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Exploring Types of Leather Handbags

With so many differing types of designer 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, as we discuss below.

Tote Handbags

A tote handbag 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. If you are looking for convenience in your bag, then this is the option for you!


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 similar to totes, are generally designed with practicality in mind. Hobo bags come in a range of sizes and textures to suit your individual taste.

Clutch Bags

As the name suggests, clutch handbags are designed to be hand held, and therefore are smaller in size when compared to totes or hobos. Clutches can be of all different designs and styles, and in some instances, still feature a shoulder strap. Clutches can often be considered a luxury item, designed more as a status symbol for special occasions.

In Summary

While there are more options available on our handbag store, the aforementioned styles provide a brief definition of the main designs & styles. You will see a variety of options 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 leather handbag shop.