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By: Fashion Passion Botuique
There are a multitude of handbag styles. It is amazing that women can keep up with it and know all of them. Somewhat like a guy can keep track of his fantasy football stats, I guess. To bring some order to the chaos that is women’s handbags, here are the various styles…for now.
Handbags can be categorized according to the silhouette of the bag, as well as the type of handle. The current popular handbag silhouettes are:
Baguette: a small, narrow, rectangular shape purse, resembling a French loaf of bread also called a baguette.
Barrel: usually with shoulder-length straps
Bowling bag purse: a popular 1990s "retro" style for younger women, akin to bags used to carry bowling balls
Bucket bag is shaped like a bucket, medium-size or large, with shoulder straps and a drawstring closure. Sometimes just as big, too.
Clutch is a handbag without handles, rectangular in shape, often an evening bag but can be used during the day as well
Doctor's bag: similar to a Victorian era doctor's bag for making house calls
Drawstring is a purse that closes with a drawstring at the top, may have wrist- or shoulder-length straps, popular as an evening bag style
Half-moon is shaped as….well, you know.
Hobo: a medium-size crescent-shaped bag with a top zipper and often a slouch or dip in the center; a modern, casual silhouette
Kiondo is a handwoven handbag made from sisal with leather trimmings. It is indigenous to Kenya
Lighted: a handbag with a lighting system which has been attempted since the 1950s without success until recently when in 2011 the first successful lighted handbag was brought to market.
A messenger bag has one long strap worn across the body, inspired by bags worn by urban messengers to deliver business mail, a modern silhouette
Minaudiere: a small rectangular evening bag, usually hard-bodied, sometimes held inside a soft fabric bag that serves as a sleeve
Muff: a winter bag made of real or faux fur, wool or velvet that has zippered compartments and a slip opening for hands
Pocketbook: small purse, rectangular shape. This term is rarely used anymore.
Pouch. A small bag such as a pocket, teabag, or money bag.
Saddle purse: shaped like a horse saddle, may have equestrian motifs and hardware to emphasize the design
Satchel: a soft-sided case usually of leather
Tote: medium to large bag with two straps and an open top
Trapezoid: shaped as such, usually constructed of stiff material
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