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The ultimate guide to...

Handbags

Whether you want to make a fashion statement, or need a bag that is functional, Debenhams offer great styles that will carry you through the day and into the night. To help you get a handle on which bag is right for you, we've put together a useful guide that explains the different styles and shapes available.

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Across body bags

A style of bag that has longer straps for it to be placed over your head and shoulder so it sits across your body. It enables you to carry a bag whilst keeping both hands free.

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Grab bags

These are great styles for when you are on the move. They are large enough to contain all your essentials and small enough to carry around all day everyday. Simply grab and go!

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Occasion & clutch bags

Small and compact, a clutch is ideal for any special occasion. Made in luxurious fabrics such as velvet and silk they can be plain, beaded or exquisitely detailed. Clutch bags are the most common occasion/evening bags. Clutches have no straps or handles and can be carried in your hand or tucked under your arm.

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Purses & Wallets

A purse is highly practical, but should also be the height of style. A must-have item to keep your finances together, you carry it every day, so make sure it makes the right statement. Available in a range of sizes, designs and colours, you'll have no problem finding one that's a right fit for you.

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Shopper bags

Shopper bags are large but stylish. They are a great shopping accessory and have a top-handle with a zip or button closure to keep your shopping safe.

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Shoulder bags

These styles are great for everyday use. Available with a single or double strap - just carry it comfortably over your shoulder.

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Tote bags

The popular tote bag has short to medium straps so that you can carry it easily in your hands. The top is open so that you can shove in your gym kit or those important documents right at the last minute.

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