If I understand correctly, you should be able to leave your purse at home when you wear these because you can pack them full of everything you need.
You don't wear gloves because you're dainty, you wear gloves because you are taking no mercy!
When my hands are cold at work, all I want are some USB bunny hand warmers. Prayers answered!
Available at: Tiny Deal http://www.tinydeal.com/usb-powered-hand-heater-warmer-gloves-wristband-cute-rabbit-shaped-px9cg7-fub16444-p-15416.html ($11)
These mittens may not keep your cats from making too much noise all the time* but they'll at least keep your fingers warm on your way to the bar.