My favorite style of purse right now is the Shoulder/Crossbody Purse as when I wear it cross-body my hands are freer to (browse the sale racks) hehe... see it's a very useful design.
Using the pattern I featured in a giveaway post here, you can also see an example of another one I've created for a giveaway here, I've created some more versions by altering the pattern a bit.
For this one I kept the flap and the basic shape but I added a reach-in pocket to the backside. I love having this deep and rather large pocket on the outside because I keep my keys and cell phone there for quick access.
On this purse I omitted the top flap but kept the added pocket on the back side.
This purse was my first real time working with laminating fabric. I used the iron-on plastic. I'm not exactly sure if I'm fond of it or not. It is easy to wrinkle when turning the bag inside out and hard to un-wrinkle. However, I can see how it could be useful when making something that is better off water-repellent. This one has the top flap omitted and does not have the extra outside pocket.
All three of these purses are also up-for-grabs in my shop!