Handbag Tip #1: Always carry a purse or handbag which is in proportion to your body size. Example: Very petite carry a small handbag not a large over powering handbag. Handbag Tip #2: If you do not have a handbag to match your shoes, carry a black handbag; this is basic, though some fashion designers disagree that belts and shoes have to match so it doesn't really matter just as long as the ensemble looks good. Handbag Tip #3: If you are a stickler on being organized, acquire handbags that have pockets, compartments and/or purses that have built in sections that will hold sunglasses, cell phones, keys, change, and etc. Handbag Tip #4: Clutch bags are fashionable, however, they can jeopardise your safety. You could be an easy target for a purse snatch or it can be easily lost. Handbag Tip #5: Always keep your handbag with you and hold close to your body. Purses have been stolen from grocery carts, snatched from behind or even straps have been cut from the shoulder.