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Glossary for bags
Source: Emily Blumenthal/ Handbag Designer 101
Bag in an A-line shape that can also be referred to as a Four-Poster. The trapezoid can be referred to as a Satchel as well.
Bag that was created initially for women to be hands free in early 1930s by Coco Chanel herself. Historically small to medium, this bag can run large and is paired with two thin straps or sometimes chain shoulders to be worn over the shoulder.
A rectangular bag with rounded corners. It has a top zip closure and often has zippered exterior pockets.
This bag usually has one long adjustable strap used to carry the bag across the body and provide easy access to the wearer.
A bag with a cord woven through eyelets to gather and close at the top. The drawstring may form straps or the bag may have a separate strap.