Question:

I am in avelus for my Father a”h. May I purchase and use a new handbag (pocketbook)?

Answer:

You may buy a new handbag in the aveilus year. The restrictions during aveilus apply to wearing new clothing, but not to buying new items, or even to painting one’s home.

Enjoy

Sources:

Bnei Baruch Siman 18-12 and 33-4.

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