Different Categories of Handbags Page 5
Satchel: A satchel has a short
handle and can be a handheld or sometimes put over the shoulder. It has a flat
bottom and a zippered, clasped, drawstring or buckled top. This bag is
typically a soft-sided case usually of leather.
Shoulder: no duh, a bag carried over the
Tote Bag: Totes are casual bags that are often made from
canvas. Tote bags are open at the top and usually have only one main
compartment. Tote bags are very large so that they can hold a wide assortment of
your nick nacks. When over your shoulder, tote bags usually fall around elbow
length. Tote bags are good for the beach, outdoor activities or shopping.
In summary, they are a medium to large bag with two straps
and an open top.
as a trapezoid, usually made of stiff material.
wristlet is a small bag (very small bag) that has a very thin strap to be worn
around the wrist. Due to it's size, the wristlet unfortunately holds very
little. However, it is a good accessory if you don't have much to carry
and don't want to be burdened by a larger bag. Wristlets have become
popular in recent years, particular at night clubs when you don't want to set
down your bag.
Some bags have adjustable straps that allow them to
transform between categories. For example, you may find adjustable straps
that can change a backpack to a sling bag or a hobo bag.
When categorizing handbags, you should think of them primarily in two different
ways. The shape of the the bag and the way you carry it.
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