8 Tips for Choosing a Bag to Meet All Your Needs ...


Follow these tips for choosing a bag and you'll be sure to pick the right one for you.

Choosing a bag can be more complicated than you think!

Perhaps you need one that's big enough to hold everything you need, smart enough for work, and within your budget.

Or you see a cute bag that you like but it won't fit your lifestyle.

So try these tips for choosing a bag and you'll bag yourself the perfect piece …

1. Purpose

One of the most important tips for choosing a bag is to consider what you want to use it for.

Yes, I know you want it to hold things!

But will it have to serve for work, shopping and leisure?

A day bag won't work for evening as well, so although you may be tempted by a cute evening bag, it's not much use if you will hardly use it.

2. Fabric

Another factor to take into consideration is the fabric of the bag.2

For example, a light tote is fine for groceries as long as they aren't heavy, but will soon fall apart if you use it to carry heavy books.

Are you vegan/vegetarian?

Then you'll want to check that the bag is not made from leather.

3. Color

It's lovely to have a variety of bags, but if your budget is limited then you'll need one that you can use with every outfit.2

Pick a color that matches the majority of your wardrobe.

Neutral may seem boring, but you won't have any problems with clashing colors.

4. Security

If you're going to be carrying valuables in your bag, then security is important.

Look for a bag that zips up fully;

a flap that closes over the zip is another useful feature.

Also, avoid bags that are carried over the shoulder.

A strap that you can wear across your body is safer

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