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Messenger: one long strap worn across the body, inspired by bags worn by urban messengers to deliver business mail, a modern silhouette.  Messenger bags are also often called crossbody bags because of how they are worn. These bags are great because you can't loose them when they are worn in the intended manner. Worn across the body, messenger bag come in a variety of styles and sizes. Crossbody bags are commonly worn by students and travelers.

Messenger Handbag

Minaudière: a small rectangular evening bag, usually hard-bodied, sometimes held inside a soft fabric bag that serves as a sleeve.

Minaudière Handbag

Muff: a winter bag made of real or faux fur, wool or velvet that has zippered compartments and a slip opening for placing your hands.  Great way to keep your hands warm.

Muff Handbag

Pocketbook: small purse, rectangular shape.  In the United States a pocketbook is synonymous with "Handbag".  A bag for carrying possessions or money, sometimes known in American English as a pocketbook.


Pouch: small bag such as a pocket, teabag, money bag, sporran, etc.

Pouch Handbag

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