My favorites in the past have been from Baggalini, I had a larger one that housed a change of clothes that I kept in the school. Why? Working with people, no matter the age, puts you into contact with body fluids. Enough said.
I used a smaller one for everyday. The problem was it was strictly a shoulder bag, which meant it was always flying into my face when I was trying to help Mom with something, and I could never get it to stay on my shoulders, even while walking through a grocery store. This latest bout with bronchitis clinched it, I had a bunch of medications to haul with me wherever I went, and no space to put them in. Plus, there was no space for my iPad, which I also take with me for reading, writing and sometimes just for my sanity while I am taking Mom to doctor's appointments. There needed to be a change.
I thought a lot about what I wanted in a purse.
The first and foremost was that it had to be a cross-body strap. It isn't going to fall all over the place while I'm taking care of Mom.
The second, it had to hold stuff. Now this did mean that I had to change what I carried in my purse. I scaled it down to the essentials so I could see how much storage space I would need. This meant that it also had to be designed to carry an iPad.
There are a lot of great products out there, but the one I found for the best price came from REI. It's called the Endolyne bag and is designed for a woman's body contours. Plus, it had the storage I needed, with built in organization.
I would next need an overnight bag, something that was easy to carry, but had a lot of space and organization to it. I love the Eagle Creek bags for the inventive use of storage, so I went with the Emersen bag from Eagle Creek.
I also have specific bags assigned for different purposes. This Time Out For Women bag I use for Church.
The Harry Potter bag is one of my preferred tote bags, and I use it for when I have to carry electronics to Mom's home or to Church.
I have also included, inside this bag, an additional bag insert known as the in.bag to help organize some of the electronics. The round object I am using to store the HDMI cord is a Cord Turtle. Both of these organizers can be found at The Container Store.