Purses come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. In fact, you can pretty much find any type of purse that will match whatever you wear. But there are certain types of purses that are more versatile than others. Which ones are your favorites? Here are your top seven must-have types of purses.

work bag

The Everyday Work Bag

If you’re into the day-to-day grind and working on your laptop while grabbing coffee shots, a simple tote or shoulder bag is a must-have. These usually feature a single or double compartment with separate pockets for holding your cell phone, wallet/credit card, and sometimes your keys. They are an all-around good value and will last a long time since most are made of durable materials. You can find these in so many styles and patterns that you’ll never run out of options when shopping for them. If you’re going to be out and about, it’s worth investing in a few different styles so you have a few different options available.

brown clutch bag

Clutch or Mini Hauler

If you’re into a more casual look than a traditional clutch or backpack, then the mini haulers are for you. Like a smaller version of the usual clutch, the mini hauler usually features a single pocket with two straps. It has a strap attached to the front of the bag that allows you to keep it close to you without having to worry about taking it off. It also comes with a matching clutch purse. Some of these purses even have a small pocket with a strap that goes underneath your main purse to hold your other accessories.

hobo style purse

Small Hobo Style Purses

Just like the name suggests, these bags are small and easy to carry around. This is definitely ideal for those who have short hands and would prefer to carry their belongings at a more subtle level. The bags come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes. You can even find some that are meant to go over shoulders so you won’t have to worry about getting your hand full. There are typically five types of hobo purses, but there are some new hobo bags coming out that feature a seven inch handle. These are great for people who love to take things everywhere they go.

tote bag


The tote purse is a must-have for every woman’s wardrobe. The tote is similar to a large backpack except that it has plenty of room to stow any items you might want to bring with you on a day out. The bags usually feature a three-quarter zipper or a semi zipper in their shoulder straps to ensure that they are easy to open and close. Most of the time you will find that the tote is made from durable nylon and that it features a snap closure in the top. It is also a good idea to try and find one that has some sort of interior organizer since this will allow you to keep track of everything you need to take along.

crossbody bag

Crossbody Bag

Just like the name implies, this type of bag goes across your chest instead of out in front. Like a crossbody sleeper pillow, the crossbody purse goes over both breasts and has a strap that goes across your torso. The crossbody bag is perfect for those who enjoy wearing shirts as well as sweaters because they will stay comfortably tucked away when not in use.

designer bag

Designer Bags

Just like designer clothing, designer purses are designed to be worn in more than one way. Many of the different types of bags have unique designs and even come with embellishments. These are great for bringing the excitement of the outside into your own home. There are so many different types of designer bags that they will surely add some excitement to your wardrobe.

sleek tote bag

Sleek Tote

Sleek totes are another favorite among women. There are so many different types of trendy totes and handbags available today that it’s hard to choose just one. Sleek tote bags usually have an inside zip pocket which makes them ideal for packing or transporting. There is often a special place to hang a purse so that it will remain in its proper place. A sleek tote bag makes any outfit look dressed to the nines. Look for them in stores or online shops of your favorite boutique.