Handbags hold stuff that are an everyday necessity. It also complement a woman's (sometimes even men’s) wardrobe, and at times make a bold fashion statement. Whether you’re looking for a handbag for everyday use or a night out with friends, you can find a wide selection of cheap handbags, chic purses, sturdy totes, and more for sale online from numerous UK retailers.
Handbags are originally invented by the Europeans to carry coins. Throughout the decades, it has evolved to carry essentials for those needed on the go such as money, your lipstick, mobile phones, address book and so much more. The first handbags created were made from leather, or some sort of soft fabric, and were likely to be used by men as women, from backpacks to briefcases and tote bags to evening bags.
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Choosing the right handbag
When finding the perfect handbag, be aware of all the available options for you before making a purchase. Make sure to find out first about different types of functional handbags, iconic handbags, evening handbags, and websites where you can find and buy cheap bags.
One factor you need to take into consideration when choosing that perfect handbag is body type. Normally, the opposite-shaped bag to a particular body type is the ideal choice, being it’s the most flattering to your body's form. When selecting a handbag to buy, you should carry the handbag in the dressing room as you normally would, checking it out from all angles in the mirror to make sure it is the perfect choice. But if you’re shopping online, make sure to read its returns policy if they allow returns for any reason.
Traditional purses and handbags come in several materials like leather, straw, canvas nylon, and plastic. If you want a crosshatched texture, look for embossed leather or saffian. You can also find calfskin leather handbags, made from the smooth hides of young cattle.
Here are different body types and what you need to consider before buying a new bag:
- Tall and thin: go for a short, slouchy-shaped handbag like a hobo bag and avoid shoulder bags with shor straps. The best choice would be a wider handbag than it is tall.
- Petite: Avoid bas that are oversized as it will overwhelm your small frame.
- Plus size: Look for large, structure handbags or a boxy one in order to balance your curves. A small bag cam you look larger, so make sure to avoid them.
- Everyone: Before splurging on an expensive designer bag, you should find one that you will be able to use often. And if you will buy several bags, opt for at least one timeless and classic handbag in either brown or black that you can use every day. Also, experiment with styles, knowing that you have at least one that you can fall back on when needed.
These bags are large enough to carry your gym clothes, papers, groceries and so much more. These are commonly used as to-go bags when you have an errand to run or if you will be carrying several items from one place to another. Some different styles include:
- Tote bag
- Duffle bag
- Messenger bag
- Diaper bag
You can put your mobile phones, makeup, accessories and anything else you need when you leave your house by using an everyday handbag which includes the following types that can suit your needs:
- Hobo bag
- Shoulder bag
- Demi handbag
- Drawstring handbag
- Doctor’s bag
You can dress up your evening wear with an elegant clutch that you can carry with your hand or tucked under your arm, a decadent evening bag that’s usually made from fabrics like silk and velvet with rich luster for a formal look or a flirty and fun baguette that has a rounded and long body, resembling the bread of the same name.
If you want to make a statement, opt for a signature bag that stands out and will add some polish to any of your looks. Some of the most popular iconic handbags are the following:
- Hermès Birkin
- Hermès Kelly
- Louis Vuitton Speedy 30
- Gucci Horsebit Hobo
- Le Dix Motorcycle