Every girl needs a purse!

At least that is what I heard growing up. Barbie needed her pink purse, my roommate needed her sparkly handbag, even Mary Poppins had her bottomless bag. Not to be left behind, every sister missionary needs their sturdy, functional, and (dare I say) stylish bag! My shoulder bag became my third companion on the mission, it literally went everywhere I went and I could tell you at a drop of a hat what I was totting around… my scriptures, copies of the Book of Mormon, my mini family photo album, pamphlets, my planner, pens, chap-stick, water-bottles, an umbrella, band-aids etc. My bag was my own little sidekick and I was SO glad I found one I liked before I left for the field. Here are some fun options for you to consider!

1. Lucy Missionary Bag

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  • $64.99 at Deseret Book
  • Available colors: Black, Red, and Baby Blue
  • Features:
    • Water resistant material
    • wide strap
    • separate compartment for water bottle and umbrella
    • slots designed to fit: scriptures, pamphlets, planner, keys, and other material
  • Designed by a returned missionary for missionaries!

2. Jane Missionary Bag

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  • $69.99 at Deseret Book
  • Made of durable, water-resistant simulated leather (with cute interior fabric!)
  • Features:
    • Water resistant material
    • adjustable strap
    • slots designed to fit: scriptures, pamphlets, planner, keys, and other material
  • Designed by a returned missionary for missionaries!

3. Hampton’s Women’s Tote Bag

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  • $70.99 at Ogio
  • Available colors: Emerald, Black, Terra, Tide, and Red
  • Features:
    • Three side functional flaps
    • Padded interior
    • Two interior side pockets for cords/water-bottle
    • removable decorative belt
    • Padded grip handles
    • Custom metal trims

4. Mountainsmith Tour TLS Waistepack

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  • $74.99 at REI, L.L. Bean, Eastern Mountain Sports or Amazon.com
  • Made from recycled PET with a high-tenacity Nylon (waterproof)
  • Features:
    • Tuck-away hip straps that redistributes weight of bag from your shoulders to your hips
    • Main compartment in bright yellow
    • Padded interior sleeve
    • Mesh side pockets for two water-bottles (or one water bottle and an umbrella depending on where you serve!)
    • removable shoulder strap with 3″ pad

     

5. Comtois Woodland Satchel

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