Shoulder bags come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and fabrics; choices include leather, denim, and cotton blends. While some shoulder bags contain a single strap, others feature double straps. Popular shoulder bags often display the designer’s brand logo on the front. Some may contain embellishments, such as intricate beading or sequins, while others are embroidered.
Hobo bags are oversized, allowing the wearer to carry around many accessory items, such as a camera, wallet, phone, and favourite book. These ladies handbags are ideal for those who find themselves constantly requiring more space. Hobo bags are crescent shaped in design and generally contain a medium or long strap, allowing them to hang waist level. Many popular designers, such as Gucci, Coach, and Louis Vuitton, are widely known for their hobo bag collections. These bags are on the more expensive end, as buyers ultimately pay for the name brand. Conversely, buyers can opt for a less expensive shoulder bag brand, such as Guess, Roxy, or Fossil. Hobo bags come in a large variety of colours, only limited by that of the imagination, and in leather, suede, and satin materials.
Tote bags are similar in size to hobo bags. These square-shaped shoulder bags typically feature a wide strap slung over the wearer's shoulder. Totes are ideal for trips to the beach, as they can hold a wide range of accessory items, including sunscreen, water bottles, sunglasses, and snacks. They come in many colours, ideal for those looking for a seasonal handbag. While blacks and browns pair well with a wide array of wardrobe options, brightly coloured bags, such as those found in pinks and reds, can add a dash of colour to a woman's ensemble. Bright handbags are ideal for spring and summer wear.
Satchels generally feature a long strap hung over the wearer's shoulder and across their chest. These cross body bags are generally constructed of durable material, allowing them to transport heavier items, such as textbooks and a laptop. While a canvas satchel may be better suited for daytime use, a suede satchel is ideal for upscale occasions and evening events. Still, leather satchel shoulder bags are versatile in design and are the preferred choice of many buyers. Unlike other material, leather satchels hold up well with extended use and are easy to care for and maintain. Most satchels offer more function than fashion. Therefore, they tend to be rather conservative in colour; greys, browns, and blacks are popular.