Handbags, in Whitehall, are medium-to-large sized bags of various sizes, shapes & exclusive features, often designed fashionably, typically carried by women, for holding personal items such as wallet, money, keys, cosmetics, hairbrush, mobile phone, etc.
Male handbags are gaining popularity these days, especially in the form of security bags, laptop purse or messenger bags.
Handbags in Whitehall are available in various forms & types, such as -
Clutches (small, rectangular, without a handle), Pocketbooks, Satchels (soft-sided case generally made of leather, to carry papers or books having a handle and often a strap), Duffle bags (large, used for travel or carrying sports equipment), Totes (medium to large, with two straps), Messenger bags (with a long strap), Sling bag (smaller version of messenger bag), Laptop purse (medium to large, contains a padded interior compartment or sleeve for protecting a laptop computer) & Security bags (handbags with an invisible stainless steel strap sewn into the fabric and a protectant on the main zipper to protect the carrier from travel theft) .
Some of the internationally appreciated Handbag makers are: Belen Echandia, Birkin Bag, Coach, Inc., English Retreads, It Bag, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Ruehl No.925, Hansengross, Vera Bradley, Hester van Eeghen, Kooba & Dedua, to name a few.