This Bag Trend Won't Ever Really Be "Out"


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There are a few bags that deserve a place in every woman's closet—they're around every season and will be worn again and again. Among these essential bags are the clutch, the tote, the shoulder bag, and one we're seeing everywhere right now especially: the saddle bag. The style originally served a utilitarian purpose for horse riders but now exudes cool, equestrian-esque style.

Fashion girls like Lauren Santo Domingo are fans of the classic style. Worn over a checked blazer with ankle boots and jeans, the crossbody bag is an easy style that can be thrown over any outfit. Whether you're drawn to more classic, minimalistic versions or ones embellished with tassels or patches, we've rounded up the best 19 saddle bags to buy now.

Keep reading to shop saddle bags from Victoria Beckham, Zara, Gucci, and more.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.