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Crossbody Purses

Updated on July 28, 2014

Where To Buy The Best Crossbody Purses Online

Crossbody purses and crossbody bags are popular with women of all ages and this page showcases a selection of fabulous bags and purses that make great gifts. If you are looking for inspiration for your wife or girlfriend or if you are shopping for yourself there are some great suggestions here. I have included a variety of styles from evening bags to organisers and fun purses; there are leather ones, fabric ones and hippy ones and all of them at really good prices. Whether you need a practical purse or want to add an extra accent to what you are wearing you will find something suitable here.

Scroll all the way through to enjoy the collection and see some tips for when you are buying a crossbody purse.

Crossbody purse shown here: Vera Bradley Hipster in Symphony in Hue

Best Selling Crossbody Purses - What people currently buy

FRYE Campus Cross-Body Handbag,Saddle,One Size
FRYE Campus Cross-Body Handbag,Saddle,One Size
I am a big fan of Frye leather goods. This crossbody purse is available in 4 colors!

What To Consider When Buying Crossbody Purses

The crossbody style first started in the late 1960s and 70s with hipster style cloth bags that were bright and colorful were popular. For probably the first time the purse became more than an accessory, it became part of your outfit. Wearing it slung across your body isn't just trendy it is very practical:

- it leaves the hands free unlike a clutch or handbag which can become a bit of a pain on a long night out

- it distributes the weight of the bag better than a shoulder bag = less problems with neck and shoulder pain

- it keeps your possession more secure than other bags

There are a couple of things to consider though when you come to buying one

  • It's purpose should be obvious but do you want an everyday bag you take to work or out shopping or are you looking for an evening dressing up purse? Many contemporary bags can be very versatile - they can be used for casual and party wear. That said buy with a view to when and where you will be using it and what you will be wearing.
  • Material - you are spoiled for choice as far as materials are concerned but bear in mind - what are you wearing it with? The crossbody purse is so much part of your outfit that you can't afford to ignore that aspect. Leather is always a safe choice for practical every day use but you might want to consider something more flashy for fun and fashion.
  • Consider your body shape - yup - if you are 'wearing' a bag it is going to affect how you look. If you are small a huge bag is going to look odd and vice versa. If you have a big bust - stick to small bags with narrow straps or you will look cut in half. If you have a large waist or hips you might not want to draw attention to them with a bag that sits at that level - it will 'bulk' out the area it sits at - so avoid hipster bags if you don't want to look larger.
  • What do you need to carry - one we ladies always forget, we like an itsy bitsy bag that looks great on then discover all it will hold is a lipstick and a comb - no room for a phone or a wallet. Check to see there are compartments for money and you can ditch the bulky wallet.

Evening Crossbody Purses And Bags

Best Rosette Crossbody Bags - Flower inspired purses

Rosette bags are extremely popular for young women especially when they are going out to clubs and parties.

Faux Leather Rosette Cross-Body Bag - Pink
Faux Leather Rosette Cross-Body Bag - Pink
This faux leather is typical of the type of purse trending now. The material is soft and pliable and sports a huge rossette as decoration. The purse is fully lined and has plenty of room for all your belongings. Available in red, black and pink.
Whiting & Davis The Edge Cross Body
Whiting & Davis The Edge Cross Body
Sleek metal mesh handbag. Also available in gunmetal color.

Best Leather Crossbody Purses

Stylish Bag For Women - Leather crossbody bag

The SAK Iris Crossbody, Teak Multi
The SAK Iris Crossbody, Teak Multi
This bag is also available in pink, black and tan.

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Trendy Cross Body Bags

Trendy Women's Crossbody Purses - Tribal Gypsy Bags

Tribal Gypsy Crossbody Bag Stylish Tassel Vintage Mirror Work Trendy Women Style
Tribal Gypsy Crossbody Bag Stylish Tassel Vintage Mirror Work Trendy Women Style
What a great bag to wear. This is a really trendy ethnic handmade purse with embroidery, mirror and bead work. You could be back in time with this gorgeous bag.

Jacquard Crossbody Bag

Nine West 9 Jacquard Crossbody, Brown/Khaki
Nine West 9 Jacquard Crossbody, Brown/Khaki
Fashionable purse from Nine West never become dated. This is a stylish bag you can use day and evening. The jacquard material makes a classic and chic style.

Comments - reader reviews

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    • Rosanna Grace profile image

      Rosanna Grace 

      7 years ago

      Wonderful selection and I love the owls too! :o)

    • shellys-space profile image

      Shelly Sellers 

      8 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I love the Owl crossbody bag!


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