HANDBAG FABRICS & MATERIALS TO KNOW
It’s a material world—especially when it comes to handbags. From dressed-up to laid-back looks, what your bag’s made of can make all the difference. Check out all the different types of handbag materials to find the perfect one for every outfit and occasion.
Versatility? Check. Durability? Check. Style? Definitely check. Mainstays in any bag collection, leather handbags come in a wide range of styles, whether relaxed or structured, oversized or mini, classic or oh-so-trendy. Smooth leather in neutral tones offers an easily transition from day to night, while saffiano leather bags and pebble leather bags add extra texture.
Love luxe? Suede handbags are made with a type of napped leather, but have a super-soft texture and are not as durable as traditional leather. It’s a good idea to use a suede protector spray to keep your bag clean and looking newer for longer.
FAUX LEATHER & PVC
Big style without breaking the bank. Faux-leather handbags and PVC handbags are made with alternative materials creating the look of soft or patent leather—great for trying out the latest trends without making the investment or commitment. They’re also perfect for those in search of cruelty-free options or budget-conscious options.
CANVAS, COATED CANVAS & FABRIC
Give your look a casual touch. Usually made of heavyweight cotton, canvas handbags are great carryalls for everything you need. Check out stylish and spacious totes and weekenders in lots of colors, patterns, graphic prints and more—don’t forget coated canvas bags, too! Another bonus? Fabric handbags are lightweight (compared to leather) for everyday use.
STRAW & CROCHET
Warm weather calls for easy breezy accessories—and we love charming straw handbags and crochet handbags. You can find these woven styles in lighter tones to perfectly complement summer outfits. Beach bound? A raffia tote will hold your towel, sunscreen and extra clothes. Date night? A cute straw clutch completes your look.
The strong stylish type. Casual and durable, nylon bags are made of a synthetic material that’s water-resistant and long-lasting. Available in a wide variety of colors and sizes, this type of material can live up to everyday wear and tear without sacrificing style.