The best purses and wallets

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There are few things more practical than a purse - but practical and stylish don't have to be mutually exclusive. Whether you're after a bigger-equals-better number (so you can get all your loyalty cards in), or a tiny thing just for the essentials, Mumsnetters have got you covered with their recommendations

Ted Baker Elinorr, £85

Ted Baker Elinorr, £85

Noughties style sensation Ted Baker is still loved for its purses – and judging by this, we can see why. This sleek patent number has bold interlocking bobbles to ensure your purse stays shut no matter what you're doing, and more pockets than you can shake a stick at.

Ted Baker purses - they usually have gorgeous patent ones with lots of room and the middle bit clicks shut.

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TK Maxx purses, price varies

TK Maxx purses, price varies

If you're not after anything specific, then TK Maxx is a great place to start. With a wide range of products in every style and price point, you're bound to find something top-quality and low-priced here – and there's always the chance you might find your favourite new vase or candle too.

TK Maxx is a good idea as if you're not after a brand - you could get a lovely quality leather one which will last ages.

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Kipling Women's New Money Wallet, £31

Kipling Women's New Money Wallet, £31

If your style is more home-y than high end, or you're just avoiding leather, this Kipling number might be to your liking. Not too big, not too small and with a zipped closure to ensure your peace of mind.

I've got this Kipling one. Best fabric one I could find, everything I need but also compact. It's quite robust and comes in lots of colours.

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Ollie and Nic Tasha Purse, £35

Ollie and Nic Tasha Purse, £35

Another zip-around option in black leather, this classic purse has an abundance of card pockets. There are also longer pockets to fit notes without folding them, and the all-important coin pocket with a zip. A versatile all-rounder – but there are so many styles by Ollie and Nic that we're sure you'll find something.

I’ve used Ollie & Nic for years. I love the fact they’re a bit different, and you can pick up some real bargains in their sales. The range of different sizes is enormous, so do measure up carefully before you order. And their delivery is super quick!

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Coccinelle Metallic Soft, £103

Coccinelle Metallic Soft, £103

If you're after something that's somehow both cutesy and grown-up, we think this Coccinelle purse might be a good shout. The pastel pink leather is adorable, but the dainty gold detailing ensures it's smart too. And if the pink's not your thing, it's available in some more subtle shades too.

I have a nice zip around one from Coccinelle - about £100 if that suits your budget. It has a coin section in the middle, credit card holders and lots of places for bank notes, receipts and other stuff that gets crammed into your purse.

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Saddler Purse, £27

Saddler Purse, £27

This lovely Saddler purse comes with a 12-month warranty – and has all the pockets you need for a small purse. It has space for 10 cards, a clear pocket to put your ID in and is made of real leather.

I've got a lovely Saddler one. Very soft leather. Holds loads of cards and has an ID card window as well as a zipped coin section.

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Fossil Ladies Madison Purse, £35

Fossil Ladies Madison Purse, £35

This minimalist purse has just enough space for those essentials, making it perfect if you don't like lugging a big bag around. It's made of soft real leather, and features an ID window as well as the usual pockets for cards, receipts, notes and coins.

Check Fossil. Lots of colours, patterns, sizes and prices! Quality is superb.

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