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 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.
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.
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?
A luxury designer list would not be complete without Givenchy. The famous French brand’s 4G bag is super sleek and comes in both chain-strap and leather-strap versions.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.