We find so many different kinds of bags around us. But little are we aware of what they’re exactly called or used for. This list of the Top 15 Different Types of Bags will surely help you to know more about your favourite kind of bags. Read on!

1. Handbag

1. Handbag
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Ladies’ handbags are medium-sized bags found in endless shapes, sizes, colours and designs. These look fashionable and also provide space to keep various everyday essentials such as wallet, cosmetics, skincare stuff like sunblock, hairbrush, tissues etc. There are multiple compartments to make room for lots of useful stuff.

2. Hobo Bag 

2. Hobo Bag
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Hobo bags are extremely roomy and are usually made with a soft fabric. These are medium to quite large in size and have a big zipper on top. Women use such hobo bags while street shopping, to easily contain all the stuff they shop for. The bag (due to its soft material) usually takes the shape according to the stuff dropped in it.

3. Shoulder Bag 

3. Shoulder Bag
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A shoulder bag, as the name suggests, is a bag that can be easily worn on your shoulders. These are more convenient to carry. Such bags have comparatively longer straps or handles. There are regular shoulder bags, cross body ones, and even tote shoulder bags. To find out what totes are, keep on reading.

4. Tote Bag

4. Tote Bag
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Tote bags are made of very durable materials such as leather or canvas. These bags are usually square or rectangular in shape. Some have a zipper, while some do not. They’re not small in size, and often roomy enough to take for shopping or even at the beach. Pretty fashionable, and useful.

5. Messenger Bag 

5. Messenger Bag
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Messenger bags are bags which have a flap for closure. The flap is usually made of velcro. Such bags are worn across shoulders, like a crossbody bag. Messenger bags have long, broad and usually adjustable straps. These are medium-sized and fit for use when you don’t need to carry a whole lot of stuff. 

6. Satchel Bag

6. Satchel Bag
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A satchel is a kind of a bag that a school bag is referred to as. However, in terms of use for women or even men at times, it is a crossbody bag with a long strap, and short handles as well. It is available in a range of different fabrics and colours, leather being the most used fabric. These are usually fastened with a buckle in the front.

7. Duffel Bag

7. Duffel Bag
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Duffel bags are quite ideal for travelling. They have roundish edges and a whole lot of space to put in stuff. People carry duffel bags at airports, gyms, for sports, recreation etc. These bags are durable, spacious, useful and very convenient. You can find them easily in various colours and fabrics. The one in the picture is a leather one.

8. Saddlebag 

8. Saddlebag
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A saddlebag has long straps and a flap. These bags have a roundish shape at the side edges and the bottom, with a flat top. Usually small or medium in size. Saddlebags have long straps to be worn as crossbodies. They get their name from the bags that used to be hung on saddles of horses. The one in the picture is a pretty fancy one.

9. Backpack

9. Backpack
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A backpack is a type of a bag that is meant to be carried on one’s back, with the help of two straps. They are spacious and convenient. There are various kinds of these as well. Some are regular student kind backpacks, while some are cylindrical duffel bags, some are rucksacks while some are smaller, fashionable backpacks.

10. Bucket Bag

10. Bucket Bag
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A bucket bag is a type of bag that resembles the shape of a bucket. The bottom is flat, and its length is greater than its width. These bags do not have zippers, but drawstrings instead (for closure). Such bags are pretty casual and had become quite a fashion trend once upon a time.

11. Bowler Bag

11. Bowler Bag
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A bowler bag is just another fashion handbag, but with an interesting story behind its name. Earlier, the bag used for carrying bowling balls looked like these, and thus the name. These bags are like cylindrical satchels, and look super cute and fashionable. Again, quite roomy and convenient to use.

12. Clutch 

12. Clutch
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A clutch is a small bag that does not have any straps. It is meant to be carried in the hands. In order to carry a few essentials, plus cards and cash, a clutch is absolutely perfect. It usually has a buttoned flap or zipper. Despite being smaller in size, cultures are spacious enough to contain lots of cash, visiting cards, plastic money, and bills etc.

13. Pouch 

13. Pouch
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There are different types of pouches. And I’m going to mention two types here. One type are rectangular-shaped pouches (having zippers) with interesting fabrics, colours and prints. These can be used to segregate stuff, like putting skincare products, or makeup, accessories, or maybe other essentials. Another type of pouch is the Potli one that has drawstrings attached to it, and looks super cute!

14. Wristlet

14. Wristlet
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A wristlet is a small purse that can be worn on your wrist. It has a small strap or handle to help you do that. These purses are like really small and can provide room for some cash, coins, keys, cards etc. Girl students usually prefer carrying such small stuff to keep change and ID cards etc. inside their backpacks.

15. Minaudiere

15. Minaudiere
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A minaudiere is a small bag meant to be carried at evening parties or outings. These bags are embezzled with jewels, pearls, stones or artificial diamonds. These glittery, showy evening bags are a perfect choice to be held wearing those pretty evening gowns, or exclusive party wear clothes. You can easily carry some cash, a lipstick, etc. in a minaudiere.

So these were the Top 15 Different Types of Bags you must know about! The next time you’re out shopping for bags, you might as well know stuff exactly as much as the salesperson! 😉

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