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5 Perks Of Crossbody Bags

Crossbody bags offer the perfect blend of function and fashion. Their long, adjustable strap allows for comfortable hands-free carrying ideal for days when even two hands doesn’t seem like enough. Plus, with designs ranging from small to big and minimalist to intricate, there’s a crossbody bag for every fashion preference and style. Here’s five additional perks to carrying a crossbody.

brown and navy suede crossbody bags

1. Crossbody Bags are Versatile

bright red convertible crossbody bag

While the ability to sling your bag across your shoulder is a definite plus, sometimes it’s nice to have other options as well. Many crossbody bags feature a handle and the ability to easily remove the longer strap. This converts the bag from a crossbody to a handheld bag with the simple unclipping of the strap. This style is often referred to as a satchel and adds useful versatility to the design that is perfect for when you’re on the go or when you don’t want to have to worry about constantly setting your bag down to free up a hand.

2. Crossbody Bags Are Perfect for Travel

woman wearing gray crossbody bag in Venice

When you’re exploring a new city or hurrying to your next gate at the airport, a crossbody bag is the key to safely and easily transporting your personal belongings. Crossbody bags for travel allow your items to be tucked safely near your side. These items can be protected even further with additional anti-theft handbag features. Choose an RFID-blocking material to keep personal documents and credit cards safe from swiping passerbys or a slash-proof material to avoid a pick-pocketing disaster.

Crossbody bags can also feature compartments catered toward transporting your must-have travel accessories. If you’re an aspiring or avid photographer who wants your camera at hand, a crossbody or messenger camera bag can be big enough to hold your gear but small and stylish enough to look like any other designer crossbody bag. A water-proof or water-resistant material will protect your belongings from the elements-like those unavoidable rain showers-so you can explore with total piece of mind.

3. Leather Crossbody Bags Fit Even Designer Standards

black leather Coach crossbody bag

Designer brands are no stranger to crossbody bags, with top handbag creators like Coach, Prada, and Michael Kors featuring designer crossbody bags among their bestsellers. A black leather crossbody purse can go with any outfit-from a little black dress to a white t-shirt and jeans. Leather bags can be cared for with leather conditioner and waterproofing spray to avoid damage from the elements or accidental spills when you’re out and about. Leather alternatives like cork leather or faux leather are available as well.

4. Crossbody Bags Come in All Sizes

small red YSL crossbody bag

Large crossbody bags fit everything you need-from your computer for getting work done on-the-go, to that book you read on your commute, to that extra sweater you always have in case restaurants or stores are a bit too chilly. Hobo bags, for example, are the perfect large bag for carrying enough snacks and necessities for day trips or the gym clothes you need to head straight to your workout class after leaving the office. A crossbody strap on an overflowing tote bag will distribute the weight to help lessen shoulder pain or injury without having to sacrifice items packed.

A small crossbody bag, on the other hand, fits your absolute must-have items without being heavy or bulky. These bags are perfect for a night on the town or for a quick errand that only requires your wallet and a few other things.

5. Unique Crossbody Bags Stand Out from the Crowd

round wicker crossbody bag

Crossbody handbags come in all materials, shapes, and sizes. Round crossbody bags are topping trend charts and materials like straw or vegan leather are as popular as ever. No matter your taste, there’s a crossbody bag that’s as unique as you are.