One purse just won’t do! That is why Derek Alexander has a top 3 standard styles that we would recommend you have on hand for your daily routines and life events. Of course, you can always have more than 3, but we just wanted to present a more attainable number, Of course shop away and enjoy having a large selection to go with EVERY occasion.

In a standard closet, you might typically find the following three types of purses that cater to various occasions and styles:

1. Everyday Tote Bag: An everyday tote bag is a versatile and practical option that many people use regularly. It’s usually medium to large in size, with sturdy shoulder straps, and provides ample space to carry daily essentials like a wallet, phone, keys, makeup, and other necessities. Tote bags come in various materials and designs, ranging from casual canvas to more formal leather options, making them suitable for both work and casual outings. Derek Alexander has several Tote Bags to choose from and below are our top recommendations:

This large top zip tote secured with a top zip provides plenty of storage space to store all your must-have items along with a back wall zippered pocket, a drop pocket, a removable key ring, a cell phone pocket, a credit card sleeve, and two pen sleeves. On the front exterior, there is an open concept pocket secured with a hidden magnet and also a slide pocket on the one side, great for easy access. There is a zippered pocket on the rear exterior; great for storing keys. The straps are twin fixed for a comfortable fit on the shoulder.

CHEYENNE- Large Top Zip Tote (CH 1183)

This handbag includes two compartments; the first compartment secured with a top zip includes two cell phone pockets and three credit card sleeves. The second compartment secured with a top zip includes a back wall zippered pocket and a removable key ring. The rear exterior features two slide pockets and a hidden zippered pocket. The two twin fixed straps sit comfortably on the shoulder.

NAVAJO -Twin Shoulder Tote Style (OB 9480)

There are two deep main compartments; the first compartment is secured with a hidden magnet that contains a cell phone pocket, two drop pockets, and three credit card sleeves. The second compartment is secured with a zipper which contains a back wall zippered pocket, and a removable key ring.

On the front exterior, there are two side-by-side gusted pockets both secured with a flap over with hidden magnets. On the rear exterior, there are two pockets; one secured with a hidden magnet that provides plenty of storage space. The second pocket is a zippered pocket located on the front of the other pocket. The straps are twin-fixed and sit comfortably on the shoulder.

CENTRAL PARK – Inset Top Zipped Tote w/Front Pockets (CP 8796)

2. Crossbody Bag: A crossbody bag is a popular choice for hands-free convenience and security. It has a long, adjustable strap that allows you to wear it across your body, distributing weight evenly. Crossbody bags are great for shopping, traveling, or any situation where you want your hands to be free. They come in different sizes and styles, from compact and minimalist designs to larger options with more organizational features.

3. Evening Clutch: An evening clutch is a small, elegant purse typically used for formal occasions, parties, or nights out. It’s designed to hold just the essentials, such as a phone, keys, lipstick, and some cash or cards. Evening clutches often feature decorative elements like sequins, beads, or metallic accents, and they may come with a detachable chain or strap for optional shoulder carry.

These three types of purses cover a range of needs and occasions, from everyday use to special events, making them essential additions to a standard closet. Of course, personal preferences and lifestyle will influence the purse selection, so you might find other types of purses in a closet, depending on individual tastes and fashion choices. If you need assistance in finding the right purse be sure to visit our website or check out our online clearance for a deal!

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