A large purse has become very popular because it provides organisation for convenient weekend getaways, overnight stays, business, college, and everyday use. A large purse is great for either men or women alike, adding functionality as well as style to your everyday working week.
Today the size of the typical handbag has increased to meet the need of the modern women on the go. Nowadays a large purse caries all our personal items from our keys, our phones, our I-pads, our laptops, our make-up, our feminine items, our books, our umbrellas and much, much more. Essentially, our large purse carries our lives.
A large purse first came into popularity in the early 1900's and the term handbag was initially used to refer to hand-held luggage most often carried by men. At this time it was considered lady-like to carry as little as possible and a small bag was typical. In fact, it is noted that Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the first women to start the trend of carrying a large purse which was not really typical of the time.