No outfit is complete without a bag to match. Read about the many different types of bags below in our fashion dictionary.
Backpack (N.) [bak-pak] Bags that are carried over the shoulders with the help of two thick straps are called backpacks. Also rucksacks.
Belt bag (N.) [belt bag] Micro bags attached to a belt are called belt bags.
Box clutch (N.) [boks kluhch] Hand-held evening bags in the shape of a box are known as box clutches.
Bowling (N.) [boh-ling] Inspired by traditional bags used to carry bowling balls, bowling bags are semi circle in shape with short handles.
Briefcase (N.) [breef-kays] A hard, rectangular box-like bag with a small handle is known as briefcase.
Bucket bag (N.) [buhk-it bag] Bags that have a drawstring on the top as a closure are called bucket bags.
Clutch (N.) [kluhch] Small, hand-held evening bags that have either detachable or no straps with minimalistic or concealed hardware are called clutch bags.
Coin purse (N.) [koin purs] Small bags used to carry coins are called coin purses. They’re usually carried with other bags.
Cross body (N.) [kraws bod-ee] Bags that are worn with the strap looping over one shoulder and crossing your body diagonally are called cross body bags.
Doctor (N.) [dok-ter] Medium to large size handheld bag with short handles.
Duffel (N.) [duhf–uh l] Also known as gym bags, duffel bags are long, cylindrical and have both handles and a long strap.
Fanny pack (N.) [fan-ee pak] A type of belt bag but with no definition between the belt and the bag is called a fanny pack.
Laptop bag (N.) [lap-top bag] Large bags with padding and used to carry laptops are called laptop bags.
Messenger (N.) [mes–uhn-jer] Usually used by men, messenger bags are medium-sized rectangular bags with a long and thick strap.
Micro bag (N.) [mahy-kroh] Palm-sized versions of regular handbags with lots of hardware and details.
Minaudière (N.) [mee-noh-dyair] A small evening bag made from hard material and used for carrying small articles is known as a minaudière bag.
Mini bag (N.) [min-ee bag] Small versions of clutches are referred to as mini bags.
Phone pouch (N.) [fohn pouch] A tiny bag used to carry smartphones are called phone pouches.
Rucksack (N.) [ruhk-sak] See backpack.
Round bag (N.) [round bag] Also known as circle bags, they’re sling bags or clutches in a circular shape.
Sling (N.) [sling] Small sized bags that have a long strap are known as sling bags.
Tote (N.) [toht] A large rectangular shaped bag, typically, without any closure, is called tote bag.
Wallet (N.) [wol-it] A tiny foldable bag type used to carry money and cards is know as a wallet.
Wristlet (N.) [rist-lit] Small bags that have a loop on one end, which is wrapped around the wrists, are called wristlets.