Serum, £55 ($88)

- Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, £25 ($40)

- Benefit They’re Real mascara, £19.50 ($31)

- Tangle Teezer, £10.99 ($18)

[Telegraph]

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