To Have & To Hold: 12 Types Of Bags Every Woman Should Own!

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    Tell us otherwise all you want, but us ladies and our obsession with bags aren't paying any heed. We know better than to own just one basic bag and call it a day. But we also aren't foolish enough to go after changing trends every season. All we're saying is that every woman must own these 12 different types of bags in her closet, no matter what bag styles come and go. Consider these bag types evergreen and suited to a specific situation life is bound to throw at you. Happy reading and shopping!

    The Tote Bag

    Vegan Leather Solid Black Tote

    Vegan Leather Solid Black Tote

    1490

    You probably already own one (if you don't, we're hitting you with our favourite pick, no judgements), because the tote bag is an essential. It is the biggest "everyday" bag in which a woman carries pretty much her entire world. That says it all. Plus, they look great and also come in oversized versions for when you want to go grocery shopping after work.

    Our pick: This classic Vegan Leather Solid Black Tote from Old Tree

    Want more tote styles? Ask no more, just check this exhaustive list out!


    The Day Clutch

    Envelop Flap Lock Detail Pastel Printed Clutch

    Envelop Flap Lock Detail Pastel Printed Clutch

    2850

    We had lost sight of clutches for a while, only resorting to this compact version of a bag for an evening party. But say hello to the day clutch that in its modern, oversized and envelope-shaped avatar is seizing the day with us! Not only does it help carry all your essentials when you need to grab coffee or brunch with the gals, but also adds to the effortless casual look, making a style statement.

    Our pick: This eye-pleasing Envelope Flap Lock Pastel Clutch from Brickroad Art & Design

    The Evening Clutch

    Sequin Detail Blingy Clutch

    Sequin Detail Blingy Clutch

    995

    The evening clutch is all fashion. Best carried to a party, romantic dinner or any occasion that calls for you to dress up, think of this number as arm candy. Do not underestimate the need for this type of bag, it'll hit you on the day of the event and we want to save you from this feeling. Vintage evening clutches are in all throughout, so you know what to do.

    Our pick: This glamorous Sequin Detail Blingy Clutch from Vintage Thread Project

    Want more clutch styles? Ask no more, just check this exhaustive list out!

    The Sling Or Crossbody Bag

    Monochrome Stripes Front Flap Sling Bag

    Monochrome Stripes Front Flap Sling Bag

    1450

    This is another staple every woman already has, most definitely in many different styles and colours. Branded as the on-the-go bag that lets you keep your hands free and feet light, we love the classic sling bag for its universal appeal. Forget about having to worry about how you're going to fit the grocery bag in your hands or run errands in a hurry, anymore!

    Our pick: This timeless Monochrome Stripes Front Flap Sling Bag from Sejal Dharia

    Want more sling styles? Ask no more, just check this exhaustive list out!

    The Top Handle Bag

    Ring Handle Detail Handheld bag

    Ring Handle Detail Handheld bag

    2100

    To dial up the professionalism everywhere you go, especially outdoor work meetings, invest in an easy, sleek and chic top handle bag. These are easy to carry -- think of an upgraded replacement to a briefcase or laptop bag. They are also sturdy and have enough room to fit in all the tech and stationery you will need for the appropriate day.

    Our pick: This stylish Ring Handle Detail Handheld Bag from Noam


    The Canvas Or Cloth Bag

    Crocs Printed Tote

    Crocs Printed Tote

    499

    Whether you're doing quick grocery runs or hitting the flea market for a lazy day of shopping with the gang, the comfortable canvas or cloth bag is a faithful eco-friendly companion. It's lightweight, comes in a slew of styles (most with puns and fun doodles on them) and is spacious. That said you can also fold it and fit in another bag for purposes of emergency grocery shopping, or for when you want to carry around or display art in a jiffy!

    Our pick: This cool Croc Printed Tote from EcoRight

    The Weekender Or Duffle Bag

    Croc Effect Solid Duffle Bag

    Croc Effect Solid Duffle Bag

    4199

    For all the short trips and weekend getaways that come a-knocking, get this trusty, spacious and sturdy weekender bag or more popularly known, duffle bag. It has enough room for two days worth of paraphernalia, so plan accordingly. Many also invest in a duffle bag that doubles as a whole look, for those style-forward snaps at the airport and hotel, of course.

    Our pick: This Sleek Croc Effect Solid Duffle Bag from Kleio

    Want more duffle bag styles? Ask no more, just check this exhaustive list out!

    The Shoulder Bag

    Metallic Linked Chain Detail Croc Effect Solid Cross-Body

    Metallic Linked Chain Detail Croc Effect Solid Cross-Body

    1299

    Ah, how the 90s fashion aesthetic is living vicariously and thriving might we add, through the comeback of the classic shoulder bag. We think it's a must have for many reasons -- a great stylish addition to parties or laid-back work events, easy to carry on the shoulder, arm or as a clutch and that we don't see this resurgence dying ever again! Neutral colours are the way to go when buying one of these.

    Our pick: This glam Metallic Linked Chain Detail Croc Effect Shoulder Bag from Store Adore


    The Backpack

    Holographic Pattern Detail Black Backpack

    Holographic Pattern Detail Black Backpack

    2499

    Oh the bag that brings back fond memories and oodles of nostalgia. We however, want to announce that the backpack is not to be forgotten, especially when it has so many styles -- sophisticated, flirty, edgy -- we can go on. This type of bag is also loved for its easy to carry (on the back or as a shoulder bag), space to fit everything from a laptop to light clothes and to style up any outfit. 

    Our pick: This edgy Holographic Pattern Detail Backpack from Skinz


    The Mini Bag

    Chain Tassel Mini Trapeze Bag

    Chain Tassel Mini Trapeze Bag

    1600

    Purely needed for its appeal and style, the mini bag (many brands also coming out with micro mini), only comes in handy for an evening that needs just your cards, lip gloss, id and phone. If you're a sucker for trends, this one will last and look like a piece off the runaway, everytime you step out with it. 

    Our pick: This statement Chain Tassel Mini Trapeze Bag from Tangerine

    The Bucket Bag

    Handcrafted Metallic Rosegold Drawstring Bucket Bag

    Handcrafted Metallic Rosegold Drawstring Bucket Bag

    1500

    Fashionable and functional, the bucket bag has come to become a closet staple to every woman who knows and loves bags. It's roomy, many designers experimenting with bigger, better designs that incorporate drawstrings and long adjustable straps and cool design elements. If you're spotted carrying this around, know that you're grabbing eyeballs.

    Our pick: This one-of-kind Handcrafted Metallic Rosegold Drawstring Bucket Bag from Modern Myth

    The Wildcard Bag

    Patterned Patch Detail Fanny Pack

    Patterned Patch Detail Fanny Pack

    1750

    Every bag closet deserves a wildcard bag -- a pick that is totally your choice for whatever reasons. For us it's the much talked about and seen almost everywhere, fanny pack for its wearability factor -- wear it to an athletic event or a fashion show or even when you travel and it will have a noticeable impact. It also keeps important things like phones, keys and cards close and thereby, easily accessible. 

    Our pick: This eye-catchy Patterned Fanny Pack from 2AM by Anjali and Meha

    Pro-Tip

    For more style choices, colours, sizes and just variety in the above mentioned bag types, check out LBB's Universe Of Bags.