Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cross Body Bags

1. Treesje Blackheart Studded Leather Crossbody Bag $298
2. Marc Jacobs Quilting Shoulder Bag $525
3. Cole Haan Britney Studded Leather Crossbody Bag $138.60 (sale)
4. Forever 21 Classy Leatherette Shoulder Bag $26.80
5. Topshop Leather Large Pyramid Stud Bag $90

Over the past few years, cross body bags have become a staple of mine when running around town. They're the most comfortable way to carry a purse without feeling weighed down by its contents. I love the versatility and ease of throwing on a cross body bag and heading out the door for a bike ride, walk, errands, or dinner. I've compiled a list of the cross bodies that have recently caught my eye at all different price points. What's your favorite type of purse to tote around town?

34 comments:

MyLittlePhotographs said...

Aahh! This just adds to my already crazy obsession with cross body bags. The Treesje is my fav!

Bren said...

I've been wanting a smallish cross body bag for a while, and haven't found the right one. Right now I'm carrying a shoulder bag, but I have WAY to much stuff in it! I really need to downsize! Was thinking of buying a Rebecca Minkoff clutch/shoulder bag since they're on sale at Nordstrom. Not sure yet though.

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Katie said...

Love #2! Don't have any cross body bags, but this is making me reconsider :)

Krystal said...

I love them too!! So much! I have 2 of them - one of them is this great looking black one with some gold chain that I got for 2.50 at a second hand shop...it was like my best find ever :)
have a great day!!

kirstyb said...

ah i love the bags x

Naina said...

I love # 2 the best. And you know I love cross body bags : )

Diana Mieczan said...

They are perfect for everyday...and that Cole Haan piece is so cute:) Hope you are having a wonderful morning,sweetie

Mandy said...

I love 1 and 6! I use them occasionally when I go out on weekends so I don't have to lug around my normal bag, which has everything but the kitchen sink in it.

Cara said...

I have a Marc Jacobs black cross body bag that I bought this winter...BEST purchase I could have ever made!!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

I have never owned a cross body bag!!! I never really liked them before but I wouldn't mind trying one nowadays! Thanks for the suggestions! :)

Nikki said...

I totally agree. They are so necessary when running errands.
I really love the Cole Haan one, such a gorgeous color and shape!


xx
Nikki

Gabriel said...

Does #2 really cost $525? I'm in the wrong line of work.

Erica said...

These are all gorgeous choices! It’s hard to pick a favorite.
I love cross body bags as well as the good old hobo.

Andrea said...

So true, they are so light and chic. I love the Marc Jacobs!

Siri said...

My diaper bag is cross body. Does that count?? LOVE the MJ one.

Jess said...

And they're perfect for traveling too. Loving that first one!

Elle Sees said...

i'm glad to see fashionable cross bags without them looking so industrial!

Kiki said...

Ok - I love cross body bags, even though I have rather large chest toppers, I have to get a really long strap! I love the Marc jacobs quilt!

XOXO
Kiki

Lindsay said...

I am loving that top shop bag! So cute!

Tangy Tidbits (Tina Tang Team) said...

I love number 7!! It is simply irresistibly cute! I love the color :)

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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love crossbody bags!! =) They are great for dressing down a prissy look, as well as carrying a bunch of stuff without hurting.
Love your selections!

Indie.Tea said...

I have one of those Marc by MJ cross body bags, they are very convenient for running around (i.e. farmer's markets) 'cause you can sling them over your shoulder and not think about it. Your selection is very cute.

Lisa Griffin said...

i've been trying to find one for a while now, i really like the top shop find, especially the grey pouch!
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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I am normally a shoulder bag gal, but there's something to be said for the ease of hand's free! Love the F21 one! I may need to get that... :)

Jammer said...

I'm all about the cross-body and I think I may be adding that Cole Haan to my collection! haha

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Fashion Meets Food said...

I just bought the marc jacobs one and love it!

xo

Style, She Wrote said...

I love crossbody bags. They make life so much easier! Love the MJ quilted version.

this free bird said...

Valerie - I have to agree with you on the crossbody bags. So easy on the back and the neck too. I love them for grocery shopping because it keeps my hands free and the bag out of the cart!!

I kinda like the #4 best and couldn't be happier!! The price and the color are outstanding...#3 would be a close second for sure.

xo,
Carrie
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Kristin said...

#7 makes me weak in the knees!! Gotta love MJ.

The Zhush said...

Such a fab round up! I need to get one!

Marcie said...

I love this type of bag. I use mine every day. It is so convenient for just about everything. I love #4!

xo Marcie

Josie said...

Ohh, Marc Jacobs -- be still, my heart. I love the first and second ones! I'm a fan of oversized satchels, but I throw way too much junk in them!
xo Josie
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PursuitOfLLT said...

Love crossbody bags. I've been carrying them for about 4-5 years now and when I first started all my friends made fun of me. Jokes on them now as they all scrambled to buy one. My favorite is my Prada nylon crossbody that I bought when I studied abroad in Florence...or a really pretty saddle colored Elliott Lucca found at Nordstrom Rack!

You should check out JCrew's new bags. They have a ton of crossbodies and their leather is surprisingly soft and buttery!

Happy to have found your blog through Marcie's!

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