Much has been said about the bags every woman needs in her life.

There’s the investment bag, usually, a designer piece that you can wear daily, matches almost everything in your wardrobe but also costs a month’s salary. You have your gym bag for obvious reasons, and then a party clutch for formal occasions.

But what about an overlooked but equally important bag, the lunchtime purse? Why haven’t we advocated more strongly for this? After spending years watching colleagues cradling their phones, wallets and tissue in their hands, it’s time to just invest in a bag specifically to carry all of your lunchtime essentials.  You might scoff at the idea, but once you realise that you can carry all your stuff AND your teh-peng effortlessly, you’ll thank us.

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Additional reporting: Ho Guo Xiong

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