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:
Own an accessory full of luxury and romance with Piero Guidi Italian Luxury Handbags. Crafted using the finest Italian materials and inspired by designer Piero Guidi’s perspective on love as a form of art and expression, these exquisite designer handbags are highly detailed and collectible.
The story behind Piero Guidi handbags began in 1964. Upon graduating from the prestigious “Scuola del Libro” in Urbino, Italy with a concentration in arts, sculpture, and graphics, Piero began creating handmade items for everyday use, including belts, bags, suitcases and clothing. The evolution of Guidi’s artistic endeavors soon turned to designing high-end handbags.
For more than twenty years, Piero Guidi handbags have been mainstays among New York City’s haute fashion boutiques. Now, through an exclusive partnership with EVINE Live, you can own the same prestigious style without traveling to the Big Apple.
Luxurious Piero Guidi handbags are highly-detailed and boast the finest in Italian design. Embossed Italian leather, premium fabrics, functional yet beautiful interiors and brass hardware engraved with the signature Piero Guidi logo combine to create distinctly designer looks that are classicly on-trend.
As a perfect finishing touch, each bag is tagged with the colorful and whimsical Piero Guidi Angel - a symbol of love everlasting.
About The Guest:
Join on-air guest and Piero Guidi director of sales, Chiara Berile Hay, as she shares the spirit and inspiration behind each beautiful creation. Originally from Italy, Chiara has lived in New York for the past 20 years and operates Piero Guidi’s U.S.-based store.