Why does Harry Styles carry so many tote bags?

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Harry Styles loves big bags. Although he may be in the middle of the UK and European series of his Love On Tour shows, the 28-year-old found time before his Dublin show to head to the popular Vico Baths bathing spot to relax. bathe. Photographed by fans Walking towards the water, Harry was all smiles, his hair held back by a beautiful little clip. What wasn’t small, however, was the giant shopping bag he was carrying, like your grandmother returning from the beach with a bag of tough leftovers from the local Tesco Express.

The contents of the bag are hard to decipher (it looks like it could be a board game or a case of Guinness), but it’s still a strange image to behold: a celebrity of this magnitude with something as innocuous as a plastic bag.

Of course, anyone familiar with the candid photos shared by the Twitter account HSDaily or whose TikTok #ForYou page is overrun with Harry Styles (guilty) content, knows the man likes a bag.

TikTok Harries en masse has also documented his penchant for bags. In fact, there are plenty of photos of Harry wandering around, and in nearly every one of them he appears to be laden with it, like a 19th century packhorse. ” Nope. What is this man carrying in his bags,” one video read. “Looks like they’re going to explode.”

Meanwhile, another asked the question, “Why does he always have so much with him?” Indeed, these videos, made up of a number of different candid snaps of Harry, all show the pop star walking around with a bag so stuffed it either looks like he’s off on a long adventure or looks like the parent of a toddler whose three outfits were wrapped. for their child “just in case” they piss themselves.

But while there are pictures of Harry carrying all sorts of bags – large “gap year” backpacks, a Mickey Mouse monogram-patterned Gucci suitcase, chic handbags and a weekend bag -brown end he’s had since his One Direction days – there’s definitely one style he favors: Harry Styles is a tote bag girl.

Those who get it, get it. He, like the best of us, knows the importance of a good holdall. What else are you going to use to carry around that book you don’t intend to read, your reusable water bottle, a notebook you won’t write in, and plenty of pens with no lids whenever will you leave the house? He also followed the cardinal rule: the bigger the bag, the better.

Her favorite bags are huge and often stuffed to bursting. It’s usually in the classic off-white variety, although more recently it’s been lugging this one-of-a-kind Pleasing tote, a perk of being your own beauty brand maker, knitted with two types different straps. . (Harry, if you’re reading this, drop the link!)

The tote is clearly a big part of Harry’s aesthetic, so much so that the man is often depicted with more than one dangling from his shoulder. Still, it begs the question: what does this man carry around all the time that means he always looks like he’s done his weekly shopping?

After doing a bit of research (i.e. looking at photos of Harry on Twitter and TikTok), it seems like it’s nearly impossible to discern the answer to this question. There is often a large box in the bags, which can contain all kinds of mysteries. Maybe it’s filled with little trinkets that he likes to look at like Gollum? Maybe he’s carrying the last Pleasant drop? Or it could hold a small snack in case he gets hungry. In one photo, he looks like he’s carrying the tote bag staple – a book he probably won’t be reading on this particular excursion – but otherwise the mind is mind-boggling.

What is clear is that whatever items Harry Styles carries with him must be very valuable considering his intention to carry everything himself.

After all, isn’t the whole point of being rich and famous having someone who can carry your groceries for you, Sharpay Evans style? But then maybe carrying an unnecessary amount of tote bags helps keep one of the most famous people on the planet grounded; true normal behavior. Just like the rest of us, Harry Styles has to wear his own bullshit. He’s clearly a girlie catch-all for life.

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