The perfect handbag

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I don’t believe there is such a thing as one perfect handbag.

In fact, it is my belief that there are a number of perfect purses for almost every type of occasion, which is probably why I own so many.

The passion for purses began when I was in my early teens.

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I saved every penny of my allowance to purchase the newest Nine West brand purse at the mall.

I have never had a penchant for clothes shopping, because, for the most part, clothes never seem to fit me well. However, a purse usually always fits, so whenever I shopped it was for that new wallet or bag (and of course footwear) that I told myself I needed.

I have many styles of handbags and all made by a variety of designers, because of course I’m a purse snob as my husband enjoys pointing out. (Don’t let him fool you, he now knows the different between an authentic Coach bag and a fake one.)

As my tastes matured, I realized the quality of products made by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Dooney and Bourke. (Don’t own that Louis Vuitton or Chanel yet, but one day I will).

However, the brand is not the most important part, it is the style and size of the bag that matter when it comes to utilizing the practical features of a purse.

I like to use a large shoulder handbag for an everyday look because it is big enough to hold a legal sized notepad, camera and everything else I store in my purse.

One of my favorite styles is the cross body bag. They come in a variety of sizes, depending on the outing.

I utilize my cross body purse when I’m shopping or strolling the streets of New Orleans or anywhere I like to have my hands and arms free for the day.

There are also evening clutches that add shine and sparkle to any fancy event.

Ladies, there are many sizes and styles of handbags out there designed to help us get through our day-to-day lives with ease and poise.

Find the ones that work for your busy lifestyle and budget.