'Purse'-Onality: Insecurity, Trust Revealed Through Your Handbag?

Purse style and how it's held might reveal characteristics about the wearer.
2:23 | 07/05/13

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what your handbag says about you. Turns out, we have what you could call a purse-a-nality. Abbie boudreau has more on the meaning of your purse. Reporter: Kim's a shellper. Not just the kind of purse. It's how you hold the purse? How you hold the purse says it all. You can tell if a person is insecure. If they're hiding behind their bag. You can tell if the person is trusting, where they have their bag in back of them. They don't care. Reporter: Refinery 29, has names. You have the two-fer, which means you're feeling insecure. The schlepper. The thumb to pit. Or the "sex and the city" hold. And the hands-free look, apparently means you're a little nerdy. It's subconscious. They don't realize what they're doing. But this real housewife, knows exactly what she's doing. I like to see in beverly hills a woman walk in with her bag. And it's like the bag enters the room before they do. It's important to show this is who I am. Reporter: We met at a store in beverly hills and got a lesson in purse-holding. What is the best way for people to hold their purse? What do you think? I'm going to go with this. Confidence. Reporter: We decide to hit the streets with our body language experts. First, this classic over-the-shoulder hold. That shows you're secure and comfortable. And you're very precise. Reporter: And this woman. You have no purse? No. Reporter: Why not? I'm on vacation. I wanted to bring something little. She doesn't care about the fashion. She's really concerned about getting to business. Reporter: We bump into actress tori spelling, whose purse holding tells us she had some other places to be. And based on my bag, can you tell what kind of mood I'm in? You're shouting from the rooftops. I'm a new mom and I'm proud. Reporter: And she's right. For "good morning america,"

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