shoulder bag


Definition of shoulder bag

: a handbag looped over the shoulder by a strap

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The star hit the step and repeat in a dramatic look from Coach’s Fall 2019 collection that included a printed dress, patchwork jacket, and shoulder bag all covered in prints made in collaboration with the artist Kaffe Fassett. Vogue, "Ezra Miller Reveals His Best Look Yet: a Minidress and Knee-High Boots," 20 Aug. 2019 Under her arm was the model-beloved ’90s-style shoulder bag. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Is Already Wearing One of Fashion Week’s Trickiest Trends," 16 Sep. 2019 To complete her chic spin on the Risky Business look, Ratajkowski sported white sneakers, cat-eye sunglasses, Jennifer Fisher hoop earrings, and a snakeskin shoulder bag. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Channeled One of Carrie Bradshaw's Iconic Looks in NYC," 31 July 2019 The Prada Re-Nylon collection reintroduces six classic styles for men and women: the belt bag, the shoulder bag, a tote, duffle, and two Prada backpacks (our personal picks, btw). Channing Hargrove,, "Watch Prada Reinvent Its Iconic Nylon Bag With Adut Akech — & An Eco-Friendly Touch," 25 July 2019 The bags come in five sizes and styles—from a classic shoulder bag that's available for $1,035 to a mini cross-body version that retails for $609. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Off-White’s Latest Bag Literally Invites You to Rob It," 26 July 2019 Of note is this Dries Van Noten leather shoulder bag ($645, originally $1,074) and these Clergerie raffia platform sandals ($283, originally $565). Elaheh Nozari, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best 4th of July Sales to Shop This Weekend," 3 July 2019 For the event, the duchess wore a bright yellow dress, with purple heels, and carried a forest green Gucci shoulder bag. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Fergie Curtsied to the Queen at the Royal Ascot and the Internet Won’t Stop Talking About It," 22 June 2019 Hard to miss, the campaign also spotlights Coach’s new Fall bags, such as the Tabby shoulder bag, the Troupe tote, and the Rivington backpack. James Love, Essence, "Michael B. Jordan and Yara Shahidi Star in Coach’s New Fall/Winter 2019 Campaign," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of shoulder bag

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shoulder bag was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of shoulder bag

: a bag that is designed to be carried on one shoulder by a strap

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