I’ve got a weakness for office supplies, wallets and purses. I know this about myself, so I try to keep myself on a tight leash. Because what could one more purse add to the collection that I already own?
These are my criteria for a good purse
• It has to have a separate compartment for my wallet, which is quite large.
• It should have at least two big compartments, to keep my stuff separate from my other stuff
• At the front of the purse I want a small closable compartment to put my keys.
• I’m not a handbag kind or girl: I have my hands full as it is! So I only want bags I can carry on my shoulder.
Sometimes a purse slips through my frugal radar. Especially when it has flowers on them. Put flowers on something, and I wanna buy it. But lately I’m doing better, because I’ve realized that since my skirts are floral too, I’m gonna look like a big walking curtain with a flowery bag.
Me and my purses in the picture on the left
Top left: Brown leather purse that set me back 85 dollars! It’s the most expensive bag I ever bought, and I was eyeing it for months. Eventually I succumbed and a week later they went on sale for 15 dollars. Aargh! And this bag turned out to be a disappointment because it only has one compartment, and is therefore very messy.
Top right: Western style little shoulder bag, I use when me and hubby go out on a date, which is almost never. To make sure it gets out now and again, I sometimes take it with me when I go grocery shopping.
Bottokm left: This bag I use daily. It has all the compartments I need, and it’s neutral.
Bottom right: This bag was a big mistake, and I only bought it because I succumbed to the lure of the floral pattern. But I never use it because it’s so ‘busy’.
What are you looking for in a purse/handbag?