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Cross Body Purses for Girls

Updated on July 28, 2013

Crossbody Purse Style for Teenage Girls and Tweens

Crossbody purses are comfortable and convenient, but in teenage and tween fashions, they tend toward the petite, cute, and curious. Find some great gifts for teenagers and tweens, in mini crossbody bags, or in full size messenger totes and purses. There are lots of fun crossbody purses to choose from.

Whether you are shopping for back to school purses for juniors and tweens or whether you need a cute bag as a birthday gift or Christmas gift for a girl, there are many choices. You can find lots of subtle tones and shades for your daughter that doesn't like to overdo color accents in her accessories and wardrobe, or you can choose bright, colorful purses and handbags in the crossbody style.

LeSportSac Chic Crossbody Bags for Tweens and Teens

Take a quick trip back to the 80s with me...remember the parachute material in the purses of the early years of the decade? Oh, I loved them...had several...they're still around...not all in the squared pattern, but many trendy bags for tweens and teens, nonetheless!

LeSportsac Shellie Cross-Body Handbag
LeSportsac Shellie Cross-Body Handbag

I love LeSportsac, and this is a fun but functional choice. You will appreciate the unique parachute fabric of some of these designs, and if you're an 80s girl, you may just have to pick one up for yourself.


More LeSportSac Crossbody Bags for Tweens and Teens

There are so many pretty choices from the LeSportsac crossbody collection for girls today. From brights to pastels, your interests or your daughters are definitely covered. If your daughter reflects the tendency to carry all kinds of stuff in her bag, a little bit of organizational help may be in order. If your bag is a gift, think about adding a change purse, wallet and makeup bag. Makeup may be questionable for your middle schooler, but lip balm, lotion and fingernail care products are great starter items. Find them in travel sizes and help your daughter to develop good habits by putting things in the right places now.

If you need a great gift for a teenager, then crossbody bags like these are pretty and fun, ideal for a birthday or holiday. Many girls love new purses!

LeSportsac Classic Hobo,Hope Garden,One Size
LeSportsac Classic Hobo,Hope Garden,One Size

Pretty pastel accents make this hobo bag a beautiful choice.

LeSportsac Women's Two Pocket Messenger,Fairground,One Size
LeSportsac Women's Two Pocket Messenger,Fairground,One Size

A little more lively, this design is ideal for girls in middle, high school or college.


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Fun and Funky Crossbody Purse Styles for Tween Girls

Trendy characters can be fun to find in girls' purses, including crossbody style bags, as with the Harajuku selection shown above. There are some trendy styles to check out, including the Angry Birds purse shown here:

Angry Birds have become a favorite of all ages, and there is a recognition of the crazy little creatures that makes you smile. While some character gear may not suit the tween, Angry Birds is fairly universal in appeal. Don't miss the purse, linked above, and related items shown on the product page.

Hello Kitty still has a grip on tween girls, at times, and there are many selections in Hello Kitty Bags to be found.

I shake my head when I'm out and about and observe tweens and teens sporting Hello Kitty gear. At the early end of the tween spectrum, cute characters are still loveable. At the older end, there's that sense of in-between, the very source of the term, "Tween". Hello Kitty crossbody purses are varied, and the product page linked above will provide additional options. The fun is in searching for just the right design for your tween or teen.

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Many Tween Crossbody Purses Serve Both Style and Function Needs

There are a lot of crossbody purse styles and designs, ranging from top name designer brands to simple store brands. Colors run the gamut, but the style is always comfortable to carry. These options portray different colors and motifs to consider. If you are looking for a gift for a niece or granddaughter, then color preferences shouldn't be tough to figure out. If you don't know the recipient, you can look for trendy colors, motifs and themes. Characters are pretty much out at mid-middle school and beyond, though you may find occasional exceptions. Save the Hello Kitty and other character purses for elementary school girls. Solids in neutral shades are great if you need something safe. If you want something a little more sassy, however, you can go for it.

Baggallini Teenee Bagg,Tomato,One Size
Baggallini Teenee Bagg,Tomato,One Size

Pretty tomato color and fun semi-circle construction make this a great choice for brightening things up a bit.

Volcom Caught on a Yacht Juniors Crossbody Purse - Navy
Volcom Caught on a Yacht Juniors Crossbody Purse - Navy

This is a fresh purse design that I think is great for casual summer days or everyday use at school.

Coach Patchwork Zip Top Swingpack Crossbody Messenger Bag Purse 45637 Multi
Coach Patchwork Zip Top Swingpack Crossbody Messenger Bag Purse 45637 Multi

Love the country look of patchwork, excellent for travel or school.


Purses for Juniors: Tween Girl Gifts

Juniors purses for tweens and teens in crossbody style are great for gifts. You never have to be at a loss for a niece or grandaughter's birthday or Christmas gift options. Add all sorts of goodies to the tween purse and she will be thrilled. Clutch wallets fit nicely inside, perfect for a gift card or a $20. A makeup bag with lip gloss and other goodies also fits nicely. Add a brush and some hair accessories. There's no way to mess up this type of gift, and it provides something to open w

Crossbody Purses for Tweens and Juniors Available through eBay

Ebay is a great source for finding deals on purses, whether you are trying to stretch a dollar or whether you are looking for something tremendously unique. Check out some of the latest options.

Cute Roxy Crossbody Purses for Juniors

Roxy bags are cute, and very popular with teenagers and tweens. The styles are trendy and fun while the design is functional. Your tween may be levelheaded or absentminded. In either case, I find a crossbody bag is easier to keep track of because it is anchored angularly. It's tough to feel like you have to set your purse down when it rides effortlessly at an angle. Having been that absentminded tween in my day, I completely appreciate the ease of hanging onto my purse when it's carried crossbody style, and this is my preference even today.

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Trendy Purses and Tweens

I've dealt with tweens for nearly 25 years as both teacher and Mom. Trendy purses are all the rage with many in this age range. The pre-teen seems to love bright and funky fashion design. In a tween crossbody purse, there's no long term commitment, either. If she picks a purse she loves today and hates tomorrow, she can switch her gear quickly. My middle school daughter loves the wildest color combinations. She sews some of her own bags, and she switches a lot. This is a definite age of e

Colorful Vera Bradley Crossbody Purses For Tweens and Juniors

Vera Bradley Purses are bright, wild, colorful, and cute! I received a Vera Bradley bag for my birthday, and my tween daughter loves it...she's a huge fan of bright color variations and contrasts, and this designer is known for wonderful paisleys, floral prints and active color variation that just invites your attention. If your daughter or granddaughter is an artistic individual, I can't recommend Vera Bradley crossbody purses enough.

If you are going to spend...

a lot on a tween crossbody bag, opt for more simple shades and designs. While an expensive and wild design might attract her attention today, you may have a hard time ditching it when she decides it's dumb. If you want to get her something of high quality, those more subtle designs will last long enough that your investment won't be a waste...when she hit's the teen years she may well use that bag again.

Lots of Choices

Tweens love fun and funky, while teenagers tend to like simpler colors...not always, of course! However, the crossbody style of purses is great fun for a wide range of ages, with many ranges, from mini, to bigger bags.

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      MiaMusement 5 years ago

      I'm a big fan of small, cross body purses and paring down what I carry (which is sometimes hard).

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      Never used a shoulder bag-and never needed one, my purse does the same in smaller size and more comfort!

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      I love cross body purses for myself because I hate holding a shoulder bag. The are also safer as it's harder to rip them off if your not paying 100% attention. I like it for my daugthers who are not used to carrying a bag and they won't just leave it. Thumbs up

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      beautyandtherest 5 years ago

      I love cross body purses ! They help elongate the upper body which is so essential if you are short like me . Also I love it that you don't have to carry it all the time.

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      mindlessnin 5 years ago

      i always preferred crossbody and shoulder bags than any other...

      nice lens

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      Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

      I loved shoulder and crossbody purses when I was a kid. They were so much more convenient. Come to think on it, I still like them better than other purses. Blessings.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      I like Cross Body Purses... as we can have free hands, and it is also more safe.

      So I have to buy one for myself, you give me a great idea.


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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Looks like great list of ideas for a perfect gift!

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      jadehorseshoe 6 years ago

      Very Nice Selection!

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      lilblackdress lm 6 years ago

      I never realized these were so popular. Cute purses!

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US

      The cross body purses are the 'in' thing for the college gals right now. Great selection here.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Nice selection. I only pick bags that allow me to be hands free.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      These are definitely better for the shoulder . . so many women 'hike' their purse strap shoulder up causing postural problems. Thanks for a great selection here too, very stylish.

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      Mistl 6 years ago

      The hippie one is cute. :)

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      Mistl 6 years ago

      The hippie one is cute. :)

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      I love some of the purses featured here. Personally I really enjoy crossed body purses as they allow me to keep my arms and hands totally free...

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      These are cute bags for girls!