Purses and Handbags As Apparel
A handbag, commonly known as a purse in North American English, is a handled medium-to-large bag used to carry personal items. [from wikipedia]
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Before handbags, pockets were secured inside of a woman's dress which held personal items and retrieving items was done discreetly and modestly. Due to handbags being carried in the open, the accessory exposed a woman's personal items.[from wikipedia]

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The modern purse, clutch, pouch, or handbag came about in England during the Industrial Revolution, in part due to the increase in travel by railway.[from wikipedia]

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The term "purse" originally referred to a small bag for holding coins. In many English-speaking countries, it is still used to refer to a small money bag. A "handbag" is a larger accessory that holds objects beyond currency, such as personal items.[from wikipedia]

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