Skip Nav
Spring Fashion
Your Ultimate Guide to Spring's Biggest Denim Trends
Fairidescent
10 Iridescent Items That Let You Shimmer Like a Fairy From Head to Toe
Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton's 10 Biggest Style-Defining Moments

What's Inside Your Purse

Is What's Inside Your Bag Pricier Than the Bag Itself?

And you thought your purse was expensive — a recent survey by retailer John Lewis concluded that the average British woman stores $1,930 worth of goodies in her handbag. That's $1,532 more than the priciest tote in Lewis's high-street store and landing right around the cost of a Marc Jacobs statement carryall (above).

Worst of all, that number doesn't factor in a cell phone (which, if we're being honest, spends more time in our hands than in our bags). So what was inside? According to John Lewis, the essentials included iPad Minis, Alice Temperley scarves, Bobbi Brown lipstick, Benefit mascara, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and Fulton umbrellas (this is London, after all). When you factor in everything from beauty essentials to pricy designer accessories, the tally can really add up. So we had to ask about your tote totals.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Rep. John Lewis Says Trump Is Not a Legitimate President
Popular Bags From the Early 2000s
Most Popular Kate Spade Accessories
Selena Gomez Coach Jackets in LA March 2017
Sarah Jessica Parker's Seven Essentials Handbag Collection
Chanel Runway Accessories Fall 2017
Gwyneth Paltrow Carrying a Celine Bag

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds