Girls / women : what is in your purse / handbag right now?

United States
January 15, 2007 2:23pm CST
I'm always curious what other women carry around in their purse. Some people have really small purses and some have huge purses. I always wonder what is in there. Here is the list of all the things that can be found in my purse right now. Wallet, pack of Dentyne ice gum, small package of kleenex, small bottle of tylenol, little foldable hair brush, eye glasses (for driving at night), bottle of hand sanitizer, 2 pens and a pencil, chapstick, Bed Bath and Beyond coupon, 3 moist wipes in packages, 1 maxi pad (never know when might need an emergency one), keys, 2 lipsticks, 4 lipglosses (don't ask why I have so many, I have no idea), 2 pieces of paper with friends' phone numbers on them, cell phone, mirror. Ok, I think that is it. I have a pretty big purse. what about you? what type of purse do you have and what do you keep in it? Rachel
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
15 Jan 07
Wallet, cell, lipstic, perfume, "girl stuff" for emergncies, keys, reciepts.....more likely than not a ton of change at the very bottom, packet of tissue, gum, perfume and I think a granola bar.
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• United States
16 Jan 07
cool. What kind of granola bar? That's a good idea. I should carry some food in my purse as well.
@Random1 (213)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I have to laugh at this discussion because I think what people carry in their purse is so funny. My mom always has to have a huge purse for her millions of things. Me, most of the time I don't even carry a purse. When I do it includes only the necessities: wallet cell phone keys checkbook That about sums it up!
@koko269 (18)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
Hmmm.. I carry way too much junk in my purse. Wallet Keys 2 lipglosses 1 lipstick 1 chapstick 1 pen my cellphone my iPod nano Compact mirror Fisherman's Friend (cold weather is making my throat hurt) My security pass for work Something I was suppose to mail today, but forgot And 1 hair clip
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• United States
16 Jan 07
Right now I am using my smaller purse I got for Christmas from Bath & Body Works. So I just have the house key, my checkbook, my wallet, lip gloss, a couple napkins, calculator, & a pen.
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• Philippines
16 Jan 07
I have my cellphone,wallet, perfume, tissue, pressed powder and lipstick . Ooops i almost forgot like also to bring junk foods and candies.
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@sj_chaudhry (1538)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
i always have wallet, pack of tissues, towel hankies and sanitary pad. ialso used to carry body lotion and hand wash with me...i think these are very necessary.
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@kidsrock (64)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I carry a small purse because I don't like to walk around with a huge bag and look like "bag lady". My purse contains: reciepts, coupons, money, check book, credit cards, cell phone, pen, keys, a film cartridge that needs to be developed, lip gloss, very small container containing pain medicine for myself and children, and my asthma inhaler...that's all.
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• Malaysia
16 Jan 07
Wow nice wondering :) i didn't bring anything in my purse since i don't have one...i use wallet..to carry a lots of thing like you i think i better get some bags :) i just put money and my credit card only...
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@go4hiren (34)
• India
16 Jan 07
As per my understanding and observations these all are depands on the nature of the women. superficial womens are mostly shown with small purse. most of the large portfolio manage women are taken with small one. Whenever i check it, first time i found a packet of MARLBORO LIGHT and then after i become more excited to see all the purse. most of them have small gifts and small cards because they need any time to give current boyfriend. one time i found 2 pieces of Condums also, and that was my last check of women's purse. and then onwords i never check it.
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• India
16 Jan 07
may be all the above things but one of the most one is the cds they are necessarey while they do wrong things i think u understand the meaning of cds
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@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
Hmmm i have a wallet, my cellphone, pressed powder, lipstick , 2 lip gloss, hankerchief, 1 hairbrush, a lil notebook and a pen, my digital cam which i carry around all the time, and a small perfume. I have an average looking bag btw. hehehe
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@chocobaby (679)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
mine has wallet, towelette (small towel used as handkerchief), pen, antacids, (i'm hyperacidic), cellphones, compact powder, lipgloss, comb, cologne or perfume
• United States
2 Feb 07
what type of perfume do you have?
@suzannaz (73)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
I don't even bother with a hangbad anymore. Since I have a 16 mth old I just use one bag for all our stuff so I have quite a list: diapers, changing pad, wipes, change of clothes for baby, bibs, usually some kind of snacks and a sippy cup, my daytimer/wallet, washcloth, 1 lipstick, hand sanitizer, bottle of tempra, maxipads, 3 boxes of raisons (snack size), a ziploc bag of cheerios Whew
• United States
1 Feb 07
I totally know what you mean. I have to carry around 2 bags now!
• Romania
16 Jan 07
Why do you need all that? Your the reason why people say "You never know what you could find in a woman's purse". Can't you retain your enthusiasm from carrying around so much things? How big is your Louis Vuitton bag?:P You can go shop-lifting with that purse:)))
• United States
16 Jan 07
I wish I had a Louis Vuitton. But, you never know when you might need some of that. It is all there for a reason. There was probably a time when I said I need to have "this" with me and put it in there. It just stays in there. That's why there is so much stuff.
• Japan
16 Jan 07
I love this topic. It's an interesting little insight to who you are, kind of. I'm 20 years old and I just started carrying a purse when I got married. I need to carry the emergency stuff my husband always needs but never knows to bring. Living in a foreign country and barely knowing the language makes for having carrying a lot of books in your purse too. I finally downsized and now carry a small, small one. Thankfully it only has the essentials, ID, cell, coin purse, a pen, tampon, and 2 finger puppets. The finger puppets keep me entertained and any kids I happen to meet.
• United States
16 Jan 07
I love the finger puppet idea. That's so cool. I should start doing that.:)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
I have my wallet, cell phone,diaper, diaper wipes, sleeper, bottle of premade formula you dont add water to and an empty bottle.(lol can you tell i just had a baby?) oh and a teether ring. bottle of hand sanatizer and chopsticks? whoa when did those get in there? and suprisingly enough my handbag is not that big I would say small compared to the purses ive seen on the arms of the olsen twins or nichole richie
• United States
16 Jan 07
congrats on just having the baby. It's amazing how a baby's stuff ends up everywhere, huh?
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
16 Jan 07
great question! I just grabbed my bag and digging inside. lol. inside is my wallet, cell phone, address book, notepad and pen, change purse, shoprite receipt, an envelope from netwinner.com with a 25 dollar target giftcard inside. dentyne ice gum, cigs, a wegmans coupon book, a tide to go pen, and a burts bees lip balm.
• India
19 Jan 07
oh ...so much stuff u carry ...
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
I have many purses...to many my boyfriend would say...and I tend to change purses too. Sometimes it small..sometimes bigger..however I always carry the basics. Now I have a small wallet..with my cards in it..and change and money. I always carry a notebook and pen. I carry my address book. I usually carry some lipstick and some tic-tacs or gum...those are my basics...
• United States
16 Jan 07
I am always changing my purses too. I love purses and am always buying new ones. My husband thinks it is ridiculous. I get tired of one purse and like a change. Sometimes I will go back to it a few months later.
@Bhutto (742)
• India
16 Jan 07
Being a girl it is ridiculous to ask a question like this every individual has some private thing to carry they may be big or small it is her personnel belonging we have no right to know it.i am sorry if i am a bit harsh.
• United States
16 Jan 07
I respect that. You don't have to share.
@bluegem (174)
• Dominican Republic
26 Feb 07
pen, small stapler,pencil, mirror, face powder, facial tissue, lip gloss, comb/brush combo, purse, credit & debit cards, mini umbrella, post it notes, cell phone, jumb drive, money, panty shield/sanitary napkins