and go buy me some tampons and NO i will NOT say please. i have never quite understood this THING about women asking men to hold their purses while they shop or get their nails done or just because they said. dont even get me started on the purchase of the aforementioned feminine hygiene products. i mean, you know you are going to have "the visitor" every month, right? cant you be prepared for that?
of course there are "emergencies" and your man should be willing to step in if necessary and not feel that he was castrated in the process, but to regularly ask him to hold your purse or brave the gauntlet that is the feminine hygiene aisle seems out of line,but thats just me.
as far as the "man purse" or any version of the "european shoulder bag", i personally do not find this look attractive, but it wouldnt be a deal breaker. it doesnt necessarily scream "GAY!"(jazz hands)to me, but it doesnt really paint the masculine picture of the hunter gatherer either.