Handbags and purses can make a big fashion statement for women – regarded by many to be the most important accessory a woman can own and carry. No wonder so many girls have got more handbags than they have shoes . . . and that’s seriously saying something. Handbags compliment a woman’s personality and style as well as carry around some of life’s most important paraphernalia – money, cell phones, documents, licenses, make-up, cosmetic bag, hair brush, keys, tissues etc. A handbag is a real mobile treasure chest.
Handbags can be a range of different materials, sizes, colors and seasons.
Handbag Materials – handbags and purses are available in a wide variety of materials. The most exquisite (and expensive) bags are generally made of high quality leather, leather bags have been used for many thousands of years. Other materials regularly used for handbags include denim, canvas or other fabrics . . . even straw. Leather handbags are, and probably always will be the most popular – some cheaper bags and purses these days are manufactured from leather look plastics which are obviously much cheaper and less durable than the genuine quality leather type bags.
Handbag Sizes – some women are happy to carry a handbag or purse the size of a small suitcase bursting with everything they could possibly need and a few “just in case” items – an umbrella just in case in rains . . . a pair of flip flops just in case their heels become too darned uncomfortable to walk . . . a full first aid kit just in case they are attacked by a swarm of bees! You get the idea? Personally I find that large handbags can quickly become too heavy to carry and too cluttered to actually find the things you need. There is also the problem of being given all and sundry to carry by your companions – “have you got room in your bag for my camera” . . . “can you carry my keys for me” . . . you get the picture? Smaller, clutch type bags are popular for evening time, particularly if they’ve been featured in Vogue lately. There are also tote bags, messenger bags, hobo bags, sling bags, satchel styles. Wow, handbags really do come in a large range of sizes and styles.
Handbag Colors – the standard colors for handbags and purses are probably black, white, brown and beige although they are available in a whole rainbow full of colors too – some people like their bags to be the brighter the better. Black, white and beige bags are popular all through the year and brightly colored bags are often saved for the summer time or special occasions with matching shoes. Leather handbags can be dyed in every color under the sun and some fabric bags have the most intricate and eye catching patterns.
Handbag Seasons – fashions change with the seasons and handbags are certainly no different. Whatever is on the cover of the latest fashion magazine is bound to increase in popularity. Summer bags are often available in bright and bold colors with large bags perfect for carrying a sun-hat and sun-cream – beach towels and beach toys too. Winter bags tend to be more sedate colors until the festive season when they can be as glitzy, sparkly and brightly colored as you like.
Bags in Bags – not content to carry one bag, many women have bags in their bags. We’re talking makeup bags, wallets, purses, key ring bags, coin bags and more. Check out the great range of cosmetic and makeup bags at thesalonoutlet.com to find the perfect bag to carry in your bag.