What Your Handbag Says About You & Your Personality

We carry a handbag with us everywhere, so much so, that it basically becomes an extension of our personalities. The style of handbag we choose to wear, the colour and the size, all send signals about who we are as a person. So, if you’re curious to know what your handbag says about you, take a look at the following guide.


Ever wondered what your handbag colour says about you? Well, the short answer is probably quite a lot!

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Strong colours, such as red, indicate confidence. Red is usually worn by women who are passionate and who aren’t afraid to be the centre of attention. More muted tones on the other hand, such as brown and white, suggest a person likes the simple things in life and is very down to earth.

It’s probably not surprising to hear that bright colours, such as yellow indicate a fun-loving nature and creativity, whilst black is associated with professionalism, worn by women who have an aura of sophistication. Interestingly, green is said to indicate a love of nature, whilst purple and similar dark shades are mysterious, worn by women who are self-aware and connected to a greater sense of purpose.

At Zatchels, it’s important to us that all our customers can find a leather handbag that truly represents their personality. That’s why all our leather handbags and leather satchels are available in a diverse range of colours from fun loving daffodil yellow to bold marsala red, to understated chestnut brown.


What your handbag says about you, also depends a lot on size. Whilst we’ll often choose a handbag size based on practicality, experts believe it can also be a clue as to what your handbag says about you and your personality traits.
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The woman who carries a medium sized handbag is organised, efficient and reliable. A medium bag is just the right size to carry essentials for all eventualities, without being so large that you can’t find what you need quickly and easily. On the other hand, women who carry very small bags are associated with being spontaneous and carefree. This woman isn’t concerned about having everything with her at all time and prefers to go with the flow instead.

So, what about large or oversized bags? Well, if you carry a large bag with you then you have plenty of space to take any belongings you may need. However, it’s hard to keep a large bag organised, meaning it can be tricky to find what you need, and old receipts etc. can be carried around unnecessarily for ages. The woman who carries a large bag likes to be prepared, but perhaps isn’t always quite as organised as she’d like to be....Probably something a lot of us can relate to, no?!


Colour and size play a big part in determining what your handbag says about you, however, one of the biggest indicators is the style itself.

Tote Bags

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Tote bags tend to be worn by goal-setters who have a strong sense of initiative. A tote is versatile, allowing you to carry everything you might need during a busy day. It’s practical for accommodating a busy lifestyle.

Satchel handbags

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A good leather satchel handbag allows you to keep belongings organised, offering plenty of space to carry essentials for the working day or a long day out in town. Women who wear satchels are organised, confident and efficient with an air of professionalism that demonstrates their desire to achieve their goals.

Clutch handbags

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Small and compact, a leather clutch bag is a must-have for any party girl and suggests that you are fun-loving and free spirited. You don’t have much space to transport many belongings in a clutch, and so you’re not going to be too concerned with being uber-prepared, and are more than happy to go with the flow.

Crossbody handbags

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A cross body bag is a functional and practical solution for when you’re on the move. It’s worn by women who like to be on-the-go and are savvy about carrying the essentials in a comfortable, practical and stylish way.

Clearly, colour, size and style play a big role in determining what your handbag says about you. However, there are no rules when it comes to finding the perfect handbag. You decide what your handbag says about you, and so it’s all about finding a bag that gives you confidence and proudly showcases your personality.