It’s time for the monthly installment of ten fashion terms to know. Some of them are obscure, others common knowledge. The fashion/clothing industry never disappoints and is always evolving. Thus, making sure I will have endless words to define for you.
Basket Handbag- Originally a term used for a bag woven from reed to resemble a basket. Now may be made from a variety of materials but still resemble a basket.
Canteen Handbag- A bag in a circle shape that has a zipper and shoulder strap. Made to resemble a canteen used to carry water in desert climates.
Carpet Bag- A bag made of a patterned heavy fabric such as carpeting or tapestry in a large style.
Change Purse-A small bag that closes by a snap clasp on a rigid frame. Usually carried inside of a handbag to hold coins. Also called a coin purse.
Envelope Bag- A long narrow handbag made in the shape of a letter envelope. Often it has no handles.
Feed Bag- A bag made of a cylindrical shape of leather or canvas materials. Made to resemble a horse feed bag. It copies the round flat bottom and top handles.
Knapsack-A bag made of heavy fabric, square shaped, with webbing that forms a handle. Originally used in hiking and now used for a school bag.
Manbag- Handbag, usually a shoulder bag style, carried by men.
Newsbag- A tote bag with a seperate section on the outside to slip in a magazine or newspaper.
Saddle bags- Two soft leather bags joined to a central strap. Originally made to throw over a horse to carry provisions.
I hope you enjoyed the handbag themed fashion terms!