Could you manage on a daily basis without carrying a handbag?

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  1. profile image0
    Precious Williamsposted 13 years ago

    Carine Roitfeld the glamorous editor of French Vogue is known never to carry a handbag.  And no I have never seen pictures of her with a briefcase, holdall, platic bag.  So I'm curious - does she have someone following her carrying everything?  I've had a tiny Lulu Guiness bag for a wedding but on a day to day basis, I would really struggle without keys, notbook, mobile, sat nav etc etc.

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Pockets are more than enough for keys and a few cards.

  2. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    If the outfit I'm wearing has pockets, my keys and wallet fit into both and I'm good to go.

  3. Chaotic Chica profile image61
    Chaotic Chicaposted 13 years ago

    I would rather not carry a bag.  If it's just me, I all I need is my id, my money, my keys, and my chapstick, all of which I can carry in my pockets. If I have the kids, which I almost always do, then I must carry something. The simple repy is yes, I, personally, can go without a purse or handbag of any kind but most of the time it is impractical.

  4. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image76
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 13 years ago

    I cannot manage without a purse of somekind.  I have too much stuff I need to carry around to be able to fit it all in my pockets.  It's funny, a few years ago everything I needed could be fit into a pocket or two.

  5. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    I am trying hard not to make a joke about carrying my bag in my hand each day

    1. Granny's House profile image63
      Granny's Houseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I always have my purse. I need somewhere to carry my snot rags! lol

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    I can do with my jeans with pockets! It depends where I am going, although I always go with minimal loads.

  7. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    I have a large bag and a small one - carry the small one everywhere = leave the large one in the car mostly.  Have to have my camera, snacks, ipod, survival things, you know.

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    pinkyleeposted 13 years ago

    I never carry my purse/bag in anywhere. It stays in my car and I only take my wallet out when I get out of the car. Otherwise everything I wear usually has pockets and that's where things land.

  9. Three-Legged Dog profile image64
    Three-Legged Dogposted 13 years ago

    Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.  And I'm a Coach addict.  Most of the time I use one of my smaller-sized purses. I have a pretty large handbag that is great for traveling and using as a carry-on on a plane.  I have a swing pack that I like to travel with because it lies flat across the body. 

    However, there are times when I don't want to be bothered and carry just a wristlet - big enough for keys, ID, debit card, and phone!

  10. yenajeon profile image71
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    Yes but how do you fit a netbook or laptop?? What about umbrellas, water bottles, sunglasses, sunscreen?!

    I have to have my sunscreen!

  11. profile image53
    honiposted 13 years ago

    I always carry a small purse that crosses my body from the shoulder. I'm always hands-free. Can't stand the bulk of things in my jean pocket. Gotta carry my change purse, cell, pen, chapstick, extra keys, etc. at all times.

  12. akirchner profile image93
    akirchnerposted 13 years ago

    I've taken to using pockets, fanny packs, or just carrying my wallet with me instead of a purse.  It seems to hurt my arms and back lugging it around - and it allows me more free hands for the leash and putting on my helmets!

  13. ilovehoroscopes profile image59
    ilovehoroscopesposted 13 years ago

    I need a bag even a tote bag. Cargo pants would suffice as well. But I feel more secure carrying a bag on a daily basis.

  14. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 13 years ago

    Can't say I have ever carried a handbag, except when the wife gives me hers to carry while she empties my wallet in the store..

  15. Anamika S profile image69
    Anamika Sposted 13 years ago

    I hate to carry hand bags. What ever essentials i need like wallet, keys or mobile can go to my jeans pocket.

  16. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    I never leave the house without a trusted Coach! wink

  17. alternate poet profile image67
    alternate poetposted 13 years ago

    I have to publicly confess that - after a lifetime of laughing at man-bags - I have one. And it is indispensable !  all that junk we have to carry around from a huge bunch of keys to the phone, here I must have a camera on hand at all times, cash, cards, tissues (as this is not supplied in any 'public' toilet except McDonalds which is the only reason to visit) and sunglasses and glasses - and occasional other stuff!!!

    To ensure I don't lose it or leave it somewhre with EVERYTHING in it 'she' has put it around my neck with a long strap. The assault on the sensibilities of my manhood by carrying a handbag I deal with by considering that I can beat the living s@*t out of anyone who wants to make an issue of it big_smile

  18. profile image57
    suscanposted 13 years ago

    I love a purse, so I would not be without one. It is a rare occasion when I might just carry a wallet and cell phone. I have even been known to put my big purse in my trunk on those occasions when I am carrying a small bag.  Just in case I forgot something i needed.

  19. h.a.borcich profile image61
    h.a.borcichposted 13 years ago

    I can't do without a purse just to carry needed medical supplies which would not fit in a pocket.

  20. Rose Mari profile image58
    Rose Mariposted 13 years ago

    Occasionally I go purseless. I have to have pockets for the cell, cc, and keys though. I usually always have my purse in the car, and then just carry the bare minimum once I get out of the car.

    It's amazing how much you can bring with you on a phone these days - music, books, email, games, calendar, coupons, directions, contact list, shopping lists, etc.. At one time all of these would be carried in my purse seperately.

  21. Aya Katz profile image84
    Aya Katzposted 13 years ago

    I use a fanny pack.

  22. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

    Keys, cards, phone, and a lipstick... all fit in my back pocket and I'm good to go.

  23. ExpandYourMind profile image70
    ExpandYourMindposted 13 years ago

    Nope.  I may downsize when sightseeing or shopping, but I always have to carry a purse -- wallet, cellphone, keys, camera, day planner, more keys, makeup . . .

  24. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years ago


  25. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    No.  First, my left hand needs that shoulder bag strap because it doesn't know what to do if I walk and don't have a shoulder bag for it to hang onto.  Second, I like the look of a shoulder bag.  Then, too, I need to "be ready for anything", but also to be ready for anybody else's "anything" as well (that's probably because I'm conditioned to have "mother thinking".

    Besides, in 1985 I tied scooting out of the house in the morning, just to drop off my son at school - and wouldn't you know it... I was stopped by the police and asked for my license!  Since then I've only tried going for three walks without a purse.  It was sort of OK, but I didn't like worrying about stuff falling out of my pockets.  So, since I was a kid in school, I've only been without a purse those for times.   hmm

  26. viryabo profile image95
    viryaboposted 13 years ago

    I've carried a handbag practically all my life. I'd feel 'armless' without one. If i dont carry a handbag, i may end up having body balancing problems lol

  27. wychic profile image79
    wychicposted 13 years ago

    I never carry a purse, or bag of any kind. That said, I also don't really wear dresses, skirts, or slacks and the pockets of my blue jeans easily hold my keys (only three on the ring), debit cards and driver's license. I very rarely carry cash, but that's what the other side pocket is for. Occasionally I carry my phone with me, which is an old dinosaur so I usually just carry it in my hand...but it does still fit in my back pocket, I just don't like the big bulge. The only bag I've ever carried was a diaper bag, which I'm fixing to start carrying again in a couple of months.

  28. FashionFame profile image60
    FashionFameposted 13 years ago

    No, bags are must

  29. FashionFame profile image60
    FashionFameposted 13 years ago

    No, bags are must

  30. Mikeydoes profile image44
    Mikeydoesposted 13 years ago

    Ha, can't say I've ever even thought about doing that. I hate wearing a watch as it is, couldn't imagine having to carry something all of the time.

  31. Fashion Lover profile image59
    Fashion Loverposted 13 years ago

    I hate carrying a bag but I don't have an option of hiring an assistant so I hold a small bag to put only the necessary items such as wallet, keys, breathmints and phone. Or I'll wear a dress with big pockets :-)

  32. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image70
    FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 13 years ago

    I hate hand bags! Phone in hand, credit card in back pocket, and my car key clips on my phone.

    1. jcphan profile image60
      jcphanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I I would not want to because they are my favorite fashion accessory and the one item I splurge the most money on!  jcphan

  33. CASE1WORKER profile image62
    CASE1WORKERposted 13 years ago

    if i am wearing jeans- yes but i still feel bereft without it

  34. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 13 years ago

    If I didn't carry a handbag, where would I carry my hands?

  35. sofs profile image78
    sofsposted 13 years ago


    For me It is impossible at least need a clutch bag!!  I need to keep my phone and stuff!!   can't think of it!!

  36. MichelleArakaki profile image60
    MichelleArakakiposted 13 years ago

    Oh no! I never leave without my purse.

  37. lindacee profile image87
    lindaceeposted 13 years ago

    I can and I do! I never thought that would be the case, but I have somehow managed to wean myself off of purses. Now I just carry a lipstick, cash and a credit card in a pocket. It's funny, for a while I kept thinking I had misplaced my purse (until I realized I hadn't brought one with me!) Now I am used to traveling light!


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