Crossbody Bags


It hasn’t escaped my attention that I’ve been posting quite a bit about clothing and accessories lately, which seems a bit incongruous considering I’m personally living a capsule wardrobe, no-purchasing lifestyle. But, hey, I know most of you aren’t doing the capsule thing, and, let’s face it, I was born to enable shoppers around the world. I can’t help it, y’all. It’s a gift. Maybe not the gift I had hoped for (global peacemaker, making discoveries worthy of a Nobel Prize), but my own teeny, tiny, precious gift. A style sourcing wunderkind, if you will.

Although I’m obviously not pulling the trigger on any of these bags, I simply must convey my love of the Crossbody bag to you. I wear a crossbody almost every single day – although my daily bag is a no-frills tote, the reason I bought it was the additional longer strap that I always use. Why? Well, for starters, it’s way more comfortable, it leaves me totally hands-free, doesn’t fall off my shoulder like many traditional totes, and I just like ’em, capiche? Let’s face it, if you’re walking around town with a heavy bag slipping off your shoulder, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Plus, spring is the perfect time to wear a crossbody, in my opinion. (It was a bit more difficult getting my bag on and off during the coldest part of winter, when I was bundled in 59 layers. Also, Crossbody Bag + Coat Hood = Frustrating. #themoreyouknow)

But I digress. Occasionally, when I feel like torturing myself, I peruse some of my favorite online retailers, and boy, I’ve noticed some cute bags o’crossbody. So, so many. Please to enjoy.

left to right:

tan :: yellow :: stone

blue embroidered (don’t look at the price, just admire and move on) :: nude

tan :: black :: red

black :: mint :: black


  1. anastasia

    April 21, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Ha-ha the embroidered blue bag is my favourite!! Yes! …well…with that price I should just ‘look’ right?

  2. Jamie

    April 22, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Big boobs + cross-body = not a good look. I try sometimes, but generally, there’s just too much boob to fight. Wishing for a reduction or huge weight loss right there!

    • Anne

      April 23, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Jamie. I have boobs too. I found a cross-body that works. No lie. Brooklyn Industries Fenix cross-body bag. Check it out.

  3. Laura

    April 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Enabler, indeed. Look at me spending $150+ on that Madewell red one (except I’m buying it in tan) without budgeting for it, all because you had to post such a pretty bag that exactly fits what I’ve been seeking for months.

  4. Trude

    April 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    So many pretties! For work I have a giant tote for all my crap, but for weekends I love my vintage hand-me-down saddlebag style Coach crossbody. :) I’m on the hunt for the perfect in-between for my trip to Norway that has shoulder straps and a crossbody strap, isn’t too huge but can hold my dSLR in a pinch. I’ve been insanely picky but I think I’ve finally narrowed down my choices. And there’s actually a Jo Totes camera purse that looks strikingly similar to that mint Kate Spade!

  5. Anne

    April 23, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Curvy girls listen up! I have found your cross-body solution. I have boobs (DD-E) and hips and after approximately 30 (ahem) years of searching I have found a suitable, comfortable, doesn’t-bisect-a-breast-or-bounce-on-the-hip-with-every-step solution. Made in the USA, water resistant, vegan (it’s from Brooklyn), $88. The Brooklyn Industries Fenix cross-body bag. I have it in blue, but only because the gray wasn’t available at the time of my birthday when i received this gift. I am evangelistic about this bag.