CAUTION! This is a GIRL post! If you are a male, this post may make you roll your eyes.
I don't know that this is necessarily a new trend, but it was a new concept for me. Some years back I saw Jamie Lee Curtis interviewed on a talk show. During the course of the interview, she was asked something about her purse. She explained that she doesn't really carry a purse, she just uses her bra. She then proceeded to pull NUMEROUS things from her bra! Seriously, I don't quite know how it all fit in there! But you know what? There have been times that I have remembered that show, and it helped me in a situation when I didn't have a pocket or a purse to carry my keys and ID.
I have to admit that to see someone else use their bra as a purse is a little gross to me. When I was a teenager, I worked in a department store in Kentucky. One day this rather large woman came through my line wearing a tube top. First of all, I think tube tops should be outlawed. They are just plain tacky. But to use it as a purse is even more tacky. When it came time to pay, she reached down in to her tube top and fished for awhile until she found the money. Then she hands me these rather sweaty bills. Gross......
I don't think I will give up my purse altogether, I mean, it isn't really socially exceptable to go bra diving in public. But I have to admit, in a pinch it's a great place to store something. Come on, fess up, how many of you use your bra for an extra pocket or purse?