So I'm at work today in one of our retail stores. I'm in the deli seating area by the front doors, and I'm amazed at the number of men coming in with man purses. I get having a bag for a laptop, (or a briefcase), slung over your shoulder, but at least they are black, and, well, manly looking.
What I'm seeing is fashionable bags that are somewhere between a messenger bag, (which in itself makes no sense unless you actually are a messenger) and an actual purse that these guys carry either with handles or over a shoulder but hanging in front. They don't look like they are carrying anything heavy enough to be a laptop, maybe an 11" MacBook air or iPad. One guy actually pulled his wallet out of one.
Unless I'm working and need my hardware (laptop, tools etc), I have no need to carry anything around with me that would require a bag, other than a camera bag if I'm out taking pictures.
So the question remains, what's in these mystery purses. Do you carry a murse? What's in it?
I should mention that I'm in Yaletown, so its probably something that's more common around here than in say Whalley.