Guide to Handbag Types and Sizing

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CONTENTS

  1. HANDBAG TYPES AND STYLES

    1. HANDBAG TYPES CHART

    2. TOTES, SHOPPERS AND SATCHELS

    3. CLUTCHES AND EVENING BAGS

  2. BAG SIZING GUIDE

 

 

BAG TYPES AND STYLES

 

 

This guide is designed to help you choose the right bag size and bag type for your next ethical bag. From Totes to Hobos to Clutches - we have you covered with our style and size guides (including infographics).

 

 

BAG TYPES CHART

 

Below is a visual representation of the different types of handbag models that are commonly available from most bag designers. Bag Types differ between designers and often overlap, for example, some use Totes for Shoppers, some use Clutch for Evening Bag, etc. For this reason we group the bags into the following categories on this store. 

Handbag Types and Styles Chart

 

 

TOTES, SHOPPERS AND SATCHELS

 

Great for the everyday and for women on the go, the Tote, Shoppers or Satchel are usually the centrepiece bag of most women's lives, especially for those living in the city who don't have the luxury of keeping everything in their cars and need to carry a little extra with them on the tube or in a cab.

The large and spacious nature of the Tote Bag enables you to grab what you need, throw it in your trusty tote and leave worry behind that you have left something at home when you might need it with you.

The Tote bag is often used synonymously with the Shopper. And for this reason we combine these two popular categories into one Collection - Our Ethical Totes Collection. 

 

 

CLUTCHES AND EVENING BAGS

 

Clutches and Evening bags - we love them. They scream chic and the promise of a great night out. Why are they so often used interchangeably?

Well, traditionally the Clutch bag is a subset of the Evening bag, a bag that would be usually only used in the evening. However clutches have become increasingly popular for women in business to carry an Ipad and other essentials, which in years past would have probably been tucked into a Filofax. (If you don't know what a filofax is, good for you - ask your mum!). The clutch has no shoulder straps and therefore is held (or clutched) in the hand. The evening bag styling is usually combined with a very thin or delicate strap as to not detract from the ladies outfit. These may be worn lightly over the shoulder or the strap unused and carried like a clutch.

 

BAG SIZING GUIDE

Handbag Sizing Guide - inc. Measurements and strap heightsHandbag Size Chart - small, medium, large, extra large

If you need any further help with any of the guides, get in touch with us and we'll do our best to help you out - https://zoonibo.com/pages/contact-us

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