Not every woman knows the style of the bag she's carrying. For these women, a bag is just a bag, but for everyone else who love bags, it's important you know what style your bag is. How would you refer to a particular shape if you don't know its name?
Bags not only come in many colors, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These bag names below will help you identify the different types of handbags so that you're better versed when it comes to handbag-talk:1. Baguette
This bag shape is long from side to side, resembling a french loaf like its name suggests - a baguette.
Raso Baguette.2. Beach Bag
Made from lightweight, waterproof materials, these bags are usually colorful and roomy.
Image: Kate Spade
Beach Club Basket Beth.3. Bowler Bag
You've probably figured that this bag was originally intended to fit bowling balls.
Image: Yves Saint Laurent
Muse Bowler Embossed Leather.4. Box Bag
Here's a structured bag with a hard, box-like shape.
Box Calf Shopping Tote.5. Bucket Bag
Shaped like a bucket, this style is made with an open top that is secured by a drawstring or zipper at its tip.
Image: Vintage Chanel
Black Caviar Drawstring Bucket Bag.6. Clutch
A clutch is usually small, thin, and meant to be clutched in the hand or under the arm.
Image: Marc By Marc Jacobs
Studded Clutch.7. Cosmetic Case
A must-have in every woman's handbag is a case to store your makeup necessities.
Working Girl Extra Small Cosmetic Case.8. Crossbody Bag
Smaller than regular-sized bags and usually equipped with a long strap, this bag is meant to be worn across the body (it's essentially a sling bag).
Kylie Crossbody.9. Duffel
This bag was named after a Belgian town, where the thick fabric used to make the bag originated from. Duffel bags are typically used for travel or sports.
Madeleine Duffel.10. Envelope
As its name describes, this flat bag is shaped like an envelope.
Harlow Matte Sequined Envelope Clutch.11. Fold Over Clutch
This clutch's top folds over like a flap.
Image: Michael Kors
Tonne Large Fold Over Clutch.12. Hobo
A medium-sized bag that has a rounded base, usually carried on the shoulder.
Vitello Daino Hobo.