The Best Crossbody Bags 2024

Who doesn’t love the ease and comfort of a crossbody bag?

The selection these days is amazing, so today I’ve narrowed down some of the best and prettiest I’ve seen…

This post on the best crossbody bags first appeared here last year, but I’ve gone ahead and updated the picks to reflect this year’s top choices.

zimmerman crossbody bag
Sadly this Zimmerman heart bag is sold out, but I’ve found similar styles here and here.

The best crossbody bags

Talking all about my favorite handbags today – crossbody bags!

Not only are these handbags so stylish, but they’re so practical too!

Crossbody bags allow you to be hands free and are also pretty secure.

Be sure to scroll through to the bottom of this post to see the adjustable shoulder strap you can add to your favorite bag or tote and turn it into a crossbody purse.

My Favorite Crossbody Bag

best crossbody bag picks black leather bag                                          Fendi mini peekaboo bag

My Fendi mini peekaboo bag is one of my most loved bags.

Top opening crossbody bags.

I’ve noticed I’m very partial to top opening crossbody bags.

I like the ease of getting in and out of it quickly, as opposed to a bag with a flap top closure.

I also love how it looks without the strap, like a cute little top handle bag, so it’s perfect to take out at night.

Like almost all of the bags featured here, this bag has several interior locking compartment pockets.

The pockets make it great for keeping your wallet and keys separate from your lip balm, cosmetics or anything else you like to carry.

If you’re traveling, it’s the really the perfect bag.

The detachable straps are easy to take on and off, making it so versatile.

Not surprisingly, this is the bag I tend to use the most.

Because this bag works so well (and always gets a lot of compliments) I thought I’d do a round up of crossbody bags I’m currently loving…

best crossbody bag handbag picksMadewell Transport Cross-body Bag

Top Crossbody Bag Picks

Madewell’s Transport cross body bag above, has a classic simplicity which really appeals to me.

This bag comes in different colors, but I’m partial to it in brown.

Brown leather will stand the test of time – it will no doubt look cooler with age as the leather design here is so solid.

Also love how this bag has an extra exterior pocket.

Madewell is known for high quality leather bags at affordable price points.

Great for everyday use, this bag can hold all of your small items and everyday essentials and even has enough room to fit a water bottle.

I don’t think you can go wrong with this messenger bag.

beige crossbody bag modeled on woman in silver dress.MZ Wallace Parker Crossbody Bag with interior pockets for credit cards and ID.

If you’re looking for a well priced bag with great color options, this could be your new favorite bag.

MZ Wallace makes several crossbody bags in different sizes, but this one is my personal preference.

The interior slip pocket helps to stay organized and it’s price point isn’t too bad.

Super popular for a reason, these bags are fashionable and yet also very practical.

To me these are just the right size, as they are lightweight and yet roomy enough for more than just your cell phone, keys and bare essentials.

This company also makes a few other great looking types of bags – a popular mini bag, and a cross body camera bag – just to name a few.

Gucci leather disco crossbody bagGucci Leather Disco Bag with adjustable strap

If you’re looking to splurge on a designer bag, Gucci’s Disco Bag has proven staying power and street style.

I think it makes the most sense in the Camelia color above, as it could literally take you through all four seasons.

Stella McCartney Wallet on a chain crossbody bag in black.Faux Vegan Leather Wallet on a Chain Strap

Budget Friendly Bag Options

black clutch bag on chain strap.

Kate Spade Spencer leather wallet on a chain

This stylish crossbody bag is so pretty and looks a lot more expensive than it is!

It’s classic style makes it another great all season option.

It features a magnetic closure and interior credit card slots.

It’s worth noting, the straps on this bag are removable – since it’s also the perfect size for an evening clutch you get two handbag styles in one.

Who doesn’t love that?

small black crossbody bagCroco Crossbody Bag

I couldn’t resist including this cute bag.

It’s a such a good handbag for a great price at only $19.99.


round Amazon crossbody bagRound Crossbody Bag

Last, but not least….this fun, warm weather circle bag is only $18.99 and has great reviews!

Hope you love this round up of crossbody purses.

It was a lot of fun to put together!


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The Best Looking Bucket Bags

Spring Dresses To Wear To A Wedding

The Best Wicker Bags For Spring and Summer

Cute Spring Outfits To Wear For Easter

Warm Weather Finds Under $200.

The Best Spring Jackets

One final thing!

Retailers have made it super simple to turn almost any purse into a cross body bag!

These beautiful crossbody shoulder straps are pretty genius – making your existing bags SO versatile.

Here a few of my favorite crossbody purse straps to easily attach to your bag or tote:

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  1. I recently spent lots of time searching for the perfect crossbody bag to use on vacation. I found that I didn’t like any with handles (including the Madewell), because they flopped around and annoyed me. Others were super cute but wouldn’t fit a wallet, a glasses case, and other necessities. I lucked out at the list minute by finding the Patcham Palace Medium Zip-Top Cross Body Bag by Radley London. The tan color is so versatile, and the bag is a perfect size to fit my stuff. The strap length worked well on my 5’3″ frame too.

    Like you, I usually use a larger shoulder bag when I’m driving here or there, but I live in a very walkable area, so I’m happy to use my crossbody frequently too.

    Published on 9.20.18 · Reply