Every now and again, I'm going to post a big about handbag terminology. We will look at what is Handbag, Purse, Tote, Reticule, Clutch, Shoulderbag, Satchel, Pocketbook, Minaudiere.
Today's is: HANDBAG
Handbag ~ A "handbag" is a larger needed accessory, that holds items beyond currency, such as a woman's personal items and emergency items to survive on. American English typically uses the terms "purse" and "handbag" interchangeably. The term "handbag" began appearing in the early 1900s. Initially, it was most often used to refer to men's hand-luggage. Women's accessory bags grew larger and more complex during that period, and the term was attached to the women's accessory. Handbags are used as fashion accessories as well as functional ones.
This won't surprise you: I bought another one to do. It has insects and flowers. I'm thinking turquoise.