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6 Handbags Every Woman Should Own

6 Handbags Every Woman Should Own | Loren's World

I love a good handbag. The smell of the leather, the shine of the hardware, the care of the craftsmanship - it's a work of functional art conceptualized by a designer to make carrying your life around a more stylish endeavor. But even if it's not a designer bag, what you choose to tote around should be well made, practical, and fit for the occasion. You don't have to turn to an expensive purchase to carry the right bag. Here's a list of shapes every woman should have in her collection to be ready for any opportunity.

6 Handbags Every Woman Should Own | Loren's World

6 Handbags Every Woman Should Own

The Tote - Go shopping, head to the gym, throw in a change of clothes, or pack your baby's needs - the tote is incredibly versatile, roomy, functional and the basic essential for anybody's lifestyle. Go with a basic neutral for maximum use or try a bright color forĀ  an added pop to any casual outfit.

The Hobo - Sling that bag over your shoulder and walk proudly while sporting this classic shape. This will leave plenty of room for foldable flats or sandals if you're running to a pedicure during lunch or need a change of shoe after a long day at work in heels.

The Satchel - The two top handles make the satchel a sophisticated choice for work while still allowing plenty of storage room for makeup, a large wallet, some flats, and a bottle of water. A great satchel should have sturdy handles and a strong zipper.

The Clutch - Perfect for social occasions, clutches aren't necessarily only for lipstick and a credit card. An oversized clutch is chic and unexpected. A classic metallic can go day or night in any season.

The Crossbody - Keep your hands free while shopping, running errands, and dealing with the kids. The crossbody is an essential for the busy woman.

The Wristlet - Dainty and practical for a trip to the gym or yoga class when you just want to carry the essentials, the wristlet allows you to travel light and pack keys, a credit card, some cash and your phone. Metallics go with everything while basic black keeps things polished.