The purse I use most is a medium size crossbody style in black leather. It does have a concealed cary compartment, but I don’t often utilize it. If I am going somewhere I feel I need to be armed at, I generally don’t go, but I do carry sometimes, just in case.
The purse has a pocket on the body side for my cell phone and my IDs or a card or two to carry and find without digging. Three zip pockets make up the main body, and I have room for a blush compact, hair brush, small bottle of cologne, a couple of panty liners and a couple of tampons, maybe chewing gum, Tic Tacs for sure, my car door opener fob is clipped to a belt loop if my skirt or slacks have one. Some cash, 3 or 4 lipsticks that are close matches so I can progress the color to more appropriate shades as the night/day goes along. And, condoms, of course.
There is also one of those ‘Screamer’ defense thingy’s if someone tries to mug me, and I also carry a pepper gel sometimes, which works better here in windy Texas than a pepper spray.
I know it sounds like a lot for a medium size purse, but it actually doesnt look like most guys wallets at all and lays and looks fairly thin too.