Are you a handbag girl? I know that some of you reading collect bags, others are happy with one per season or have even used the same one for years. How many do you really need? I thought I’d weigh in with my opinions on that topic in this post.
Here are the bags I think you need in your wardrobe:
1. Cross body I never would have put that in the list several years ago. I thought they were totally impractical. I thought I always had to have a bag large enough to fit everything at all times. However, last year I found a great cross-body that was a good size and fit the basics. I realized how convenient it is especially when shopping. Cross body bags are also perfect when you have small children to carry and when traveling. I think you need to be somewhat particular on the size. If you want to carry your phone, a set of keys and a credit card you’ll get by with a pretty small bag. If you want to carry a little more, you’ll find larger sizes too.
2. Mid-Size Handbag This is your “everything” bag. Many of you probably choose to go with this size in various styles and colors and consider that to be your handbag wardrobe.
3. Clutch or small bag It can be dressy or casual, but this just holds the basics for an an evening (or afternoon) out.
If you don’t like the clutch style, there are many choices in small bags with a strap or chain.
4. Tote This bag comes in a huge variety of styles and sizes. You can use a bag in this category for the beach or business. Inside you store anything from a change of clothes to an I-pad.
What do you think? Do you have bags in these categories? Tell me about your favorite bag. I’d love to hear. All bags are from nordstrom.com. Remember to scroll over the photo for the style name for easy searching.
There are many sources. I’ve found some great bags on E-bay over the years. I also check TJ Maxx occasionally and they have great deals.