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How to Choose a Leather Handbag

Hold all of your must-have items close by with leather purses from Kohl's! Our wide selection of leather handbags offers many ideal options to choose from, so you'll find just the accessory needed to update your everyday look. No matter where you're headed, you'll take everything with you in style. From satchels and totes to shoulder bags and backpacks, we have a range of styles and sizes to complete your look. With such a wide selection of handbags and decorative designs available, it can be difficult knowing where to begin your search. To help, we've compiled a list of 4 tips to help you pick the perfect leather handbag.

1. Consider the Style You Want

A great place to start is by considering your style. You want a bag that's comfortable to carry and has the right amount of pockets to carry your items. A women's leather satchel is a great choice for organization because they're spacious enough to compartmentalize your belongings without compromising its shape. Alternatively, leather backpacks provide the perfect means of stowing your belongings in a stylish way. You'll admire the adjustable shoulder straps for added carrying convenience. A smaller, but still convenient handbag style is a leather clutch purse. If you want to avoid the hassle of searching around for items in a large handbag, then clutches are a great alternative.

2. Match the Leather Handbag to Your Outfit

Whether your personal style is loud or refined, Kohl's offers gorgeous leather handbags for women that will suit your look. The versatile and stylish look of a black, brown, or gray leather bag will match a variety of looks. With long-term endurance and divine design, you'll love the classic look of a leather hobo or crossbody purse that takes your style to the next level. In general, try to match a light-colored bag such as silver if your dress has a strong color. And if you are looking to match your shoes to your purse, opt for a subtle handbag to tone down the look of sparkle or embellished shoes.

3. Dress for Comfort & Know Your Body Shape

While it's great to dress to impress, it's also important that you remain comfortable and confident. Therefore, the size and dimensions of the purse should complement your body's curves. When searching for a leather bag that fits your body type, opt for a balanced look between your body shape and the purse.

Generally speaking, a waist-length bag or purse complements a pear-shaped body as it drives attention to the body's midsection. And for those who are slim and tall, round and oversized purses are a great option, as well as short bags such as clutches or hobos. Conversely, women of a shorter height can carry long bags for a taller, trendy look.

4. Pick a Bag Fit for the Occasion

A final factor when choosing a new purse is the occasion. In general, small bags are more sophisticated for formal events while larger bags are better suited for casual events. In a work environment, tote bags or satchels give you the functionality you need while maintaining the professional appearance you want. For formal events, clutches and miniature bags offer a sleek and elegant look that goes great with women's dresses and dress shoes. And if you're headed out for a shopping trip or a day of travel, consider a crossbody bag that's light but can also carry the essentials. In addition to your purse, explore a wide range of quality women's wallets and accessories to elevate your style.

How to Clean a Leather Purse

Follow the tips below to successfully learn how to clean a leather purse.

  • Empty all contents of your purse.
  • Fill a small spray bottle with distilled water and mild detergent or baby wash.
  • Shake the spray bottle until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  • Spray the mixture onto a microfiber cloth or soft sponge.
  • Wipe the mixture onto the leather in the direction of the grain for best results.
  • Use a clean, dry cloth to soak up any moisture left behind.
  • For ink stains, soak a cotton ball in isopropyl alcohol and gently rub the stain.

Now that you know how to find women's leather handbags, check out our handbag guide for tips on how to clean handbags and maintain your leather clutches or wallets. Once you do find that perfect handbag, you'll have just what you need to remain organized and stylish everywhere you go. Shop for your women's purse and wallet essentials at Kohl's!