Some handbags suit virtually any outing and in my opinion that purse is the Hobo. Casually classy and a little slouchy it is generally roomy enough to carry quite a quantity of items within it.
Characteristically the hobo bag is styled from a soft flexible material so that it drapes when carried or as it is set onto the ground. Although there is a wide variety in their size and design, traditional features include a long strap so as to be worn over the shoulder, a large roomy interior, and a droopy crescent moon shape.
During the old flower power days a lower cost cloth version of these bags was very much in vogue. Today you will still find those bags slung over women's shoulders but you may also sneak a peek at a few elite styles as well. The finest designers see the beauty in this bag too.
Named After the Men Who Initiated this Trend
This distinctive handbag picked up its style and name from the cloth bundle or sack that hoboes stored their belongings in.
Stuck onto the end of a stick and slung over their shoulder this bag traveled with them as they walked the roads or hopped a passing train in their search for work. Known as a Bindle it was an easy method of carrying what meager possessions the hobo had with him.
The hobo wasn't a particularly well respected character of his day but nor was he that lowly of a person either. He may have had a wife and family at home to support but was forced to wander in order to accomplish this.
Unlike a tramp or bum who had no interest in work the hobo spent his days wandering to find employment. Often this meant traveling the rails to find any temporary job that he was able to acquire.
A Roomy Handbag Ideal for Active Wear
As the hobo would often be traveling long distances the design of his tote helped to alleviate its weight by utilizing the strong shoulder bone to bear the load.
Just as the Hobo's Bindle was carried so many years ago the hobo purse is also designed to be casually slung over the shoulder for use.
Although these bags do come in varying sizes the generally ample space within this bag make it ideal for the active woman. For shopping, work, or play it allows its owner to adequately stock the bag with their unique needs.
Along with balancing out the bag's weight the long shoulder strap also has the dual function of freeing up ones hands for other tasks ie: carrying groceries or holding the hands of young children. Many recreational and beach bags are available in this design.
Top Name Brand Designer Purses
What makes a designer fashionable is his or her popularity and these handbag name brands are at the top of their class.
Listed alphabetically so as not to influence anyone's preference.
Balenciaga * Burberry * Chanel * Christian Dior * Coach * Fendi * Gucci * Givenchy * Hermes * Kate Spade * Louis Vuitton * Marc Jacobs * Michael Kors * Prada * Versace * Yves Saint Laurent
Of course there are many more names that could be included in this list but I'll stop here. I'm sure that if the name of your favorite designer isn't on this list that you won't fault me.
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