Your Purse Surprised? The very thing that you are carrying around the mall with you might be covered with as many germs as your shoes! Pseudomonas, which cause eye infections, and staphylococcus aureus, which cause skin infections, are found on 80% of women's purses. Don't put your Louis Vuitton or Coach on the floor of the bathroom or the food court. Instead, make use of hooks, and wash your purse as frequently as you can.