Top Branded Bags from the US
Know Your Bags - The Types
Be it a handbag, a satchel, or a tote...a bag is an accessory that we just cannot do without. We need it for various purposes in our lives. For example, to shop, to carry groceries, to carry our laptops, to carry necessities. From children going to school to elderly people buying groceries, a bag is a must-have. But amidst all this, some people have a craze for designer bags, or bags manufactured by big brands. So much that they are willing to pay exorbitant prices for these bags. This article is dedicated to all those bag lovers who love branded bags. But first, let us help you understand the various types of bags that exist in the market.
Well, this is a type of bag that almost all ladies have – no matter how old or how young. A handbag is a small to medium-sized bag that is either hung from the shoulder or the hand. It is a bag that is used to carry a lady’s items like makeup, purse, etc. So, if you don’t already have one, buy one, ASAP.
Girls love to shop. End of story. So, every girl must have a tote bag to stuff in all the shopped items. A tote bag is a rectangular-shaped bag that is made of strong and sturdy materials like leather, canvas, jute, etc. These roomy bags have somewhat short to medium handles, which makes it easy to carry. These days, tote bags are usually made from recyclable natural fibres and are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic shopping bags.
If you are a fitness freak who can’t spend a day without hitting the gym or your yoga center, a duffle bag is what you must-have. A duffle bag is a big bag with closure on top. The name and the bag itself have an interesting history. Named after the town Duffel in Belgium because of the production of the thick cloth with which the bag was originally made, the usage of duffle bag dates back to World War I. Primarily used by the military personnel back then, today duffle bags, which have undergone multiple changes in style and design, are used to carry large things especially gym wear and clothes and other items during a trip.
We have all seen hobos in cartoons and movies. They are the cute little creatures that we see carrying a bindle on a stick. That is how this bag was named – it is because these bags look exactly like that. The bags have a crescent shape and a slouchy posture, especially when you keep it down. Hobo bags have a long strap so that you can carry the bag over the shoulder. These bags are usually made of soft and flexible material and are quite spacious allowing you to carry a lot of things in one place.
A messenger bag or a courier bag is an extremely useful and formal looking bag that makes it a must-have bag. A messenger bag is usually made with a natural or synthetic cloth that is durable and light as well. A messenger bag has a strap that is worn over one shoulder. The strap goes across the chest and that makes the bag rest on the lower back. A messenger bag has multiple pockets that help you easily keep all your belongings into one space but segregated. This also makes accessing all the things easy. It is also spacious so you can store a lot of things in one place. The smaller version of a messenger bag is a sling bag.
This is a type of bag that has many different names like kitbag, backpack, knapsack, rucksack, bookbag, etc. It is perhaps the most used bag in the world. It is a sack that is secured with two straps that are meant to go over the shoulders. Backpacks come in various sizes that are meant to be used for different purposes. Primarily used by students, hikers, bikers, backpacks have various designs like frameless, external frames, internal frames, etc. It is the perfect kind of bag to carry a large number of things without making your hands ache.
If you are looking for a bag that is both functional and good-looking, check out bowler bags. Initially designed to carry bowling balls, today its use has been modified and increased. A bowling bag is available in medium and large sizes and is meant to be carried on the shoulder or held in the hands. Initially made of leather only by the Europeans, today these bags are made from various materials like canvas, synthetics, etc. They are spacious too, so you can carry a lot of things at once.
If you need a handy bag that looks good and is durable, go ahead and buy a satchel bag. You just can’t go wrong with this bag. Satchel bags used to look like a messenger bag when they were first designed and were used by men only. However today, its design has been changed and the fashionable kinds are used by women. They are rectangular and usually have a long strap that is meant to be hung from the shoulder. These bags are sturdy and may or may not have a flap to cover the top. Some satchels also have a short handle to be handheld instead of a long strap. Depending on the size, you can carry whatever you want in your satchel.
Top US Bag Brands
Today, various brands manufacture bags of different shapes, sizes, and styles. However, there are only a handful of brands that make the best quality bags. Mentioned below is a list of top US bag brands that are loved by people across the globe for the quality, design, and durability of the bags that they manufacture.
Guess is one of the most-loved American brands that manufacture clothes and other accessories like watches, perfumes and bags. Founded in 1981 as a book of styles by Georges Marciano, today Guess has reached great heights. When it comes to bags, Guess manufactures various kinds of bags like satchels, handbags, sling bags, etc. Their products are available in various stores both online and offline, or you can also shop from their official website here.
Founded in 1984 by Tom Kartsosis, Fossil Group Inc is an American designer brand that manufactures various accessories for both men and women like watches, bags, jewelry, etc. The brand has also won multiple awards for its products. When it comes to bags, Fossils has an amazing collection of bags for men and women. Their bags are also quite affordable. You can find them in various online and offline stores or can also shop from their official website right here.
Coach (Tapestry, Inc)
Originally named Coach, the brand changed its name to Tapestry Inc back in 2017. It is another extremely successful American brand that manufactures clothes, watches, bags, and other fashion products. Founded way back in 1941 as just a workshop, Tapestry has today not only grown in strength but also in recognition. When it comes to bags, Tapestry has a wide range of designs and colours. Their bags are available in stores, online and offline and also on their official website. Shop their fantastic collection right here.
Founded in 1968, Calvin Klein is perhaps the most recognized American brand. Known for manufacturing clothes, bags, perfumes, watches, and home furnishings, the two founders of this brand are Calvin Klein and his childhood friend, Barry K. Schwartz. Headquartered in New York City, the brand started off by manufacturing only coats and today it has scaled great heights. When it comes to bags, Calvin Klein has a huge amazing collection for both men and women. The prices are also reasonable and their products are readily available in most online and offline stores. You can also check out their official website to go through the collection.
Top Branded Bags from USA
Now that you know about the various types of bags, their uses, and the popular US bag brands, here is a list of US branded bags that we absolutely love and hope that you will fall in love with them too, the moment you set your eyes on them.
Fossil Rachel Leather Top-Handle Satchel
The Rachel Satchel from Fossil Inc is one of the prettiest satchel bags that we have come across. Available in black and beige, this medium-sized bag has a rounded top and a solid frame that keeps the bag in shape. This pretty satchel bag is just perfect to be carried to work and also when you are out chilling with friends. It has a large top zipper and both a handle and long removable straps that let you carry the bag just the way you want to. Made from suede, the bag has one spacious compartment that lets you carry all your essentials easily. Buy it for Rs. 8,895 on Amazon.
Fossil Ryder Leather Messenger Bag
The Ryder Messenger bag from Fossil is one of the most stylish messenger bags that we have come across so far. It is sophisticated, stunning, chic, and pretty durable too. Made from authentic leather, this shoulder messenger bag sports a smooth burgundy finish and golden metal handles. It has one compartment and several pockets that let you keep all your things organized in one place. It also comes with an adjustable crossbody strap so that you can carry it easily when in a rush. Buy this extremely versatile bag for Rs. 12,995 on Amazon.
Guess Women's Faux Leather Tote Bag
Like we mentioned earlier, a tote bag is a must-have for every woman. It is just the perfect bag to carry when you go shopping when you go pubbing, and even when you go to work. And this beautiful tote bag from Guess is our absolute favourite! Made from faux leather, this bag in black and beige is big enough to let you carry all your stuff. Buy it from Rs. 17,999 on Amazon.
Guess Logo Luxe Satchel
As we mentioned earlier, satchels are available in different shapes and designs. This Guess logo luxe satchel is one of our most favourite satchels from this brand. Available in brown, blue, and black, this satchel bag is made from saffiano faux-leather. It also features Quattro G logo print with contrast trim all over. Extremely spacious, the bag also has a zipped exterior pocket. Buy this satchel for Rs. 27,101 from Amazon.
Guess Inside Out Hobo
Here’s an honest confession – we love hobo bags. They not only look cute but are extremely functional too. You can carry them to work, to a party, to basically any place. And this hobo bag by GUESS in the blueberry shade is one of our favourites. With pale shiny gold hardware, the bag has a zip pocket and two slip pockets as well. Buy it for Rs. 19,679 on Amazon.
Coach OTL Signature J Small Kelsey
Coach, now Tapestry, is one of our favourite brands when it comes to bags. Their bags not only look pretty but last longer too. This beautiful handbag in khaki and chalk by Coach is one of our favourites when it comes to women handbags. Made from leather, it has two open slip pockets, an inner zippered pocket, two handles, and a removable shoulder/ crossbody strap. Buy it for Rs. 19,187 on Amazon.
Calvin Klein Red Casual Backpack
We have already mentioned how handy a backpack is. It can be carried anywhere and can carry a lot of things at one go too. This casual backpack in red with white patterns is one of our favourites when it comes to backpacks. Made from Nylon, this backpack has two compartments and can even carry a laptop. Buy it for just Rs. 5,886 on Amazon and watch heads turn as you walk in with this red backpack on your shoulders.
Be Aware of Fakes
Fakes are complete knockoffs (with fake logos most of the time) and lookalikes are pieces that are merely inspired by the original (like many in-house department store handbag lines). Fakes may seem great at the time of purchase — they're cheap and have the designer label.
Most designers have websites for you to check out their merchandise. Go ahead and get an idea of which bag you like, and if it's in your price range, get it. But if it's a little too expensive, designers have specialty outlet stores and there are also plenty of websites that offer legitimate designer bags for a reasonable price, Now that you know the difference between fakes and lookalikes, you'll want to study up on which styles are hot in the fashion world.