Which Bag Style Should I Buy?

Posted on 17th November 2015


Choosing the right bag is every woman’s dilemma. Well, there are many factors that you should consider in determining which bag style you should go for, including:


This is the number one factor that you should consider in determining which bag style to buy. If you are carrying a lot of stuff, then it is a good idea to choose a bigger bag. But, if you are going to parties, you can choose a small handbag or a folder type bag.

Preference and Personal Style

Are you the trendy type or a classy type? Your personal preference and style will affect your choices. These are also important factors in deciding which bag style to choose.


Some bag styles are really expensive. So, you also need to consider your budget in deciding which bag you should go for.

Here are some of the bag types and their uses:

Bowling Bag

This bag was originally designed to hold a bowling ball. But, these days, bowling bags are trendy fashion items. They are quite large, too. So, if you need to carry a lot of things, this is a good bag for you.

Buy Chesca Large Leather Bowling Bag | John Lewis

Bucket Bag

Bucket bags are shaped like a bucket. They are usually large and made of leather. If you need a lot of room for your things, you should go for this bag.

Buy Mango Studded Bucket Bag | John Lewis

Clutch Bag

This is usually long and has a rectangular shape. This is perfect for parties and formal events.

Buy Black Lace Clutch Bag from the Next UK online shop

Duffel Bag

Duffel bag got its name from a town in Belgium where it was first used. If you are travelling and you need to carry a lot of things, this is a perfect bag for you as it has a lot of space.

Arnold duffel black

Hobo Bag

This is a crescent-shaped shoulder bag. This is usually large and it goes with gypsie-type or hippie outfits. This is also a perfect accessory for summer dresses.

Buy Mint Velvet Darcey Hobo Bag, Grey | John Lewis

Messenger Bag

This was carried by post men back in the day. But, these days, messenger bags are carried by stylish men and women. If you want a durable and spacious office bag, this one is for you.

Buy Mulberry Maxwell Slim Messenger Bag, Oak | John Lewis

Laptop Bag

Well, as the name suggests, this bag is used to hold laptops. So, if you are carrying your computer around, it is a good idea to buy a laptop bag.

Buy Knomo Hays Basic Briefcase for Laptop up to 14", Black | John Lewis


This is a small bag that is embellished with beads, crystals, and precious stones. This is perfect for formal events.

Products by Louis Vuitton: Minaudière Coffre


The backpack is perfect if you are the sporty type. This is bag is perfect for students, travellers, and other people who are always on the go.

Le Pliage backpack

Saddle Bag

This is a large leather bag and it is perfect for office and daily use. This is the right bag for those who are carrying a lot of books, notebooks, and gadgets.



This is also another popular office bag. This is usually made of a durable material and it is perfect for day to day use.

16.5-inch Double Pocket, Briefcase satchel made from Loch Blue & London Tan Leather

There are a lot of factors that you should consider in deciding which bag to buy. So, take your time in choosing the right bag for you. This way, you’ll get more value for your money. 

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