In the world of fashion, quantity and quality often go hand in hand. There are endless styles, trends, and types of clothing and accessories out there – everything from vintage Etsy finds to the most cutting edge haute couture. Do all these choices feel overwhelming? If they do, you’ll be happy to know that they don’t have to be.
Yes, there are plenty of options for you to choose from but once you narrow down your personal fashion sense, the rest will fall into place. To help you on your style journey, we’ve compiled a list with nine types of bags for women. Check it out!
1. The tote bag
Marrying fashion with functionality, the tote bag should be your go-to accessory for all those days in the sun. Totes aren’t ordinarily made out of the finer material that sets elegant clutches and small purses apart from the crowd…but they can still be eye-catching.
By enforcing the bottom and sides of the bag with heavy, durable material and then decorating the outside with many different embellishments, tote bag makers create beautiful products that are perfect for a day of shopping or summer fun.
2. The evening bag
This is where it all goes down, ladies. With a small, smart, and sexy evening bag by your side, you don’t need to be afraid to take down the toughest competition – or go talk to that cute guy standing by himself.
Evening bags are characterized by their smallness, the powerful statement they can make when paired with the right outfit, and (usually) some glitz and glam. These are the best types of bags if you are looking for the next night out to make a great impression.
3. The sling bag
This bag/purse is characterized by its abnormally long strap. Why is it there? So that you can wear the bag over your shoulder and across your chest, leaving your hands free to talk on the phone, shake someone’s hand, or eat some food.
But the sling bag isn’t just there to free your hands – like every bag on this list, these are gorgeous types of bags. Shop around to find the right one for you!
4. The cosmetic bag
When doing any kind of travelling, it’s essential to bring your makeup along (if you wear makeup that is). You could throw all your makeup and tools into your everyday purse, but powders could spill, lipsticks could melt, and brushes could be ruined.
Instead, invest in a cute, compact cosmetic bag for all your on-the-go makeup needs. No more lipstick stains on your purse or your eyeshadow palette cracking; just pack your cosmetic bag and you’re ready to go, worry free.
5. The organiser bag
Making sure you’re organised on your next business trip could already be giving you a headache. Yes, you meticulously organise your suitcase before each flight or drive…but, inevitably, it gets messy within days. And that’s where the organiser bag comes in.
This bag – or set of small bags – fits seamlessly into your larger suitcase and is perfect for keeping track of intimate apparel, toiletries, hair products, and so much more. Purchase one for your next trip – you might be surprised at how helpful it is!
6. The fanny pack
The trendsetters agree: fanny packs are a huge hit. While not always classified as ‘official’ bags, fanny packs have been a crossover hit among many fashion-forward people. They are often worn as stylish shoulder bags.
But whether you wear your fanny pack around your waist or on your shoulder, it’s the perfect bag for carrying the essentials to work, a hike, or a tourist trek. And there are a multitude of colors and fabrics to choose from for your first fanny pack – no more khaki-only shades.
7. The duffel bag
If you go to the gym often or if your work requires that you transport several belongings back and forth, you should probably invest in a duffel bag. Styled after the bag that soldiers carry with them, the duffel bag is a great choice for busy women who need that extra space.
Duffel bags are relatively lightweight and definitely easy to handle; many come in black but there are several options for you to try.
8. The wristlet
This adorable bag is exactly what you need for those days when a full purse – or even a clutch – feels like too much to carry. A wristlet is usually about the size of a wallet and it’s characterized by a fashionable handle that fits your wrist (preventing you from losing the bag).
If you want to make a statement with your types of bags, but don’t actually need to carry much in a purse, the wristlet could be the perfect option for you.
9. The flap purse
This chic bag has a flap over the top (one that usually snaps magnetically onto the side of the bag), as opposed to a zipper closure or an open top (though some flap bags also employ a zipper). The flap adds an extra bit of texture, volume, and security to this bag so it’s a great choice for keeping more valuable items safe.