Ok I am a closet crossdresser male with a closet full of handbags that would make any girl jealous & honestly I am about to start using them and wearing them in public. Why not? theyre super cute, they hold a ton of stuff, like why is it just because I have a coach bag on my arm I automatically like men?
Be brave and just go out with them, who will care, then in time start going out as a girl, the more you do, the more it becomes normal for you, believe in yourself. Just a little note, the word handbag is not gender type, but calling it a manbag is. I know lots of men who have a big shoulder bag, like camara bag etc and no one sees them as gay or feminie. I would always recommend that you dress when in fem, age apporiate, otherwise you wll draw attention to yourself. I have a transsexual hubby who dresses up more oftern, so message me if you require any further help
You can just be prepared for people giving you weird looks, people might talk about you for it, etc . So as long as it makes you happy and you don't care what other people think. Me I honestly don't like purses because I hate carrying extra stuff while in town. I rather just have really deep pockets and stuff them with the stuff I have, lol.