If I had a dollar for every time I overheard someone ask, “Why in the world would anyone want a clear purse?,” I would have hundreds of extra dollars to spend on a nice shopping spree! Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I will say that, yes, I agree that choosing to carry personal belongings in a clear bag for all the world to see does seem strange. However, if you’ve attended any event in a large venue in the last 2-3 years you’ve likely encounter the dreaded clear bag policy. I remember my first “encounter” and that long walk back to my car to drop off my unessential belongings (if those even exist). Owning a clear purse is pretty much a necessity because of the clear bag policy that continues to spread from stadiums venues to workplaces across the US. Aside from the question above, there are a couple of other questions that I constantly hear regarding this policy and I am hoping to give you some clarity today.
Why do stadiums and venues have clear bag policies?
Contrary to popular belief, this policy wasn’t put into place to inconvenience us. It wasn’t put into place to take away some “right” that we feel we are being denied. Bags brought into stadiums and other athletic venues allow the opportunity for numerous prohibited items. Checking each and every bag requires a significant amount of time and manpower. The policy is in place to not only heighten security, but to also expedite entry into venues. This policy provides security with more visibility not only at gates, but in parking areas, as well as, plaza areas around venues. My thoughts on this are better safe than sorry.
What, exactly, is the clear bag policy?
Under the clear-bag policy, fans have three bag options:
- A clear tote bag or purse up to 12” x 6” x 12.”
- A one-gallon sized plastic freezer bag
- A non-transparent bag no larger than 4.5” x 6.5.” (FYI, an iPhone 7 is just under 5.5” x 2.6.”)
While some feel this policy may feel annoying and silly, the policy is here to stay. Every week I hear of another venue or event implementing the policy, so let’s just embrace it and take advantage of having a really good reason to buy a new handbag!
So how can we help? Well, Nu Women Handbags was created with the sports loving, concert and festival going fashionista in mind. We provide stylish clear purses in various sizes, styles, and colors that were all designed to comply with the clear bag policy. Our fashion-forward transparent handbags will keep you compliant and are sure to turn heads as you to breeze through security lines hassle-free. Don’t compromise on style or quality, shop for your NU handbag today.