Having lots of choice is great but sometimes with so many styles and designer labels it can be hard to make up your mind.
Choose a handbag that will contrast with your wardrobe yet at the same time doesn't clash.
The first thing you want to do is decide the type of bag that you want:
Shoulder Bags: These everyday bags are the most common. Their long straps allow them to hang from
your shoulder, so no need to carry them in your hands. Multiple pockets let you organize
everything you need to carry, and styles are many and varied. That means you'll be able
to find a shoulder back that goes with anything, and for almost any occasion.
Shoulder bags come with just about every kind of closure, design, shape, size, and
colour. Meaning that many of us have more than one. Shoulder bags work well in all
casual situations, from work to trips out. They're a great colour accent for neutral outfits.
A Tote Bag: A Tote bag describes any large and spacious handbag and can also be described as a
shopper. If you have lots to carry around then a Tote bag is just what you should be after.
A Hobo Bag: The hobo design refers to any handbag that features a crescent design often with a
slouchy posture, soft material and a long strap. Typically hobo bags are designed to be worn over the shoulder.
A Messenger Bag: A bag designed to be worn across the body. Has a long strap, with the bag resting at
the hip or lower back. Normally has a large flap opening.
Classic Handbag: This sturdy style can take a girl from a meeting to lunch. These bags are usually medium
-sized, good for toting essentials such as a wallet, phone and a bit of makeup, but not
large enough to carry numerous extras for a full day out. Itís a ladylike look, perfectly
paired with a skirt, dress or nice trousers. The straps are usually at a length to be
carried by hand as opposed to swung over the shoulder.
The Kelly Bag: Named after Hollywood movie star and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. Itís smart,
leather; tailored shape is reminiscent of a briefcase or document case and is a
sophisticated, classic style.
The Saddle Bag: Based on the shape of a horse's saddle, this shoulder bag with a long front flap is a
practical hold-all for everyday use.
The Clutch Bag: Designed to be carried in the hand or under the arm, has no handles. Only bring along
the essentials: cell phone, mints, a credit card, lipstick and cab fare. You can use a clutch
bag as a wallet inside your larger handbag during the day, and then pull it out for
A Mini Bag: This is simply a small bag. This is for the girl who just likes to
carry around the essentials and these small bags can take many fashionable forms although often
resemble the hobo design. Mini bags can be worn on the shoulder or held in the hand depending on
A Satchel Bag: A satchel bag is typically used to carry bulky objects. It is
characterized by one or two short straps and is worn over one shoulder and is essentially a bulky
shoulder bag. The short straps also allow for the bag to be held by hand, but its bulkiness
means it is rarely used in this way.
Baguette Bag: The baguette designer handbag became very popular a few years ago when Fendi
introduced the style to the world. They called the bag a baguette because it was
reminiscent of a loaf of baguette bread.
The Pouch: A soft, small bag, often with a drawstring, which was designed to be worn
underneath clothing in the early 1900s. Today numerous variations are available and are
mainly used as an evening wear accessory.
The Box Bag: Often doubling up as a vanity case, this style was popularized in the 1950s and bags
were often made from Lucite, a shiny, hard material otherwise known as Perspex. Box
bags were so named due to their cigar box shape and today this hard cased style can
also be found in wood, straw, cane and plastic.
A Duffle Bag: A long, cylinder shape, normally has two long draw string handles attached at the top
running to the bottom of the bag. Normally used as a sports bag.
Bucket Bag: In the shape of a bucket, normally open topped with either a long or short handle(s).
The Birkin Bag: A bigger, easier-to-handle bag in which to carry your many things. Today to be seen
carrying an oversized bag is the height of celeb cred.
When it's time to pull together a dramatic look for after-hours, turn
to our collection for evening bags that will create a striking appearance.
Contrary to what you might be expecting, our evening purses do not come with
the department store price tags!
Evening Bags: With gorgeous details like beads, fringes, sequins and fabrics like metallics and satins,
an evening bag will complement your evening outfit perfectly.
You can choose between soft fabric evening bags or bags with structured metal frames,
depending on how formal your eveningwear is.
If your evening bag has a handle, you can tuck it inside to transform it into a clutch bag .
Nothing says glamour and romance more than accessorizing with a beaded or
rhinestone evening bag.