Sometimes, I see women carrying tiny clutches and think, That will never be me. No, my handbag motto is more like, “The bigger, the better.” I love the look and feel of big purses, as well as their practicality. I recently weighed my current favorite, an olive-green MZ Wallace Belle carryall, which the brand calls a “large everyday bag.” It clocked in at just over eight pounds — and that’s with minimal stuff crammed inside. It could easily carry twice the amount and be doubly heavy. Honestly, I don’t even mind the strap digging into my shoulder. It’s completely worth it for seven very good reasons.
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