Cos one of my arms doesn't work properly. For the last year I've been using a vile canvas crossbody bag for casual (v practical as it has lots of pockets, so I can zip my purse into the centre bit and leave tissues/lipsyl/change etc in the other pockets so I can dip in and out), and a long strapped bag for work which I don't like as everything is in together and it tends to tip out.
Now I accept that this will be ongoing, so I need a handbag that looks nice, but it practical.
It needs to have a long strap, preferably able to go across body so its stable and I can just put my hand straight into it, multiple internal and external pockets, big enough in the main compartment for purse and book, fastenings need to be popper or zip (no buckles or tricky fastenings to do one handed). um, and look smart enough for work. So easy really