Thursday, February 12, 2009

Knowing the Types of Handbags

By Joleen Davenport

The handbags that women actually love come in various colors, designs, styles and looks. They often come from materials like nylon, cloth, animal skin and leather. And most importantly they come in different types.

Basically, there is the Clutch, the Satchel, the Duffle, the Tote, the Messenger bag and there is the the Sling bag. All types were uniquely created and designed to suit women's various needs.

The Clutch is a small, yet long rectangular, evening bag without a handle. Oftentimes, clutches come in different styles and materials. Elite women love clutches because they totally complete outfits for evening parties.

The Satchel is a large bag with small handle that is carried on the arm instead on the shoulder. It is used to carry books and other similar stuff. Basically, it has one or at times two big straps that goes over one shoulder and across the body. Satchel is mainly for students who oftentimes carry a lot of books and school papers.

The Duffle is a huge bag perfect for sports and travel. It also called kit bag or gym bag for it is used to carry luggage or sports equipment. It is often used by athletes and military people who often travel. At times, if used by sailors, it is called a seabag.

The Tote is a medium to large bag. It is oftentimes with two straps. It is used to carry everyday items like books. Normally, it is made of heavy pebbled leather, nylon, or treated canvas. It is divided into sections.

The Messenger bag is with a long strap crossing the body. It is typically made from natural or synthetic cloth and is used by bicycle messengers. In urban areas, a Messenger bag is a fashion icon.

The Sling bag is the type with a long strap. Sometimes it looks like a Messenger bag but it's actually smaller. It is basically worn over one shoulder with a strap that winds around the chest with the bag resting on the lower back. Some time in the past, sling bags became very popular in teens and young adults. Good thing, they remain popular up to this point however no longer that popular. - 16651

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