I've Carried This Bag Style for 10 Years—It's Still My Favourite


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Style influencer Aïda is also on team crossbody.

Let’s play a little game of Never Have I Ever, shall we? I’ll start: Never have I ever worn a tote bag. Not the juiciest of goss, I know, but hear me out. I’m a crossbody-bag girl through and through, and while I would like it to be purely down to the aesthetic of said bag style, it is in fact mainly due to pure laziness. If I can get away with not carrying shopping bags, carriers or any form of luggage, I will. But seeing as an everyday bag is almost essential, I have to give in to carrying something around with me, and this is why the hands-free crossbody works. Also, due to my urge to not carry things, I’m all for more compact styles that’ll hold my loose bank card, chewing gum, lipstick and my phone—if it will fit.


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Crescent crossbody bags are so popular right now. 

Every investment bag I own, from the Celine Trio to the Loewe Gate, has a crossbody strap, but something I love in any bag is a multi-strap—the ones I can transform into a clutch, shoulder bag or top-handle, just in case I ever want to mix it up. And when it comes to cool crossbody styles, every bag brand has them, from the now-famous COS bag (you know the one) to Bottega Veneta's Cassette style. As a little guide from a crossbody fan, these are the styles you can shop for every budgets.

1. The Best Crescent Crossbody Bags

2. The Best High Street Crossbody Bags

3. The Best Investment Crossbody Bags

4. The Best Mid-Range Crossbody Bags

5. The Best Mini Crossbody Bags

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

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Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.