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Most of us wouldn’t want to leave the home without a handbag. They are basically a necessity in today’s world. About the only other necessity today is our mobile phone, and we usually carry this in out handbag too. So, the issue is finding the right handbag for us, and there is no reason to limit ourselves to just one. It’s perfectly fine to have a few handbags to suit different occasions.

So, how do we choose?

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PU Leather – Also called vegan leather, this is made from synthetic polyurethane instead of animal skin.

  • It is quite waterproof.
  • It is quite mildew resistant.
  • Comes in many colours.
  • It looks quite like natural leather.
  • It won’t suffer too much sun damage, unlike natural leather which can crack over time.
  • It is quite inexpensive, cheaper than natural leather.


On the downside, it will burn in fire, and is not quite as durable as natural leather. Also, being almost airtight, it has no breathability.


PVC Leather – This is also synthetic. It has 4 layers of material, including a foam layer, a skin layer, a faux leather base and a protective plastic coating.


  • Very waterproof.
  • Very stain and mildew resistant.
  • Comes in many colours.
  • More durable that most materials.
  • It is quite inexpensive.


The downside is that it is flammable under some conditions, and has no breathability.


Nylon or Polyester – Made from a petroleum product.


  • A nice shiny, silky appearance
  • This is moderately inexpensive
  • Mildew resistant.
  • Quite strong
  • Will not shrink or wrinkle.
  • Some flame resistance.


On the downside, some people consider nylon to be cheap looking. It can be damaged by sunlight and may suffer from staining and dirt.



Cotton – This has many variations, including muslin and denim. So, it has many options for textures, colours and weave patterns.


  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Soft to the touch.
  • Less expensive than some options
  • Many colour, texture patterns.


It is unfortunately not waterproof, it is prone to mildew and some staining. And it can shrink in the wash or fade in the sun.


Demim Cotton – This is the materials used for jeans. It is a popular option for casual wear.


  • Washable
  • Some people like the look of denim.
  • Wrinkle resistant
  • Several colour options.
  • Quite durable.
  • Moderately priced


It can shrink slightly when washed, and fade slightly over time. It can also stain and become dirty under some conditions.


Velvet – A more prestige options.


  • Looks more prestige.
  • Breathable
  • Man colour options.
  • Mildew resistant.
  • Pleasing soft texture.


Velvet is hard to wash; we cannot use hot water, and will absorb moisture. It can fade in sunlight and is prone to staining and dirt.


Tweed – Made from natural wool or cotton, or sometimes artificial rayon.


  • Wrinkle resistant.
  • Stain resistant, or stains tend to be less noticeable.
  • Moderately flame resistant.
  • Many colour options.
  • Very durable
  • Moderately Fade resistant.


Tweed is expensive, and difficult to wash. It is not waterproof and can only be washed in cold water.



Burlap – Made from natural plant material


  • Has a certain rustic look that some people like.
  • Quite durable
  • Highly breathable with minimal stretch
  • Medium priced.


It is flammable and not waterproof. It can stain and fade in the sun. Burlap can only be washed in cold water.


Felt – This is compressed woo, fur or synthetic material.

  • Inexpensive
  • Soft touch
  • Flame resistant.
  • Many colours.


It will shrink when wet, and is prone to staining.


Leather – All natural, made from animal hide.


  • Long lasting
  • Has a classy, prestige look
  • Durable and very long lasting.
  • Can look casual or formal.
  • Match almost any outfit.
  • They retain their value.


Leather can be more expensive, but this is offset by their fashion flexibility and the fact they last for decades. The surface can crack over time, but this does not compromise their appearance. A cracked handbag still looks quite good.


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Handbags are part of our lifestyle. The right bag looks great, can be matched to our outfit, and will carry all those things we cannot live without.

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