Ever been hit in the face by a swinging backpack? or stepped on a bag and tripped over? here is a list of bag etiquette you might consider abiding by and even spread around.
Do not wear a backpack on the tube, even if it is relatively empty, it is still a small space and you risk hitting someone with your bag.
You can put your bag on the chair next to you on public transport if there are more than three empty seats within view.
Do not wear a backpack on the front of your body, this just looks weird.
You may keep a backpack on whilst travelling up on an escalator, it is preferable to holding the bag next to you as you will not block the passage for people walking.
People should carry their own bags wherever possible.
If carrying a clutch bag, carry it in your left hand, so that if you need to shake hands with someone suddenly, your right hand is free.
Do not slam a bag on a table, try to avoid putting a bag on a table at all. (unless of course, its a Goodordering bag 😊)
If you are out to dinner and you have a particularly large handbag, try not to take it with you if you need to go to the restroom, it looks like you are trying to escape from the dinner, don't trust your guests or require a big make-over in the rest room.
When at a restaurant, do not keep your handbag on your lap the whole time, it makes others feel uncomfortable like you are not fully relaxed.
If your bag is frayed, broken, knackered, consider fixing it up or getting a new bag. It is a poor reflection on a nice outfit.