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20 Different Types of Handbags to Carry Throughout the Season

Types of Handbags

While the style of any wardrobe is certainly important, a perfect balance between fashion and functional is what makes up the best ones. You can accomplish this footing just right with various types of handbags. 

Types of Handbags to Get Started With

Here are the best 20 different types of handbags that you can get started with.

1. Bucket Bags

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Bucket Bags are shaped in a cylindrical style with a drawstring closure, this is a type of sling bag. The design highly resembles a bucket.

2. Clutches

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This purse for women is usually designed in a rectangular shape with multiple compartments and no straps. Clutches are also available in different types like the evening clutch and are ideally held in the hand.

3. Cross Body Bags

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As the name suggests, these types of handbags have a long strap with an attached purse that goes across your body and rests on your waist.

4. Tote Bags

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Tote bags for women are a functional and trendy choice. Made of cloth, this is unfasted, this handbag for girls has two straps. You can also find tote types of jute bags for maximum durability.

5. Shoulder Bags

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These are handbags for women with short straps that go over your shoulders attached to a medium or large-sized purse.

6. Hobo Bags

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Characterised by its crescent shape, this variety of handbags is made from flexible and supple materials that often tend to slump.

7. Envelope Bags

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True to their name, these types of handbags are designed to resemble envelopes with a rectangle shape and a triangle flap. These are often attached to a long sling.

8. Coin Purses

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This is a purse specifically developed to keep your coins in order. Small in size, these are adorned with buckles, chains, twisted buckles, or even velcro closures.

9. Satchel Bags

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Ideally spacious and sturdy, these types of handbags are designed to carry books. Attached to a long and broad strap, you can wear this in different ways.

10. Laptop Bags

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Laptop bags are made to protect your laptop at all times. With a strong outer material and compartments for laptop essentials.

11. Backpack Bags

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A practical must-have, backpacks are worn on the back with two straps over the shoulders. This is essentially a sack used to carry many items.

12. Box Clutches 

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This is a type of ladies purse that looks as well as opens like a box. As this is a fancy option, it is quite ideal for party occasions.

13. Messenger Bags

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These bags are the practical types of handbags styles equipped with a large bag at the end of a long strap which was initially used by messengers.

14. Pouches

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Pouches, or pouch bags, are small to average in size and can be used for makeup, travel or even edible essentials when heading out.

15. Sling Bags

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One of the most comfortable options, sling bags are types of handbags designed to be worn comfortably with the sometimes detachable straps and small bags. Some of the most loved types of sling bags include previously mentioned bucket bags, cross body bags and more.

16. Vanity Bags

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Typically used to carry cosmetics, these types of handbags are spacious with multiple compartments and two types of straps to keep your belongings in order.

17. Handheld Bags

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These types of handbags are adorned with two small straps that are meant to be held by hand, hence the name.

18. Flap Bags

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Flap bags are known as such for their typical flap closures. This can refer to bags of different sizes, more often than not very functional options with inside and outside pockets.

19. Bowler Bags

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Tailored with adequate sized straps, bowler bags are generally slipped up from your forearm to your elbow. These types of handbags have multiple compartments both inside and outside the bag, making them ideal for daily use.

20. Drawstring bags

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Similar to backpacks in design, these are bags with drawstring closure. This helps you carry your essentials in style along with shoulder straps.

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What is the most popular style of handbag?

There are many popular types of handbag styles, the most recent ones ranging from tote bags, shoulder bags to sling bags. Regardless of the outfit, you can never go wrong with these.

How do I choose a handbag?

Keep in mind the occasion you want to choose a handbag for and go with the classic types of bags to ensure you can use it more than just once. You should also take into consideration the space and number of compartments available to ensure your essentials are always well organised.

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Vidhi patel
Vidhi patel
1 year ago

I had never read such a well-researched article before, and I am so glad I came across this while searching for the perfect gifting option! Lifestyle always has to be articles when it comes to men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion.

Amisha Singh
Amisha Singh
1 year ago

This blog is the guide to gift the best Types of Handbags to yourself.

Sarthak Chopra
Sarthak Chopra
1 year ago

I had been using the same Type of Handbags all my life! I am definitely going to upgrade my collection with the help of this piece.

Anurag Sharma
Anurag Sharma
1 year ago

Being a girl I never realised that there are so many Types of Handbags available. My recent favourite handbags are tote bags and sling bags. It almost goes with all my outfits.