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How to buy a handbag- Follow these 3 steps

How to buy a Handbag

Choosing a handbag could be fun and sometime a little overwhelming. First, it need to be suitable with your need; second, check the performance and third, find the style that will fit your body shape.

If your can’t afford a designer style because it too expensive you could still look for a handbag that is very similar to the designer style for a lest expensive quality brand. A great bag is an incredible benefit that can take care of all your everyday needs and your unique personal needs. As you follow these three steps your will fin that perfect handbag for you.

Popular Handbag Shapes

Popular Handbag

Suitable to your need

As a said before finding the right handbag it’s not always easy. As anything else it comes down to your personal needs and your unique styles preference. Let go to the most popular type of handbags:

Shoulder Handbag

This particular bags is the most used by women and comes in different sizes, colors, style and shapes. They are large enough to fit all your items like your keys, mobile phone, wallet, books, cosmetic and much more. You can find them with pocket compartment both inside and out. You typically hang this bag over your shoulder.

Tote bag

This is another popular and casual bags that usually made out of leather or canvas. Totes bags are very strong and can be used for shopping, to the beach or any outdoor activities.

Crossbody bag

Also, very popular bags and very used by cyclist, collegiate and travelers. They can easily shift to the side of the body it has become fashionable for urban environment.


This type of bag have no handle. You can carry it in your hands or under your arm. This type of bag usually reserved for evenings and hold all small personal and important essentials, like keys, money, comb, license, etc. However, today clutch bags as much larger and can carry much more item like your phone, wallet and other essential and still look charming. Clutch bags are great for parties, weddings and evening gathering.


Very popular bag among students of all level and urban commuters. They also great for camping, hiking, cycling ad other outdoor activities. Backpacks come with variety of size and color appropriate for your personal style and used.

Check bag performance

The first questions your will ask when purchasing a new handbag is Why do I need it? It’s an everyday bag, or a evening bag, or for errands?. Think about the functionality of the bag. How many pockets, compartment, and size of the bag. Consider the need for easy access to your wallet, phone or as well while holding a child or other items when shopping.

Also think about straps. The option of a shoulder strap can be great for keeping your hand free for other needs. What about work or college, your will need extra space for books, notepads, laptop, and or your make up. Whatever your need it for a handbag represent who your are, every bag lovers know this is a fact. Next time when your are shopping for a handbag, remember to check for the specific bag that fit your needs, your taste and your personality.

Handbags that fit your shapeHandbag Fit your size

At this point your maybe thinking what my shape has to do with my handbag? Well, not every handbag is perfect for everyone. Let’s take a look:

Plus Size Shape

Plus size shape should avoid round and very small bags, these will make your body seems larger that it’s. Bags that lay flat to the body with balance out your curve. A medium to large shoulder bag with extend strap will be ideal.

Pear Shape

For pear shape size look for bags with short straps and that ends a little above the waist. Bags that are too small or too big your need to avoid.

Wide Waist shape

Thick waist size women look for bags with a long strap as it creates a slimming effect across the waistline. A crossbody bag will be ideal choice for this type of body shape.

Petite shape

For petite shape don’t choose bag that oversize or wide. Smaller bags work best for petite shape, keep it close to your body. Hobo and tote bags are ideal for this type of shape.

Tall and Slim shape

For tall and slim shape your can get away with most handbag size. Large bags, shoulder bags, crossbody bags will all work for your.

Choosing the right handbag

Handbag type and size can influence your look. It can make your look smaller, slimmer, bigger and bulkier. It also can draw to the attention of area your don’t want to focus attention on. As I mention before choose a style that fit your personality, that feel comfortable when carrying. Check first what is your budget before your start spending, this will help your narrow down the handbags your are able to afford.

Bag for your style

Check also for additional straps and accessories this will help to make sure your are buying the bag that will fit your need. Select neutral color your love when you’re purchasing bags. Neutral handbag can compliment so many style, pieces and personalities, best of all it will take your through all four season.

Needless, your can always experiments with colors, find color that match your style and personality. Look for colors that can be match with most anything. Neutral handbag can compliment so many style, pieces and personalities.


Take time when you’re purchasing your handbag, don’t be tempted to purchase a bag because is in style but don’t suit your figure. Think of your body shape and your unique style instead of fashion. There are so many great alternatives out there that I’m confident your will find the right one for your.

Quality of Bag

Buy the best quality your can. Handbags can make out of canvas, leather, faux, sued but one thing is clear that your bag should be made from high quality material. Think about your lifestyle and make your handbag practical suitable to your needs.

Comments (6)
June 1, 2019

I like how you outlined the process of buying a handbag. Very good information, especially about how to pick out handbags that compliment your body shape and size.
I don’t buy handbags very often because I am the type to buy one and use it for as long as I can.
The next time I need to purchase one, I will refer to this article for help.
Thanks for sharing this information on how to buy a handbag!

    June 3, 2019

    You are welcome Sharon.
    When your handbag compliment your body shape and size it’s will define your style an your unique personality!

June 2, 2019

Your post is such an enjoyable read. For one thing, I did not know I should choose a handbag to match my shape. I am more of a petite shape and my bags are always small to medium size. So I am on the right track. I never thought a big wide bag fits me, so I always avoid them.

    June 3, 2019

    Thanks Carol you are on the right track!

June 3, 2019

What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for information about the how to buy a handbag and when I landed on your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for everyone who is interested in this topic.
I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts.)


    June 3, 2019

    Thank you Ali
    I’m very happy that you like my post. Looking forward to see you again!

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