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Old 06-14-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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OP - she can buy a lot of purses until she is up to the price of your corvette.
Trust me, she's held that over me for a looooong time!!
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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Plenty. Women love to buy shoes and purses.

I'm a woman, but I don't like either of those things. I use the same purse every day for 2 years until it gets ragged, no matter if I'm wearing jeans and tennis shoes or business casual. The only time I use a different purse is when I'm going to a more formal place, like to a wedding or graduation, so I switch to a smaller purse. But it's rare.

Shoes, I only buy when they wear out.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:27 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Well.... I'm with purses like so many women are with shoes. I'm always on the quest for the perfect purse, and last year I found one that comes very close. But I still have a bunch others. And I use different type purses for travel.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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I despise purses.
The only reason I carry one is because it's easier to conceal my firearm.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:55 PM
 
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I hate carrying bags (purses, whatever) and if I can get away with NOT carrying anything, I will.

Many times in the summer when I go out, I shove my wallet in my back pocket and my phone in the other. And off I go!
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:56 AM
 
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UNRELATED: Why are purses sometimes called 'pocketbooks', when that word seems to better apply to a wallet?
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:04 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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UNRELATED: Why are purses sometimes called 'pocketbooks', when that word seems to better apply to a wallet?
Because they can hold books, lol. IHNI



My SO and his mother both call purses pocketbooks. I just thought it was an old fashioned term.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:09 AM
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I have one purse and I have back ups. I found a purse I loved years ago and it has a built in wallet which I think is great. When that one wore out I had a hard time finding the same one. So when I found it again this year I ordered 6. I have one out and will use it until it is worn then I will switch to a new one.


I just don't get all the big purses and frankly so many purses are downright ugly so I don't see them as fashion statements or as a status symbol. For me they have a practical purpose and sometimes I don't even bring it. There are times when I give my DH my driver's license to carry and I leave the purse at home.



Two reasons for a large purse:
1. It makes the butt look smaller
2. You never know when you will be on The Price Is Right

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Old 06-15-2017, 07:06 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I have 6 bags: black, yellow, red, camel, pink & multi-color. My favorite is the yellow one. Rarely use the black one except our brief, short winter here in Florida. Years ago when I lived on Long Island a woman always matched her bag to her shoes. Thankfully these days that isn't done anymore (too matchy-matchy) but I would never use the pink one if I had on a red outfit.


I look for a person that is roomy but not too big as I'm petite and a huge purse emphasizes that. Have you ever seen a tall, big boned woman carrying a tiny bag? The scale is just off. Now my sister probably has 20-40 handbags, all costing a minimum of $500, some in the $8,000 range. Frankly I don't much of a difference in a $100 purse compared to a $500 purse except some designers name is probably emblazoned all over it. It's a status symbol and anyone who tells you different is not being truly honest.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I dislike having to change everything from one purse to another, I only have 2.
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