Centuries of gender role reinforcement have ingrained the idea that women carry bags, while men stuff everything they need into every last pocket on their person. But with this R2-D2 dome purse that ThinkGeek is now selling, there’s finally no reason for anyone to feel embarrassed about carrying a handbag.
The bag’s main pocket isn’t large enough to accommodate a laptop, but you should be able to squeeze a tablet in there in addition to your wallet, keys, and maybe a handful of snacks. There are also two additional pockets in there for keeping smaller items semi-organised, and the bag’s interior is lined with a black Star Wars print fabric in case you forgot which space opera Artoo hails from.
Because it’s made from simulated leather, the bag probably isn’t going to appeal to the fashion-conscious crowd. But the use of synthetic fabrics also means it can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth, and it only costs $40/£26. So it doesn’t matter who you are, as long as you’re a Star Wars fan, you have reason enough to proudly throw this over your shoulder. [ThinkGeek]
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