Women’s Purses and Handbags

Purses Versus Handbags

A purse is a closable, smaller bag or pouch. You can use them for special occasions where only a few items are needed. For example a wedding, church or walking.

A handbag is medium to large and is closable or open and has a handle or strap. You can use them for traveling, shopping, carrying extra paperwork needed for that day and more.

Buying any style of women’s purses and handbags can be a challenge whether for size, shape, color or brand. You set out to purchase one, and may not be able to find it. You then experience shopping from store to store without results. Having one in mind, and will do anything to have your purse or handbag.

On line shopping is your best solution. You can can browse at your own leisure for handbags, purses, accessories depending on what you want to carry in it as needed, and also for specific occasions.

Womens Black Leather handbag

Owning  More Than One

It is better to have more than one for several reasons. The first is for lasting longer, staying in good shape while having others to change it with. It does not wear out as fast especially if it is one thatWomens Grey Leather Purse you really like.

Another reason is to choose one for a specific need. For example, you do not want it to be huge when you go out for a walk or, have children to take with you. A crossbody is perfect for this, they come in different sizes and are hands free. You have it right on you.

Also, for seasonal purposes having more than one is essential. A summer style can be a lighter fabric with brighter colors, and in the winter something more solid with darker colors, although bright colors are fine according to your personal taste.

CompartmentsCompartement Inside a Red Purse

Compartments help with what to carry in your purse or handbag. They are great if you are organized, and like to know exactly where everything is. You can place your hand in and get an item out without even looking. ForRed Leather Purse With Strap those who carry makeup, a compact or eye shadow case can open and leave a mess.  Larger handbags without compartments have their use also. You can use them for an overnight bag, diaper bag, for the gym, or any other use you may have.

Using an all weather protection spray like Tana All Protector or a conditioner you would purchase for foot wear, would benefit your handbags preventing rust and stains and keeping them in shape, lasting longer.

womens yellow purseWho knew that purchasing women’s purses and handbags could end up being a challenge?  As long as you find what you need, that is all that counts.

I have a men’s line available that I added not long after. They have great selections and are quite popular. The market for them is huge, and an excellent idea for gifts for the guys who have everything. To check out bags and accessories for men you can click Men’s Bags and Accessories

To start shopping, click on the banners to the right on my sidebar where I have several merchants listed. There is something for everyone, and remember to check back regularly for new selections!

Unless otherwise stated, the bags for this article I chose from various merchants for the specific style I needed to write this article.


  1. Mara Lane


    Hello Patsy. I love the part about the all weather protection spray making your hand bag last longer. I have never heard this remedy. I will definitely start applying this to my nice hand bags. do you have any recommendations on where to get tana or the shoe conditioner?

    1. Patsy


      Hi Mara,

      The Tana All Protector spray works well and is popular in Canada. I always used it for my footwear since it’s made for that. I realized that handbags are made of the same fabric and have been using it for them also.

      You would have to search for it in your area, if you don’t reside in Canada. Otherwise you can find something similar to this one.

      Thank you for stopping by my website!

  2. Taetske Guillaume


    Good afternoon Patsy,

    Now, this is a website after my heart. Like most of the females populating our planet I have a handbag/shoe tic, they have to match you see. I have handbags in all colors and also materials but in general, I prefer leather as they last for ages. In my wardrobe, I have a summer and a winter side and also a going out section, more dress up and my long evening dresses. Included the evening going out shoes and of course handbags. I normally go out in the sales to see if I find something but as I have been collecting for so many years it is not easy to find something new.
    It is some 20 years ago that I went to a big department store during sales time. I came upon a very sweet Italian evening purse. It was made in Florence and there were only 200 pieces distributed world wide, this one had the number 75. The normal price at that time was around $200 but for the sales, it was down to $50. I was very much tempted but did not buy it. One year later, again during the sales, I stumbled upon that little purse, now the price was $25, this time I did not resist anymore as it was obvious it had been waiting for me.
    Your website will certainly be a big help to people.

    Regards, Taetske

    1. Patsy


      Hello Taetske,

      It sounds like we have these things in common. It was easy for me to want a website about purses and handbags since I know so much about them and have the experience also. I added the men’s line later on. I do the same with my wardrobe, I separate my summer and winter clothes and footwear. It’s easier that way. I sure love a good sale.

      The Italian evening purse sounds interesting with only having 200 made. It goes to show how we don’t know the value something can have. I’ll bet that purse is worth a lot today!

      Thank you, I have helped many women and men make choices, and also for the guys to realize the huge market there is out there for them.

      I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your story. Hope you will come back again soon!

  3. Henry


    After reading your post it definitely makes sense,
    & it opened my eyes what kind of challenge choosing a handbag can be.

    I’ve never done it before..

    Different seasons, weathers, occasions..
    not to mention sizes, colors, brands, shapes & different materials used in bags.
    To find one all-purpose bag feels like a mission-impossible to us & why should we, if there are so many wonderful bags to choose from?

    I love the compartments idea tho, to get things organized quickly & effectively.

    Moving all the “seeking the right handbag” campaign to online helps us tremendously – Not only women get instantly a lot quicker overlook what’s available, the best offers & current trends..
    ..but me as a male counterpart find it interesting too, as I might find some excellent gift ideas among countless of offers..

    Definitely interested & checking back for more updates!

    1. Patsy


      Hi Henry, thank you for your comment. Yes it can be a challenge, more than we all realize and it’s great to have a place that you can stop by and read up on solutions. Knowing that there are other people in the same situation. It’s true that guys can also visit for gift ideas.

      Actually, I have a men’s line that I will be adding and hopefully it will be up when you stop by again. Including products and links to refer to so you don’t have to look them up yourself.

      Thank you for your interest and I’m looking forward to assisting you in any way I can.

  4. Cathy


    Totally agree with you. Recently, I’ve been wanting to buy a black handbag and I ended up spending an hour looking through every range in the online marketplace. Online shopping is very convenient and you can browse to your heart’s content. But my only problem is that, you can’t really inspect the quality or the compartment spaces to ensure that the product description is accurate.

    Needless to say, due to my indecisiveness, I didn’t get any black bag. Is there an online retailer that you would recommend besides Amazon? I still want to see if there are other options. Thanks.

    1. Patsy


      Hi Cathy, thank you for visiting my website and for your comment. I agree with not being able to inspect the quality or compartment spaces for accuracy. This is why I go out shopping first, it’s the only way to see what you are looking for.

      Online searches sometimes need to be more specific like entering your Country with the search title. Sometimes stores that are online have deals that they would not have IN the store. Keep in mind that websites update all the time, so you can refer back to them.

      My website was built this month it is a work in progress, and has helpful content for information and advise so far. Soon I will have products to offer and links in place for your shopping access.

      I hope this helps Cathy and again, thank you for visiting Your Purse Source!

  5. Caleb


    My sister has really been quite a nut about getting different kinds of purses or handbags. I feel like she always complains that here handbag is too messy or it doesn’t have enough compartments. This is definitely a place she needs to go. I think she would definitely thank you for your awesome article. I’ll definitely refer her to your site here.

    1. Patsy


      Hi Caleb, thank you for the comment. I know how your sister feels, and for us it makes a difference having the proper purse or handbag.. She sounds organized and there are options for her needs. Thank you for your kind words and wanting to refer her to my site!

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