Bags & Purses

Handbags, clutches and totes to carry it all with you

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    The best everyday purses and bags are both beautiful and functional. Look for well-made pieces made from durable materials like leather and waxed canvas. The bag’s measurements are important, too. Make sure the bag you choose is large enough to carry your everyday essentials while not being so large that it’s difficult to carry.


    How do you wear your handbag? Backpacks from small shops on Etsy are comfortable to sling over both shoulders, while the best leather totes for everyday use and shoulder bags feature comfortably wide straps for just one shoulder. Messenger bags and crossbody bags can be worn across your body, resting from one shoulder to the opposite hip.


    As you choose a handbag, consider how many pockets and compartments you might need for everyday use. A clutch might feature just a single interior pocket, while a spacious diaper bag includes tons of built-in storage for all your essentials. If you prefer to go hands-free, look for a fanny pack. These ‘80s fashion accessories are back in a big way and can be worn everyday, from upscale designs crafted from hand-woven leather to athletic-friendly ripstop fabric versions that can be tucked away in your sports bag.

    Jetsetters and staycation-ers alike need luggage that’s durable, reliable, and stylish. Etsy shops sell all sorts of unique and functional handmade and vintage travel bags, from personalized rolling luggage for long trips to overnight bags designs for a night or two away.


    As you pack, these popular types of vacation bags can help you keep all your travel essentials organized and accessible.


    • Tote bags are lightweight and can transition easily from a carry-on to your everyday handbag when you reach your destination. Market tote bags are made from soft materials and can be easily packed away.
    • Cosmetic and toiletry bags keep your makeup and grooming must-haves organized when you’re on the road. Small shops on Etsy can add your initials or monogram to your dopp kit for a special touch.
    • Clothing and shoe bags protect your wardrobe during transit, and can also be used to store garments and shoes in your closet at home.
    • Accessory cases keep your jewelry, sunglasses, scarves, and more small items neatly organized as you travel.
    • Electronic cases can be used for laptops, tablets, and e-readers. Many designs are padded for extra protection.
    • Insulated food bags are the perfect picnic companion, keeping your snacks suitably cooled til it’s time to enjoy them.

    Everyday and travel bags can be easily customized when you shop directly from independent sellers on Etsy. These small shops offer the option to customize the design for your bag, from choosing the material to the zipper color to the strap length and lining pattern. Many sellers also offer personalization options like embossing or stamping a monogram or initials onto a wallet or coin purse. Keychains and lanyards can be personalized for corporate events, as party favors, or as a fun and thoughtful gift idea under $30.