Like shoes, women cannot get enough of handbags. It’s not only a functional piece, it is also an essential style accessory, a piece that reflects women’s distinct personalities. Whether it has a classic silhouette or done up in bright colors and fun shapes, the handbag will always be a part of a woman’s wardrobe. Handbags come in lots of different styles, shapes and colors to suit a wide variety of looks and occasions. Here are 6 examples of stylish handbags you should not miss.
- What handbag styles are fashionable right now?
Answer: Handbags today not only serve a purpose; they are also standalone pieces that can complete your Outfit of the Day. Tote bags are bigger in size and have an open structure—they are typically made from strong, durable fabric, leather, heavier canvas or nylon material, PVC or jute. They are great for traveling, for doing errands like grocery-shopping and going to the beach. The clutch bag is a great bag for more formal evening affairs like dates, parties and dinners. Its more casual counterpart is the envelope clutch, which has a style that is more suited for daytime activities. The structured satchel meanwhile is a chic handbag which is designed to feature more space for all of your everyday work or school essentials.
- What materials are handbags usually made with?
Answer: Handbags are made with a wide range of fabrics. They can be made from cotton, leather, suede, faux fur, linen, rayon, polyester and polyester blends, silk, velvet and velveteen. Lining fabrics also differ and they can be plain or come in specific prints.
- What factors should I remember when choosing a handbag?
Answer: Consider the purpose of your plan to purchase a handbag. This will distinguish how functional the bag must be. If you want to buy a handbag for work or school, then pick one that will suit your daily activities. The color of the bag is also an important factor—neutral colors like white, black or brown go well with any wardrobe or makeup. If you want to choose trendier handbags in brighter colors, make sure that it fits your personality, taste and your wardrobe well. In addition, your budget should not be overlooked—there is an extensive selection of handbags today and they come at different price points. There will always be a handbag for you that caters to your budget, needs and taste.
Our Top Picks
Michael Kors Women’s Jet Set Travel Tote
- Saffiano leather
- Has leather double handles with chains
- Includes top-zip closure MK strap logo
- Has 1 zippered pocket inside
The Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Large Chain Shoulder Tote has enough room for your travel/everyday essentials. Go about anywhere with this stylish and functional piece made from premium Saffiano leather and ornamented by tip-zip fastening and glossy silver-tone hardware. This is the bag for multi-tasking ladies with features ranging from front exterior side pockets and interiors designed with one zippered pocket plus 4 slip pockets. If you want to invest in fine leather pieces, this one is a great addition to your collection.
Kate Spade New York Cameron Medium Satchel
- Has optional adjustable crossbody strap
- Includes slide pockets
- Has interior zip pocket and exterior slide pocket
- Comes with zip closure
The Kate Spade New York Cameron Medium Satchel is one chic find that features clean lines perfect for matching a wide variety of clothes from the hottest skinny jeans today down to skirt suits. It is made with cross-hatched leather with complementary trim. The satchel also comes with a bookstripe stamped on poly-twill lining. It is further harmonized with beautiful 14k gold-plated hardware. Other details include an exterior slide compartment, an optional adjustable body strap, a zipper closure, detachable strap, interior zip, double slide pockets and a removable luggage tag.
TcIFE Purses and Handbags for Women Shoulder Bag
- High-quality synthetic leather
- Has polyester lining
- Includes top zipper closure
- Beautiful gold-tone hardware
The TcIFE Purses and Handbags for Women Shoulder Bag has great build apart from featuring an elegant, polished look. It comes in lots of colors—it leaves you the choice of purchasing bags that will suit every specific color in your wardrobe. It’s pretty sturdy and has a durable feel to it. Try dropping the bag on the floor and it will remain vertical instead of slumping down. The bag also features a nice selection of pockets where you can stuff everyday items. It even comes with a vanilla sachet inside to keep things smelling sweet and remove the factory smell inside it.
Nine West Gracyn Satchel
- Has zip closure
- Includes dual-rolled carry handles
- Has cross-body strap
- Features decorative scarf
Add polish and sophistication in your outfits by toting the Nine West Gracyn Satchel. The bag features a textured shell rounded out by roll-top handles, a crossbody strap, a decorative scarf and logo plaque. It comes in 5 exquisite modern colors and features roomy interiors which can store all of your daily items for work or play. The bag is comfortable to use and has a soft, plush feel to it. The compartments included inside it are great for organization too. This one has the appearance of a high-end bag and it’s ideal to use whether for the office, school, even at night.
The Sak The Kendra Hobo
- Made with 100% leather
- Has polyurethane trim
- Includes polyester lining
- Has zipper enclosure
The Sak’s Kendra Hobo is made from 100 percent leather that is sure to last. It’s quite roomy and has a nice, comfortable form which allows it to be worn in the daytime and nighttime. Its interiors are lined with fine polyester material and it features a zipper closure, antique brass-tone hardware, a back zipper pocket, side-slide pockets and its interiors include two front wall elastic slide pockets and a back wall zipper pocket. The size is great since you can fit whatever items you had to have for work or specific activities. It has an excellent built, its handle has topnotch quality while its color is just right for fair weather seasons.
Jeniulet Shoulder Bag
- High-quality polyurethane leather
- Includes zipper closure
- Has two main compartments
- Features removable adjustable shoulder strap
The Jeniulet Shoulder Bag can be used two ways—as a handbag by way of its hand strap and as a shoulder bag thru its removable and adjustable lengthy shoulder strap. It can also serve as a crossbody bag. It is made from high-quality PU leather and features a polyester lining. It has a sleek, fashionable silhouette that’s clean and timeless. The bag also features 2 primary compartments, 2 small side pockets, middle zipper pocket and a zipper side pocket. Rounding out this ensemble is an adorable bow knot in front. This one is nice to take along on any occasion.
Having a reliable handbag is a must for all women and girls. Our list will help you in your quest for the perfect everyday handbag that has the features you need—enough room for your stuff, comfortable to use and great for both daytime and nighttime.