Hobo bags are ‘unstructured’ bags made of very soft materials such as leather, nylon, and polyester. All hobo bags have zipper tops and shoulder straps long enough to be slung over the shoulder, but short enough so that the bag does not reach the hips. Available in different colors, they can embellished with sequins, beads, and precious stones.
Types of Hobo Bags
Kinds of Hobo Bags include the following:
Leather hobo bags
Genuine leather hobo bags are quite expensive, but with proper care, they last longer than others.
Cowhide is a popular type of leather used for hobo bags because treated correctly, it is soft touch (almost buttery).
Nylon hobo bags
Nylon hobo bags are made of inexpensive nylon, making them the cheaper alternative to leather hobo bags.
Polyester hobo bags
Polyester hobo bags are made of durable polyester that can be embellished with sequins, crystals, or beads.
Choosing Hobo Bags (Buying tips)
Strap: Choose a hobo bag with an adjustable strap so you can wear it high or low.
Use: For more formal evening occasions, choose a hobo bag embellished with sequins or precious stones. They can double as evening bags.