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An Introduction to the Types of Handbags

With so many differing types of handbags on offer, we have provided below a brief summary of the main types of handbag, including their defining and unique characteristics. Selecting a bag starts with you considering for what purpose the bag is for; high-capacity storage, evening occasions, or perhaps something casual for Saturday morning brunches. Each is designed for a specific purpose.


Tote Handbags

A tote bag is usually defined as a large handbag featuring parallel handles, suitable for storing a number of items conveniently. Totes come in a variety of sizes, with options from formal through to casual.



Hobo handbags are defined by a soft shape, which tends to offer a 'relaxed' look. Hobo bags are designed to be worn over your shoulder, and like totes, are generally designed with practicality in mind.


Clutch Bags 

As the name suggests, a clutch handbag is designed to be hand held, and therefore is smaller in size. Clutches can be of all different designs and styles, and in some instances, still feature a shoulder strap. 


While there are more subcategories of handbags available, the aforementioned styles provide a brief definition of the main designs. You will see a variety of styles featured with our leather handbag collection at Haus of Leather, with new styles added regularly!

We invite you to peruse our collections at Haus of Leather, your premium online shopping destination for leather handbags.