I don't carry a purse, I don't carry a wallet. I just stick my debit card and ID in my back pocket usually. I am trying to get into carrying a purse...so I am testing the waters. I bought a "teacher bag" that will hold my wallet, cell phone, laptop, keys, etc. It is so big it probably have room for my papers to grade as well. Check it out: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.htm...=B000XE7UJW&nodeID=&merchantID=A1VC38T7YXB528 I figure if I do okay with this bag, I will invest in a nicer one later. What are you getting yourself as a back-to-school gift????