Oh, the beauty of bags. Stylish men and classy women alike frequently sport trendy and chic carriers. Whether it’s a pouch, purse, clutch, tote, backpack, satchel, duffel, attache, or other stylish bag, the en vogue person often makes a bold audacious, statement when stepping out into the world.
Deni Sciano is a designer and founder of SCORE! Designs, LLC, a women-owned, upscale handbag company based in San Antonio, Texas. Her innovative, vibrantly designed handbags in colorful hues help incorporate the passion and excitement women have for their favorite sports teams, alma maters, schools, sororities, and civic organizations. She took a little time to share what various bags say about our personality and why they would make for great gifts for ourselves and others.
What does a person’s selection of a handbag, purse, backpack, etc. say about their style?
It depends on the person. Everyone has their own opinion and views of bags. Their style is an extension of the personality. So, when you’re looking at someone with a bag, consider their selection is oftentimes based on experiences which include work, shopping, sporting events, etc. For me, I focus on vibrant colors as well as their involvement with sporting teams, organizations, fraternities, and sororities. Judging by what they carry, I can determine if they are a fan of one thing or another, active in hobby, or have a special interest in life.
What does a person’s selection of a bag say about their personality?
A person’s bag design is also an extension of his or her lifestyle. For example, a Boho bag person has a carefree spirit. Color has a lot to do with personality too. The hue of the bag could be how a person feels about himself or herself in general or just for that day. Bag selection presents an opportunity to express activities of our choice, mood, and unique personality as well as fashion sense to the world around us. It also plays an important role in communicating creativity, personal taste, and mindful social interaction. Bag choices state personal style while being in harmony with its utility and practicality.
Why is it a good idea to select a bag that reflects a person’s unique persona?
Concerts, work, romantic dinner dates, travel, sporting events, and all of the many influences that make up our daily activities create an opportunity to select bags that reflect our unique fashion style. How you want to feel about yourself and how you want others to perceive you is taken into consideration. Cultural influences occasionally play a part in selections.
When gifting a person with a bag, why is it important to know what they like?
When the choice is made to gift a purse, tote, backpack, or other type of bag, knowing the person’s personality, tastes, favorite colors, interests and even needs is a valuable tool in choosing the HERO present. When looking to gift that perfect accessory, whether practical or extravagant, you can’t go wrong when you consider their desired couture, their comfort zone, whether they coordinate game day ensembles, nights on the town, daily activities, and their desire to sport something full of color and pizzazz.
I Need You by Urban Originals
Urban Originals USA
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If she’s a woman of class and elegance and knows exactly what she wants, consider this vegan leather bag. This small bag features two external pockets, two internal zip closure pockets, a large zip pocket with two compartments, silver hardware, and adjustable strap. The dimensions are: 5" W x 13.5" L x 11" H.
Nomad Backpack by Made Leather Co
After centuries of practice, Moroccan natives have found that proper leather tanning produces the most elegant and the…
If he or she is a person of distinction who pays very close attention to detail, consider this stylish backpack. They fully appreciate the naturally tanned calfskin leather, the fact that it is handmade by trained master artisans, soft interior lining with mosaics of Morocco, and exceptional stitching. Available in cognac, noire and natural, it is perfect for work or play.
T3 Urban Rucksack by T3
T3 Urban Ruck
Created by former US Navy SEALs, T3 offers the best selection available of outdoor survival equipment & outdoor…
If he or she values style as well as practicality, the Urban Ruck,a sleek bag with military-grade quality, is ideal. The cutting-edge features include a padded laptop compartment with zipper access, interior dividers to organize and contain small personal items, two water bottle pockets on each side, drawstring collar with secure lid, and a large front zipper pocket.
Braid Bag by Frankie Cameron
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If she’s a stylish Mama, professional, traveler, student and sometimes, all four simultaneously, consider this all-in-one Wonder Woman bag. This bag says that. Handcrafted with genuine leather, brass hardware accents, and a detachable tassel, it can store baby bottles, disposable diapers, makeup, a change of clothing, tech gadgets and more. It features washable liners, interior zip pocket, two reach-in pockets, and six exterior elastic pockets.
True North Satchel by Soul Carrier
Unique Handbags For Your Journey
Every Soul Carrier collection is designed with the intention of allowing our products to be a medium for a greater…
If she epitomizes the concept of “True North” and is focused, has internalized what she wants, knows what she believes, and is not afraid to express her sense of style, consider this bag. Soul Carrier was founded by Jennifer Paige Boonlorn, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, in order to bring more beauty into the world. She certainly did so with her line of beautiful purses. The True North Satchel was designed in honor of her mother who encouraged her to follow her soul.
Travelpro Maxlite Garment Bag
Travelpro® | Highest Quality Luggage for the Experienced Traveler
At the heart of Travelpro® is a man who knew more about travel than most anyone in the world. When you choose…
If he or she is a fashionable jetsetter who stays on the go, consider this travel bag. Not only that, time is of the essence. So, waiting around baggage carousels at the airport just won’t do. This carry-on garment bag allows the traveler to easily stroll through airports as it is lightweight, has wheels, and a PowerScope Lite handle. Padded straps and a lay-flat design allow for suits, dresses, pants, and shirts to remain neat and wrinkle-free. It features many pockets in which to store, shoes, undergarments, sweaters, personal items, and more.
Moon Nylon Overnight Bag by Urban Originals
Moon Nylon Overnight Bag - Black
The Moon Overnighter by Urban Originals is a sleek nylon version of our popular canvas overnight bag. It is made from…
This beautiful, spacious bag says sass with class. The woman carrying the Moon Overnighter is looking for a soft, silky touch while have a sleek, durable multi-purpose bag. Made of nylon, its lovely accents include leather trimmings, large shoulder handles, an adjustable removable strap, main zip enclosure, internal and external zip pockets, and slip pockets. The dimensions are: H30cm x W55cm x D19cm.
Ella Tote by MinkeeBlue
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If she’s a transformative, superwoman, consider this special tote. Whether traveling, working, caring for the kids, or having a relaxing night with friends, this elegant bag fits the bill. The classic tote stores a 15” inch laptop, lunch, shoes, and other personal items in separate compartments. Made of vegan leather and nylon, features include blue twill lining, gold accent hardware, folding panel, key fob, side pockets for a phone, umbrella, and water bottle.
Hyacinth by Clover
If she’s a modern, goal-oriented woman who’s mindful of what she wants, consider this bag. She sees the beauty in many things and most certainly in the vibrant hues found in purses made by Clover. Having a design that blends beauty with functionality, the Hyacinth bag has a removable inner part, silver studs and accents, and adjustable strap as well as handles.
Sarah Jean Polka Dot Bucket Handbag by SCORE!
SCORE! Game Day Bags
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If she’s a high-spirited, energetic woman who enjoys life to the fullest, consider this bucket handbag created by this imaginative and innovative company. This particular vibrantly beautiful bag features silver hardware, durable drawstring, bottom feet studs, cross body strap, plenty of space for phone, wallet, keys, makeup and sunglasses, machine stitching, waterproof, and 42 various polka dot design combinations. Additionally, the signature designer bags were created to address security issues at sports stadiums and arenas worldwide. Great designs include the Moniqua Clear Satchel, Andrea Tailgate Tote, and Chrissy Stadium-Compliant bag for NFL, NCAA, PGA, and NHL.
Tote I Sand-Free Bag by CGEAR
TOTE I SAND-FREE BAG
Enjoying a sand-free life in sand-filled paradise might sound too good to be true, but it's not. The secret is our…
If she’s a carefree, easygoing, and fun-loving woman who relishes taking time to enjoy the beach and other leisure activities, consider CGEAR’s Tote I. This roomy bag allows her to toss in towels, toys, treats, and much more. The patented, dual-layer weave and sand-free technology allows the bag to sift the sand from any items that you have brought with you to the beach.
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