Who would have imagined that the ancestors used by the ancestors and the pockets for carrying coins would undergo dramatic changes in the 21st century and turn into a self-contained accessory. It's about bags. Some thoughtful man decided to help the modern girl in the moments of her shopping and imagined to increase the average size of the bags. Thereby freeing the hands of women from plastic bags. Innovation in the fashion world dubbed as a bag-shopper. That is, an accessory designed to visit shopping centers, supermarkets and fill it with purchases.

Bag History

The ancestor of the product is considered a purse, which was invented as an alternative to the coin bag and pocket. Until the 17th century, men wore sacks of money at their belts, while women hid them under their fluffy skirts. Then the designers provided pockets for men's vests, trousers. Then there was no need in the bags, and women had no choice but to decorate an unremarkable coin accessory, make it of different sizes, from diverse materials and show people.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, embroidered glass beads, wicker, lace and knitted pouches appeared. In the 18th century, they invented the first side skirts, women's pockets.

In 1790, for the first time, ladies came out with a bag that needed to be held in their hands. Then a saying appeared: "Men should keep their hands in their pockets, and women should have pockets (that is, bags) in their hands."

What is a shopping bag? What to wear with a shopper bag

Protection for reticule as locks and snakes appeared in the 19th century. The first industrial production belonged to companies such as Louis Vuitton and Hermès.

Men wonder why a girl should have several bags in her wardrobe. This question can be redirected to designers, they say, why do they come up with new products, which do not want to give up the modern lady. For example, in the winter of 2013, the shopper bag became popular, Oriflame, by the way, has already offered its customers to purchase a novelty from them. And how can you refuse such a model when you buy products, you can drop them all into one bag on your shoulder and continue shopping with free hands?

In addition to this model, there are classic types of bags:

  • The postman is a leather product with a flap and patch pockets.
  • The dome is an oblong, frame bag, as a rule, with two short handles and one long.
  • The diplomat is a business case with a rigid frame, in a modern design with leather-covered.
  • The bucket is a large pouch, with a tight bottom and closing up at the top with tightening elements.
  • Flat bag - elongated envelope. Consists of two main parts: the front and the back of the bottom without sewn together.
  • Clutch is the evening version of the storage of personal women's clothes.

And, of course, the types of bags include: all kinds of travel reticules; sports luggage; backpacks and waistbands for storing money.

What is a shopping bag?

Initially, such a product was intended to replace plastic bags with eco-friendly cotton knapsacks. Then the household accessory clearly entered the TOP of popular office bags, naturally, after upgrading and replacing the main material: cotton for suede or leather.

Structurally, it is a volume product, the length of which is longer with respect to height. It has a rectangular or trapezoidal shape. Inside the bag, as a rule, one large department. Feature of the product is the absence of zippers at the top, valves. There are models with raw edges of the base material.

Comfortable thing to relax. The capacity of the accessory allows you to take it to the beach. Popular bag-shopper "Sea Cruise", created in the classic blue and white colors, especially for the company "Oriflame."

How to dress

2015 fashion dictated the possibility to combine in the wardrobe of clothes of different styles. So, shoes are perfectly combined with a chiffon dress and sneakers with a coat. This style combines elegance, comfort and practicality, called casual. To him in its original form was meant for the female shopper.

The casual is also present in the business style. Allowed: replacement of ties and jackets, plain shirts with jumpers; the presence of patch pockets; mid-rise dark jeans; sweaters over shirts; low shoes with no shiny buckles. Therefore, the admirers of business casual fits the image of a shopper.

Girls in schools, universities, such a roomy accessory is simply necessary: ​​both fashionable and convenient. Also the bag shopper is combined with a sporty style. The only thing where such an attribute of wardrobe is inappropriate is in an elegant evening look, which only a clutch can emphasize.

Shopper but: reviews

Oriflame, a company that produces and promotes cosmetics in the Russian and Ukrainian markets, pleases its customers not only with skin care products, but also with the sale of fashionable bags. So, in the fall of 2014, a marine-themed shopper appeared in the company's catalogs, which many regular customers managed to acquire and leave feedback about the product.

On the well-known "otzovik", the product according to users of 5 stars scored 4.5. The bag is made in China and consists of 100% polyester. People pay attention to the contrasting combination of outer blue fabric with red lining, which looks spectacular. Inside there are pockets for small things. Marked quality tailoring, smooth lines. The product is fastened with a magnetic button. The price, under the conditions of the catalog, was 250 rubles or 80 hryvnia. The cost of a shopper not for consultants was set somewhat overpriced - 1000 rubles or 300 hryvnia.

TOP office bags

In August 2015, one women's magazine analyzed the market of office bags and out of the options proposed by designers, 5 of the most sought-after ones were selected.

  1. Classic tote – accessory clear geometric forms, with two short handles. Colors: from delicate tones to bright options. Material leather or imitation leather of reptiles.
  2. Torba, or hobo bag. Preferred model for lax style. Formless (in a good way) thing in the form of a crescent with one thick handle.
  3. Bag. The main condition for choosing such a bag for office style is the absence of variegated patterns that often adorn this type of product.
  4. Shopper bags. Reviews of the owners of this accessory as a supplement to the business style confirm the evolution of the product from the “rag package” to the elegant attribute.
  5. Satchel. Bag in the form of a school bag with a flap and patch pockets.

Do it yourself

The summer version of a roomy accessory for walking, shopping and recreation can be sewn independently. From the fabric it is recommended to dwell on sackcloth, denim or dense linen. Lining at the discretion of the craftswoman, if overlay the edges of the main fabric, then you can do without it. But then there will be no inner small pockets.

Pattern primitive. Two rectangles, 45 cm long, 35 cm wide. Side parts 2 pieces: 45x10 cm. Handles: 85x10 cm, after fitting them can be shortened. The parts of the product are applied face-to-face in the following sequence and are sewn with an indent of 1 cm: first, the front part with one sidewall, then the back part and the second sidewall are attached to the sewn sidewall, which is last attached to the front part. From the inside, the product is folded in half, in such a way that the bends are in the middle of the side elements. This is necessary for flashing the base. Handles are fastened, and that's all - the trendy bag is ready.

Bag Shopper Rouge "Oriflame"

The demand for the Sea Breeze model inspired the creators of the Oriflame company for a walk and shopping bag Rouge. First, a burgundy-colored model appeared in the catalog, and later, black.

Product material - leather, front imitation crocodile leather. The accessory immediately fell in love with the girls, firstly, by the price factor this is an affordable model, and secondly, the bag is durable.

Which one to choose

Before purchasing a fashion accessory, it is necessary to analyze the existing wardrobe. If it is dominated by restrained things of an office nature, then a small shopper bag in a single-color design will do.

It is better to choose an animal, floral or camouflage print on the accessory for everyday wear, shopping and even a visit to the gym.

When choosing a bag, in addition to the wardrobe, it is necessary to take into account the peculiarities of the figure and height. Low-volume girls will not fit a volume model or too elongated, such an attribute in the wardrobe will visually steal a few more centimeters of growth. Tall girls, on the contrary, should not be modest with the bag volumes, we can safely take large-sized models.