Saturday, April 11, 2009

Types of handbags fashionable today

Clutch Bag: Small but long bag (rectangular), evening bag without a handle. You have to clutch it – hence the name.

Satchel: Either a large bag with small handle that is carried on the arm rather than on the shoulder or bag with one, sometimes two, large straps that goes over one shoulder and across the body. Popular with students as it is suitable for carrying books.

Sling Bag: A bag with a long strap (similar to a messenger bag), yet smaller.

Bowling Bag: A bag originally made to hold a bowling ball, this has become a fashion item.

Baguette Bag: A purse that is relatively long from side to side and small from top to bottom –
basically a little like a baguette with a handle.

Hobo Bag: The classic definition of the hobo bag is a large crescent-shaped shoulder bag. Lately though, the term "hobo" has been used to describe any large bag which hangs from your shoulder and has a main compartment closure (unlike the "tote" which is normally open top).

Weekend Bag: A bag of a size to carry clothing and personal articles for a weekend trip.

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