Non-leather handbags are the perfect choice for those women who do not want to carry leather, whether it is a clutch, for a formal occasion like a wedding or the prom, or a satchel, for a casual summer lunch with friends. Fabric handbags are available in a wide assortment of materials including cotton, canvas, polyester, nylon, silk, satin and even straw. They provide the opportunity for decorative prints, like objects and animals or a repeated logo, and patterns, like stripes or polka dots. Fabrics can also be quilted, imprinted or embellished with accents including studs, rhinestones or beads. Strap length, which varies with each bag, will determine how low or high the bag sits on the body. Non-leather handbags may have a shoulder strap, single handles, double handles or both. Some designs are very angular and precise, while others are softer and unstructured. Closure methods, hardware, number of compartments, color, shape and size are all factors to consider when choosing a handbag.