6 Handbags for Every Kind of Date

From clutches to crossbody, all the bag styles you need for your hot date.



You’ve got the man, the plan and the outfit – now all you need for your hot date is the perfect bag. Don’t just grab your old faithful handbag; depending on what kind of date you’re going on, you might want a clutch, crossbody or even a backpack. Think of your handbag as your safety net on a date – not only does it complement your outfit, it also houses everything you need, from lipstick to your phone and wallet (because yes, why shouldn’t you split the bill? It’s 2020 after all, ladies!)

Shop our favourite handbags for every kind of date right here:

1.THE SHOULDER BAG

Best for A lunch date

A shoulder bag can easily take you from your morning chores to your lunch date to afternoon shopping, since it can fit everything you need. Keep it sleek, not slouchy.

Asos Design ruched 70s shoulder bag in hot pink

Ruched 70s Shoulder Bag in Hot Pink

aed 75.93 Asos Design

2. THE TOTE BAG

Best for The beach date

Not all dates have to involve sitting down and eating – meet for a walk on the beach or a lazy day in the sun, with your trusty tote next to you.

Street Level chain link trim large tote

Chain Link Trim Large Tote

aed 269.29 Street Level

3. THE CROSSBODY BAG

Best for The movie date

Small enough to fit on your lap or under your seat and easy enough to carry while also balancing popcorn and a cold drink – the crossbody is the perfect movie date bag.

Ganni brown leopard print cross body bag

Brown Leopard Print Cross Body Bag

aed 427.13 Ganni

4. THE CLUTCH

Best for The dinner date

For a dinner date, you want a small, fuss-free bag that you can easily place on the table if needed, without it taking up too much space and without straps getting caught on your glass.

Jigsaw Eli leather clutch

Eli Leather Clutch

aed 185.09 Jigsaw

5. THE BUCKET BAG

Best for After-work drinks

A bucket bag is big enough to hold your essentials during the day, while still being stylish enough to take on a date to the latest hot spot.

Charles & Keith wrinkled patent drawstring bucket bag

Wrinkled Patent Drawstring Bucket Bag Black

aed 229 Charles & Keith

6. THE BACKPACK

Best for The activity date

Break out of the dating rut with a fun activity – go for a hike, ride a bike through a park or try go-karting. Either way you’ll need your hands free, which is why a backpack is just the ticket.

H&M roll-top opening backpack

Use codes MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off

Roll Top Opening Back Pack

aed 99 H&M

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