From your signature lipstick to a fresh pack of mints, see which items should really be in your purse.
14 Items Every Woman Should Have In Her Purse
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Click through to find out which essentials you should always have with you and shop our favorite everyday bags.
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Mints over gum, period. They’re just more chic.
Altoids Smalls Peppermint Sugar-Free Mints ($3)
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Dark circles are friends to no one.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat 2 Pen ($45)
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Nourishing Hand Cream
Avoid that awful dry hand feeling with our favorite Kai by Gaybe Straza Hand Cream ($19).
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Hydrating Lip Balm
Keep those lips soft with Fresh’s Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment ($25).
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Oil Control Blotting Sheets
Say goodbye to an oily forehead with Boscia Blotting Linens ($10).
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Always carry an emergency lipstick, always.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc Lip Gel ($30) in Magenta Red
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Your Go-To Perfume
Never leave the house without a travel-size perfume.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Eau de Parfum Rollerball ($22)
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Because a lady is always prepared.
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Sleek Compact Mirror
Kate Spade New York Hey Gorgeous Compact Mirror ($30) in Silver
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Extra Hair Tie
Even if you don’t need it, at least be the friend that always has a spare hair tie.
Emi-Jay Hair Ties ($7)
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Every girl’s best friend.
Stella McCartney Oversized Round Rimless Sunglasses ($300) in Spotty Tortoise Gold
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There’s nothing worse than an unexpected jagged nail.
Tweezerman Filemate ($5) in Swirl
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Handful Of Hair Pins
Sure they might end up at the bottom of your purse, but they will come in handy when you need them most.
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Freshen up your face with a long-lasting sheer powder. We love Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder ($37).
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Got the essentials? Now shop the bags!
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Did we mention how convenient cross-body bags are?
A.P.C. Shoulder Bag ($645) in Red
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We love a bag with textured detailing.
Clare Vivier Sandrine Bag ($418) in Camel Basketweave
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Go for a graphic print!
Coach Bleecker Pinnacle Carryall ($898) in Painted Snake Embossed Leather
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A girly take on this season’s “It” bag.
Elizabeth and James Cynnie Mini Bucket Bag ($445) in Pink Beach
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This sleek, color-blocked shoulder bag is perfect for everyday essentials.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Hail To The Queen Diana Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag ($530)
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Stay organized with this sophisticated tote.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Large Dressy Tote ($368) in Optic White
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This sleek carryall will never go out of style.
Opening Ceremony Classic Handsome Calfskin Leather Carryall ($745) in Black
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Phillip Lim’s signature trapeze bag gets a bright update!
3.1 Phillip Lim The Pashli Medium Leather Trapeze Bag ($895) in Papaya
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Invest in a neutral cross-body bag you can wear with everything!
Proenza Schouler PS1 Crossbody Pouch ($1325) in Smoke
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This luscious leather number is sure to become your go-to bag.
Vince Camuto Riley Leather Crossbody Bag ($198) in Bright Cobalt
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Add a dash of sunshine to your day!
Topshop Double Zip Holdall Bag ($84) in Chartreuse