Evolving Shapes for Purses and Handbags
There have been many changes with women’s purses and handbags over the years. New shapes and styles have given us many options to choose from. They all have their purpose for our individual needs, whether this is regarding size, additional outer pockets that are attached, along with having handles is the option to attach a longer adjustable strap and more. Sometimes the longer adjustable strap is already attached to the purse and is the only way to use it.
I mainly use the crossbody style for my small, medium and larger handbags which allow me to be hands free. This is great for walking, biking, shopping, knowing I will have a few bags to carry, and for security purposes. Your handbag is always right on you with this style. As you can see there are several different shapes available, including older styles among new ones.
Saddle: The saddle bag was originally for hanging over a horse saddle. It has a flap that goes over the bag to close it. It has a long crossbody strap, and the more current styles have a round handle that folds behind the purse when not used as seen on the blue one here. The strap is removable.
Tote: A tote bag is a larger handbag with double handles. The top is open and some styles may have compartments inside. The black tote in the image has a flap that goes over the top to close it.
Bucket: This bag is shaped like a bucket with an open top and shoulder strap. The beige bucket in the image has a round handle with a chain strap, which is more formal than leisure.
Box: The box style is basically a square shape with a hard shell and the lid closes with a buckle. It has hinges or fabric that allows it to open this way. There is a short handle and other styles come with a detachable strap. Pictured is the green leather and suede box purse, and also a black one at the top of this article.
Satchel: A satchel has a top closure, top carry handle with a flat bottom similar to a vintage school bag. The buckles snap closed or have the magnetic buttons. They can also have a removable strap. The red satchel pictured has a zipper closure under the top flap. There is a green one also at the beginning of the article.
Retro Camera: This is style and resembles a camera. It has a flap over closure, and resembles the saddle bag but has the side flaps and the round piece in the front. There is a long strap, and the burgundy style in the picture has a chain as part of the strap.
Besides the six shapes shown, other’s include the backpack, baguette, barrel, clutch, doctor, duffel, hobo, messenger, wristlet and many more. There will always be on going styles to add to your collection.
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Unless otherwise stated, the bags for this article I chose from various merchants for the specific style I needed to write this article.