Handbags: The Best Outdoor Companion of a Woman
Women’s clothing is notorious for not having enough pockets or no pockets at all. Though changes are happening in that area yet there is a long way to go before there are enough pockets to fit everything a woman needs in the outdoors. Then again, women (quite a few of them at least) need a lot of things when they are outside; water bottles, earphones, perfume, makeup, extra clothing, sanitary napkins, sunglasses and many more. It is not possible to fit them in pockets. So what is the solution? Handbags of course.
A handbag is both an object of utility and aesthetics that both does the job and contributes to your style quotient. It is adequately sized which allows you to carry many items but is not bulky and uncomfortable. Handbags are also attractive accessories and come in many shapes and designs to suit various fashion statements. All of this screams that you need to get a hand on a handbag as soon as possible if you already don’t have one. BP Guide helps you in that respect by compiling a list of handbags from top brands.
What Should You Look for in a Handbag
Space is of prime importance. Afterall, the main purpose of a handbag is to enable you to carry necessities while travelling. You need adequate space for your belongings otherwise the very purpose of a handbag is defeated. How much space is necessary is based entirely upon your usage and preference.
If you intend to use the handbag for college or work, it must have enough space to accommodate notebooks and a regular-sized laptop. If you want to use it for shopping, a small one with space enough to accommodate your purse or wallet should suffice. There is also a matter of preference. If you prefer large, spacious bags irrespective of the type of usage, get them by all means. It is the same if you prefer smaller-sized bags.
Material of the bag will determine its durability and flexibility. There are some materials that are so tough that they last a lifetime. Bags made from these materials are usually expensive but they are worth every penny. Moreover, such bags are economical in the long run as they save you from buying a handbag once every two years, because of their durability. Some materials are waterproof and they are ideal for handbags meant for everyday and all-weather usage. Then there is also the matter of conscience. That fact that an animal was skinned to make this leather bag might not sit well with you. So, a bag made with cruelty-free material is best suited for you.
Shape and Design
The shape and design of the bag has more to do with aesthetics than utility. These two features contribute to the appearance of the bag which further determines the style of it. A particular style of bag goes with a particular attire which elevates your overall style quotient.
Number of Compartments
The hollow cavity of a handbag could be one large compartment or segregated into multiple compartments with the help of dividers and pockets. Which bag would suit you depends on your needs and preferences. Bags with multiple compartments let you organize your objects and are best suited for those who have a variety of objects to carry about. Then again, some people prefer to dump things into a bag and retrieve it after a few seconds of rummaging. It is easier to find objects for them when they are cluttered. A one compartment bag would be the best for such people.
30 Handbags from 6 Top Brands: Cool Options, Different Styles!
The 6 brands featured in this list are as follows:
- Caprese - A segment of VIP Industries, Caprese ( inspired from Isle of Capri in Italy) focuses on manufacturing bags with precise cuts and avant-garde designs. The bags are distinctly modern and showcase aesthetic handiwork.
- Lavie - The name Lavie was inspired by the French phrase La Vie En Rose. This brand blends Indian craftsmanship with global designs and influences to create unparalleled quality and style bags.
- Hidesign - A company that was born of a hobby now produces exquisitely designed leather bags of very high quality.
- Chumbak - An accessory brand that amalgamates modern convenience and functionality with traditional Indian motifs, patterns and designs. They produce bags that are a wonderful fusion of modernity and old-world charm.
- Baggit - A fashion house that makes accessories of innovative and creative designs that cater to the tastes of fun-loving urban Indians.
1. Pale Blue Satchel Handbag
This satchel shaped handbag is colour coded beautifully with shades of pale blue and dark blue. The dimensions of the bag are 39 cm x 14 cm x 42 cm (L x B x H). It comes with a detachable and adjustable sling handle. Besides, it has two handles to let you carry it around by hand. The interior is segregated into two main compartments which are secured by a zip closure at the top.
It has two internal zip pockets and a slip pocket. It enables better organization of your items so that you can access them with ease whenever you want. The premium metal logo provides a bourjois feel to the bag. This satchel bag is available on Amazon for Rs. 3,399.
2. Brown Faux Leather Tote Handbag
The dimensions of this tote bag are as follows; 47 cm x 17 cm x 57 cm ( L x B x H). It has two comfortable shoulder handles, two exterior zip pockets and a faux leather exterior with a premium croc texture finish. The interior is segregated into 3 compartments, one of which is zippered. Besides, it has 2 interior slip pockets and one interior zip pocket. The interior is lined with Caprese’s signature lining which assures the high durability of the bag. The bag is light brown in colour. Get it on Amazon for Rs. 2,649.
3. Blue Leather Textured Handbag with Chain Sling
This satchel is blue and gold in colour. The exterior sports a premium croc texture. It has a metal chain shoulder strap and a metal logo attached to the flap. The dimensions of the bag are 19.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 4.5 cm ( L x H x W ). There is one main compartment with an interior slip pocket and an interior zip pocket. There is a zip pocket on the exterior of the bag. This handbag is available on Amazon for Rs. 2,399.
4. Spacious Hadbag with Detachable Sling
This satchel handbag sports an attractive orange colour. It will pair well with a bright, funky and colourful attire. The dimensions of the bag are 29 cm x 30 cm ( L x H). It is large enough to accomodate a standard tablet comfortably. The interior has one spacious main compartment with zip closure, and an internal zip pocket. There is a zip pocket on the exterior too. The handbag has a detachable shoulder sling and two sturdy handles. Get this on Amazon for Rs. 4,399.
5. Multicoloured Tote Handbag
This multicoloured tote bag is made of faux leather. The dimensions of the bag are 47 cm x 17 cm x 57 cm. It has two comfortable flat shoulder handles and an exterior zip pocket. The interior has one main compartment with zip closure. This main compartment has been segregated into two sections with a zip pocket. So, essentially, the bag has 3 compartments with one of them being a zippered pocket. There are also two internal slip pockets. The interior sports the signature Caprese lining that imparts durability to the bag. It is available on Amazon for Rs. 2,249.
6. Sea Green Hobo Handbag
This hobo shaped handbag sports a soothing sea green colour. It is bold and classy, looks aesthetically appealing and would be a great addition to any attire. The dimensions of this bag are 28 cm x 6.5 cm x 16 cm. It has one main compartment with zip closure. The handbag is made from soft material of premium quality that is both stylish and durable. You can buy it from lavieworld.com for Rs. 4,599.
7. Maroon Frame Satchel Handbag
This framed satchel bag has a unique and stylish design. It is the ideal party wear accessory. It has one compartment of dimensions 23 cm x 9 cm x 24 cm that is spacious enough to accommodate your party essentials for the evening. It has clasp closure and an adjustable shoulder strap. The bag is made of a soft material and is of maroon colour. Get it on lavieworld.com for Rs. 5,999.
8. Patterned Tote Handbag
This dual-toned tote bag sports a blue and brown colour coding with monogram patterns printed on the brown shade. It comes with a detachable and adjustable crossbody strap as well as cushioned handles. The dimensions of the bag are 25 cm x 31.5 cm (H x L). As is usual with tote bags, the interior is characterized by a spacious main compartment. In this bag, the main compartment has been separated by a zippered divider pocket into two parts. Besides, there are 2 slip pockets and an extra zip pocket inside for better organization of your essentials. There is a zippered pocket on the exterior as well. Get this bag from lavieworld.com for Rs. 4,999.
9. Satchel Handbag with Detachable Strap
This satchel bag has a black and brown colour coding. The body is black in colour with a metal logo attached to it. The handles are brown in colour. The dimensions of the bag are 34 cm x 13.5 cm x 25 cm. It has two compartments with multiple pockets that enable the better organization of your items. The bag comes with a detachable shoulder strap for your comfort. Get this spacious handbag from lavieworld.com for Rs. 4,999.
10. Pebble Textured Hobo Handbag
This tan-coloured hobo bag is the perfect accessory for all kinds of outfits. It is functional, trendy, aesthetically appealing and made from premium quality material. The exterior sports a pebble texture, an adjustable and detachable crossbody strap and a single detachable handle. An embellished metal loop heightens its bold and classy look. The interior features a spacious main compartment with top zip closure and a zippered inner pocket. The dimensions of the bag are 26.5 cm x 30 cm ( H x L). Get this bag on lavieworld.com for Rs. 5,799.
11. Round Satchel Handbag
This handbag has a unique circular shape. It has a flap closure secured by a magnet button. You can carry this bag effortlessly with its circular brass handles. Besides, it has an adjustable shoulder strap. The exterior is characterized by minimal styling with thong detail on the circumference. The interior is made up of one main compartment, a slip pocket and a zip pocket. The dimensions of this bag are 19 cm x 22 cm x 8 cm ( L x H x W). You can buy this bag from hidesign.com for Rs. 7,595.
12. Printed Laptop Handbag
This laptop handbag is both stylish and has a high utility value. The exterior has an elegant vegetable tan with black leaf prints on it. It has two sturdy handles that enable you to carry it about effortlessly. The dimensions of the bag are 37.5 cm x 27 cm x 9 cm ( L x H x W ). The interior has two main compartments separated by a zippered pocket. Additionally, it has one zip pocket and one slip pocket. The bag is secured with 2 magnet buttons. It can accomodate a 13 inch laptop comfortably. Get this laptop on Hidesign for Rs. 10,195.
13. Tan Leather Handbag with Stich Details
This is a fashionable handbag made from faux leather. It sports a dark tan colour with thonging and stitch details. It has a flap closure secured by a brass pin. The design of this brass pin is inspired by traditional weapons. A detachable sling enables you to carry this bag. The dimensions of this bag are 26 cm x 18 cm ( L x H ). The interior has one main compartment with a slip and zip pocket. This handbag is available on hidesign.com for Rs. 5,795.
14. Croco Embossed Handbag with Buckle Closure
This green croco textured bag screams high fashion. It has one main compartment which is deceptively spacious and features an inner zippered pocket. The main compartment has a flap closure that is fastened by a clasp. It has versatile carrying options: hang it on your shoulders with the gold-coloured metal chain link strap or carry it about with your hands with that sturdy handle. Get this uber stylish bag from lavieworld.com for Rs. 9,495.
15. Dark Blue Tote Bag
This exquisite-looking tote bag is made from soft Marrakech leather. The blue colour and the textured exterior make for an elegant accessory. The inside is spacious boasting a main compartment divided into 3 sections, a zip pocket and a slip pocket. The main compartment has a top zip closure which makes it convenient to access essentials. The dimensions are 20 cm x 30 cm x 9 cm (L x H x W). The two adjustable and sturdy handles at the top let you carry the bag around easily. Get this bag from hidesign.com for Rs. 10,495.
16. Totebag with Rainforest Print
A laptop bag has become a necessity nowadays and here is one that can accommodate a 13.5 inch laptop. It is a stylish and super chic bag sporting a rainforest print. The dimensions of the bag are 25 cm x 33 cm x 40.5 cm (L x W x H) which houses a single compartment and 3 pockets (one zippered). The classic two-handle feature allows you to carry the bag with ease. It is a both stylish and convenient product and is available on chumbak.com for Rs. 3,495.
17. Rosewood Maroon Tote Bag with Wallet
This spacious and attractive tote bag is perfect for the office. It is functional and fabulous that is high in the utility value and increases your style quotient in the office. The dimensions of the bag are 31 cm x 40 cm (L x H). It has a single compartment and a pocket to store your items. The sturdy shoulder straps let you carry the bag comfortably. One of the striking features of this bag is its appearance. It sports a rich maroon colour and has a detachable tassel to make it look more stylish. You can buy this bag from chumbak.com for Rs. 2,995.
18. Weekender Sling Bag
Small handbags are more convenient than large ones, especially when you have a small number of essentials. This classic sling bag is small in size but has the required space to store your knick-knacks on the go. The dimensions are 5 cm x 21 cm x 14 cm (W x L x H). It has one main compartment with 2 pockets to organize your items. There is a detachable earphone carrier dangling from the exterior of the bag making it easily accessible. The long adjustable strap lets you carry the bag on your shoulders.
The exterior sports a rich red colour and the earphone carrier has floral prints over a black base. This handbag is ideal for everyday essentials like a wallet, earphones/earpods, charger, phone and makeup for touch-ups. Get this bag from chumbak.com for Rs. 2,495.
19. Ocean Print Laptop Bag
This aesthetic-looking laptop bag will elevate your office look. Its 40 cm x 28 cm (L x H) dimension houses a spacious interior that can accomodate a regular-sized laptop and other essentials. The exterior sports an ocean blue-green colour with chevron motifs printed on it. The bag looks chic and trendy. The exterior also has a zippered pocket. You can carry the bag hands-free by its comfortable and adjustable crossbody shoulder straps. There are also two sturdy handles should you wish to carry the bag in your hands. This bag is available on chumbak.com for Rs. 3,495.
20. Pouch Sling Bag
This pouch-shaped handbag is not only unique in design but also hip and trendy. It has one main round-shaped compartment with a drawstring closure. There is a zippered pocket in the interior where you can keep small items. The exterior is designed with embroidered patterns on a mint green base. The dimensions of the bag are 33 cm x 25 cm ( L x H). It has an adjustable shoulder strap attached to it. Get this bag on chumbak.com for Rs. 2,595.
21. Mint Green Handbag with External Side Pocket
This mint green hobo bag is spacious and ideal for a day out. The dimensions of the bag are 31.75 cm x 36.83 cm ( H x W ). The interior has one main compartment with zipper closure. This compartment has been divided into two parts with a zipped pocket. It has two zipped pockets on the exterior, one on the back and one on the front. The bag is made from premium quality PVC material. It has two sturdy handles for convenience. It is available on nykaafashion.com for Rs. 2,790.
22. Unique Shaped Hobo Handbag
This hobo bag is ideal for you if you are looking for something new and out of the ordinary. It has a unique circular shape. The body sports a rich, black colour and so does the shoulder strap, but the handle is a gold coloured chain which accentuates the black bag. The bag is made from non-cruelty material and is of premium quality which not only ensures style but also durability. The dimensions of the bag are as follows, 22.86 cm x 35.56 cm x 8.89 cm ( H x W x D ). It has one main compartment secured by a zipper. You can get this bag from baggit.com for Rs. 2,290.
23. Satchel Handbag with 2 Spacious Compartments
Space is the keyword in this tan and grey colour-coded bag. The dimensions are 24.13 cm x 29.21 cm x 10.16 cm ( H x W x D ). It has two main, spacious compartments and one of them has an interior zipperd pocket. Both the compartments have zip closures. This bag can be carried around by its sturdy handles or shoulder strap. You can find this bag on baggit.com and its price is Rs. 2,690.
24. Rich Red Satchel Handbag
This beautiful rich red colour bag is both stylish and utilitarian. The dimensions are 22.23 cm x 27.31 cm x 8.89 cm ( H x W x D ). It has one main compartment with a zippered pocket. This compartment is secured by a zip closure and a flap closure. The exterior sports a back zipper pocket, a strudy handle and shoulder straps. Get this bag from baggit.com for Rs. 2,290.
25. Baguette Handbag with Rich Croco Texture
This baguette shaped handbag has a beautiful floral print on it. It has a handle and a metallic chain accent. The interior is composed of one compartment with zip closure. Besides, there is an internal patch pocket and zip pocket. The dimensions of the bag are 25 cm x 14 cm x 5 cm. It is made from synthetic material. Get this stylish bag from ajio.com for Rs. 1,995.
26. Floral Print Baguette Handbag
This bag will please your inner fashionista who has a soft spot for quirky and awe-inspiring statement bags. It is made from 100% vegan material, and has a symmetrical design and a croco texture over a black base colour. The dimensions are 25.4 cm (H) x 27.94 cm (W) x 6.35 cm (D). The bag has one main compartment with a zipper closure. There is a zippered exterior slip pocket. You can carry this bag around with its shoulder strap. Complete your overall look by pairing this bag with your most stylish outfit. It is available on baggit.com for Rs. 1,590.
27. Handbag with Flap Closure
This blue and white bag has a flap closure. It is made from leatherette material and the dimensions of the bag are 19 cm x 18 cm x 8 cm. The bag has one main compartment and multiple pockets for better organization of your items. You can carry the bag by its chain handle or adjustable shoulder strap. Get this sophisticated looking bag from ajio.com for Rs. 3,495.
28. Yellow Textured Tote Handbag
This tote bag sports a bright yellow colour. It is made from leatherette and has a textured exterior. The dimensions of the bag are 28 cm x 38 cm x 8 cm. It has one main compartment with a zip closure. The compartment is quite spacious and you can accommodate quite a few things in it. You can carry the bag with its two sturdy handles. This spacious handbag is available on ajio.com for Rs. 4,495.
29. Dome Shaped Handbag
This leatherette handbag has a unique dome shape. The soothing mint green colour of the bag is one of its attractive features. So is the exterior which sports a leatherette texture. The dimensions of the bag are 23 cm x 18 cm x 7 cm and its cavity is divided into two main compartments. There is an interior zip pocket and slip pockets for better organization of items. The main compartments have zip closure. You can carry the bag around with its detachable shoulder straps. Get this handy bag from ajio.com for Rs. 2,495.
30. Satchel Handbag with Reptilian Embossing
This satchel handbag has an attractive lustre to it. It is rich brown in colour with a reptilian texture. The interior shows a single compartment segregated into two with a divider. It also shows a slip pocket. The exterior sports a zippered slip pocket. The main compartment has a zip closure. There are two ways by which you can carry the bag around. The first is by its handles and the second is by its detachable shoulder straps. This bag is ideal for office purposes. It has the shape and size to carry a laptop and other documents and looks stylish to suit formal attire. Get this bag from ajio.com for Rs. 3,995.
Make sure you're making your hard-earned money by having the handbags have the quality you want. If you find a handbag of exceptional quality, don't worry about spending a few pennies more because these bags last longer than the less expensive ones. Check the zipper and all corner stitching very carefully. Reading reviews is essential for online shoppers.