For the majority of women, traveling to and from the workplace and other small journeys in between mean the obvious need to carry smaller bags in which to house the many items they need for these daily trips. Some say a woman’s whole life can be crammed into one handbag so it makes sense that women want stylish and trendy vessels for the ‘handbag lives’.
There are many styles of handbags. The wedding or clutch bag is one type. It is long and rectangular or tubular in shape. It is also small and is usually made out of satin and is generally easy to carry. It oozes class and elegance and is excellent for evening functions. The satchel bag was inspired by the ancient doctor’s bag. It is large with one long handle. The satchel bag is mostly used where large amounts of items need to be carried. Of the same make as the satchel bag is the bucket bag. This one is also large and as the name suggests, is formed like a bucket. Men prefer satchels or backpacks.
With an unusual name for a feminine item, the hobo bag is undoubtedly the most popular form of a handbag with its oval shape and small handles. It has its zipper at the top which makes it safe and easy to carry and still looks good. It adds a hint of retro style to any outfit.
The tote bag is quite simply any large handbag with no zipper or buttons to close it. It is a perfect and functional beach accessory and is a common sight during the summer months along with coastal holiday destinations.
Creative designers spread a coat of funk to ordinary cosmetic bags making them fashionable outdoor pieces that add a bold finish to any outfit. There is a wide range of handbag styles and designs for men and women to choose from. Many are functional and practical in their designs whereas others are valuable enhancements to fashion statements; combined with the right shoe, the perfect handbag can turn a dull outfit into a stylish masterpiece.