A purse or handbag left behind in the work area of a female who has gone temporarily AWOL from her job, but who wishes to mislead co-workers into thinking she is still nearby. A stunt purse normally contains no personal effects of actual value, but may be stuffed with worthless items to give the appearance of being an actively-used accessory.
Wage Slave A: "Girl, I gotta know...how the fuck did you get away with taking a 3-hour lunch break yesterday?"
Wage Slave B: "AAHahaha, those dumb bastards in upper management always fall for the stunt purse trick! Now pass me that crack pipe before you burn your goddamn lips!"