View Poll Results: What do you call your bag?
Purse 27 28.72%
Handbag 13 13.83%
Bag 61 64.89%
Specific type: tote, shoulder bag, clutch, etc (depending what you are carrying) 8 8.51%
Other: share in comments 1 1.06%
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Jun 13, 2011, 4:09pm   #1
momoftwins's Avatar
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Just like Soda, Pop, Coke, Soft Drink, our bags can be referred to in different ways.

What do you call you Purse, Handbag, Bag, etc...
Jun 13, 2011, 4:13pm   #2
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I use to always call them purses. But since buying Louis Vuitton, I know tend to call them handbags. For some reason it sounds more designer. Is that silly?
Jun 13, 2011, 4:17pm   #3
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I call it a bag. Or if it's a clutch bag, a clutch. To me, the brand doesn't make a difference in this regard.
Jun 13, 2011, 4:18pm   #4
lovebeibei's Avatar
I call them bags. and "包包“..a cute name for bags in chinese hahah
Jun 13, 2011, 4:30pm   #5
sophiae's Avatar
Bang Tidy!
It's either "bag" or the actual name of the bag (Artsy, Speedy, etc.).
Jun 13, 2011, 4:38pm   #6
luvmy3girls's Avatar
Bag :)
Jun 13, 2011, 4:40pm   #7
"Pocketbook" that old fashioned???
Jun 13, 2011, 4:48pm   #8
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Marie Lee
bag, and purse about even, never handbag or pocketbook, like pop or soda, (pop) no biggie tho
Jun 13, 2011, 4:52pm   #9
I say bag or purse. I also will say which specific purse by style and color sometimes. So, it's my Betseyville black pantent clutch or the patchwork bag from Australia. My husband gets really confused. He says purse for wallet and bag, handbag or pocketbook for purse. LOL I should give them all names, like Sally, Mary, etc.
Jun 13, 2011, 5:02pm   #10
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Bag, although sometimes I call them by their given names! Yes I have been known to name my bags!
Jun 13, 2011, 5:03pm   #11
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Obsessed and in LoVe
No one in the UK calls it a purse, because here a purse refers to a woman's wallet. However I'm a guy, so I don't call mine a purse or a handbag, just a bag.

LV and in particular tPF, though, has got me referring to women's bags as purses, and to all types of wallets as just that. It does make more sense than the British way.
Jun 13, 2011, 5:13pm   #12
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Vintage Leather
Bag Lady
Every name has a different meaning, for a different bag.

A bag is something that you carry
Handbag is to be carried by hand - satchel, single strap - but nothing with a shoulder strap
Satchel is two short handles
Tote is two long handles
Crossbody is a bag with a long shoulder strap
Messenger bag is a cross body, which is large enough to fit documents
Shoulder bag is a bag with a short strap which falls to mid hip
Hobo is a bag which fits immediately under the arm and is unstructured.
Purse is something which goes inside your large bag
Jun 13, 2011, 5:34pm   #13
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For science!
I call them bags for the most part. Only DH calls them 'purses'. I sometimes use the term handbag if I'm talking to someone about a department or someone who just isn't into bags. The only other term I use regularly is clutch - for some reason, I can't call clutches bags.
Jun 13, 2011, 5:36pm   #14
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Originally Posted by laurineg1
"Pocketbook" that old fashioned???
I've thought this was an east coast term. I have only ever heard it when on the east coast.
Jun 13, 2011, 5:56pm   #15
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Emma 4ever in my <3
I always seem to refer to my bags as handbags. Ironically I mostly wear hobos.
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