Buyers Guide — Getting The Right Purse For You

Choosing a purse is something that requires more consideration than we often realise; until we end up with something that is too big for most of our bags, does not accommodate all of our store cards, or clashes with most of our outfits. That is why we have decided to put together the ultimate buying guide, revealing some top tips on getting the right purse for you while also taking a look at the hottest trends this season.

Purses: The latest seasonal trends

No doubt you will want to choose a purse that matches in with this season’s hottest trends and colours. As we move firmly into the colder months, darker and more muted colours become more popular. This autumn and winter it is likely that we will see a lot of blue, including both dark shades such as navy, which is seen in the Prime Hide Windermere Collection Ladies Leather Double Zipped Purse, and softer shades, like the soft pastel blue colour of the Harness Ladies Leather Frame Purse With Tab.

Another trend that is guaranteed to take off over the coming months is stripes. This pattern was dominant during the A/W 2016 catwalk shows, with the likes of Fendi, Max Mara, and Salvatore Ferragamo featuring bold, colourful stripes in their collections. Forget boring striped patterns; this season is all about combining different textures and proportions, as well as unusual colours. The Prime Hide Rio Stripes Ladies Green and Lime Leather Purse is the perfect example of this trend.


It is not just about whether the purse you are considering has featured in all of the latest fashion magazines; you need to make sure it is right for you. There are numerous factors to consider — especially when it comes to the practicality of the purse. Firstly, does it have room to accommodate everything you need it to? Some people only carry around coins and notes, and thus a small coin purse would be more than substantial. Others have numerous credit cards and store cards, and even carry around their passport with them. If this applies to you, you will need to look for a large purse with numerous compartments.

You also need to think about how often you are going to use the purse. Is this going to be your everyday purse? If so, what is your everyday bag like? Is it big enough for the purse you are considering? If you are simply buying a purse for social events with friends, and, therefore, want something small to go into a clutch bag, you can choose something that is big enough for notes, coins, and perhaps your debit card. There is no point in choosing a huge purse if it is not going to fit in the majority of your bags.


Style leads on from the former point perfectly, as the style of purse you select will no doubt be influenced by how practical it is, but also your own personal taste. Matinee purses are popular as they allow for a lot of things to be stored inside. In most cases, this type of purse opens like a book. On one side, there is a zipped coin purse, and on the other, there is typically an ID pouch and card slots. This is one of the best options if you are looking for an everyday purse.

Zip-around purses are also popular. As the name suggests, they feature a zip that goes around all three sides of the purse. Once open, there will be different sections, including a pouch for coins and card slots. Zip-around purses are good for those seeking extra security from their purse.

There are also purses that have been designed to hold a large number of cards, and these are known as cardholder purses. Some cardholder purses have space for notes and coins, but others do not. The opposite of this is the coin purse.

These are ideal for carrying a substantial amount of coins, but can only hold a few notes, and are not suitable for cards. Finally, trifold purses are another option; they either fold three times or in half. They are ideal for those who need something compact to go into a small handbag.


The quality of the purse is of vital importance, especially if you intend on using the purse on a daily basis. You want something that is going to last for a considerable number of years. This is why you need to choose a brand with a good reputation in the industry. Take the time to read comments that have been posted online by previous consumers to see if they have been happy with the purses they purchased.

The material the purse has been made from will also play a substantial role when it comes to determining whether the purse is of quality or not. Leather is always the best choice. Not only does leather look incredible, but also it is extremely durable. It keeps its quality for a substantial amount of time. It is dust and lint-free, which means it looks and feels amazing, and it is also resistant to fungal and dust mite attacks, as well as dry abrasion.

There are different types of leather used in purses, and the type of leather you select will depend on the level of quality you are looking for and the amount of money you have available to spend. The most hardwearing and the thickest type of leather is full grain, as this has been processed the least out of all options.

The final word

As you can see, there is a lot that needs to be considered when you are choosing the perfect purse for your requirements. Of course, you will want to look at the latest trends and ensure the purse is something that appeals to your own sense of style. However, it is just as important to check that the purse is of a high level of quality and that it is suited to your needs in terms of practicality.Here at just4leather we have a wide range of gorgeous leather purse styles and colours, check them our and get your perfect one.

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