There are so many reasons not to place your handbags on the floor. Let’s dive into it.
One of the most common superstitious beliefs that transcends both time and borders is the belief that if you put your purse or wallet on the floor, you will have financial difficulties. We have heard that if you are in Turkey, whenever you put your bag or some kind on the floor, there will be at least one person that will tell you not to do so.
You can trace back the roots of this superstitious belief to ancient China. Feng Shui also known as Chinese geomancy, is a pseudoscientific traditional practice originating from ancient China, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. The roots of this particular superstition can be traced back to this school of thought that has a saying: "A purse on the floor is money out the door."
In many other cultures, the ground is symbolically associated with lowliness, so to put your purse on the floor shows a lack of respect for your money. Therefore, you should respect your money if you want to keep it. This proverb is so widely believed that Latin Americans even take it to another level. They also believe that if a person puts their wallet or purse on the floor, they will end up being broke. So, wherever you go in Latin America, you can hardly find a person who puts his or her bag on the floor. Whether it is bad Feng Shui or not, it is wise not to put your bag on the floor, especially if you are living in a big city.
After all, you never know when a thief could pop up. We have heard several stories of thieves picking up designer bags like this and selling them online!
We know it sometimes seems like you have no other option than to put your handbag on the floor. For example, when you are dining out and there is no other place for your handbag. Placing your bag on the table is an absolute etiquette no-no - so you end up with your handbag on your lap or trying to place it behind you. Depending on the size of your handbag this can be somewhat uncomfortable.
Now let’s think about hygiene.. Do you really want to place your bags on the floor in a public place?
Whether you don’t want to place your handbags on the floor out of superstition, safety or hygiene reasons - we have the perfect solution. A table hook especially designed for your lovely handbags. Our table hook is foldable which makes it super easy to store in your bag while you are on the go. Once you are at the restaurant, lounge, bar, cinema etc - simply place the table hook on the table et voilà…
The perfect solution!