Define satchel, hobo, shoulder bag, tote...

mangowife

Seriously tempted...
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Aug 8, 2006
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Too far from the beach!
Just curious on your positions on what each of these terms mean. I've seen certain online stores that categorize their purses this way, so I have a general idea of their shapes, but I was wondering if there was an industry-wide definition for each one. Is there overlap between the terms? Am I missing any terms?

For example, I had posted a thread a while back asking for recommendations for a shoulder bag (at the time, I meant "anything that fits over the shoulder"), but after hearing some suggestions, another PFer commented that those were more like a tote rather than a shoulder bag... which made me question what these terms meant...

Can anyone help? TIA!
 

kore

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Nov 13, 2006
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Very cool :smile: I've always wondered what a bag needed to be classified as a "hobo", since I've seen a wide variety of styles. Now I know :yahoo: