Bag Haven

Did you know, that back in the 17th century men used to carry bags?

It started off with purses used by both genders for carrying coins. With time, ladies bags progressed to a bigger size due to the growing needs of the woman and the need to carry more stuff in their bags.

Fast forward to the 21st Century, bags have become an intricate part of our daily wear providing functionality and acting as an accessory.

A look is not complete without the perfect bag to boot. The bag can either give the ensemble a dressed up look or otherwise depending on what you want to achieve.

Here are just some of the ways bags are categorised according to their silhouette and type of handle.

  • Baguette: a small, narrow, rectangular shape purse, resembling a French loaf of bread (baguette)

  • Barrel: shaped like a barrel or closed tube, usually with shoulder-length straps

  • Bowling bag purse: a popular 1990s “retro” style for younger women, modelled after American bags used to carry bowling balls

  • Bucket bag: shaped like a bucket, medium-size or large, with shoulder straps and a drawstring closure

  • Clutch: a handbag without handles with detachable chain strap, rectangular in shape, often an evening bag but used during the day as well

  • Doctor’s bag: modelled after a Victorian era doctor’s bag for making housecalls

  • Drawstring: a purse that closes with a drawstring at the top, may have wrist- or shoulder-length straps, popular as an evening bag style

  • Half-moon: shaped as a half-moon

  • Hobo: medium-size crescent-shaped bag with a top zipper and often a slouch or dip in the centre; a modern, casual silhouette

  • Kiondo: a handwoven handbag made from sisal with leather trimmings. It is indigenous to Kenya

  • Lighted: a handbag with a lighting system which has been attempted since the 1950s without success until recently when in 2011 the first successful lighted handbag was brought to market.

  • Messenger bag: one long strap worn across the body, inspired by bags worn by urban messengers to deliver business mail, a modern silhouette

  • Minaudière: a small rectangular evening bag, usually hard-bodied, sometimes held inside a soft fabric bag that serves as a sleeve

  • Muff: a winter bag made of real or faux fur, wool or velvet that has zippered compartments and a slip opening for hands

  • Pocketbook: small purse, rectangular shape

  • Pouch: small bag such as a pocket, teabag, money bag, sporran, etc.

  • Saddle purse: shaped like a horse saddle, may have equestrian motifs and hardware to emphasize the design

  • Satchel: a soft-sided case usually of leather

  • Tote: medium to large bag with two straps and an open top

  • Trapezoid: shaped as a trapezoid, usually made of stiff material

  • Wristlet, a small handbag with a short carrying strap resembling a bracelet

Source: Wikipedia


Thanks to online shops like Auddl, we are able to shop a variety of bags and get them at discounted prices putting into use the 25% discount on early subscription and utilising the sales and offers.

Enjoy the bags on display and if you want to sample more and make an order, visit the following link.

If you want to convert the currency, click the top right hand side of the site and change it to a currency of your preference.

In the meantime, feast your eyes…..


















  1. Scott Mitchell · June 22, 2016

    In many places today men carry bags as well. I even am quite specific which PC bag I want to keep with me (I have like 10 lol)

    • FitnDiscover · June 22, 2016

      haha, do tag me in a photo of you carrying one, yes?

      • Scott Mitchell · June 23, 2016

        I’d have to take a photo first 😀 Dang, I didn’t dress good enough for a pic today but I’ll get that soon

      • FitnDiscover · June 23, 2016

        lol, browse through the Auddl link too you might just see something you’d love.

  2. Crystal Olisa · July 24, 2016

    I’m also obsessing over bags so I love this post! Can’t name the different ones but I want them all lol

    • FitnDiscover · July 24, 2016

      I need to upgrade my bag collection

      • Crystal Olisa · July 24, 2016

        Planning to start selling some on my blog actually so I might be able to help with that 🙂

      • FitnDiscover · July 24, 2016

        Oh nice! Can’t wait.

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