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To not have taken a handbag!

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LittleMissCalamity Sun 28-Jun-15 21:09:49

I attended a training course, during this the trainer asked everyone to pick up their handbags (moving and handling course) and started giving the men bags! I said can I have one too, as I didn't take a handbag with me! The trainer asked but where do you keep all your womans stuff?? I laughed as I thought it was a joke, but he was serious and I mumbled something about having pockets! AIBU not to take handbags where ever I go? What womans stuff do I need? I obviously do use a handbag but not everyday? I was being picked up and dropped off by my partner, lunch was provided, so didn't really need anything. Very relaxed training venue, so was able to wear non work clothes! (If that makes a difference)

SunsetDreamer Sun 28-Jun-15 21:29:37

I'm with you! I hate handbags. Only take one if my clothes have no pockets.

MaidOfStars Sun 28-Jun-15 21:29:54

My handbag contains (among the rubbish):
Large purse
Glasses + case
Sunglasses + case

If you don't need such things, YANBU. Personally, I couldn't leave the house without my purse (emergency money etc).

LittleMissCalamity Sun 28-Jun-15 21:32:00

Also should have said if you do carry a handbag everyday, what do you consider to be the essentials? Now curious about womans stuff! grin

TruJay Sun 28-Jun-15 21:34:08

I always used to get this, I never took a bag on nights out and people couldn't understand why/how?
Obviously certain outfits meant u needed a bag but then I would use the tiniest one possible.
It's only since having children I have started to use a bag for nappies etc and even sometimes now I use my pockets for phone/money

molyholy Sun 28-Jun-15 21:34:28

There are only ever 3 things in my handbag. Purse, keys, phone. I have a small handbag and cannot get into the named/expensive handbags and if i don't always use it. If im going out with dh and dd, I take nowt. I am a basic bitch grin

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 21:35:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cariadlet Sun 28-Jun-15 21:35:18

I sometimes go out without a bag - depends where I'm going, how long I'm going for and if I've got decent pockets. There are times when I've only got keys, phone and a bit of emergency cash.

MsVestibule Sun 28-Jun-15 21:35:43

I just put everything in my pockets too! I'm more likely to carry one in summer as I probably won't have a coat, but my keys, debit card and cash easily fit in my coat pockets without them looking too bulky.

ChuffinAda Sun 28-Jun-15 21:36:36

I only take a bag to work as it holds my lunch in it. Otherwise I'm with you on the no bag front

CherylBerylMeryl Sun 28-Jun-15 21:37:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SweetAndFullOfGrace Sun 28-Jun-15 21:40:24

I have an enormous amount of shite in my handbag. Purse, travel receipts, umbrella, backup makeup, antihistamines, painkillers, tampons, lip balm, perfume, letters I'm supposed to be doing something about, phone charger cable, personal phone, work phone, iPod, tablet...

I would like to travel light but it's not in my nature!

TheWintersmith Sun 28-Jun-15 21:41:30

Don't even own a handbag ( and I'm female) and never have

I carry keys, if I've driven, phone and a clip style wallet.

We have a manbag with the kids stuff in (wipes, plasters, water bottle) which if I'm on a family outing we will take turns carrying but otherwise if I can't jam it in a pocket I won't bother.

Wideopenspace Sun 28-Jun-15 21:45:30

Lip balm
Phone charger
A file from work
Spare pants (for DC, not me)
A horrible manky sticky toy octopus
Some octonauts
A bottle of water
An empty bottle of water hmm
A tie
Assorted pens and pencils
Some post its
A cardigan
A flapjack bar thing


Wideopenspace Sun 28-Jun-15 21:45:45

Oh, and my keys..

rembrandtsrockchick Sun 28-Jun-15 22:02:08

Note book/pencil.
20,000 old receipts.
Car keys.
Antiseptic cream.
Dog treats.
Baby wipes.

I usually gey DH to carry it. In his absence I have to carry it myself.

NinkyNonkers Sun 28-Jun-15 22:05:58

If out without kids I rarely take a bag, if I have pockets I take debit card, lip balm and mobile, keys.

If with kids I take handbag, so the above and a bottle of water,change of pants for youngest, an apple or two. Normally a tissue or hanky as well.

GreenAugustLion Sun 28-Jun-15 22:06:31

I always take a bag out if I'm out all day or in work...with my purse, keys, hairbrush, tampons etc.

If I'm just out for a couple of hours though I'm more than happy with my phone and debit card in one pocket and keys in the other.

ephemeralfairy Sun 28-Jun-15 22:07:13

Kindle or book
Sunglasses in case
Makeup bag contacting plasters, wipes, lens cleaner, lip balm, hair bobbles, tampons, tissues etc etc
Usually a bottle of water and random snackage
Notebook and various pens
Fold-up re-usable shopping bag
Travel pass

TiggieBoo Sun 28-Jun-15 22:14:48

Phone charger
Oyster card
Bottle of water
If I just pop to the corner shop I'll take my keys and purse in a pocket, but otherwise I need my handbag.

GlitzAndGigglesx Sun 28-Jun-15 22:16:56

I feel weird if I don't have my bag! The same way I used to feel after I stopped taking dd out in a buggy grin

I carry in mine:

Maternity notes
Iron multivitamins
Liquid eyeliner
My passport (it's the only photo ID I have lol)
Oyster card
A shitload of McDonald's coupons from topping up my oyster

museumum Sun 28-Jun-15 22:17:11

My purse doesn't fit in my pockets. Certainly not with my phone and keys too. Moms pockets are bigger.

DisappointedOne Sun 28-Jun-15 22:18:05

Now that DD is out of nappies I don't carry anything that doesn't fit in my bra or trouser pockets. I take a handbag out with me a few times a year if that.

SnozzberryPie Sun 28-Jun-15 22:19:15

Asthma inhaler
Lip balm
Bottle of water in summer

I almost never go out without a bag

formerbabe Sun 28-Jun-15 22:19:18

If you don't have a handbag on you, then what matches your outfit?!

Seriously do you manage?! I think pockets are a really bad are open to being pick pocketed. ..stuff could easily fall out too.

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