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Private purse -- What do women really carry in there?

Published 24/03/2010 | 05:00

Life coach Debbie Percy, who looks at women's handbags as a personality analysis aid, has found some curious artefacts:

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  • A full bottle of wine. "I've had that in there for a week," said the lady.
  • A very large beach towel, for no apparent reason.
  • A flick knife -- in the handbag of an elderly lady.
  • Apple cores, half-sucked mints and once -- a half-eaten chicken drumstick. "For some women, their bags are simply a dumping ground for all the family," says Debbie.
  • Children's bracelets and hairclips, toys, and hospital identity tags. "Strangely enough, women don't carry around many photographs, if at all. They tend to carry instead objects that have a sentimental attachment for them."
  • Personal notebooks. Says Debbie: "You would be surprised how many people seem to be mid-flow of writing a book."


Irish Independent

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