My wife got a ccw purse at the following site:
GUN TOTE'N MAMAS - Concealed Carry Handbags by Gun Tote'n Mamas
She really likes it but says she has to watch her purse closer than without the weapon. It's also made of real leather at a good price.
It has a concealed zippered compartment that has a built-in holster that will accommodate various sized handguns. (She carries a .357 magnum revolver and she's good with it.)
BTW, it does have cut resistant straps which should help in case a BG tries to cut it off of you.