Ok, I know that some gals love the little purses.
I don't like a huge purse, but it needs to be big enough to carry the necessities. No matter what size purse I carry, I tend to fill it up, so smaller is better.
I'm like Brenda, I like a big purse
My purse has to hold my stuff - keys, sunglasses, paperback book, wallet, phone, extra camera, Band-aids and first-aid spray, emery board, pen and small notebook, lipgloss, mints.
I don't like those suitcase-sized purses that were popular last summer/fall; women look like they are about to miss their flight; but neither do I care for a purse that can't at least hold wallet, keys and phone.
Well, I'm kind of a "little purse in a tote bag" person; I want the ease of walking through stores and such with a small purse, but I also want the conveneince of having lots and lots of room for books and other things. I usually stick my small purse in my tote, pull it out when I get ready to get out of the car to shop and leave the bulky tote behind. If I'm going someplace where I know I'll have waiting time, like a doctor's appointment, I leave the small purse in the tote and carry the whole thing with me! LOL