No outfit is complete without a bag to match. Read about the many different types of bags below in our fashion dictionary.

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Backpack (N.) [bak-pak] Bags that are carried over the shoulders with the help of two thick straps are called backpacks. Also rucksacks.

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Louis Vuitton

Belt bag (N.) [belt bag] Micro bags attached to a belt are called belt bags.

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Gucci

Box clutch (N.) [boks kluhch] Hand-held evening bags in the shape of a box are known as box clutches.

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Amazon

Clutch (N.) [kluhch] Small, hand-held evening bags that have either detachable or no straps with minimalistic or concealed hardware are called clutch bags.

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Amazon

Coin purse (N.) [koin purs] Small bags used to carry coins are called coin purses. They’re usually carried with other bags.

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Mulberry

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.

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Bloomingdales

Bowling (N.) [boh-ling] Inspired by traditional bags used to carry bowling balls, bowling bags are semi circle in shape with short handles.

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Marni

Briefcase (N.) [breef-kays] A hard, rectangular box-like bag with a small handle is known as briefcase.

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Farefetch

Bucket bag (N.) [buhk-it bag] Bags that have a drawstring on the top as a closure are called bucket bags.

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AliExpress

Duffel (N.) [duhfuh l] Also known as gym bags, duffel bags are long, cylindrical and have both handles and a long strap.

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Nike

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.

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Etsy

Laptop bag (N.) [lap-top bag] Large bags with padding and used to carry laptops are called laptop bags.

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Snapdeal

Messenger (N.) [mesuhn-jer] Usually used by men, messenger bags are medium-sized rectangular bags with a long and thick strap.

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Kattee

Micro bag (N.) [mahy-kroh] Palm-sized versions of regular handbags with lots of hardware and details.

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Farfetch

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.

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Chanel

Mini bag (N.) [min-ee bag] Small versions of clutches are referred to as mini bags.

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Chloe

Phone pouch (N.) [fohn pouch] A tiny bag used to carry smartphones are called phone pouches.

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Mahiya

Rucksack (N.) [ruhk-sak] See backpack.

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Indiamart

Round bag (N.) [round bag] Also known as circle bags, they’re sling bags or clutches in a circular shape.

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Lyst

Sling (N.) [sling] Small sized bags that have a long strap are known as sling bags.

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Chic Shop

Tote (N.) [toht] A large rectangular shaped bag, typically, without any closure, is called tote bag.

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Carpisa

Wallet (N.) [wol-it] A tiny foldable bag type used to carry money and cards is know as a wallet.

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AliExpress

Wristlet (N.) [rist-lit] Small bags that have a loop on one end, which is wrapped around the wrists, are called wristlets.

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Coach