Fabric Pocketbooks Handbags  A Farewell to Bland Bags

Fabric Pocketbooks Handbags A Farewell to Bland Bags

Tired of the same old leather handbags that everyone seems to have, then Fabric Pocketbooks Handbags and purses may be the right choice for you too . Do you crave a little more personality and pizzazz in your everyday carry? Well, my friend, it's time to ditch the divas and embrace the fabulous world of fabric handbags!


Fabric pocketbooks offer a delightful departure from the old leather bag. Not only are they bursting with personality, but they're also very practical and perfect for everything life throws your way. I treaded into  the wonderful world of fabric pocketbooks and handbags about ten years ago and I've never looked back. I absolutely love the lovely range of colors that fabric affords. Hopefully by the end of this article you'll also discover why they deserve a starring role in your closet! Check out our collection of Fabric Pocketbooks and Handbags for some great new one of a kind designs


Fabric All Stars: A Guide to the Most Popular Materials for Fabric Pocketbooks Handbags

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To get going let's celebrate the fabric all-stars! Here's a breakdown of some of the most popular materials you'll find in fabric handbags, each offering unique benefits:

  • Canvas: This sturdy and reliable fabric is like the queen of the bunch. Canvas bags are perfect for everyday use, whether you're running errands, hitting the farmer's market, or exploring a new city. Plus, many canvas bags are eco-friendly, making them a win for both you and the planet!
  • Nylon: Calling all sporty spice girls! Nylon bags are built to last, making them ideal for adventures and active lifestyles. They're lightweight, easy to clean (hello, spilled coffee!), and often come in fun, vibrant colors.
  • Polyester: This versatile fabric offers a wide range of textures and styles.  There are so many different looks to polyester fabric that I'm often surprised when I'm told that a bag fabric is indeed polyester. So lookout this fabric is also constantly being reinvented. Plus, polyester is often water-resistant, making it a great choice for unexpected downpours.
  • Neoprene: Ever seen those cute, squishy bags that look like they'd be comfy to cuddle? That's neoprene! This soft and flexible material adds a touch of whimsy to any outfit, while also being surprisingly durable and easy to clean.  Check out our neoprene lunch bag collection, neoprene is extremely easy to care for and can be simply thrown in the washer for a quick clean.

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Finding Your Fabric BFF: Matching Material to Mission

Just like shoes, your Fabric Pocketbooks and Handbags should match the mission! Here's a quick guide to finding the perfect fabric BFF for your daily adventures:

  • Everyday Explorers: Canvas totes or nylon backpacks are your go-to companions. They offer ample space for all your essentials, from your wallet and keys to your water bottle and a good book. Choose a design with fun pockets to keep things organized.
  • Weekend Wanderer: Planning a cozy cabin getaway or a beachside escape? Opt for a lightweight nylon or polyester tote bag. These bags are spacious enough to hold your weekend essentials, and some even fold up neatly for easy packing.
  • Workweek Wonders: For the office, a sleek polyester satchel or a structured nylon tote is your best bet. These bags offer a professional look while still showcasing your unique personality through color or pattern. My favorite work handbags include water resistant polyester and nylon bags they take prints and look great for many years.

Fabric Pocketbooks Handbags | Why Fabric is the Future

Move over, leather, fabric is here to stay! Here's why fabric handbags are the future of stylish and sustainable accessories:

  1. Eco Conscious Queens: Many fabric options, like canvas and recycled polyester, are kinder to the planet. I've also found my fabric handbags easier on my conscience, I simply feel better about buying them. By choosing fabric, you can express your style while making a positive impact on the planet.
  2. Durability Wins: Don't let the softness fool you; fabric bags can be surprisingly tough. From canvas's ability to handle everyday wear and tear to nylon's resistance to spills, a quality fabric bag can be your trusty companion for years to come.  In my closet my fabric bags often outlast their vegan leather counterparts, which for me was surprising.
  3. Embrace the Artisan, Supporting Small Businesses and Independent Makers. Fabric handbags often hail from talented independent artisans and small businesses, like Abebe + Booker.   When you choose fabric, you're not just buying a bag, you're supporting creative minds and unique designs.
  4. Uplifting and Beautiful Prints: Fabric bags come in many colors, patterns, and textures. From florals to geometric designs, there's a fabric bag to match your mood and elevate every outfit.
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Your Fairy tale Ending: Choosing the Perfect Bag

Now that you're sold on fabric's fabulousness, let's find your perfect match! Here are some key things to consider:

  • Size Matters: Just like Goldilocks and her porridge, the size of your bag should be "just right." Consider what you typically carry and choose a bag that offers enough space without becoming a burden.  I often get distracted by all the lovely prints, please don't fall into that trap, think size, think size, think size😏.
  • Pockets in the Right Places: Organization is key! Look for a bag with a variety of pockets to keep your essentials (phone, keys, wallet) easily accessible. Internal sections help keep larger items organized, while external pockets are perfect for quick access to things like your hand sanitizer or travel card.
  • Stepping Up Your Strap Game: From crossbody cool to chic top handles, the type of strap can make a big difference. Crossbody straps offer hands-free convenience, while top handles add a touch of sophistication.

Why Fabric Pocketbooks, Handbags and Purses Deserve a Spot in Your Closet

Move over, leather! Fabric handbags are ready to take center stage in your wardrobe (and steal the show!). Here's why these beauties deserve a permanent spot hanging on your arm:

More Than Just Pretty to Look at: The Functionality and Style of Fabric Bags

Fabric handbags aren't just about looking good (although let's be honest, they do that too!). They're also incredibly functional. Here's how:


  1. Lightweight Champions: Tired of lugging around a heavy leather bag that weighs you down? Fabric bags are much lighter, making them perfect for carrying all day long without feeling like you're working out.
  2. Organization All-Stars: Fabric bags often come with tons of pockets and compartments, helping you keep your essentials organized and easily accessible. No more digging through a bottomless pit to find your keys!
  3. Cleaning Made Easy: Spilled your coffee on your fabric bag? Don't panic! Unlike some leathers, many fabric materials are easy to clean. A quick wipe-down with a damp cloth or a gentle hand wash will have your bag looking good as new in no time.
  4. Easier on your pocketbook: Fabric purses are almost always less expensive than their leather cousins.  Which means you can have two or three fabulous bags instead of just one.

Express Yourself! Unleashing Your Unique Personality with Fabric's Endless Options

Let's face it, leather bags can be a bit, well, boring. They all tend to look the same after a while. Fabric handbags, on the other hand, are bursting with personality!

A Rainbow of Choices: From bold stripes to delicate florals, and everything in between, fabric bags come in a stunning array of colors and patterns. Choose a bag that reflects your mood, your style, or simply makes you smile.

Express Your Creativity: Feeling crafty? Some fabric bags can be customized with pins, badges, or even fabric paint. Here is your opportunity to turn your bag into a true reflection of you and your unique style.  Checkout our Pinterest Board for some great Fabric Pocketbooks, purses and handbags.


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