Some popular bag shapes

Nishtha TaposhNov 6 2006

Let me enhance your bag vocabulary. Here is a list of popular bag shapes.

some popular bag shapes 14
some popular bag shapes 14

So don't look lost at the mention of Kelly bag the next time.

Tote: An open-top bag with straps or handles.

Hobo bag: A crescent-shaped shoulder bag.

Duffle: Tall shoulder bag, often with an opening on top that can be made wider by loosening a tie.

Field bag: A flap-top shoulderbag with utility-type closure (buckles, snaps, etc).

Clutch: A small, handheld bag (frequently used for evening wear).

Satchel: A large, handheld bag

Baguette: Long and rounded shoulder bag resembling the namesake French bread.

Messenger: A large, soft shoulder bag with long straps (can be worn across the body) and often, a flap over the top.

Cigar Box: A small, boxy, hard bag.

Pouch: A soft, small bag.

Kelly bag: A classic Hermes style named after Grace Kelly that is a large, structured handbag with distinctive hardware closures.

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