Why Do Women Own So Many Handbags? Realistically, why do women own so many handbags? Wouldn’t it be easier if we just found that one neutral colored handbag that was the perfect size, carried all of our daily essentials, and went with every single outfit we owned? That would make things too easy right? We are women, we have a keen eye for fashion and one handbag just won’t do for us! So why .