Elegant and stylish hobo bags made from the highest quality leather.
These casual handbags have plenty of room to accommodate all your daily must-have items. A hobo bag can be worn as a shoulder bag and its key feature is the spacious interior with a wide opening, so reaching for your stuff is a breeze. Zip closures ensure your things stay put.
An Italian leather hobo bag is perfect as your everyday bag; from iPad, to magazines, books and more; throw it all into this stylish solution.
While hobo bag is characterized by its crescent shape, slouchy posture and a long strap designed to be worn over the shoulder. This type of bag is typically large-size and are made from soft, flexible material that tends to slump or slouch when it is set down.
The word hobo likely evolved in the mid-19th century since it looks the same shape with the bindle on a stick that hobos are portrayed as carrying over their shoulder in cartoons and drawings traveling from place to place by way of railroad cars. During and after the depression, the hobo population in the US grew significantly. It’s interesting that early advertisements for hobo bags appear about ten years after the stock market crash, and since then these bags have never gone out of style. When designerpursesbecame the rage in the 1950s, many designers made variants of the hobo bag.
A larger hobo bag can be ideal for carrying tons of stuff. In addition to being fashionable, they’re also imminently practical. When buying a large hobo bag, it might be wise to look for one that has more than one compartment to more easily organize things. Smaller versions can still have a terrific shape and loads of style.
The modern hobo bag can be found in plenty of different fabrics. Leather in numerous colors is popular because of its pliability and durability. Other materials like canvas, or various fabrics are also available, and there are bags made of imitation leather for those who prefer cruelty free fashion. Price range is very dramatic. Inexpensive bags can be found for $10-20 US Dollars (USD), while some women pay several thousand dollars for designer hobo bags.
One advantage to the hobo bag is that the strap is often long enough to be worn on the opposite shoulder, so that the strap runs across the chest. Some people believe this is a more secure means of carrying a purse because a thief cannot simply pull the purse string off the shoulder.