The shopper – The all-round miracle for use in everyday life.
They are practical, fashionable - and above all real space wonders: large shopping bags, also called shoppers or dead bags, represent the most spacious category of handbags. No other bag is as versatile as the shopper: whether in a sporty look or a little more elegant, with few interior compartments or extensively organized, a shopper simply inspires everyone, fits every type and closes the gap between large handbags and weekenders.
But these bags do not only cut a good figure when shopping. As the name suggests, a shopper is also a great place to store your shopping. But this is not the end of the story. Especially for ladies who tend to be prepared for any eventuality, a shopper is the perfect choice, because besides wallet or mobile phone, all necessary utensils for a visit to the beach or a weekend excursion can also be accommodated. They are also ideal as diaper bags. Books and folders can also be stowed in such a dead bag, so that even schoolgirls or students can reach for a shopper instead of their usual rucksack.
Whether fashionably unusual or classic and discreet, with their wide variety of designs and materials, they fit every outfit; they function as office bags as well as for leisure. Handbags are too small for a business outfit, travel bags are too bulky and a backpack is usually more practical than stylish. For the office look, the bag should have a linear structure and a clear design, not seem too abstract. That's why and also because it's so wonderfully versatile, none of these bags are as popular as them: the Shopper Bag.
You can see that there are no limits to your imagination and that the areas of use go far beyond the cliché of shopping as your favourite female activity and thus make the shopper the ideal every day bag. Since the shopper was originally intended as a shopping bag, its basic shape and main distinguishing feature are the rectangular, usually portrait-format bag body with only one compartment and the particularly large-format cut; strictly speaking, one only speaks of a shopping bag from a width of 40cm.
The format of the shopper actually makes it a practical bag for shopping, so that you can also forget your carrier bag. Most models have long handles so you can carry them over your shoulder. Some also have a detachable shoulder strap, which also allows a cross-over carrying variant or they can be carried comfortably on the back thanks to a variable handle or additional backpack carrying straps and thus offer pleasant carrying comfort when something more needs to be transported.
The version with short handles is the typical cut of a dead bag.
A special form is the Hobo Bag, a bag whose English name goes back to the bundles of vagabonds: Mostly the Hobo is carried at a long handle as a shoulder bag, through the soft leather the typical crescent shape results. Today that bag is so popular as a casual look bag, because of its casual shape. There is hardly a bag shape that offers a wider selection of styles, materials and decoration.
In most cases, the inside of the shopper is kept very minimalistic: a large main compartment and possibly an inner lining made of light cotton or nylon fabric. However, there are also models where one or more inner compartments help to keep things tidy. Some shoppers are even equipped with a Notebook compartment or have space for the tablet.
As you can see, this popular bag shape has even more to offer than previously assumed.