Handbags are the workhorses of the
world. They have to fit all of your belongings, feel comfortable on your shoulders, and coordinate with your whole wardrobe—which is no easy feat. Finding your new favorite bag starts with
learning about popular purse styles
. Once you know the difference between a hobo bag and a satchel bag, or a clutch and a pouch, you’re ready to search for the design that you want and need. (Still stumped?
This quiz can help.
) Groupon has got it covered with a wide range of styles and designs, so the perfect bag is never more than a few clicks away.
All The Small Things
If a night on the town is in the cards, being weighed down by bulky bags is the opposite of fun. You probably don’t need much more than your phone and keys, anyway, which makes wristlets and small crossbody bags an ideal choice. Look for flashier designer bags from brands such as
to add an extra pop to your going-out ensemble, or choose a more classic style from designers such as
if your outfit is doing the talking.
The Workweek Workhorse
Throughout the week, you may have to schlep around all kinds of things, such as your computer, your lunch, the book you’re reading at lunch, and the book your lunch is reading at lunch. There’s a lot to keep track of, so choose a handbag that comfortably fits all of your essentials. A leather tote is roomy enough to hold everything you need, and its open top makes it easy to reach in and grab what you need—plus, leather always looks dressy and work-appropriate. If your office environment is a little more formal, check Groupon for a women’s briefcase instead.