Most women carry a handbag to have everything they need at their disposal, and most have at least two or three in their wardrobe. There are some things to consider before you buy a handbag. Figure out how much you want to spend on a bag. If you buy an expensive bag, make sure the quality is good so it will last. The size you’ll need depends on how many things you want to carry with you. Handbags are also used as a fashion accessory or to compliment a woman’s outfit. Many outfits go well with more then one color or style bag. Styles of handbags work with different kinds of activities. The handbag you use while out running errands wouldn’t be appropriate if you’re going to a special event.
There are many types, styles, and prices of handbags to choose from. Some popular styles of handbags are totes, shoulder, clutch, handheld, and messenger bags. Tote bags are large and open at the top. These bags are practical and have a lot of space. They are informal, and you can buy them with pictures or images on them. You can also buy them in a solid color. This type of bag is convenient and perfect for shopping, traveling, or going to the beach. It has only one main compartment that you can fill up with many items. Shoulder bags come in a variety of sizes and are intended to be worn over the shoulder. Shoulder bags are always in style. A clutch handbag doesn’t have handles, so you hold it in your hand or under your arm. They come in small to medium sizes and are much lighter than a big handbag. Most clutch bags usually only have enough room for your essentials. Some clutches now come in larger sizes. Handheld handbags are made to be held in your hand. They aren’t the same as a clutch because they usually have a strap or handles. Messenger bags are worn across the body and styled like a large tote bag.
Handbags also come in many different shapes such as hobo, satchel, frame bag, and envelope. Hobo bags are crescent shaped and usually worn on your shoulder. They slouch when you set them down because the material is so soft. They come in leather, canvas, linen, tapestry, and straw. Satchels have one or two carrying handles that are made for carrying on the arm. The bottom of the bag is rectangular and flat shaped. The sides are curved and rigid. Satchels open in the center. Frame bags have a hard frame instead of a soft body. An envelope bag is a clutch that’s shaped like an envelope.
In the summer weather, handbags made of wicker, straw, raffia, and printed fabric are popular choices. Clutches, large frames, and leather totes are popular in the fall and winter. Some women may favor the darker colored bags in the winter such as chocolate or black, but winter white shoulder bags look gorgeous in snowy weather.