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Dec 21, 2015
Thanks for the Good Advice
by: ENID

Thanks for taking the time to share these important points.

I have two to add: consider technology and snap up the perfect bag when you see it.

If you have technology -- such as a Kindle or a tablet -- that you only carry sometimes, be sure it is in your purse while shopping, as it may effect the overall dimensions of the purse, especially the width of the purse. Some bags will expand when there is more in them.

As well, if there is an item such as tablet or netbook that you carry only when traveling, you may need a special handbag for those occasions when it is with you.

Second, if you see a purse that you know is just right, and it is more expensive than you usually spend, grab it. You can always return it if you change your mind.

I saw a Calvin Klein bag that was perfect in terms of size and all the compartments I like to stay organized. But it was three times my top amount.

I was not looking for a purse that day, so I let it go. I have now returned to the store twice hoping to find it, as well as to other locations in the chain, and it is gone, gone, gone.

I would surely have gotten years of use out of a well-made handbag that served all my needs, looked sharp, and was a pleasure to carry.

So, if your budget can be stretched, whenever you find The One, snap it up.

Dec 20, 2015
How to Choose the Best Handbag
by: KDenny

Shop for your new handbag carrying your most favorite bag for comparison.

There are beautiful bags in the thousands but, to be happy with an everyday bag, the overall proportions need to be right. Consider the strap/handle length, pocket placement, capacity, and weight.

A favorite bag is a good model and reminder of what handbag design works well for you.

Functional design is most important. Big money for a big designer name doesn't keep you happy when you're digging for your phone orkeys into a cavernous pit.

On the other hand, you won't like having to leave your glasses and wallet at home because your new puny purse is just that - puny!

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