confession: i never put my handbags on the floor or ground if i'm out and about. in NYC, sitting in crowded restaurants or cafes often means that there's no space to sit comfortably and still stash my bag on a not-gross surface. to the rescue: the simple yet super practical handbag hook.
there are many versions of this (often referred to as 'purse hooks'). unfortunately the majority seems to be of the weirdly bedazzled/tacky/cheap-looking variety.
i was so happy when i found mine that i promptly bought some for friends (this actually might be the perfect little gift for girlfriends and moms!). it's inexpensive, metal, securely hinged, sleek, well constructed, and definitely holds a substantially heavy bag securely (the little gel pads at the hook ends keep things stable and don't scratch surfaces).
what do you think? do you run into this issue?