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The idea of a handbag is for women to have everything they need at their disposal, and it is generally considered 'normal' to have three or more handbags in a wardrobe. When considering the purchase of a handbag, ask yourself how long you plan to have it. If it's long term, then you must consider quality as your most important factor. If you want something temporary for the summer months then you can consider handbags on the lower end of the scale. If you plan to use it everyday for work then quality and price is of upmost importance. You'll find that many handbags go well with more than one dress. So, be sure to consider your wardrobe and which handbag will go with more of your dresses.

Shapes and Sizes

Handbags are available in many styles, shapes and sizes. Some of the more popular handbags to choose from are listed below:

- Tote bags
- Shoulder bags
- Handheld bags
- Clutch bags
- Messenger bags

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Manzoni Bags

The Manzoni range of bags are all made from genuine leather. The unique style that Manzoni brings to handbags is a testament to their long term committment in providing quality and current designs. is an Online stockist for the Manzoni handbag range. We provide a sample of some of the great handbags you will find from this great designer. For genuine leather handbags, you cannot go by the leather handbags at Manzoni.

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Handbags and their uses

Each style of handbag is made for a specific purpose in mind. The small Clutches are handheld, lightweight handbags which carry limited items and are convenient. On the other hand there are handbags that are larger and have more compartments and are used for transporting more items. Each and every bag is unique and used for different circumstances, which is why women must also have many handbags!

Shoulder bags as they are named are primarily worn over the shoulder. They come in a variety of sizes, colours and materials. The great thing about Shoulder bags is that they are always in style.

Clutch handbags do not have handles, so they must be held in your palm or under your arm. They are available in very stylish and modern designs and are a great fashion accessory. They are available in small to medium sizes and are much more light weight than other traditional handbags. Clutch handbags usually only have enough roomfor your essentials.

Handheld handbags are similar to clutches in size but the main difference is that they have handles. They are available in many designs and styles and the right bag can complement most formal dresses.

Totes or Tote bags are large in size and open at the top. The great thing about having an open top means that they can accommodate for larger items which makes them more practical. They are generally regarded as informal bags, and the designs can be with pictures or images on them. They are also available in the one colour if that's what you fancy, but ones with pictures are more prevalent. This style of handbag is very lightweight and convenient and perfect for shopping, travelling, or going to the beach. Unlike other handbags, the Tote bag only has the one compartment which can be used to fill up with practically anything.

History of the Handbag

The term "handbag" came into use in the early 1900's and generally referred to hand-held luggage bags usually carried by men. These bags were later the inspiration for the common handbag for women that we see today, including intricate and complicated fasteners, internal walls and compartments, and security locks. This new fashion opened the door for jewelers to create special compartments for glasses, cosmetics, fans and other accessories.

In the early 1920's there was a revolution in fashion with varying hemlines and lighter clothing being worn. It was during this time that bags no longer needed to match their outfit perfectly and it had become stylish for a lady to carry a doll dressed exactly like herself, complete with matching bag for her minature companion.