Difference between a bag and a purse?
May 24, 2008 8:06 PM Subscribe
What is the difference between a purse and a bag?
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim to grab bag (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It is 11 PM on Friday and I need to know this. My friend has a bag which I say is a purse. When I saw it I thought at first it was some girl's purse. Men can carry purses, and purses are subsets of bags, but let's have a logical definition.
My theory is that a purse is accessed while being carried/worn, while backpacks and messenger bags, for example, are generally removed before opening.