Different Types and Styles of Womens Hand Bags

July 16, 2017

Different Types and Styles of Womens Hand Bags

When it comes to men and styles of handbags things can get very confusing. This is because when it comes to handbags, there are so many styles and varieties being produced, and it’s pretty impossible to tell which is which unless you are in the know. This can cause problems especially when it comes to buying handbags as presents for their girlfriend or wife. If you are to do this successfully, you would need to know what types of handbags there are out there are being manufactured, and also which one would suit your loved one. Fortunately, you can classify handbags into different categories  which makes it very easy for a man to identify the different types of bags. 

Some of the more common types of bags available today which you can buy from virtually all fashion stores including cross-body, clutch, hobo, tote, satchel, shoulder, minaudiere, and messenger bags.


The clutch bag is the sort of handbag that is synonymous with elegance and is admired by women the world over with good reason. As the name suggests, a clutch bag is a type of handbag meant to be held in the hands and not hanged from your shoulders or forearm. Bags by this definition, don’t have any long straps. They are normally small and can only carry a limited number of things. Clutch bags are normally used as accessories when dressing formally, such as when going for a ball or other similar event. When buying a clutch bag you wouldnt really just buy one at random; you will need to think about such things as whether it will match with a particular dress and if it’s of the right color, material, texture and so on.


A hobo bag is meant to be hung from the shoulders. It usually has one thick strap, and has only one compartment. This sort of bag is common and found in many places. You can find them popular with almost anyone from students to professional women and ranging from cheap and functional to high end expensive. These bags are versatile in that they are comfortable to hold, and can also carry a reasonable number of things. They can be made from a wide variety of materials such as leather, suede, cotton or most textiles.


A bowling bag is the sort of bag that one would use to hold bowling balls. The days bowling bags are more of fashion statements rather than utility bags as they were in the years gone by. You can still find bags to hold bowling balls if you are interested in the sport of bowling but you can also find handbags which look like them as well. The good thing about bowling bags is that they are very roomy, and can be used to carry lots of ladies persoanl things. In fact, it’s not a surprise to find ladies carrying all manner of things from their makeup kits to phones and ipads in these bags. A good bowling bag should also be sturdily built so as to withstand the heavier loads but also easy on the eye to still be attractive without looking like a real bag for bowling.

A minaudiere looks like a clutch bag, but the only difference between them is that the Minaudiere looks more flamboyant because of the jewels and precious metals such as silver and gold that are added to the bag for decoration. The bag body is normally made of leather or other fabric just like a normal bag. The choice of which you would like to buy again depends on personal preference.

There is a lot of chouce and variety when it comes to handbags. When looking for such handbags its good to have a idea of why you need it and in which environment and social situations it will be used for. If you are a man kep reading as we wil give more details on what type you should  be looking for based on your ladies preferences.

Here is some more information regarding bags and their history of leather handbags 

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