Gothic Lady’s Bags
A Handbag is a type of bag that can be carried either by hand or over the shoulder. Such kinds of bags are traditionally carried by Women. Women use these kinds of bags to carry cosmetics, money, and personal things.
Development of Handbags
Handbag did not start being used until the 20th century. The word purse has its origins in the Latin word “byrsa” and a Greek word “bursa” . According to Oxford dictionary word purse means small bag with strap that allow bag to be closed and carried.
Handbag Commonly Known as “Purse” and it is a handled medium to large bag used to carry personal items. Pocketbook is another term for handbag.
Types of Handbags
Hand bags can be categorized according to the features of handbags, as well as type of handle. Current trending handbags are:
- Bucket bag: A round bag shaped like a bucket may be medium or large with a shoulder strap.
- Clutch bag: Rectangular, it is an evening bag but also used during the day.
- Half moon: Shaped like Half moon.
- Pouch: Small bags like pocket, money bag or teabag.
- Shoulder bag: Any bag having shoulder- length strap.
- Sling bag: Having wide long strap that crossed over the body, with the bag resting on the back.
There is a number of various handbags style, the bag shape or its material often dictates its name.
RETRO STYLE HANDBAGS
The term retro fashion and vintage fashion is sometimes used formally and therefore can cause confusion as to what it really meant. The term Retro fashion vintage fashion refers to new clothing, shoes, accessories that are designed to resemble clothing, shoes, and accessories that are at least 13 years older or more. As in simple terms we can say new cloth, shoes, or accessories that look old are called retro fashion.
The elegant, crafted Retro style purse was still very much in Vogue in the early 1960’s. But by the mid-point of decades fashion were changes quickly. Fashion and handbag design seemed to mirror this overall trend. The only thing that could make an adorable retro dress better is finding the perfect handbag to go with it. Unique Retro understands that every well dressed, vintage-loving girl needs a handbag for every occasion, so that’s why vintage bags are available in different shapes and sizes. Handbags were often constructed in unusual shapes and made of wide range of materials like: Raffia, straw, wicker, vinyl, velvet, fur, crocodile, snakeskin, lizard skin, and patent leather. Mid century alligator handbag leather lined purse extremely made with skin tailored perfectly around the frame. Retro look was in fashion from the 1960’s and 1970’s once again becoming the popular
PUNK STYLE BAGS
In the mid to late 1970’s a radical youth’s culture called PUNK emerged out of the larger rock n roll scene. Punk had its root in inner city of America at the beginning of 1970’s. New York appears to be its birthplace.
Punk as dress cannot be discussed without at least some reference to its musical underpinnings. It is a theoretical construction of youth culture. Punk is a sub cultural style.
Punk culture or style influenced clothing, shoes, and accessories as well.
Punk culture creates bold look. To be a punk is to form you into a person who purposefully rejects the greater order of things.
If we talk about punk style handbags in today’s market, even in the colourful environment, there’s still plenty of punk to be seen.
Some Famous Punk Handbags are:
- “Faux Leather and Acetate Clutch” This is made up of faux leather and it a kind of evening bag.
- “Tote” consists of a strap to handle bag from shoulder. It is a day time bag.
- “Cross body bag” Having ling handles that crosses body over shoulder. It is a kind of Day time bag.
- “Small spiked leopard bag” is Leopard Skin structure bag. It is a kind of evening bag.
- “Skull Union Jack clutch” Having Skull shaped bag or skull structured bag. It is a kind of Evening bag.
- “Valentino lock bag” consists of lock instead of chain and zipper.
- “Rocco style”
- “Leather PSI Bags” Made up of PSI leather.
- “Mina spiked clutch” Having mini spikes on the surface of the purse.
GOTHIC STYLE BAGS
Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by dark, mysterious, old-fashioned, and homogeneous features. It is worn by members of Gothic subculture. Dresses, typical Gothic fashion includes dyed black hair, dark lipstick, and dark clothing.
Both male and female can put dark eyeliner or nail paint. This style is often borrowed from Punk Fashion.
Goth fashion is sometimes loaded with heavy metal fashion and emo fashion.
Goth fashion can be described as profusion of black velvet, lace, fishnets, tightly laced corsets, and silver jewellery. It is a very expressive and dramatic style look.
Carrying a Gothic Bags gives you a dark horrible stylish look to show.
As discussed earlier that women’s fashion cannot be completed without handbags, so Gothic handbags are also in fashion trends for Gothic style or fashion lovers. As we have already figured it out that Gothic fashion is mysterious, ancient, and horrible, so we can assume about Gothic’s Handbags collection or style.
Gothic Handbags mainly consist of Metal chains are used to make it funky, Heavy buckles, Spiked material is used to make it look Dramatic; dark cultured lace is used to make it beautiful and classic to decorative handbags, the velvet is to give little shimmer to the bags, cowhide leather is used to look antique and sparkly, mesh, net used to make it beautiful and decorative, fish-net used for decoration for handbag, sometimes PVC fabrics also can be used to make Gothic’s Bags.
Symbol of Bats, Skull, Crosses, spider web, dark night moon, are used to make it mysterious.
Black rose Bag is a type of Victorian Gothic Style Bag. These kinds of Victorian Black Rose Bags consist of lace framework, having Black Rose in the Centre of the bag. Having handle’s to carry. Black Rose style bag with White and Black stripes is a kind of Neo-Victorian Gothic style bags.
Velvet bags are also in choice for Goth, Velvet material bags gives little more brightness to compliment GOTHS Fashion. Velvet bags are kind of Victorian steam-punk Gothic style bag. Bags having antiqued metal handle to carry.
Gothic backpack is used for going college or school. Backpack has two handles on the back side of the bag, to carry it on the shoulder. It can be in the shape of skull, Bats, Cross printed and many more other symbol.
Gothic bags are generally made of black, wine red, purple colours to make it look like classic Goth. Goth style bags gives boldness to compliment Gothic style dressing.
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