May 1, 2016, 6:03 AM
They come with us, wherever we go, dangling from our shoulders or slung across our chests. They contain the random objects that we deem necessary for daily function, or that we simply want to have with us. They are leather, canvas, nylon; small, medium, way-too-big; pouchy, boxy, compact, cavernous. They are purses — and they are, in a sense, ourselves. Herewith, an assortment of miscellaneous facts, figures and fancies about purses, to mirror the hodgepodge currently residing in my own.