Bags have been a necessary accessory throughout civilization for people of both genders. According to the Tassen Museum, women and men used to wear bags on hooks and belts in the 16th and 17th centuries. Pockets in men's clothing eventually excluded them from the handbag market. It wasn't until the 19th and 20th century that bags with handles and straps emerged, leading to the shoulder bag fashion necessity that women use to this day.
Shoulder Bags: The Most Versatile Accessory
Shoulder bags are a necessity as much as an accessory for most women. After all, our clothes don't always have reliable pockets. But even if they did, we'd probably carry around shoulder bags anyway because they're versatile and attractive ways to express our personal fashion.
The world of shoulder bags encompasses an array of possibilities: your oversized totes double as laptop bags, your petite designer purses add an upscale pop to any outfit, and your leather bags with handles keep their shapes no matter what you stuff into them. We're a great resource because thredUP stocks pre-loved shoulder bags of all shapes and sizes. Browse our pages for inspiration, or find specific one-of-a-kind items that will fill the gaps in your personal fashion.
Mixing Shoulder Bag Needs With Wants
Buying the perfect shoulder bag is a balance. We should know, since we hand-pick thousands of them! You want something that fits your lifestyle: it must be big enough for your stuff without getting heavy or bulky. Hobos perfect for one kind of woman would drive another crazy, for example. But it also must look good with what you usually wear. It's a tough balance to strike, especially when you fit price into the mix. Which, by the way, we have: we offer up to 90% off retail prices. That's the beauty of pre-loved.
We love how a classic MICHAEL Michael Kors bag looks with jeans and heels. MICHAEL Michael Kors bags are amazing because they work in almost any context: going to work, going out with your friends, or simply going to the store to run errands. Michael Kors makes some of our favorite large shoulder bags. You know, the ones you could stuff a tablet into without any problems.
It's hard to beat Coach when it comes to the perfect small bag that easily slips over your shoulder. Their iconic buckle design and woven C pattern draws the eye automatically; the designs complement many outfits. Coach is great because they provide neutral color palettes every season, but you can also find beautiful pops of color and design with each seasonal line.
Some women search for years before they find the perfect handbag. We don't want you to wait that long. Browse thredUP instead; we know you'll like what you see. Act fast to snap up our one-of-a-kind stock before someone else does!