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Different Types of Bags

Updated on : Oct 16, 2023 10:25 AM
Different Types of Bags


The bag's an accessory now! Majority women have multiple bags in their closets. They are not just an utility product, but also they even boost your style. The modern man is not left behind too when it comes to accessorizing, and what could be a better way to stylize your look, other than carrying a bag that is not just as useful but also makes a style statement as well.

Here are different types of bags that come in handy while also stylizing your look completely

1. Backpack

This is a two strapped bag that you carry on your shoulders and it rests on your back. These are often used for travelling hence the term ‘backpackers’.

2. Sports Bag

This is a soft, cross-body bag that comes in a cylindrical shape. It is generally used to carry stuff to and fro from the gym or sports clubs. Most youngsters carry it to the college as well since the bag is very casual and comes in a variety of sporty prints.

3. Baguette Bag

It is a rectangular bag that looks like a baguette. It is small and compact and usually carried with formal or semi-formal attire.

4. Bowling Bag

This bag was first made for bowling balls. It has round bottom and many compartments, with the one in the center being the largest. Now-a-days its more of fashion accessory and is used as a casual bag.

5. Satchel Bag

Satchel bags were traditionally doctor’s bag. They are flat-bottomed with rounded sides and slightly elongated. The mouth of the bag has collapsible metal frames and has two large handles that come on the top for easy carrying. These are casual unisex bags.

6. Clutch Bag

 It is small, hard bag that resembles a box or a small package. It comes in a huge variety and embellishments. Clutch bags have no utility; they can only store 1-2 items. They are mostly carried with formal wear on events and occasions.

7. Tote Bag

A tote is a spacious bag that slightly resembles a bag you would carry to the market. It has a huge base with medium length shoulder straps and no zip or buckle. It is carried by girls and women alike to office and college since they are quite roomy and sit comfortably under your arm.

8. Fold over or Flap clutch

 It is a clutch bag with or without a handle that can be folded or tucked. It is ideally worn with fluid summer dresses.

9. Hobo Bag (Hippie /Jhola Bag)

These are cloth bags that are either cylindrical at the base or narrow, They usually have a long shoulder straps and are often carried by hippies.

10. Duffle Bag

 A large bag usually used for sports and travel. The name originates from a town in Belgium, named Duffel because originally the fabric for these bags came from Duffle Town. They were also known as “sea bags” due to their popularity with the sailors.

11. Envelope Bag

 It is either a square or rectangular-shaped, flat bag with a triangle shape top flap that folds over like an envelope. This clutch is suitable for evening parties or outings.

12. Wristlet

This is a clutch-shaped bag with a small strap. The strap is worn on the wrist and hence the term ‘wristlets’. They can be carried with formal or semi-formal attire.

13. Minaudiere

This is a small evening bag, that has a hard ornamental case, either covered with fabric or leather, used for carrying women’s cosmetics, jewelry or other essentials.

14. Messenger Bag

  Messenger bags were used by the postmen long time ago. They are quite roomy with long straps and are unisex.

15. Laptop Bag

 These bags are designed for accommodating a laptop and its accessories. A good laptop bag has Velcro strap over the laptop compartment to avoid movement of laptop and also separate compartments for the charger, headphones, etc.

16. Sling Bag

This bag is similar to a messenger bag but is much smaller in size and has a long strap.

17. Shoulder Bag

These bags come in variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They are unisex bags used by men and women to college or even to workplace.