Life Hacks: We Just Found Out What the Shoulder Buttons on Coats Are For

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Ever wondered what the buttons on the shoulder of your coat is for? Well, we’ve finally found the answer.

You might have noticed that whenever you buy a coat, there are usually buttons on the shoulders. We’re not sure how we’ve gone this long without realizing, but the buttons aren’t just there for style – they serve a purpose.

One Twitter user shared her realization that the button loops are actually there to keep your bag in place. They are essentially shoulder straps. The post quickly went viral, receiving over 67,000 retweets, and it turns out that we weren’t the only ones who had no idea about this nifty trick.

The days of your handbag slipping off your shoulder on your way home are now officially over. These button loops will literally keep your bag on your shoulder, giving you an extra hand free.

Did you know about this brilliant life hack? Let us know in the comments below.