handled medium-to-large bag that is often fashionably designed, typically used by women, to hold personal items
A handbag, also purse or pouch in North American English, is a handled medium-to-large bag that is often fashionably designed, typically used by women, to hold personal items.
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- Marked with life, stuffed to the gills, saved for, bruised, and cherished like a child, a good bag becomes an intimate extension of the body.
- Anna Johnson. Handbags : The Power of the Purse. Workman Publishing Company Inc.. p. xii. ISBN 0761123776.
- Leather is the quintessential material of the luxury handbag – the more rare and supple the leather, the more desirable the bag and the higher the accompanying price tag.
- Design Museum Enterprise Limited (7 March 2011). Fifty Bags that Changed the World: Design Museum Fifty. Octopus. p. 55. ISBN 978-1-84091-584-6.