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Top 10 Best Concealed Carry Purses for Women in 2019 Reviews

We’ve looked at the best concealed carry holsters of 2019, and the best gun belts for IWB. But holsters aren’t for everyone. Particularly for ladies who’d like to conceal carry, often the attire worn makes concealment very difficult.

But women typically carry an accessory perfect for concealment already—a purse, or handbag. So when you’re ready to leave the house, take your gun out of the best gun safe and tuck it safely into one of the best concealed carry purses. We review each for ease of use, features, and whether we think they’re ideal for concealment.

Best Concealed Carry Purses for Women

Top 10 Best Concealed Carry Purses On The Market 2019 Reviews

ModelRatingMaterialDraw SideLockColor Options
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Material
PU Leather
Draw Side
Left/Right/Top
Lock
Yes
Color Options
Yes, many
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Material
PU Leather
Draw Side
Left/Right
Lock
Yes
Color Options
A few
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Material
Leather
Draw Side
Left/Right
Lock
Yes
Color Options
Yes
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Material
Leather
Draw Side
Left/Right
Lock
No
Color Options
Yes
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Material
Leather
Draw Side
Left/Right
Lock
Yes
Color Options
No
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Material
Leather
Draw Side
Left/Right
Lock
Yes
Color Options
Two
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Material
PU Leather
Draw Side
Top
Lock
No
Color Options
No
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Material
Leather
Draw Side
Left/Right
Lock
Yes
Color Options
Two
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Material
Varies; PU Leather, Denim
Draw Side
Left/Right
Lock
No
Color Options
Many
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Material
PU Leather
Draw Side
Left/Right
Lock
Yes
Color Options
No

1 Browning Concealed Carry Purses PU Leather CCW Built in Holster

Browning has really thought their concealed carry purse through. Foremost, we like that they offer about 15 different color options, so you don’t have to sacrifice your sense of fashion to get the concealment you desire. Color options also mean it’s easier to pair your bag for a multitude of occasions—a stylish black, for example, fits in well in both formal and informal occasions.

They’ve built in a locking holster which can easily be reached from the left, right, or the top. Opening is fast and easy. A branded keyring lock on the holster ensures a safe carry. The sepate holster compartment ensures that your weapon will always be in one specific spot, which may not give you much choice, but we do like the security that a holster adds.

In addition to the holster, there are multiple inside pockets which are fairly spacious and would allow for all the basics, such as credit cards, cell phone, ID, and makeup. Additionally, it has been designed to have a wide base, so the purse will stand vertical. We greatly dislike when concealed carry purses do not stand up, and Browning has eliminated that problem.

The straps are soft and comfortable, which is a great feature because those who conceal carry are likely to want their purses to be with them whenever possible. This means more wear on the shoulder. The hand-softened straps keep this comfortable.

As for size, this purse is a happy medium, being a bit larger to accommodate your possessions, but still coming in at just 13” by 15” by 10”. That should satisfy most users.

Browning Concealed Carry Purses PU Leather CCW Built in Holster
Our rating:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Pros
  • Many color options available
  • Stands upright
  • Internal holster locks separately
  • Soft, comfortable straps
Cons
  • Some may want a larger bag to carry more items

2 YKK Locking Laced Ann Concealed Weapon Satchel by Lady Conceal

Lady Conceal has a very unique look to their bags, which we appreciate. There’s a sort of rugged elegance about them that we think will appeal to many of our southern and western readers. The PU leather does an excellent job of mimicking real leather, and there are three color options available, two shades of leather and one black. Laced sides complete the look, and while it’s not going to be for everyone, we do think it looks great.

A bit on the smaller side, this purse is nonetheless crafted without unnecessary bulk, meaning it makes good use of its dimensions, which are 12” by 9.5” by 5”. A fully lined satin interior allows for two open slip pockets and a large, zippered privacy pocket. There’s also an interior lanyard with a swivel snap for your keys.

We love the fact that there’s an interior lanyard for a purse which utilizes a key-lock mechanism. We also love the fact that there are four keys that come with this purse. Many women will have a family that they will want to allow access to the bag. There is simply no reason a woman shouldn’t be able to allow her husband, grown children, etc to have a spare key, or to have a spare key in case her primary key is lost. This ensures that in an emergency, should she be incapacitated, someone trusted has access.

Yes, it is true that you could go to a locksmith and have duplicates made. But we appreciate this foresight, and the internal lanyard as well. It makes for a quick, convenient solution.

Lastly, we appreciate that there is a 30-day satisfaction guarantee on this item. Lady Conceal offers a full refund, no questions asked.

YKK Locking Laced Ann Concealed Weapon Satchel by Lady Conceal
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros
  • Lock with internal lanyard
  • Unique design in three colors
  • Includes four keys
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee
Cons
  • The look won’t be for everybody

3 Leather Locking Concealment Purse CCW Concealed Carry Gun Shoulder Bag

One of the few bags on our list that is not constructed with PU leather (available in four distinct colors), this concealed carry shoulder bag stands out for that and several other reasons. First, this purse definitely has a tough-looking aesthetic. While any woman could rock it with the right level of attitude, it definitely looks like something for the tougher ladies, especially in its black and silver-metal variation, with straps supported by large silver gromets. If you appreciate a biker, or rock and roll, aesthetic, this bag will probably pique your interest right away.

It also has some great unique features. First, two compartments have optional key locks, accessible with four keys. Four keys is an excellent gift, as it can be used by numerous trusted users. This bag also offers multiple pockets on each side, and two internal zippered compartments. While not a large bag, it truly means business, and smartly utilizing the space provided should make the 13” by 11” by 5” bag seem larger than it is.

We also like that the internal holster makes use of Velcro positioning, which is a novel way of giving you versatility and security in how you carry your handgun. An added divider in the bag allows you to switch dexterity and isolate various items.

Overall, we think this is a well thought-out bag, that looks as tough as it actually is. We love the design of the black, although the two natural-leather colors look relatively uninspired. Don’t let the tough rocker-chic of the black fool you, though, there’s also a blue variation that would be a beautiful accompaniment to every lady, which manages to turn the same features into an understated grace.

Leather Locking Concealment Purse CCW Concealed Carry Gun Shoulder Bag
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros
  • Unique, tough-looking purse
  • Four color options
  • Velcro holster
  • Two key-lock secured compartments
  • Lots of pockets
Cons
  • The look won’t be for those who prefer something more feminine
  • A tad on the smaller side of medium

4 GTM Gun Tote’n Mamas Concealed Carry Basic Hobo Handbag

Gun Tote’n Mamas craft minimalist concealed carry bags, and this is no exception. While there are four color variations available—including a wild zebra print—there isn’t a lot to these bags. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as many women prefer simple handbags. It would also be perfect for women who typically don’t carry handbags, but find a need for one in concealed carry, as their attire does not support holsters.

Those women will like this bag, as it’s a durable, uncoated full grain leather that’s sturdy, but also contours well to the body. By this, we mean that at only 4.25” deep, women who don’t have a particular affinity for purses will find it to not be cumbersome, and fit well on the body.

While it does include a holster, there are no internal compartments, and only one external zippered pocket. There is no lock of any kind, meaning you will not be able to secure your weapon.

This is a very important consideration for mothers. You will have to decide for yourself whether a lock is necessary for your children’s safety. We tend to be of the belief that options are always a good thing, and you do not have that here.

However, you do have a simple bag that gets right to the point. Topping off its 4.25” depth with 13” width and 8.5” height, it’s a more rectangular bag that should fit all sorts of odds and ends without being large. This will probably appeal more to more sporty types, who maybe don’t use a purse often but will find themselves throwing a lot of things into it, more like a backpack. Young, active women without children, in particular, will likely be drawn to this bag.

GTM Gun Tote’n Mamas Concealed Carry Basic Hobo Handbag
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros
  • Simple, no-frills bag
  • Four color options
  • Smaller, ergonomic, rectangular design
  • More sporty
Cons
  • No lock
  • Few pockets
  • Will only appeal to a person with specific needs

5 Concealed Carry Purse, Genuine Leather Locking CCW Gun Bag

For those who prefer a more traditional bag look harkening back to the mid-20th century, this bag does a pretty good job of replicating that all-leather, buckle-and-zipper-ridden look. While it is not particularly fashionable by today’s standards, we suspect there are quite a few who still have an affinity for this style. We think more color options would have helped broaden the appeal, but unfortunately it is only available in tan.

Nonetheless, there are some great features available here. Made of genuine leather and riddled with pockets and compartments, it is certainly the type of bag that caters to a person who needs to either keep their life organized, or just carry a lot of things. It manages to clock in at 11” by 9” by 3” but with so many compartment, we think you’ll fit a lot more in it than you would a comparably-sized bag.

Good for a left or right hand draw, there is a locking compartment. The pocket is not particularly accommodating. You will only be able to fit pocket autos up to Glock in size, so if you have a larger weapon, be mindful of that fact. This is unfortunate, given the rest of the design suggests so much utilized space.

We do like that the straps are reinforced to be slash-resistant. We infer that this bag will hold up for a long time with minimal wear. It has both a look and construction that will probably have you keeping it for quite a long time.

While it won’t be for everyone, we think this is a serious contender for those who like the appearance, and have a handgun to conceal which does fit this purse.

Concealed Carry Purse, Genuine Leather Locking CCW Gun Bag
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros
  • Lots of pockets and compartments
  • Very durable construction from genuine leather
  • Great economic use of space
Cons
  • Look won’t be for everyone
  • Holster doesn’t fit anything past a Glock in size

6 Genuine Leather Locking Concealment Purse CCW Concealed Carry Gun Bag

This handbag has an interesting, more modern look to it. Its aesthetic seems a lot more functional, which it in fact is. Depending on who is wearing this purse, it may come across as being a blatant concealed carry purse. A more modern woman who has a straight-forward, less-feminine sense of style might not give the same impression.

Don’t get us wrong, we actually like the look of it quite a lot. But it does look somewhat like luggage, and might be out of place on a more feminine woman and call into question, why this bag? So long as you don’t mind it, or think it’s a good match for you, there’s a lot of great features here.

Featuring a reinforced, adjustable strap, and a very thick, heavy leather construction, this bag definitely feels built to last. We suspect it can weather a lot of abuse. If you do a lot of traveling throughout the day, this might be an excellent bag for you.

Bear in mind, this also makes it quite heavy, and by the time you add your weapon and other possessions, you might find yourself dragging it. In particular, we’ve heard older women with conditions such as arthritis not appreciate the added weight.

The included Velcro holster fits most weapons and allows you to find the positions that’s best for you. Multiple internal and external compartments are well-organized and all easily accessible. All in all, you’ll have no problem being able to access not only your gun but whatever you store in this purse with ease.

We conclude that this purse is a very function-oriented purse that should pair well with any women who seek function over form. The more modern look is still quite attractive. It is available in black and gray.

Genuine Leather Locking Concealment Purse CCW Concealed Carry Gun Bag
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros
  • Modern design
  • Extremely durable
  • Very functional layout
  • Many compartments easy to access
Cons
  • Design may suggest a blatant concealed-carry on more traditional carriers
  • Can be very heavy

7 Montana West Womens Concealed Carry Shoulder Purse

We imagine the target audience for this bag will fall in love with it right away and make it work regardless of the features it does or doesn’t offer. That’s because it features a loud and proud American flag design, complete with a border of rhinestones. If you’re looking for the purse that shows off your patriotism, this bag is for you.

You should be aware, foremost, that there is no locking mechanism on this bag. As always, we believe the choice of whether to lock your bag should be up to you, so this may work just fine.

It is also fairly spacious, coming in at 13.5” by 10” by 4”, but without a lot of internal bulk to the construction. It features a basic two-compartment construction separated by a central zipper compartment, and two open wall pockets with a zipper wall pocket. Your weapon is designed to be stored in a vertical zippered pocket on the back for concealed carry up to 9” by 5.5”, which should accommodate most everyone.

We also think this bag is likely to be durable, if not the most durable on our list. The faux leather feels stiff but comfortable, and there is a metal-footed bottom. The lining and zipper all seem to be very well-crafted and rugged.

We normally wouldn’t mention this detail, but since this handbag is obviously designed to stoke our national pride, we feel it’s worth pointing out that this bag was made in China. If you’re looking for a bag that supports manufacturing in the USA, look elsewhere. We’re proud to support USA manufacturers whenever possible, but wouldn’t point this out of it weren’t a US flag.

Montana West Womens Concealed Carry Shoulder Purse
Our rating:5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Pros
  • Will appeal to lovers of the US flag
  • Durable
  • Spacious with a moderate footprint
Cons
  • No lock
  • Made in China despite US flag design

8 Leather Concealed Carry Cross Body Gun Purse Left of Right Hand W/ Holster

We find that this bag is a perfect balance of many of its competitors. While we would like more color options, it is available in a black and dark brown, espresso sort of leather, both of which are quite attractive. The details, from the zippers to the buckles, are all quite nice.

Suitable for left or right hand draw, and featuring a gun pocket which is 10” wide by 7.75” in height, and easily accessible on the front, we find this to be one of the best bags at doing what it’s supposed to do—giving you a concealed carry purse. While the gun compartment is secured with a key lock, it is very spacious and accommodating for users of larger guns. Yet is blends seamlessly in with the design of the purse.

The interior of the purse itself makes excellent use of its reasonable size—the whole purse is 10” by 10” by 4”—with three divided compartments. Additionally, there is a front pocket with leather over-flap featuring a magnetic closure flap. Inside of the front, there is a handy seven-card pocket and an identification window for your ID. The back also has several zippered compartments.

As for the gun pocket, it also includes two locking zippers. Users of smaller guns can utilize the included nylon holster, finding ample room for storing extra items.

Not the best in terms of durability, it is nonetheless quite rugged and should hold up well to reasonable abuse for years, with such features as slash-resistant straps and reinforced corners and bottom. If you’re looking for a concealment purse that compromises on a good middle-ground in every way while not feeling like a compromise, this is an excellent bag. It’s also one of the few on our list that we would recommend as a gift, due to its excellent features, construction, and universal appeal.

Leather Concealed Carry Cross Body Gun Purse Left of Right Hand W/ Holster
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros
  • Universally-appealing bag
  • Durable
  • Easy gun access
  • Smart use of space
  • Spacious gun compartment
Cons
  • Only two colors

9 Purse King Magnum Concealed Carry Handbag

There’s some things we adore about Purse King’s concealed carry handbag, and some things that knock it down a few notches.

We love the fact that it comes in 14 color options. And these aren’t just shades of leather, either. From hot pink to teal to plum, pretty much any color you can imagine is available. They are all PU leather with the exception of the denim color which is, in fact, denim.

The gun pocket is reasonably sized, at 8” by 7”, and the purse itself is spacious but also slim at 11” by 10” by 3”. This means it’s a great choice for women who carry less items, but items that tend to be larger—think notebooks, folders, tablets, and so on. Evenly-spaced external zippered pockets are large but likewise slim and accommodating.

Other great features include magnetic clasps, a front organizer with eight credit card slots, and a pouch specifically designed to fit your cell phone. The interior is not divided, and its slim design makes this a good choice: it feels spacious and easy to access.

Unfortunately, there are a few things we don’t like. First of all, there is no lock. We would prefer you at least have the option of keeping your gun secured with a lock, particularly for mothers of young children. Additionally, there is no holster.

Without any specific features for concealed carry, we have to wonder how this really differs from any other purse. To that end, if this item works for you, great. We find it to be a functional, aesthetically-pleasing purse. But it ultimately feels incidental that it works for concealed carry.

Purse King Magnum Concealed Carry Handbag
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros
  • Slim design
  • Durable
  • Very fashionable
  • Many compartments easy to access
  • Huge range of color options
Cons
  • No lock
  • No included holster
  • No specific features for concealed carry beyond pouch

10 Goson Concealed Carry Purse PU Leather Crocodile Print Locking CCW Gun Bag

Made of premium PU leather, it nonetheless carries a very elegant crocodile skin pattern which is carefully embossed. The natural-leather colored straps round out a great look that is fashionable and would look great at any occasion, informal or formal.

As for features, it’s notable that this purse is very large. Some may not like the size, which is 14” by 13”, with a depth of 5”. If you prefer smaller purses, you might want to look elsewhere. We love the size of this purse for its ability to hold larger guns. Because of the larger size, it can not only hold larger guns, but many other things.

This concept was evident in the compartment design. The back features an exterior zippered compartment, which would be excellent for cell phones. The main compartment, also zippered, features a zippered interior side compartment on one side, and there are two open pockets on the other side.

All in all, you will easily be able to store your gun, extra magazines, perhaps a tactical knife—in addition to everything you would fit in a standard purse.

Lastly, we like that Goson has thought to make sure the lock, which utilizes a key, does not restrict access to the entire bag. The use of a key is also good, as it ensures you can keep it wherever you feel is safe, including in the purse itself. This would keep children from accidentally getting to the gun, but allow you to easily lock or unlock the purse when you are out and about. Either way, you will have continued, unrestricted access to your valuables in other compartments.

Goson Concealed Carry Purse PU Leather Crocodile Print Locking CCW Gun Bag
Our rating:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Pros
  • Great appearance
  • PU leather
  • Very spacious
  • Key lock
  • Multiple compartments
Cons
  • May be too large for some

Choosing The Best Concealed Carry Purse

Best Concealed Carry Purses for Women Buying Guide

Aesthetics are a big factor

Don’t feel vain, aesthetics are a big factor for any lady when it comes to a purse. Maybe a rugged, classic leather look just doesn’t appeal to you, and that’s fine. Likewise, maybe you don’t want a bright zebra print purse. Since designs range from loud to quiet, muted to colorful—even to an American flag—what you want to showcase to the world matters.

Just remember, if you’re looking for something more specific, you’ll be stuck with that bag’s functionality. It may be worth finding something simple that you’re comfortable with, rather than looking for the absolute best-looking.

Determine your gun size

To get right to the point, if you have a small handgun, you’re probably fine with just about any of these bags. But each accommodates a different size gun. Be sure the gun pouch is a good match for you. And keep in mind, a larger gun pouch means you can carry additional items, such as extra magazines or a tactical knife.

Is durability important to you?

Many of the purses we’ve reviewed are fairly durable, but some are more durable than others. We think most of them will last you for years, but some are rugged enough to withstand sustained abuse and keep on kicking. If you’re someone who travels frequently, consider the durability of the materials, as well as the straps and zippers.

Size and shape

The bags we’ve reviewed come in many sizes, shapes, and with many different compartments. This is really key, because some users may want a more classic purse, with separate internal compartments, lots of zippered or clasped front and bag pockets, and so on. Others might prefer a more modern design, which is generally slimmer and accommodating for small but wide items, such as tablets. Only you can decide which is best for you.

Comfort

Closely related to size and shape is comfort. Is your purse typically attached to your shoulder, or are you begrudgingly giving into a concealed carry purse because it’s a more practical option for concealed carry when you wear dresses and skirts? Not only does size and shape influence the comfort of a concealed carry purse, but so does materials. Some are designed with softer straps in mind. Likewise, consider the weight.

To lock or not to lock

One of the key functionalities that separates many of these purses is just that, a key. Whether you have the capability of locking your purse is an important distinction, particularly for mothers. We’re not going to tell you whether you should lock your purse or not, but we do believe having the option is a great advantage.

Since half these purses do not give you any locking options whatsoever, if you’re looking for safety around small children, consider half this list checked off. The remaining contenders have various features such as multiple keys, internal lanyards, and other features that either increase safety or increase ease of use.

Conclusion

One concealed carry purse truly shines, and that’s the Leather Concealed Carry Cross Body Gun Purse Left of Right Hand W/ Holster.

This purse should satisfy everyone, while feeling greater than the sum of its parts. It’s economically-sized and efficient. Notably, the gun pocket is very accessible and accommodates larger guns, while still blending seamlessly in with the purse itself. The pouch also contains an optional holster.

Crucially, it offers a key lock. Use it or don’t—you have the option.

We also like the magnet clasps, seven-card front pocket (others have them in the back, which is less convenient), reinforced corners and bottom, and slash-resistant straps.

There’s only two color options, but they are gorgeous. Both are universally appealing, and simply look like regular purses. Many concealed carry purses achieve this look by carry-oriented options, but not here.

Since it should appeal to anyone and is such a safe bet, we would strongly recommend it as a gift as well.

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