10 essentials every woman needs to have in her purse at all times

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It's been a source of debate for centuries: to carry a purse, or not carry a purse? That is the question. Women everywhere have attempted to swap their totes for card-holding phone cases, teeny weeny wristlets and the like, but when it comes down to it, we just need a purse.

However, the power of carrying a purse comes with great responsibility. When strutting around with a trendy carryall, one has no excuse to be unprepared for whatever comes her way, and people will expect that. Friends who know you carry a purse will go to you first when they desperately need some floss or coverup. Everyone at the table will turn to you when the waitress delivers the bill sans pen. Hungry compadres will come to you hoping for a snack!

And you will have it all. Like Wonder Woman with this season's hottest satchel, you'll be a hero to yourself and the people around you. So check out this list of the 10 things you should keep in your purse at all times, and become the woman you were meant to be.

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Sephora Seeing Double Compact Mirror, $12

For those crucial moments when you need to check your teeth or eyeliner, this is the compact mirror you need.

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kate spade new york moments of genius journal, $24

Keep your grocery lists and mental notes all in one place, plus be able to rip out a page here and there when someone inevitably needs a sheet of paper.

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Le Pen Bright Pens, Set of 4, $7.95

Leave a note or sign the bill in color. Let your personality shine through.

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Kleenex Facial Tissue, Wallet Size, 3 pack, $1.59

Whether you've got a runny nose, are having an emotion moment or need to throw away a piece of gum, these wallet sized tissues are going to be your best friends.

L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream, $12

For the colder months, hand cream is an absolute must.

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bareMinerals Prep Step SPF 50 Minereal Shield Daily Prep Lotion, 1.35 oz, $30

And for the warmer months, you can't leave the house without a decent SPF.

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Oral-B Glide 3D White Floss Picks, $3.49

Never worry about stray food in your teeth again!

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kate spade new york one in a million business card holder, $30

Not one to ever miss a networking opportunity, carry your business cards in this stylish card holder.

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Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Hand Sanitizer, 2 oz, $13

Germs, begone! But without that harsh scent and all the chemicals.

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Tory Burch Robinson Mini Wallet, $135

You don't always need to lug your giant wallet everywhere with you, but it's important to always have cash on hand for emergency situations. Store it in this cute little mini wallet.

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bareMinerals READY To Go Complexion Perfect Travel Palette, $34

Touch up your makeup before after-work drinks with this travel makeup kit by bareMinerals.

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Blue Diamond 100-Calorie Grab and Go Bags, Pack of 32, $21.22

Need a snack? Reach for something healthy and satisfying like almonds and your body will thank you.

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