Shoulder bags, sometimes also known as messenger bags, are a combination of a sack and a purse. The bags feature one large pocket about the size of a book bag along with extra pockets and a large flap that covers over the zipper. Closely related to this style is the hobo bag, which features a large slouchy style and crescent shape.
Each Shoulder bag has a long, purse length strap for transport. Popularized by bicycle messengers, the bags are now a common sight on fashionable women around the world. Shoulder bags are very conveniently sized and easy to transport.
Much like purses or other handbags, shoulder bags can be customized to fit any personality or carrying need. Shoulder bags come in many different shapes and colours, but they all have convenience and style in common. Most shoulder bags are made from leather, but you can find bags with added canvas or (printed) animal application. Designers such as Chloé, Bottega Veneta, or Burberry Brit create shoulder bags in styles that match many of their already popular designs.
Shoulder bags are customisable, and they become an expression of who you are while serving a functional purpose.