These Are the Best Designer Crossbody Bags, Period

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 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 also 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.

2. Burberry TB Bag

Burnished with the TB monogram, this bag reflects the polished elevation Burberry has experienced with Riccardo Tisci at the helm. The classic shape reflects the elegance and simplicity the brand is known for. 

3. Loewe Gate Bag

This is the It bag I'm eyeing right now. 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.

4. Chloé Marcie Bag

The Marcie bag has become one of Chloé's most iconic pieces over the years 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. 

5. Bottega Veneta Cassette

On the arms of every celeb and influencer in town, Bottega Veneta releases stylish bag after stylish bag—the Cassette included.

6. The Row Sofia Crossbody

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? 

9. Gucci Marmont Bag

Does everyone have this bag, or does everyone have this bag? With the double-G hardware and chevron leather design, it's instantly recognizable as one of the original It bags. 

Valentino VLOGO Shoulder Bag

Call it the Anne Hathway effect, but suddenly, I'm into Valentino more than ever. The brand's VLOGO is all I'm eyeing at the moment, and this shoulder bag is perfect as a versatile, trendy handbag you can tuck under your arm or wear across your body thanks to a chain strap.

Gucci Horsebit 1995 Shoulder Bag

Gucci always does classic, understated elegance the best, and this retro silhouette is one of my favorites thanks to the brand's discreet horse-bit motif making an appearance. It also comes in a ton of different sizes and leather colors, meaning there's truly something for everyone.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.