How big is your handbag? Can it fit an A4 document in it? Do you have one for work and for home?
OK, I'm 42 and I know I need to ditch the backpack. But today going to work I had the times, a book, a net bag (Cod's tip!), wallet, keys, phone, tissues, a pen, a snack bar and a few smaller bits and pieces. Sometimes I put knitting in (not usually a book then as well). I wouldn't fit that in most handbags unless it was quite large - so do people carry a separate bag? I don't want a heavy bag, it'll hurt my back!
However if I'm at home, I just carry a wallet, phone, keys and a tissue - maybe a bottle of water in the summer. So do i really need two handbags??? Or do I buy a small one and then carry another bag as well going to work?