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I always wondered why women carried so much “junk” that required such large baggage to be lugged around. I know few dresses have pockets but you only need ID, money, credit card and keys. A clutch should be good for that. Or if wearing slacks or leggings the same applies. Women’s blue jeans often have only fake pockets, again, use a clutch.
In the case of one of my GG friends, she only bought jeans with at minimum rear pockets so she had somewhere to put cards, phone and cash. She has never carried a purse of any kind and never wore dresses. She now carries a phone case with slots for cards and cash, a modern equivalent of the clutch.
The rest of my GG friends and acquaintances all carry purses, usually shoulder bags, some quite large. I can understand those who have young kids, mothers have to carry lots of things for the care of children. But what on earth possesses an everyday woman to carry a nag that doubles as carry on luggage?
Then I became a woman!
The lack of pockets is a severe limitation, but I don’t want pockets to destroy the lines of a great outfit. Therefore….the clutch. But wait….I don’t have room for lipstick, makeup case with mirror, tissues, comb, and bobby pins.
Enter the purse with handles. More room for necessities. A wallet for organized cash and cards, a photo wallet for carrying my dearest photos. My makeup case can be a little larger, add in hair spray, deodorant, FDS, perfume, second comb, breath mints, chewing gum, wet wipes, panty liners, eye liner, mascara, maybe other makeup necessities, a cigarette lighter, cigarettes (if so inclined) and pepper spray.
Oh no! My purse isn’t big enough for all that. On to the shoulder bag! Add in a spare pair of panties and pantyhose. Maybe a small pillow so I can nap in the car. And now that I have room my partner wants me to carry extras they don’t want to carry. But how do I find anything in there?
Let’s put it all in a LARGE bag, carry on size. It all fits! But now it weighs 15 pounds and my shoulder hurts!
Girls, can you relate? I started with a really cute pink and leather clutch with a shoulder strap. I’m moving on to the shoulder bag. I NEEEED my stuff!
Where are you on the scale of purses?
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