To see or carry a purse in your dream represents secrets, desires and thoughts which are being closely held and guarded. It symbolises your identity and sense of self. Consider also the condition of the purse for indications of your state of mind and feelings. Alternatively, a purse symbolises the female genitalia and the womb.
To dream that you lost your purse denotes loss of power and control. You may have lost touch with your real identity. To dream that you lost your purse, but find the contents inside means that what is inside is what matters most and what is important. You need to look past the exterior and focus on the inside. If you find a purse, then it represents a renewed sense of self.
To see an empty purse represents feelings of insecurity or vulnerability.
To dream that someone gives your a new purse implies that some fortune or good luck will come your way. Alternatively, a new purse is analogous to a new start. It is time to reinvent yourself and get a fresh outlook in life.