When it comes to fashion, the quest for the perfect bag is more than just a pursuit of style - it's a journey to finding the ideal accessory that blends fashion and function. A handbag is good for more than just carrying around your daily essentials - it's a fashion statement that reflects your personality and enhances your overall look.

In today's world, where fashion speaks volumes, finding your perfect bag is more than just a desire. In fact, it's a necessity! So, if you want to know how to pick a bag that will work for you (and for different occasions), let's get into it.


Choosing the Right Bag

Picking out stylish bags involves a lot more consideration than first meets the eye. With various styles from tote bags to sling bags and crossbody bags, finding the perfect match can be tricky. After all, when you buy bags, it should be an investment. Not only should you look for quality, but you should also look for trendy bags that are just as functional as they are stunning.


The weight of handbags is often an underrated but incredibly important factor to consider. Carrying a heavy bag for long periods can lead to strain on your neck, shoulders, and back. Over time, this can cause major discomfort!

So, instead of picking heavy sling bags that are guaranteed to tire your muscles out, it's time to get practical. Ideally, you'll want to pick an accessory that has a good balance of functionality and weight. Although it may be tempting to buy a bigger bag to carry more things, just imagine how tiresome a one-shoulder bag is going to feel when it's filled to the brim with essentials!

Rather than picking out a heavy material, go for something like vegan leather or nylon. This will help you to reduce the overall weight of the bag without compromising on its durability.


The type of closure a bag has can play a huge role in its overall security. Of course, one of the most popular closure types (and for a good reason) is a zip. This is thanks to their ability to securely seal the contents of your bag to give you peace of mind, but it's also far less finicky than other types like buttons.

Unlike magnetic closures or snaps, zips offer a more robust barrier against theft attempts. Plus, they're less likely to break or open accidentally when you don't want them to! Although ladies' bags often come with snaps rather than zips, you're going to want to avoid low-quality closures to ensure that your belongings are safe and sound. These include magnetic closures!

Just remember that you'll also need to consider the zip quality (but more on this later...).

Handle strength

Handles are a vital component of any handbag, especially if it's your go-to, everyday bag. And since the handles bear the weight of your entire bag, it's crucial that they're strong and durable.

Generally, you'll want to opt for a bag that has good construction and reinforced stitching. This will ensure that your bag lasts longer - even when you're pairing it with almost any outfit you own!

Zip quality

The quality of a zipper is often overlooked, and yet it's one of the most important factors when it comes to a bag's longevity and functionality. A poorly made zipper can easily break, jam, or become misaligned with frequent use. So, if you want your bag to last, you're going to want to look out for bags with high-quality zippers made from metal or high-grade plastic.

Choosing a bag with double zippers is also a great idea since you'll get easier access to what's inside from either direction.


Features of HIE Bags

At HIE, each and every one of our bags embodies the epitome of style, functionality and, most importantly, sustainability. Our brand is committed to offering a diverse range of styles and different types of bags, ensuring that our customers find their perfect match - every time.

But what really sets us apart?

Firstly, we always consider the weight of the bag. We know just how important a lightweight design can be, so we make sure that our bags are comfortable to carry without sacrificing any of their functionality.

We're also meticulous about our bag closures, using only the highest-quality closures like metal zips. Not only that, but we pay close attention to the finer details like stitching and finishes. You never have to worry about your bag strap breaking again! Not with an HIE bag, anyway.

We know all too well about the potential strain that your bag's handles are under when you're using it every day. For that reason, we ensure that they're reinforced to withstand the wear and tear of daily life. That way we can guarantee that your bag will remain reliable for years to come.

Our top handbag picks

Introducing the Sarah Tote, designed for the woman on the go. Complete with two zip compartments, it's designed to fit all of your essentials with ease. With meticulous stitching, this top handle bag is everything you could possibly need in an everyday bag.



Not a fan of multiple compartments? Then we've got something for you, too! The Farah Tote has a mobile pocket complete with a space for your keys - no more rummaging around in your bag to find your car keys! Since it doesn't have any demarcated compartments, you can also customise and store your things exactly as you like them.



When you're ready to kick it up a notch for a black-tie event or function, the Elysia Tote is the definition of elegance. With a sturdy metal zip and perfectly constructed, braided handles, you can dress this gorgeous bag up or down. It's also super versatile, with a detachable crossbody strap that is as practical as it is stunning.



On the other hand, our Serena Tote is the ideal way to dress up an outfit while maintaining an easy-going, laid-back aesthetic. This bohemian beauty is made from hand-woven raffia and has a metal zip closure to ensure all of your belongings are safe and secure.


What makes HIE bags truly exceptional is the variety of materials that we offer. From luxurious vegan leather to eco-friendly raffia, we have something for everyone. And trust us, every single one of our unique bags makes a statement.

Whether you're looking for sleek, everyday tote bags or statement pieces for different occasions, we've got you covered.



How do I choose the right bag for different occasions?

Picking the right bag means considering style, functionality, and material. Whether it's a tote bag for everyday wear or a clutch for a more formal event, the perfect bag should always meet your storage needs and complement your outfit. Remember, it's an accessory!

How durable are HIE bags?

HIE bags are built to last, which is why we use reinforced stitching and high-quality materials, and pay close attention to detail. No matter what type of HIE bag you invest in, you can be sure that it will withstand the wear and tear of everyday use.



At HIE, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for all your bag needs. With a wide collection of materials and styles available, you're sure to find the perfect bag that reflects your true style. After all, nothing completes an outfit like the accessories you pair it with!