The Best Crossbody Bags 2021

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…

zimmerman crossbody bag

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 find out how to turn your favorite bag or tote into a crossbody purse!

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 cosmetics or anything else you like to carry.

If you’re traveling, it’s the only bag you’ll need.

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 Crossbody Bag

Top Crossbody Bag Picks

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

I’m partial to it in brown – it will no doubt look cooler with age as the leather looks pretty solid.

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

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

MZ Wallace crossbody bagMZ Wallace Parker Crossbody Bag with interior pockets

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

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

Lightweight and roomy enough for more than just your phone, keys and bare essentials.

This company also makes a great looking tote bag.

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.


affordable black crossbody bagBianca Faux Leather Wallet on a Chain

Budget Friendly Bag Options

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

At 49.00 it’s another great all season option.

It’s worth noting, the straps on this bag are removable – giving you two handbag styles in one. Who doesn’t love that?

wicker rattan crossbody bagMango Lapelled rattan crossbody shoulder bag

At 79.99, the Mango rattan bag is a great warm weather option.

Like many of these bags featured here today, the strap is removable, allowing this bag to work double duty as a top handle clutch!

Mango suede crossbody bagMango suede crossbody bag with zippered pockets

Finally, I couldn’t resist including this last bag because it reminds me of my favorite bag from high school, and I wish I still had it!

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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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.

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