What your Leather Bag Says About Your Personality

A bag is the most important accessory to have with you as it can define your style, distinguish yourself from others, and it helps to accent your wardrobe. It is safe to say that a good bag is as essential part of your daily routine, and it’s a key part of feeling put together. You may not think much about your favorite bag, but what you use to carry your stuff around in can say a lot about your personality. 

Although there are a ton of bags, styles, prices, brands and products to choose from, we’ve rounded up our favorites and what they could possible mean about you. 

Classic Leather Tote Bag

The most basic and easy to use bag is the classic leather tote bag. It is functional, stylish and super easy to take wherever you go. From work to after party hangouts, this bag has got your back! If your go to bag is a tote than you are stylish, smart and sophisticated. The leather tote bag has a timeless and refined look and it is a smart investment. Especially when you buy a handmade one from full-grain hides. Look for authentic leather from a company who cares about supporting local. The tote bag woman is a gal about town. This lady will look like she has power and is confident. And she can also multitask; she is here on a mission and needs a bag that can hold all of her ideas, essentials and more. 

If you are looking for even more space you may opt for the XL tote bag as big as a shopper, which enables you to be unpredictable and seize the day. You don’t know what the day might bring and this super large size bag prepares you for anything, now that you can put all your essentials in one bag, you will use that space, maximizing every moment and inch of your life. It is the perfect accessory when you go on a holiday, are on the go for meetings or when you go out for spontaneous coffee. You also have a conscious lifestyle because now you will never have to ask for a plastic bag whenever you unexpectedly buy something at the market.


The woman with the clutch is on top of the world or at least well on her way. She is ready for a night on the town and prepared throughout the day. A clutch helps you to look more festive and keep you in the spotlight, as you are the life of the party. A clutch is an elegant accessory and it always makes a statement. If you prefer the clutch as your bag of style, it means you are focused on the present, detailed yet still open to possibilities. You are organized and minimalistic in your approach to the day. You can wear the clutch in a casual way, with denim and a ruffle top or a holiday party. You can also opt for a bold shirt with festive earrings and make the clutch complete this look. A clutch is a statement piece and it really shows your philosophy of life that less can be more. You don’t need a lot to have a good time, good friends, supportive people and a clutch in hand is enough to keep you satisfied. 


There are many different ways to organize your stuff, but if you prefer the backpack than you are an adventureista at heart. You love to try new things but you are practical in your approach to life. You prefer to keep things simple and don’t over think a lot. Instead you are a doer and enjoy exploring options as well as new places. For you no problem is to big, as you tackle life with a fierce attitude and positive mindset. A backpack is your go to because it is a full-proof system to hold all your items. It stays close to you and keeps your hands free. This allows you to be ready for what every life throws at you. This bag makes it possible to go where no one has ever been before. It is not without reason that the most adventurous traveller is called a backpacker. With your heart leading you forward through life, it is time to dive into your next adventure that is life. Not only do backpack owner’s looks stylish but also you stay organized and this shows you are always up for a good time. 


Hello super you…it is obvious, you are a multitasker but love to be in the know. And you need to have your arms free so you can use them for whatever life will bring. For this reason the messenger bag is your go to bag. It is functional, and practical but full of classic style. Perfect for carrying your ideas, computer, and extra essentials. It makes a statement that you mean business but are down for a laid back afternoon or walk in the park, as long as you end up at the coffee shop so you can journal your ideas of the day. This bag is for writers, artisans, dreams and doers. 

You’d laugh if someone told you the messenger bags are designed only for men. After all, you’re a busy business woman on her way to running the world or at least impacting it with positive change, so with your fierce sense of direction, you rely on your messenger bag to keep your professional life in order. Modern and independent, you are a goal-oriented woman with a clear point of view and a strong sense of self! You’ve got this and you got things to do, places to be, and people to meet. Anyone who doesn’t understand your determination can step aside. If you want to be more productive, just add the items into your messenger bag and you are good to go.

The reason you love this style is because it comes with a sturdy handle on top, so you can carry it by hand or across the body. It has two compartments inside, a built-in laptop sleeve that fits up to a 15″ MacBook, and two smaller pockets and key loop. Portland Leather Goods XL Messenger sports an extra fastened-buckle closure on the front, along with two magnetic-buckle closures, to ensure all of your belongings stay safe and secure inside. The crossbody straps are detachable as well so you can attach them on top if you choose. This bag has the best of both worlds and can make a relaxed and nonchy appearance by looking organized, elegant and confident.


If you prefer a bag that crosses your body, than “Comfort and style is your mantra,” says Sugandh G. Agrawal, Designer and Founder of Gunas New York

You want a hands-free lifestyle, without compromising on your fashion statement. You believe in healthy living and just like your mind, your bag should be clutter-free. You value reliability and a sense of belonging, keeping your crossbody tote as a close companion throughout your days adventures. You appreciate functional and want a bag that accompanies your life but doesn’t pull you down. Practical, ‘fun’-ctional, and subtle yet bold are some of the adjectives you’d use to define your bag preferences. You refuse to be weighed down, yet you still make an impression when you’re on the move.

To you, a bag should carry the necessities and more but not slow you down. You need your phone, wallet, keys, computer and room for the new purchase at the local market. 

That’s our round up, we’d love to hear from you in the comments what your bag says about you.

This article brought to you by Portland Leather Goods. We make award-winning handmade leather products in Portland, Oregon, from the finest full-grain hides, creating personalized products to showcase your personal style.