What’s in your handbag? The Fashion Police want to know…


Yes, that's right, folks, we're no longer content to just make you tell us what you're wearing: we now want to see what's inside your handbag, too. Your Fashion Police are nosey like that.

This feature is of the "you can tell us, but we'd much rather you SHOWED us" variety. That means that while you're welcome to just post a comment, it'll be much more fun if you could take a quick snap of your bag and its contents (without doing any selective editing first!) and send it to us . Like we said: nosey.

To start us off, here are the contents of the handbag of the Chief, who changes bags frequently and thus travels fairly light. Today she was carrying…

1. The bag itself

2. Wallet

3. Sunglasses in case

4.Assorted hair accessories

5. A USB cable

6. iPhone

7. Fold-up hairbrush

8. Makeup: NARS The Multiple in Orgasm, MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam 1, Urban Decay Lipstick in Buzzkill

9. Assorted receipts

10. An umbrella

Over to you: what's in your handbag?


  • July 27, 2009



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  • July 27, 2009


    Sorry to be the one with a list, but alas, I don’t have a camera.
    1. Big sunglasses
    2. Cell Phone
    3. “Wallet” or the awkward pocket in the middle
    of my purse
    4. Gum
    5. Keys
    6. Rosary
    7. A lot of random receipts and other trash, due
    to the fact that I don’t ever change my purse

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  • July 27, 2009


    1. The Bag
    2. Keys
    3. Purse inc. debit card, ID, cash & tonnes of receipts
    4. Sunglasses (because I’m not ready to give up on summer just yet!)
    5. No7 Nail Varnish in Crystal Lylac & an unknown raspberry shade
    6. Badger Lip & Body Balm Tangerine Breeze
    7. Cherry Carmex
    8. Antibacterial Hand Gel
    9. Calivin Klein Euphoria perfume
    10. Evian
    11. My Camera
    12. My ticket from yesterdays Ben & Jerrys Ice cream festival!
    13. A measuring tape
    14. Spare contact lenses
    15. Sunbed goggles
    16. Endless supply of plasters
    17. A medal I got for support my friends football team & some kind of duct tape they use?
    18. Dental Floss
    19. Various pens
    20. An Umbrella..because I live in England
    21. Random trash ie leaflets, bits of paper etc
    Ok I’m done 🙂

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  • July 27, 2009


    No camera at work so will have to be a list-
    1. Purse
    2. Mobile
    3. Glasses in case
    4. Bulging makeup bag
    5. Perfume
    6. Umbrella
    7. Tissues
    8. Headphones
    9. Inhaler
    10. Mints
    11. ID badge
    12. Compact mirror
    13. Diary
    14. Inside pouch full of random crap- keys, tampons, antihistamines, painkillers etc etc.

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  • July 27, 2009


    I have that little silver hairbrush! I’ll try remember to do a picture later.

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  • July 27, 2009


    1. purse
    3. mobile phone
    4. kiehls lip balm
    5. paracetamol
    6.iron tablets
    7. Effervescent vitamin supplements
    8. MP3 PLAYER
    9. lots of recipts and screwed-up tissue
    i am basically a walking pharmacist

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  • July 27, 2009

    ila, Bangalore

    1. big bag itself
    2.wallet (cards+limited cash+ bandaids+pain and allergy medication+ receipts)
    3. mac lipstick….longstay ‘loyal’
    4. body shop blush…No.5
    5. blusher brush
    6. revlon eyeliner in Black
    7. umbrella
    8. aviator sunglasses
    i change my bags everyday:)

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  • July 27, 2009


    No Picture
    10.Nail File
    The list of wallet contents would be longer: Painkillers,memory stick, band aids…

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  • July 27, 2009


    1. Wallet
    2. Tissues
    3. Documents
    4. Apple
    5. Pen and paper
    6. Umbrella
    7. Reading glasses
    8. Book “Utopia”

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  • July 27, 2009


    I’m too lazy to take a photo so here’s my list:
    1) Black hobo bag
    2) Keys
    2) Cell phone
    3) Bluetooth headset
    4) iPhone being used as iPod touch
    5) iPod (I keep meaning to consolidate songs from my iPod onto the iPhone but haven’t gotten around to it)
    6) Wallet
    7) Trial-sized lotion
    8) Chapstick
    9) Small comb
    10) Pen
    11) Hand sanitizer
    12) Aspirin
    13) Trial-sized tissue
    14) iPod headset
    15) Various membership cards in side pocket
    16) Umbrella
    17) Book
    Gosh, I need to cut down, but my handbag is not actually that heavy…

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  • July 27, 2009


    this is after i cleaned mine out…
    1. Calender
    2. Gum
    3. Wallet
    4. Note Pad
    5. Burt’s Bees Hand Salve
    6. 3 Pairs of sunglasses (1 is prescription)
    7. Dakine reusable shopping bag
    8. Another hand lotion
    9. Tampons
    10. Make Up bag
    11. 4 pens/sharpies
    12. 6 lipsticks/chapsticks/lipglosses
    13. Swiss army knife
    14. Hand sanitizer
    15. ipod/itrack
    16. Deodorant(we’re working on breaking a record with triple digit temperatures this summer, its necessary.)
    17. 2 half drank bottles of water

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  • July 27, 2009


    1. Make up bag containing: Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Mascara, Physician’s Formula concealer, compact mirror, Covergirl Outlast Lipstain, Grosella red currant lip balm, Burt’s Bees lip balm, Lip Lover grape juice lip balm, Covergirl eyeliner, Another Outlast lipstain, Some sort of Rimmel lipstick, Body Shop Lightening Touch concealer, Aveda lipstick, Some sort of Covergirl lipstick, Alba lip balm, Sephora lipstick, Some sort of mini sample lip gloss, sample vial of Givenchy Very Irresistible perfume, Clean & Clear oil absorbing sheets, tweezers
    2. iPod touch with headphones
    3. Glasses in case
    4. Sunglasses
    5. Two packs of Orbit gum
    6. Coin purse
    7. Wallet
    8. Coin purse full of movie tickets
    9. Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom hand sanitizer
    10. Body Shop Neroli Jasmin body mist
    11. Bath and Body Works Rainkissed Leaves lotion
    12. Covergirl Trublend Microminerals foundation
    13. Eyeglass cleaner
    14. Moleskine notebook
    15. Keyring containing six keychains and one key
    16. Two pens
    17. Four bobby pins
    18. Mint lip gloss and mint combo tin thing
    19. Various receipts, class schedules, and other papers
    20. Loose change
    21. Mint
    22. Sephora mini brush (Not pictured. It got left in the bag and I didn’t realize it.)
    I have no idea how I fit all of this into my bag. It honestly does not feel like all that much.

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  • July 27, 2009


    1. XOXO Purse
    2. Samsung SCH-u550
    3. White Tommy Hilfiger wallet
    4. Huge keychain
    5. Canon PowerShot SD1000 (in case)
    6. 4gb 3rd Gen Silver Ipod
    7. Herbacin Kamille+Glycerine Hand Cream *love*
    8. OPI Beauty Kit Compact
    9. Oil blotting sheets
    10. Small pink hair brush
    11. Cover Girl compact
    12. Random dollar bills
    13. Gel pen
    14. Emery board
    15. 2 Victoria’s Secret lip glosses, 1 chapstick, 1 Burts Bees chapstick and 2 Maybelline lipsticks pink pink and more pink
    16. Sample perfume of Chanel #5 (perfect purse size!)
    What’s Missing:
    Nail Clippers(house)
    Ipod Headphones(?)
    Ciggs+lighter(quit 🙁 )
    hand sanitizer(house?)
    sunglasses(on head but need case)

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  • July 27, 2009


    I have:
    Three sets of keys: car, house, work.
    Glasses in their case
    An apple
    Package of pills
    1x tampon
    Lip Balm
    Lip Gloss
    Asthma inhaler
    Wow, I’m quite restrained actually!

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  • July 27, 2009


    1. wannabecoach bag i found lying around my house and house and adopted… her name is lyla 😀
    1. mary kay powder
    3. l’oreal lip gloss
    4. sony usb memory/mp3 player
    5. wallet
    6. nokia 5310
    7. black eyeliner
    8. kingston usb memory
    9. agatha ruiz de la prada papaya lip balm
    10. my brother’s nintendo DS charger
    11. housekeys
    12. a pair of earphones
    13. hand sanitizer
    14. dkny sunglasses in case

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  • July 27, 2009


    In no particular order: wallet, checkbook, small notebook, wooden comb, fountain pen, mechanical pencil, sewing kit, hairpins, bandages, stopped watch (has been there YEARS), handkerchief, beads, lip balm, mascara, lipstick, darning needle, current small knitting project (lace glove), small knife with wooden hilt, straight and safety pins, empty lip balm box (I intend to refill it), cell phone, various business cards both mine and others, library cards, keys, folding fan (VERY useful), and nail clippers.

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  • July 28, 2009


    Okay Here goes:
    The purse,Keys,brush,meds,tissues,checkbook,wallet,make-up,bills,credit card case,business card case,pens,phone,ipod,reminder notes (loads of them),change purse,shopping bag (envirosax),digital camera,purell,hard candies, listerine breathe strips,sunglasses,reading glasses…I think that’s all ! LOL

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  • July 28, 2009


    1. Wallet
    2. Plasters
    3. Cellphone
    4. iPod with earphones
    5. A book- D.H Lawrence’s The Rainbow
    6. Sunglasses- Today are Ray-Bans Wayfarer
    7. An apple- In case a get hungry
    8. Gum
    9. Face powder
    10. Lipstick and gloss
    11. Umbrella- Just in case
    12. Ibuprofen
    13. Keys
    14. Tampons
    15. Hand Sanitizer
    16. Mints
    17. Mini moisturizer cream
    18. Safety pins
    19. Hair bands
    20. Bobby pins
    21. The bag itself

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  • July 28, 2009


    1. Cell phone
    2. Burt’s Bees lipstick
    3. Migraine stick
    4. Small asian bag with debit/savings cards
    5. keys
    6. camera
    7. change
    8. healing salve
    9. peanut butter crackers
    10. spare Instead cup (http://www.softcup.com/)
    11. Everyday mineral colored chapstick
    12. sunglasses
    13. Usually several of my sons matchbox cars though he seems to have removed them
    14. Watercolor tablet
    15. A cloth babybottle holder full of brushes and drawing pencils
    16. Travelers paint pallet

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  • July 28, 2009


    I’m being minimalistic
    1.cell phone
    4.mascara Catrice Glamorous Volume
    5.sun glasses
    That’s it. 🙂

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  • July 28, 2009


    1. Wallet
    2. Coin purse I actually use for extra change, bandaids and meds
    3. Mini-umbrella
    4. Sunscreen
    5. Day planner
    6. Cellphone
    7. Various pens and pencils
    8. Make-up bag (powder bronzer, lip gloss, waterproof mascara, eyeliner, nail polish pen and eyeshadow)
    9. Gum, some mints, and I think a fruit roll up (I tend to forget to eat, so having something in my purse helps)
    10. A book (currently Night World)
    And I believe that’s it lol.

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  • July 28, 2009


    Purse, with cards, change, reciepts
    Make up bag – painkillers, the MAC overspill shop: 2 eyeshadows, brushes, Blush, Mirror, Moisturiser, Mascara, eyeliner
    Phone Charger
    Book -Silence of the lambs
    Diet coke
    2 Pens
    Assorted scrap paper
    6 Saftey Pins (why?)

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  • July 29, 2009


    I guess I’m the local weirdo, as I don’t really have a handbag, but usually carry a big backpack, which contains
    – my wallet
    – my keys
    – tissues
    – sanitary pads
    – a calendar
    – a ballpen
    – my cellphone (some Nokia that can’t do much apart from talking to people and getting text messages, which is rarely switched on anyway)
    Yep, that’s all. No make-up, no hair accessories, no sweets. I told you, I’m weird… 😉

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  • August 1, 2009


    1. bag itself
    2. wallet (for cards and paper money)
    3. organizer pouch bag for leag ids, passbooks, small organizer and receipts
    4. umbrella
    5. coin purse
    6. vanity kit (eyecolors, face powder, liquid foundation, lotion, cologne, etc.)
    7. flip flop(for rainy days)
    8. coin purse
    9. rosary and st. jude prayer booklet
    10. headphones
    11. chargers
    12 cellphones

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  • August 1, 2009


    1. bag itself – A red tote kind of thing, I think it’s united colours of beneton or something.
    2. wallet – crammed to the point bursting with random cards and receipts
    5. gum
    6. Random hair bands and clips
    7. Cell
    8. Transit fare tickets
    9. Wizard magazine
    10. Pens and pencils
    11. Binder
    12. Sketchbook
    13. Flashdrive (USB stick)
    I think I’m done. Yeah, I used my bag for a school bag as well, hence the binder. 😛

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