You don't have to be a cowgirl to own western purses and handbags. If you haven't looked at them lately, you may be surprised at the variety of styles and colors available. Below is a sample of some of the most beautiful leather western purses, fringed western purses, western purses with bling and unique western purses and handbags you'll ever see. With so many gorgeous purses, it's hard to choose just one favorite.
Western Purses and Handbags
Western purses are becoming more popular every day and it's easy to see why. These beautiful purses aren't just for cowgirls.
Leather Western Purses
Many women prefer carrying a leather western purse and I am quite fond of them myself. They are not only beautiful and very western, leather purses last a lot longer than purses made of other materials.
Genuine leather purses are more costly and you may not want to spend that much for a handbag. However, in the long run, a good leather purse will definitely outlast a vinyl or faux leather purse. If you like to change handbags often, you might want to purchase purses that are cheaper, but if you carry a purse until it falls apart, leather will give you more bang for your buck.
American West carries some the most beautiful western purses I have ever seen. They are extremely durable and very western.
Just look at the three American West purses pictured below and you'll see what I mean. The first one is made with hand tooled leather and black and white cowhide. The second purse has tooled leather and turquoise leather inlay and the third purse has hand tooled leather and hand painted red roses.
American West purses are made by hand and they carry a lifetime guarantee. You just can't beat that for a genuine western leather purse.
Western Purses with Bling
Western purses with bling have become popular over the past several years. These purses can be seen in specialty shops, at the mall and I've even seen them at flea markets. Bling western purses sparkle with numerous rhinestones, shiny silver hardware, decorative accents and they are available in various colors.
These fancy western purses are eye-catching and very beautiful. Many are made with faux leather and even though they don't last as long as genuine leather purses, you can own several in different colors, as they aren't too expensive.
Some examples include the hot pink crocodile western hobo purse with rhinestones and buckle, the dark purple satchel purse with rhinestones, horseshoe and horse head and the red backpack purse with rhinestones and a silver cross.
Western Purses with Fringe
Nothing says country and western like fringe. I love fringe and have owned my share of fringed shirts, coats, boots and several purses.
If you are also a fan of fringed western purses, these three handbags pictured below are winners.
The purse on the left combines bling and fringe. The large silver buckle and rhinestones gives this purse sparkle while the fringe sets it off even more.
The purse in the middle is made by the famous Minnetonka and is constructed out of genuine suede leather. It has three layers of fringe and an adjustable strap. This bag is available in four colors: black, brown, dusty brown and tan.
The purse on the right is bright pink and made out of a soft leatherette material. The top of the handbag has layers of studs for a beautiful accent while the suede like fringe adds pizzazz.
Unique Western Purses
If you like western handbags but still want something a little different, these unique western purses will let you show off your individuality.
I first seen a saddle purse several years ago and I fell in love with it. I knew someday that I would just have to have one. These purses are made of tooled leather and atop the purse sits a western saddle. Now you can't get much more western than that.
If you're fond of blue jeans and who isn't, this cute denim handbag is the top of a pair of jeans. It has pockets on the front and back, belt loops and a removable leather belt. A horse head and horseshoe is embroidered on the front corner. Perfect for cowgirls of any age.
For a little fun and excitement, you might like this western shoulder bag with a picture of a horse, saddle and good lookin' shirtless guy. The caption reads, "Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy". This canvas bag is very roomy and holds a lot of stuff. The cowboy is nice too.