Maybe it’s that I have travel on the brain with all of our upcoming trips, but lately, I’m dreaming in lightweight go-anywhere crossbody bags. I’ve been circling around the Gucci Soho Disco Bag in my online stalking (errr, shopping), but then I recently discovered the Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody, which kind of just lead me down the rabbit hole of gorgeous black crossbody bags. I’ll always lust after classic black Chanel and Céline bags, but let’s be real, rent comes first.
Any time I’m thinking about making an investment in a handbag, whether it’s $50 or $500, I want to be sure it’s the kind of piece I will wear and wear … I’m a stickler about my handbags. And crossbody bags, they’re perfect for every occasion – from travel to cocktail party, and evrything in between – so I rounded up the key things to look for in a great classic crossbody bag, plus nine of my absolute favorites right now.
Help me decide …
There are a few essentials to a great (and classic) black crossbody bag:
- luxe leather; something that will last and stand the test of time
- a comfortable and long strap to make it that crossbody bag you always turn to
- enough room to carry the necessities, without making it a small luggage (mini bags are effortless and convenient)
- a bit of great hardware for an added pop, i.e., chain strap, fringe tassel, gold or silver hardware
Shop the bags: 1. Gucci Soho Disco Bag (I have such a crush on this bag!) // 2. Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody (This one looks so much like the Chanel Boy Bag, at a fraction of the cost!) // 3. Marc By Marc Jacobs Washed Up Cross Body Bag // 4. Chloé Marcie Small Leather Bag // 5. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Paris Crossbody // 6. Burberry ‘Large Langley’ Crossbody Bag (I love that this bag is a bit bigger, a.k.a., roomier, but still so classically chic.) // 7. rag & bone ‘Enfield Mini’ Crossbody Bag (Love that this one has an edgier look!) // 8. Burberry Small Nubuck Leather Crossbody Bag (Burberry. On sale.) // 9. Prada Vitello Mini Zip Crossbody Bag