Sorry Crossbody Bag, This Bag Style Is Now Reigning Supreme

Was my title too dramatic? I’m sorry. I guess I should clarify that I don’t actually have anything against the crossbody bag, but I can’t help but comment on the fact that since shoulder bags and smaller totes have risen in popularity (again), the title of favorite hands-free bag seems have slipped away from the style, and it just feels right.

I mean, I, for one, missed clutching my purse tightly underneath my arm or letting it rest in the crease of my elbow, and we can all admit that it’s definitely a sleeker and chicer look. With Prada’s reissued nylon shoulder bags, countless Bottega Veneta styles, and even the Dior Saddle and Fendi Baguette revivals all (still) in the spotlight, plus a slew of more under-the-radar iterations on their way to becoming classics, it seems that there’s no time like the present to either bring back your old shoulder bag or invest in a new one.

To see how some of our favorite fashion people are wearing the style on Instagram while, of course, shopping my favorite shoulder bags for yourself, just keep scrolling.

This gets an A+ just for the color.

This affordable JW Pei bag is an editor-favorite.

Something to hunt for on your next vintage shopping adventure.

A note-worthy lesson on how to wear color.

I love when animal print accessories are paired with simple basics.

If I was in the market for a new bag, this would definitely be a top contender.

A woven style screams summer and will stick with you year after year.

You can never go wrong with Paco Rabanne.

Call me biased, but this Who What Wear bag really does look five times its price.

This whole look is just the perfect nod to the ’90s.

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