It must have been about ten years ago. At the time I wanted a good one I could take to job interviews that would fit my resume in it. I think it got accidentally given to an opshop by my husband. Currently I'm using one my Mum gave me.
July 2013. I bought a new handbag because I wanted one (the official reason was that I didn't have one the right colour but....) and that meant that I needed a new purse as well because y'know, once I had a bag in a new colour I didn't have a purse in the right colour either.....
I bought a handbag some years ago. I always use the same one, not a fashionista by any means.
My purse was a gift from my mother, a leather Oroton purse that I've had for nearly 40 years. The fabric in the back of the coin purse has frayed a little now. It will be a very sad thing the day it can't be used any more.
I bought a lovely one perhaps 18 months ago-it is English leather with painting on it and it doubles as a small backpack.
I have so many handbags that I do not use most of them...generally only use one or two as it is a hassle to change everything over.