The shortest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and the shortest way to a woman’s heart is through her handbag. A great many thought has gone into that little piece of stitched leather and it’ll help you a long way if you can tell a tote from a clutch. In some circles it is almost considered a fashion faux pas when you can’t tell fashion accessories apart, irrespective of the fact whether you’re a member of such a circle the AntidoteStore welcomes you to a crash course in handbags. Let’s begin,
1. Baguette: A favorite of the modern women, this particular bag is named after the French bread whom it resembles. It’s shape is relatively long from side to side and smaller from top to bottom.
2. Bowling bag purse : Named and styled after the 90s bag that were used by men to carry, as the name suggests, bowling balls. Never let it be said men never contributed to fashion.
3. Clutch : A fashion necessity for everyone from a princess to a professional work women. This bag is recognizable since it has no handles and is usually compact.
4. Drawstring: Used in Victorian times to keep coins and other trinkets, it has since evolved into a more practical shape and is nowadays also used as evening bags and travel bags.
5. Hobo: Contrary to what the name suggests, this bag is quite graceful and elegant. Made in the shape of a large crescent hanging from the shoulder, with a zipper in the middle.
6. Muff: A bag made specifically for colder areas, this is made of real or faux fur, wool or velvet and has zippered compartments or a slip openings where the women can keep their hands.
7. Tote: A necessity for the modern women owing to it’s ability to carry large quantities of goods that other smaller bags cannot. Hence it’s nickname, the ‘shopper‘.
8. Satchel: Used in the older times for travel, a satchel is a bag for casual day to day activities. Recognizable with the long shoulder strap and multitude of pockets, usually made of leather.