January 03, 2008 20:32 ET Handbags Drive 43% Growth During Holidays

Over 10,000 Purses to Choose From, Is a Fashionista's Dream Web Site

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - January 3, 2008) - Online retailer announced the company concluded the holiday quarter with a significant increase in handbag sales, up 43% in the past year-over-year. More high-end, designer brand names helped eBags increase its average order size 13% during the holiday quarter (versus 2006). -- the world's largest online retailer of handbags, luggage, backpacks and travel accessories -- attributes rapid handbag growth to the company's focus on adding trendy, popular designer brands to the mix, from names like Rafe, Francesco Biasia and Just Cavalli. eBags' online store in Europe -- eBags UK -- also experienced fast-paced handbag growth in the past year.

"Handbags are just like shoes and jewelry -- a woman can never have too many. Because over 70% of our shoppers are women, we're always striving to showcase our endless handbag options," said Nancy Behrendt, senior director of merchandising at "For many women, finding that perfect handbag or discovering a new brand is a euphoric experience. We want every woman to get that same feeling of exhilaration when she shops at eBags."

The company continues to maintain its position as the ultimate handbag destination by offering consumers over 10,000 purses on and recently launching its new web site, "We're really excited about, which we developed to highlight the fashion industry's latest trends and provide updates on popular brands like Fossil, kate spade and Coach," said Laila Mahmud, public relations coordinator at " is where aficionados and fashionistas can find valuable fashion tips, online shopping advice, and the latest styles across the purse spectrum -- everything from perfect little evening bags to funky oversized totes."


eBags is the world's leading online retailer of luggage, handbags, business cases, backpacks and accessories. With over 7 million bags sold, eBags offers over 1.2 million unbiased customer reviews, features 33,000 products from 500 brands including The North Face, Dakine, JanSport, Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, Kathy Van Zeeland, Michael Kors, Cole Hann, and Nike. eBags is a proud supporter of the fight against breast cancer and has donated over $500,000 towards breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. is a part of eBags, Inc. which includes eBags UK. Please visit

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