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.

Image: Fendi 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.

Image: Prada 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.

Image: Furla 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).

Image: Coach 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.

Image: Chloé Madeleine Duffel.

10. Envelope
As its name describes, this flat bag is shaped like an envelope.

Image: BCBGMAXAZRIA 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. 

Image: Prada Vitello Daino Hobo.