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October 16, 2007

Handbags, Totes and Clutches 101

I thought I would take some time and have a little talk with those two or three male readers I have. I'm going to attempt to make this as clear and precise as possible.

This is a purse (or handbag)


This is a tote

This is a Clutch

The purse or handbag, tote and clutch. They are three totally different things. To say something like, "Look at all the purses you have," while motioning furiously at handbags, totes and clutches is a fashion fallacy. Each has a very specific use and function.

Don't just take my word for it. I have hard evidence that supports this fact. The following is from the "Blue Fly" and "Nordstrom's" websites.

Bluefly_2 Nordstrom

Nordstrom! You can't argue with Nordstrom. They have eight categories, but I didn't want to overwhelm you with talk of hobos and messenger bags on the first lesson.

So, stay with me here, it's purses or handbags, totes and clutches.

I'm glad we had this little talk. I feel better now.

(Side note, taking removable straps off a handbag does not make it a clutch. Nice try Larry)


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thanks for clarifying :)

God you are funnier than I remember, and I even
thought you were funny then.
Love the blog! Consider me a dedicated reader.
Thank you for the purse lesson, the boys just don’t understand the need.

Off to grab a diet coke....no straw for me.

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