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The perfect handbag for you

Handbags are among the most functional, hard-working accessories in our closet. They hold all our day-to-day items, shielding our valuables and not-so valuables from inclement weather, damage and theft — and, in most cases, they help complete our polished look.

But now more than ever before there are so many choices, at so many price points and in every fabrication and color known to womankind, it’s almost overwhelming to understand what is — and isn’t — worth the money. Here’s a guide to the only 10 types of handbags you’ll ever need, with low- and high-priced options.

The Leather Day Satchel

This is the essential workhorse handbag. A medium to large top handle bag that can hold almost everything. Choose one in a neutral color leather like black or medium to dark brown (stay away from white and light beige, which reveal scuffs and stains more clearly).

And steer clear from those with lots of hardware or logos. Those details can date your bag.

The Day Clutch

A neat, tailored daytime clutch is a fantastic option if you can deal with editing what goes in and what stays out. Smaller pouches are cute but you can’t get more than a lipstick in there usually. Try to select one that has multiple pockets and a bit of dimension so you can carry your essentials.

The Cross-body

This bag affords you great freedom of movement while keeping your necessities close, and it looks much chicer than a backpack. A good cross-body bag will have a sturdy strap that’s adjustable with a front flap that’s easy to maneuver.

The Evening Clutch

Chances are, if you already own one of these it’s because you ran out and bought it when you were in desperate need for it (say, right before your best friend’s wedding?). Rarely do women choose to buy a fancy evening bag before a special occasion calls for it.

The Straw Basket

The straw basket can be your go-to bag in the warmer months. It’s an ideal summer carry-all and can and should be a little more playful than your other handbags. A simple basket looks chic but whimsical details that give it vintage or ethnic appeal work too. If it’s well-made, you may be surprised at how much you can carry in it.
Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.