I've been asked this question as well - are these handbags functional? The answer is "YES!"
As much as I love handbags, I had to keep one for myself, of course. The one I'm currently using is a design I love - a rounded bag, with a short handle. The fabric is brocade, black with a silver/lavender flower print. It happens to be filled with all of my normal stuff - which pretty well fills it. It has held up great!
As promised, here is a picture of the bag that I'm currently using - filled with my everyday stuff (and the waterproof lined makeup bag coming soon)
Exotic Bags By Matthea