A purse is a small bag used especially by a woman to carry everyday personal items. It can also refer to a small pouch of leather or plastic used for carrying money, typically by a woman.  Obviously a purse can be utilized by a man as well.

Is there a difference between handbags and purses?  The answer to this question depends entirely on where you live.  The British English meaning of “purse” is a coin purse, wallet, or pocketbook. If you’re from England, you might carry a purse inside of a handbag.  The American English meaning of “purse” has become synonymous with “handbag” which means the term can describe all types of handbags including clutches, satchels, totes, hobos, and more.

There are many popular brands of purses, and some of the most popular ones include Coach, Baggallini, Longchamp, Telfar, Saint Laurent, Cuyana, HVISK, Edie Parker, and Mansur Gavriel1. Other popular brands include Hammitt, Fendi, and Tory Burch. Some of the most timeless designer bags are from Gucci and Celine, while Tory Burch and Longchamp are great for everyday use.

If you want to know the truth, I am born & raised in America but always thought that the purse was a women's wallet (maybe I am British and my parents lied to me that I am American).

Please visit the handbags page to learn about purses.

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