Sunday, March 09, 2008

Darn, I need a new purse.

I bought a new purse during a big sale at Gordman's last fall. I enjoyed using it until recently, when the braided straps decided to unravel and snap. I'm carrying it under my arm, kind of like a clutch that's too big, afraid the one last strap will give way and everything will spill all over. Silly thought, that is: it has zippers that keep all the important things safe inside.
The big dilemma: do I need a new one?
I have a few old bags (oops, that was a poor turn of phrase) in my closet. I can use one for a while, even for a permanent replacement. Then there's the trip we might take this summer. So should I buy a new purse, and if so, what are the main features I should look for?
I like the little cell phone pocket on my current strapless model.
I like the zippers.
The pockets are big enough to hold anything I need. In fact, this purse is actually a little bigger than I need.
I need more than pocketbook size. Any bag of mine needs to hold my cell phone, my wallet (checkbook size), my cardholder (store cards and insurance, etc.), inhaler, reading glasses with case, my school ID smart card, hearing aid batteries, and my keys. I also like to carry a small pack of mints, a bottle of Tylenol, small notebook, pen, Tide to Go pen, hand sanitizer or wet wipes, a comb, and lip gloss. For a brief time this summer, I'll carry my passport, too.
At least I'm not in the market for a diaper bag!

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Blogger Cheryl said...

My mom and I splurged and bought Baggallini "large wallet" bags. Man, it rocks. Pricey, but worth it. I can stash so much crap in mine, but it's not big and bulky. I'd rather buy a new purse than get a pedicure, and I've never had a pedicure, so I figured it was time for me to buy one that wasn't in the clearance section. :)

3/10/2008 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely get a new purse. Think of how useful it is to you!

3/11/2008 7:49 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

The answer to "Do I need a new purse?" is always yes, silly!!

3/13/2008 10:07 PM  

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