Well depends on who you ask. Of course everyone has their own opinion on the best concealed firearms for women, and what works best for them, but today I got asked so I will give you my thoughts.
First, I believe it is always better on the body than off. If I have to try to dig into my purse to get my firearm, I might as well just swing the darn thing at them for all it will do in my purse.
Of course there are concealed carry purses, but even with those practice using it in situations like close contact/combat and trying to keep hold of your purse because your protection is inside it and still trying to fight off offender could become a difficult situation.
The other thought with conceal purses are when you get home to your family and maybe you have small children being able to secure your firearm and your purse so little ones are safe.