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👜 - handbag emoji

or handbag emoji [hand-bagΒ ih-moh-jee]

What doesΒ πŸ‘œΒ mean?

The handbag emoji depicts a rectangular handbag with short handles and comes in different colors on different platforms, including brown, purple, and pink.

Its use relates mostly to shopping and fashion and is often used with other emoji, such as the lipstick and high heel emoji in posts related to femininity.

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πŸ’… - nail-polish, 🛍️ - shopping bags emoji , 💋 - kiss mark emoji , 💵- banknote with dollar sign emoji , 🎒 - backpack emoji

Where does 👜 - handbag emoji come from?


Not to be confused with an emoji that is named the purse emoji (which is actually a small coin purse), the handbag emoji typifies a medium-size bag with shorter handles, as opposed to an over-the-shoulder or across-the body type of bag.Β The handbag emojiΒ was approved as part ofΒ Unicode 6.0Β in 2010 and added toΒ Emoji 1.0Β in 2015.

There is also a clutch bag emoji, which indicates some real interest in the subject on the part of Unicode! Didn’t know there was a need for all three!

Interestingly, the handbag emoji is sometimes mistakenly used to represent luggage.


Examples of 👜 - handbag emoji

The More Broke A Lady Is...The Bigger Her Handbag πŸ‘œ πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ€¦πŸ€¦πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•Ί
@bazi_tsika, September, 2018
With all the stress this semester already has me in, especially to pass the nclex in January i am so rewarding myself with a louis vuitton purse once it is all over πŸ‘œ
@TheJessica_C, September, 2018
Still in my bag like the fries at the bottom πŸŸπŸ‘œ
@Kaleo_226, September, 2018

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Who uses 👜 - handbag emoji ?

Fashionistas know the handbag emoji is primarily used in social-media posts and texts that refer to shopping and fashion.

But, it’s also used to express solidarity between women and to represent femininity, purchasing power, and bling.

Let’s not forget straight-out handbag love! Some of us just love handbags.

The emoji also makes an appearance at times to illustrate woman power, which may seem somewhat out of step with feminist thinking. But, hey, whatever gets the job done!

And then there’s … well … maybe a reference to “in the bag”? Emoji are totally open to interpretation, OK.

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