Different Types of Handbags for Women

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10 Best Types Of Handbags And Wallets For Women

1. Shoulder Bag

The shoulder bag or the everyday bag is the most functional bag of them all. And, every brand has its own variants, which only makes it more difficult to resist buying multiple ones from different brands. But, we are not complaining, are we? They are big and fit in all your bare necessities, because – let’s face it – we practically carry a mini supermarket anyway. Just do it in style.

2. Satchel

Satchels are perfect for working women – they hit the sweet spot between being an everyday handbag and a laptop bag. With this, you don’t have to carry two bags. It can fit in all your basics, plus your gadgets too. But, remember to invest in a bag that is sturdy and of good quality – these need to last longer, so you cannot afford anything sloppy!

3. Sling Bag

The sling bag or the cross-body bag is functional, comfortable, and stylish. It’s perfect for shopping, running errands, and traveling. If you are with kids, a sling bag is just perfect! And these come in all sizes. Functional, chic, and an everyday essential.

5. Clutch

The clutch or ‘A Day Clutch’ is simply classy, elegant, and pure sophistication, because we cannot sport a huge bag when we are all dressed up for an event or a party. The only problem some people like me have is not being able to decide what to carry and what to leave out but, hey, it’s worth it. However, if you are someone who just cannot do with a small clutch, there are some brands that offer clutches with compartments and thus give you more space than the normal ones. But, every girl needs a clutch for sure!

6. Minaudiere

Minaudiere is a clutch encrusted with colored stones, gems, pearls, etc., and oozes grandeur. So, when you have a really special event, cocktail party, wedding or an evening party to attend, you should carry a Minaudiere instead of a clutch. And, for those special days, we absolutely need a Minaudiere.

7. Hobo Bag

Hobo is a shoulder style bag, but is not as wide. The crescent shape makes the bag equal parts formal and casual. If you are bored with your regular totes and shoulder bags, pick up the Hobo – it will be an exciting addition to your collection.

8. Wristlet

Wristlets are just like your wallets, but are so much more functional and comfortable to carry. Coach and Louis Vuitton have some fancy and elegant looking wristlets. They have enough space to hold your card, cash, and phone too, plus you can carry it on the wrist and be palms free.

9. Beach Bag

You need a bag for your vacation, period. I know men diss this, but whatever it is they say, don’t pay attention. Buy a jute or a straw basket bag – it is both waterproof and stylish, plus it can fit in all your stuff when you decide to take a dip in the ocean. Get one already.

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10. Wallet

Wallet, or a purse as some call it, is an essential part of a girl’s handbag; and if you ask me, is quite personal to each of us. You can make quite a statement with this, so pick up something accordingly.

Your options are limitless where bags and wallets are concerned. Do you have a favorite brand? Or, a dream bag you’ve been eyeing for some time now? Let us know by dropping a text in the comment section below.

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