Most of the time I carry a satchel shaped handbag. It matches my aesthetic and is easiest on my shoulders and neck. I do have some shoulder and cross-body bags that I use when traveling and shopping. I also have a collection of clutches and very tiny bags for evening use. Daily, it’s a satchel. I carry it over my forearm or by the handles in my hand.
The handles however are not long enough to hook over my knees or the back of a chair in a restaurant. Consequently, my purse usually ends up balanced on top of my feet…if there isn’t an extra chair at the table.
Are you careful or concerned with your handbag hygiene?
Do you put your handbag down on the ground in restaurants? Think about where you place your bag when you get home.
Does it go on the kitchen counter…or worse, the kitchen table?
Several years ago I was given a purse hanger by a girlfriend. I couldn’t imagine myself bothering to use it, but it turned out to be very helpful. It unfolds and the weight of my purse helps secure it to the tabletop. It works on thick or thin tables and can even work over the back of a chair in a pinch.
I’m very conscious of where my handbag has been and because I’m finicky about where my guests handbags may have been, there is a lovely bench for them in my front hallway.
Where are you likely to place your handbag when you need to put it down?