Which handbag straps are right for you?

Which handbag straps are right for you?

In the market for a beautiful new bag, but feeling a little unsure about what type of straps you need? We get that! At Mally Leather Bags, we understand all too well that different lifestyles call for different bag solutions, which is why we’ve developed a great selection from which to choose. However, we also know that selecting your favourite can feel impossible!

To make it a little simpler, we’ve decided to share some insights into the benefits of short straps VS longer straps VS backpack straps.


A beautifully made handbag with short straps is versatile, compact and easy to style. You simply swing it over your arm, and off you go. However, if you have quite an active lifestyle that requires lots of arm movements (e.g. picking up toddlers, etc.), a bag with shorter straps might get in the way of day-to-day must do’s.


A stylish shoulder bag with longer straps is very ergonomic and easier to manoeuvre in busy spaces, especially if you have your hands full. It can also be tucked away under your arm for safety.

TOP TIP:  If you tend to load your bag quite heavily, remember to swop the side on which you carry the bag regularly to ensure that there is not too much strain on one side of your body.


A well-constructed backpack is easy to carry, leaves your hands free and can be used as luggage on shorter trips. However, if you have quite a formal job, a backpack might not always to the trick visually.  In cases like these a sling bag with a longer strap might be a better option.

There you have it – some of the benefits of short straps VS longer straps VS a backpack. With this in mind, it should be a little easier to decide which Mally bag will work best for your requirements.

Check in on the blog in coming weeks and months for more expert insight into all things lifestyle- and travel related. In the meantime, remember to keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram profile for style inspiration, info on special offers and more.

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