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Study: Women Carry Around $2,000 of Stuff in Their Handbags

To be fair – the $2000 includes the handbag itself. So a quick recalculation comes to…

The Average Woman Carries Around $2,000 of Stuff in Her Handbag. What’s in Yours?

Statistics for a study that was performed this year. We’re finding it hard to believe (but, somehow, easy to believe at the same time): According to a British department store’s tally, the average woman carries about $2,000 worth of stuff in her handbag on any given day.

This includes the handbag itself—John Lewis’ team estimates it’s probably worth about $350—a wallet/purse, a tablet computer, an umbrella, lipstick, lotion, mascara, hairbrush, sunglasses, gloves, accessories, and more.

Still, that’s a lot, isn’t it?

Sometimes we ask women of Kansas City what’s in their handbags.

It’s never been $2000 worth of stuff though. Maybe we’re asking the wrong women…