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The Persuader is a purse designed by James Piatt to look like a gun. He writes:

“For the girl on the move the Pursuader features a handy cell phone compartment in the clip. Constructed by interlocking laser cut leather this handbag has no stitching. This is a combination of old-world craftsmanship and high technology. Create the look no one can refuse.”

It’s supposed to scare off thieves and other assailants. Works on me!
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Becky Stern

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  1. Judi W. says:

    Oh my … good way to get shot by the cops if you live in NYC …

  2. ellen says:

    Could someone screen these ideas? Tasteless …

  3. Kris says:

    Ellen said: “Could someone screen these ideas? Tasteless …”
    I agree. I’d much rather see a purse modeled after a finely crafted wood and steel precision bolt action rifle or even an FN-FAL, the finest battle rifle ever conceived. Whoever thought of making the purse look like the latest wonder-combat-tupperware has no sense of history or the fine art of weapons

  4. Anonymous says:

    ha ha ha.
    Let me get my purse out to pay for that would be met with the shopkeeper getting out a shotgun like never before.

  5. jerlessa says:

    i want that purse!!!!! if its not to expensive i want that purse to b mine