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10 Best Designer Crossbody Bags to Invest In

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In a luxury community, it’s not rare to hear the term “cost per wear”. What it essentially means is that the value of an item is directly related to how much you are using it. Let’s say you bought a handbag for a $1,000. If you wore it just once, then your cost per wear is $1,000. If you wore it twice, your cost per wear is $500. Wearing that handbag ten times would bring your cost per wear down to $100. So, the more times you are using the item, the less is your cost per wear.

Let’s be honest: a designer bag is a big purchase and it’s obvious that you want to make sure that you are getting the use out of it. In order to get a lot of use out of a bag, it has to be versatile. I’d say that versatility would play even a more important role, if that’s your first ever designer bag. You’d want to wear it as much as you possibly can. Am I not right?

Crossbody bags are probably the most versatile bag type out there. Not only are they fashionable, but also super convenient. You can carry a crossbody everywhere. This type of bag is appropriate day-to-night. A crossbody is big enough to hold your phone and other important essentials. Want to go about your day hands-free? Simply wear a crossbody. Need a perfect small bag to go with your nigh-out outfit? Pick a crossbody! As most crossbody bags are compact in size, they are more than a perfect choice as a night-out bag.

So, are you on a lookout for a perfect designer crossbody bag? If yes, then definitely keep scrolling, because, below I’ve round up the list of the 10 best designer crossbody bags to invest in.

Chanel 19

Chanel 19 Wallet on ChainChanel 19 WOC. Media Credit: Fashionphile

The latest flap bag from Chanel, the Chanel 19, was debuted on the runway in March 2019 as a part of Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection for the Fashion House. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld along with Virginie Viard (who is now the new creative director of Chanel), the Chanel 19 Bag pays homage to the classic 2.55 bag. The Chanel 19 features both a supple and semi-structured shape and mixed gold/ruthenium hardware. The bag comes in five diffferent sizes. In addition to the original, large and maxi sizes, the Chanel 19 is also available as a waist bag and as a wallet on chain (WOC). In my opinion, the Chanel 19 in the original size and the Chanel 19 WOC work out best as crossbody bags. Both bags are compact enough, which lets you wear them during the day and on evening occasions.

Bottega Veneta Padded Cassette Crossbody Bag

Bottega Veneta Padded CassetteBottega Veneta Padded Cassette Bag. Media Credit: MyTheresa

Undeniably, over the years, the woven bag pattern became a signature of Bottega Veneta. One of the newest additions to the brand’s handbag range is the Padded Cassette Bag. “Pillowy” bags are on the rise right now. Bottega Veneta Padded Cassete Bag features an updated take on brand’s signature woven pattern by incorporating puffed and pillowy woven leather. The design was very well received and we immediately began seeing the Padded Cassette on major celebrities and influencers. The Padded Cassette Bag runs on the smaller side and therefore, makes a perfect crossbody bag. However, you can also wear the bag comfortably over the shoulder, as the strap it comes with is adjustable.

Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessoires

Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette AccessoiresLouis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessoires. Media Credit: Fashionphile
As soon as the Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessoires was released, the bag has hit the social media like storm. The unique design combining three popular Louis Vuitton small leather goods: a Round Coin Purse, a Pochette Accessoires and a Mini Pochette Accessoires on a thick adjustable Jacquard Strap makes this bag incredibly stylish and effortlessly cool. Louis Vuitton describes the Multi Pochette Accessoires as a hybrid crossbody bag. Indeed, all three small leather goods are removable which gives you the versatility to pick and choose how to wear it. For example, wear the LV Multi Pochette Accessoires in a classic form as a multi crossbody, or detach the Mini Pochette and the Coin Purse and you have a chic single Pochette crossbody. Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessoires comes in the iconic LV Monogram Canvas and in My LV World Tour Monogram Canvas, with the strap either in Kaki or Rose Clair.

YSL Toy LouLou

YSL Toy LouLou BagYSL Toy LouLou Bag. Media Credit: LuisaViaRoma
This next bag has been on the market for a while. The YSL Toy LouLou Bag is the smallest iteration of Saint Laurent’s LouLou, which is one of the classic Saint Laurent styles. This beautiful crossbody features a quilted design with a YSL Monogram closure and comes with a fully removable crossbody strap which lets you wear the bag as a clutch. Even though the Toy LouLou looks quite compact, the bag isn’t small at all. In fact, it has enough space to accommodate all your necessities incl. a bigger size iPhone.  A lot of popular fashion bloggers and influencers have been spotted wearing the bag both casually during the day and at events. Furthermore, with the YSL Toy LouLou Bag priced just over $1000, makes it a fabulous choice for first time designer handbag buyers. The bag comes in a number of classic and seasonal colors.

Gucci Marmont Camera Bag

Gucci Marmont Camera BagGucci Marmont Camera Bag. Media credit: LuisaViaRoma
One of the most recognizable designer crossbody bags todays is, undeniably, the Gucci Marmont Camera Bag. Let’s be honest: it’s difficult not to fall in love with the bags from the Gucci Marmont line. They are arguably some of the most beautiful designer handbags on the market at the moment. The Gucci Marmont Camera Bag features a unique zigzag quilted design on a softly structured shape along with a zip closure and the fabulous GG logo. The bag opens up to one main interior compartment which lets you accommodate bulkier items, like sunglasses with a case or a larger wallet. That’s what many fashionistas love this bag for: for a compact crossbody bag, the capacity is excellent. In addition, the Gucci Marmont Camera Bag comes with an adjustable strap which lets you wear it both crossbody and on the shoulder.

Loewe Gate Bag

Loewe Small Gate BagLoewe Gate Small Leather Crossbody Bag. Media Credit: MyTheresa
Did you know that back in 2016 Vogue named Loewe the top competitor to Hermès? Bags from Loewe are known for their impeccable craftsmanship and luxurious feel. The Loewe Gate Bag is one of the most popular designs from the brand along with the Puzzle and Hammock bags. We’ve first spotted the Gate Bag in Loewe’s Spring/Summer 2018 Collection presented at the Paris Fashion Week. Actually, the bag completely stole the show! The Loewe Gate bag reimagines the saddle bag silhouette in a new, contemporary way. It features a knotted belt detail on a half-moon shaped body which makes the bag quite unique. The Loewe Gate Bag comes in 3 sizes: the regular, the small and the mini. If you are planning to mainly use the bag for walks or nights out, then the Gate Bag in the small or the mini size is a perfect choice.

Senreve Mini Maestra

Senreve Mini Maestra BagSenreve Mini Maestra Bag. Media Credit: Farfetch
No other crossbody is as versatile as Senreve’s Mini Maestra, the smallest version of our beloved Senreve Maestra Bag. This bag can be worn multiple ways: as a crossbody, as a satchel, as a tote and even as a backpack. With the Senreve’s Mini Maestra you get four bags in one. Even though the Mini Maestra is the smallest bag in the Maestra family, its capacity is still pretty impressive. It features seven interior compartments to keep your items in place and organized. The bag is a perfect size to hold an iPad or Kindle, as well as all your other essentials. What is more, the Senreve Mini Maestra Bag is made of genuine leather and the craftsmanship of this bag is truly excellent.

Valentino Rockstud Mini Leather Crossbody Bag

Valentino Rockstud Mini Crossbody BagValentino Rockstud Mini Leather Crossbody Bag. Media Credit: SaksFifthAvenue
Valentino has long been known for combining classic elegance with modern trends. However, as soon as the Rockstud line came out, the brand has absolutely skyrocketed in popularity. The Valentino Rockstud shoes and bags were made to be noticed! Valentino Rockstud Mini Crossbody Bag features grained leather exterior combined with the signature pyramid studs. The bag is quite small in size, however, you’d be surprised to see how many essentials it can fit. Furthermore, the bag can be worn multiple ways. Fully detach the crossbody strap and you have a chic luxury clutch!

Burberry Albion TB Leather Crossbody Bag

Burberry Albion TB Leather Crossbody BagBurberry Albion TB Leather Crossbody Bag. Media Credit: SaksFifthAvenue
What two words first come to your mind when you think of Burberry? For me, it’s simplicity and elegance. Burberry Albion TB Leather Crossbody Bag features a classic, but at the same time elevated design. The goldtone TB Monogram Logo honors the founder of the House, Thomas Burberry. Along with a timeless rectangular shape, the bag features goldtone hardware and a snap-button closure. On the inside, this crossbody features one interior snap-button pocket, as well as, 6 interior card slots. So, you actually don’t have to carry a card holder when using this bag. The Burberry Albion TB Leather Crossbody Bag comes with an adjustable strap which gives you a lot of versatility when it comes to styling. Wear it as a crossbody, or shorten the strap to turn it into a chic shoulder bag.

Balenciaga Everyday XS Leather Camera Bag

Balenciaga Everyday XS Leather Camera BagBalenciaga Everyday XS Leather Camera Bag. Media Credit: MyTheresa
Are you into logo mania? If yes, then the Balenciaga Everyday XS Leather Camera Bag is the crossbody you need! Crafted in genuine calfskin leather, this compact crossbody is finished with Balenciaga’s contrasting white logo lettering. There is one main interior compartment. However, thanks to the bag’s square shape, it will comfortably accommodate all of your essentials. Moreover, the Balenciaga Everyday XS Leather Camera Bag, along with a removable crossbody strap, features a slim top handle. So, simply detach the crossbody strap and now you have a trendy petite top handle bag! How versatile is that?!
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  • Ayshia
    September 21, 2020

    Such a great list. I definitely feel like crossbody bags are the best bags out there! The Gucci Marmont Camera Bag is my favorite designer bag to carry around too! Happy to see it made the list!

    • Masha S.
      September 21, 2020

      Thank you! 🙂 I am glad you’ve enjoyed the list! The Gucci Marmont Camera Bag is also one of my favorites!

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