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What is the difference between a handbag and a sling bag?

weihanbag  July 19, 2022

A handbag is a small bag that you carry over your shoulder, often on one side. It can have a long strap or short handles and it's normally used to store items like money, keys, and phones in a safe place. A sling bag is often more casual than a handbag because it hangs across your body rather than being carried by handles or straps. The two main differences between them are their function and how they're worn:


A handbag is a small bag that’s carried on the shoulder or arm, and it's worn over one shoulder. It can be any shape or size, but many are made to match formal dresses and suits. The most common type of handbag is a clutch, which typically has an open top and no strap. Handbags can also come in the form of satchels (with straps), totes (with handles), bags with buckles/clasps, backpacks, messenger bags/briefcases (with handles at the top), cross-body bags (straps that run across the body) and hobo bags (shoulders).

Handbags have been popular since ancient times; archaeological evidence shows that women have been carrying small personal items around since at least 2000 B.C., although archaeologists don't know what those items were because they weren't preserved in the mummies' remains like other belongings were

Sling Bag

A sling bag is a casual, everyday bag that can be worn over one shoulder. It has a strap that goes over your shoulder, and it's usually small enough to fit in your hand. Sling bags are made of canvas or leather and are lightweight, making them easy to carry around with you wherever you go!

A handbag is more formal and a sling bag is more casual

A handbag is more formal and a sling bag is more casual. A handbag has a strap that you can wear across your body and it's carried in the hand. A sling bag, however, is worn on one shoulder and can either be slung over your arm or across your body.

In conclusion, there is a difference between these two types of bags. The sling bag has more pockets and compartments than the handbag. It also comes in different colours and designs while the handbag is usually black or brown and has only one compartment.

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