A new poll has revealed the secret contents of UK women's handbags.
Coming out on top of the survey, compiled by Cadbury's was money and cards, followed by painkillers, makeup bags
, sunglasses and feminine products.
A third of ladies admitted to carrying a diary or address book, while other items in the top ten included an mp3 player, chocolate and toilet roll.
Rounding off the list in tenth position was underwear, with four per cent of women revealing that it a spare pair was a handbag essential.
The average cost of a woman's handbag was found to be £96, carrying a total of 40 items in it, with ladies in Birmingham holding a staggering 63 different things.
Commenting on the research, behavioural expert Judi James explained: "The things we can't live without say an awful lot about who we are - your choice of which essentials you carry around with you shows what is important to you in your daily life."
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