Upon perusing fashion-insider photos and finding that crossbody bags were back in style, I felt my heart skip a beat. Don’t get me wrong—I love a good top-handle or bucket bag, but the idea of having an extra free hand thrills me. Think about all the possibilities! Carrying my matcha latte without fear of spilling, grabbing my metro card from my bag with ease, texting with two hands instead of one thumb… The list could go on.
Not only that, but I deem crossbody bags to be incredibly chic. With a shortened strap thrown over my shoulder and the bag positioned directly under my chest, the style takes on a fashion twist, differentiating it from the satchels I wore in middle school. If you too feel genuine delight at the thought of a hands-free accessory, scroll through for the top nine designer bags with crossbody straps this season has to offer.
1. Saint Laurent Solferino Bag
I would be prepared to argue that Saint Laurent makes the queen of all crossbody bags. Sleek and simple with the iconic YSL logo ever present, the Solferino bag takes you from day to night with just the flutter of an eyelash.
Burnished with the TB monogram, this bag reflects the polished elevation Burberry has experienced with Riccardo Tisci at the helm. The smooth leather reflects the elegance and simplicity the brand is known for.
This is the It bag I'm eyeing this fall. It's a cult favorite for a reason. No one achieves the chic, luxurious feel that Loewe does, IMO. The knotted strap adds a unique touch to an otherwise classic choice.
The Marcie bag has become one of Chloé's most iconic pieces over the years and for good reason. It's a simple, wearable shape, but it's still highly recognizable as a luxury bag. It comes in a slew of different colors, including brown, off-white, and blue.
The rebranding of Bottega Veneta under Creative Director Daniel Lee is the success story dreams are made of. Suddenly on the arms of every celeb and influencer in town, Bottega Veneta releases stylish bag after stylish bag—the Cassette included.
I lust after nearly every piece The Row has ever produced, and this bag is no exception. I want to wear it strapped across an all-black-no-exceptions loose-fitting outfit, grab a Venti Starbucks Americano, and pretend I'm Mary-Kate Olsen. Is that too much to ask?
If you're looking for a more modern option to add to your collection, look no further than Balenciaga's Hourglass Bag. The sleek shape feels decidedly modern while still maintaining a cool, timeless quality.