In general, although we accumulate a huge amount of material possessions in our lives and many are intended for specific activities or simply for collection pleasure, the only occasions in which they are transported or taken into account simultaneously are if we are moving out of home or preparing an inheritance. For everything else carrying a purse is enough to contain all needed things.
There are no historical records of the subject, but it is suspected that the first bags were used in the prehistory, arising from the artless need to be able to store more items when collecting foods or interesting objects, besides the advantage of not having occupied the hands during such times.
Today needs have not changed much, and purses have become a status symbol, with several famous and recognized brands competing in the market to increase their sales because people tend to prefer those that stand out over others, not just for prestige, but due to they are usually comfy, elaborated and flashy.
So you can pick from a large number of designer handbags according to the moment, for example, the one used to go to the bakery around the corner is spacious and comfortable, if it is meant to impress everybody at a party has the most exquisite décor while destined to carry documents must be rigid not deforming its contents and it is always worth having at hand some that even though are not very striking result resistant to street mistreatment.
And we are not entered into details yet as if the strip is short to keep it in a single shoulder or a long one that crosses the whole body, the quantity of internal pockets, its combinations of colors and other features. Without a doubt, it is another simple concept which has been explored to the fullness, but where there is still undiscovered ground.