Guide to Popular Handbag Shapes - Part 1

The handbags or purses have been used by men and women for as long as human memories have been recorded. They come in many sizes, shapes and styles. It is important choose the "perfect" one to make your fashion statement. Here is a small guide to understand various handbag shapes.

A hobo bag is a crescent-shaped bag. Hobo bags are made out of soft, flexible materials and tend to slouch, when set down. These bags can be dressy or casual. Typically, they have a top zipper closure and a long strap designed to wear over the shoulder.This style of purse is called a hobo bag because it resembles the shape of the bindle on a stick that hobos are portrayed as carrying over their shoulder in cartoons.

A satchel has a short handle and can be a handheld or sometimes put over the shoulder. It has one, sometimes two, large straps that goes over one shoulder and across the body. It is a bag used by many people to carry books, and other objects in.

Clutch / Pouchette

A woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand,or tucked under the arm.They are usually small purses designed to be carried (or "clutched") in the hand. Some have a detachable chain or leather strap so they can also be worn hanging from the shoulder.

An open-top bag with straps or handles.tote offers the most basic design.Tote bags are perfect for the stash-and-go types.The standard blueprint includes one large pocket, occasionally with dividers or small inset pockets. All incorporate some type of closure, typically a zipper, tie or magnet, at the top opening. The handle is short and simple, provided for carrying with the hands or casually on the lower arm.

Frame bag

A frame bag is a bag the has a hard frame, rather than a soft body. Frame handbags come in assortment of shapes, including satchels, doctor bags and bowling bags.

This is a small, long, narrow bag resembles shape of Baguette.with a shoulder strap, carried under the arm.

A wristlet is a very small bag that has a very thin strap to wear around your wrist. It holds very little - oftentimes less than a wallet. Wristlets have become popular in recent years, particular at night clubs when you don't want to set down your bag.


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