The Complete Glossary of Bag Shapes
You have your everyday bag, your evening bag, your weekend bag, and a few others tucked away in your closet. But if it was Final Jeopardy, could you tell us with 100 percent certainty if that beloved evening bag is an envelope, clutch, wristlet, minaudière, or (quite possibly) none of the above? Is your everyday bag a bucket, crossbody, or both?
It's not your fault if you're at a loss for words; Emily Post wrote a guide for using forks and there are only four of them at the formal table setting. So if you don't know your satchel from your saddle nor your hobo from your baguette, allow us to enlighten you with our comprehensive glossary of bag shapes.
Typically a clutch or chain-strap bag, this rectangular style resembles an envelope because of its fold-over closure.
A small bag worn over the shoulder that closes with a flap and often buckles.