Baguette: A small handbag that is long and narrow like the French loaf of bread by the same name.
Billfold (wallet): A folding pocketbook with compartments for money, cards and personal items.
Bottom feet: Metal or plastic knobs on the bottom of a stiff-sided handbag. These protect the bag when it is set down.
Box bag: A small or medium-sized handbag with hard sides and a box shape.
Bracelet handle: A handle that forms a complete circle.
Bucket bag: A soft-sided, bucket-shaped handbag with a round bottom; usually taller than wide.
Change (coin) purse: A small purse or wallet section for loose coins.
Clutch: A small handbag that is carried in the hand with no straps or handles; it also may be tucked under the arm.
Coin (change) purse: A small purse or wallet section for loose coins.
Compartment: A large section inside a handbag.
Demi bag: A small handbag with a short top handle to be carried in the hand or on the shoulder.
Drawstring: A cord, strip of leather or fabric, or string that can be pulled to gather the fabric of a handbag to close it.
East-west: A handbag that is wider than it is tall.
Etui: Small, ornamental bag for personal items.
Evening bag: A handbag to use with evening wear; usually only large enough for a few personal items, such as money and lipstick.
Flap bag: A handbag with a fold-over flap that is its distinguishing feature.
Framed bag: A bag with a solid frame that defines its shape.
Gusset: The triangular end piece of a handbag that gives it its depth and roominess.
Half moon bag: A bag shaped like a half moon, with or without a handle.
Hobo bag: A slouchy, cloth shoulder bag that hangs down in the middle.
Messenger bag: A large bag with a long strap to wear across the shoulders. The front features a large fold-over flap.
North-south: A handbag that is taller than it is wide.
Organizer: A pocketbook with compartments to carry personal items.
Pocket: A small section inside a handbag.
Pouchette: A small, oval handbag.
Purse: A general term for a small bag to carry money and personal items.
Satchel: A large handbag with a top closure, top carrying handle and notable triangular side profile.
Sling bag: A cloth bag with a shoulder strap that attaches on one end to the top of the bag and on the other end to the bottom of the bag.
Shopper (tote) bag: A large bag with two handles and an open top.
Shoulder bag: A general term for a bag that can be strapped over the shoulder.
Shoulder guard: A piece of fabric or padding on a shoulder strap that distributes the weight of a bag.
Shoulder strap: A long strap on a bag that allows it to be carried on the shoulder.
Slouch bag: A general term for a cloth bag without a defined or stiff shape.
Top-handle bag: A bag with a small handle at the top for carrying in the hand.
Tote (shopper) bag: A large bag with two handles and an open top.
Valise: A handbag with a top closure that has two top carrying handles and features a triangular or oval profile.
Wallet (billfold): A folding pocketbook with compartments for money, cards and personal items.
Wrist strap: A thin loop of material attached to a small bag or wallet so that it may be carried on the wrist.
Zipper pull: A zipper with a tab for easy opening and closing; sometimes has a signature element of the handbag designer.
About the Collection
Enjoy comfort and style with fashionable footwear from Ariat. Providing excellent fit and cushioning for your feet, Ariat can be worn all-day, everyday. Owned and designed by two women, this western boot brand is known for its high-quality craftsmanship and equestrian-inspired designs.
Since 1993, Ariat has been an industry leader, creating innovative riding footwear that set the standard for equestrian apparel and accessories. Known for its excellence in workmanship and materials, Ariat stands out by providing what no other brand can — custom embroidery, engineered functionality and the highest quality antique leather sourced from around the world.
Ariat offers a variety of vintage designs and innovative styles. Many feature a variety of materials and details, like buckles and straps, which add functionality and a touch of class to their distinguished line of clogs, boots and shoes. Ariat also combines rich auburn colors and highly detailed patterns to give every pair a breakaway look. From the genuine feel to the superior comfort of each design, discover what makes Ariat a prized addition to any wardrobe.
About the Guest
With 13 years of service at Ariat and a long history of experience in the footwear industry, on-air guest, Cristina Strunk, understands both the needs of the wearer and today's trends. Through the years, Cristina developed a passion for old-fashioned customer service, including measuring for fit and taking time to discuss product care. Cristina is very involved with Ariat's product development and prides herself on developing strong relationships with her customers. Join Cristina as she introduces the beautifully designed, functional styles of Ariat footwear.