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Word Search: Types of Handbags for Handbag Day (Contest)
Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Roxie Jones!

I would love to have a closet full of pretty shoes but, as a woman of a certain age, comfort rules my choices, so it’s sneakers, slip-ons, Uggs (OMG–they’re like wearing the softest glove on your feet!), cushioned sandals. So, I instead tend to splurge when I can on handbags. I love all the styles, but I do have a couple of favorites. When I’m traveling, I wear a crossbody bag of some sort because I want my hands free, and I tend not to lose the purse when it’s worn on my body like an accessory. When I’m close to home, I love the look and roominess of a satchel bag. I spend money on bags because I keep them for years and hate it when wear on a seam or a handle doom an otherwise usable bag, so I have Coach, Dooney & Burke, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade bags. A splurge (on a well-timed sales event) every couple of years means the top shelf of my closet has a nice, neat row of bags to choose from.

Well, for those who love purses, too, there’s a holiday just for us! Handbag Day! It’s a thing, I promise! I put together a puzzle for you to enjoy. The theme is Types of Handbags. Excercise that gray matter—it’s good for you!

Solve the puzzle then share with us what your favorite handbag styles are for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!


21 comments to “Word Search: Types of Handbags for Handbag Day (Contest)”

  1. Debra Guyette
    · October 10th, 2023 at 5:55 am · Link

    I usually have a cross body.

  2. Stephanie
    · October 10th, 2023 at 6:21 am · Link

    I have several of these since I’m one of those people who likes to buy purses instead of really cool uncomfortable shoes lol

  3. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · October 10th, 2023 at 6:28 am · Link

    Fanny pack

  4. Courtney Kinder
    · October 10th, 2023 at 6:37 am · Link

    Tote or crossbody.

  5. Pansy Petal
    · October 10th, 2023 at 9:24 am · Link

    A few years ago I discovered the handmade bag. My first was a lovely messenger bag with a cross body strap. I is lovely for the long haul. My next bag I still carry daily. It’s what I suppose might be called a bucket bag. It’s my own design and fits my needs perfectly. I am currently working on a clutch size with a bit of a handle. It’s cute and fun to make.

  6. Deb Brown
    · October 10th, 2023 at 9:25 am · Link

    Partial to a tote or some crossbody bags

  7. Linda Rhoden
    · October 10th, 2023 at 9:43 am · Link

    What ever catches my eyes

  8. Beth
    · October 10th, 2023 at 10:09 am · Link

    I got used to using a backpack for my purse years ago when the kids were still young and it was necessary to carry around all kinds of stuff for them like a small first aid kit and snacks and such. Then came all the hand held electronics and their cords. Then came covid with masks, hand sanitizer and gloves. These days I still carry the electronics, as needed meds(for migraines or first aid), masks(for those few doctor offices that still require them, and even snacks(only now they are for me and not the kids).

  9. Colleen C.
    · October 10th, 2023 at 12:38 pm · Link

    Not really into handbags… crossbody.

  10. Beckie
    · October 10th, 2023 at 1:26 pm · Link

    Probably a crossbody mini backpack (satchel) style bag. Is my favorite. When I actually carry more than small amount.

  11. Beverly
    · October 10th, 2023 at 3:26 pm · Link

    I’ve reached the point where I always carry a crossbody bag. It’s not falling off my shoulder & I’ve got both hands free for grabbing grandchildren, looking at something or filling the cart. For the past few I’ve gotten, they’ve been Vera Bradley & I just got a new one for Mother’s Day from my grandkids & daughter to replace the one I’d been carrying for 5 years at least. That one is still usable & I’m going to donate it. I’ve got a smaller crossbody bag for when I travel….holds just the stuff I need.

  12. Jennifer Beyer
    · October 10th, 2023 at 4:39 pm · Link

    I love a good backpack or a crossbody style. I also love the 1950’s acrylic purses. They are so elegant.

  13. Mary Preston
    · October 10th, 2023 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I have one handbag. It’s a shoulder bag. It’s largish with LOTS of zip pockets. The thought of transferring things over to other bags sounds horrific.

  14. ButtonsMom
    · October 10th, 2023 at 7:49 pm · Link

    When I was working I loved using a fancy backpack and had several nice leather ones. Now that I live in Florida leather backpacks make me sweat too much. My go-to bag now is usually a nylon crossbody. LeSportsac and Baggallini are two of my favorite brands. They are light-weight and can be machine washed on gentle cycle.

  15. Roxie A Jones
    · October 10th, 2023 at 9:31 pm · Link

    I like Crossbody and Clutch. Thanks for the chance.

    Puzzles are fun!!!

  16. BN
    · October 10th, 2023 at 11:43 pm · Link


  17. Sara D
    · October 11th, 2023 at 7:51 pm · Link

    I like unusual bags. I use to have one that had a small saddle as the top, a crocheted bag, and a quilted bag. Now I carry a mostly just in my pockets unless I am traveling then as I walk with a cane and have been known to leave my purse behind by accident, it’s crossbody style so I can carry meds that I have to take twice a day.

  18. Joy Boutwell
    · October 14th, 2023 at 6:55 pm · Link

    Don’t do handbags

  19. Diane Sallans
    · October 14th, 2023 at 9:07 pm · Link

    I use a Vera Bradley crossbody – it’s lightweight & leaves me hands free while also being secure

  20. flchen
    · October 16th, 2023 at 11:00 pm · Link

    I used to do totes, but now usually either use a backpack or a crossbody.

  21. Delilah
    · October 22nd, 2023 at 6:34 am · Link

    So many different handbag “personalities!” I see lots of crossbodies. They do keep things slimmed down and safe. I like that I wear it so I don’t leave it behind somewhere. But I really do love the look and feel of a big, soft satchel. I wish shoes were as comfortable!

    The winner of the GC is…Roxie!

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