As the saying goes, one can never have too many bags. And when it comes to designer crossbody bags, they are truly the perfect accessory for just about any occasion. Whether you are running errands or going for dinner at a fancy restaurant, a designer crossbody bag will never fail to elevate your outfit, while also being really practical.
With that being said, if you’re looking to add a designer crossbody bag to your collection, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ve rounded up the 10 best designer crossbody bags at every price point to help you find the perfect one for your budget.
From luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci to more affordable options like Marc Jacobs and Longchamp, there’s a designer crossbody bag for everyone on this list. So, just sit back and keep scrolling to uncover the 10 best designer crossbody bags to invest in.
1. Longchamp Le Pliage Xtra XS Bag
A miniature version of Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage tote, the Longchamp Le Pliage Xtra XS Bag opens up the list of the best designer crossbody bags to invest in. Boasting the same foldaway design which made its original version a cult favorite, the bag arrives in ultra-soft lambskin leather with a removable crossbody strap allowing to style it multiple ways, incl. crossbody. Available in a number of classic and fun colors, such as light pink, the Longchamp Le Pliage Xtra XS is an excellent option to consider if you are looking for a stylish designer crossbody bag that is not going to break the bank.
2. Ateliers Auguste Monceau Gold Edition Crossbody
Like the look of the Celine Classic Box and Triomphe bags, but can’t get yourself to spend over $3k? Well, you really don’t have to, because the Ateliers Auguste Monceau Gold Edition Crossbody offers the same timeless look and at a fraction of the cost (just €465 in the original size, to be precise). Handcrafted in Italy from premium calfskin leather, the bag also features a clasp covered in three microns of gold. Yes, a gold clasp on a bag that retails for €465 (about $520)! More info on the bag in my full review here.
3. Marc Jacobs The Leather Mini Tote Bag
The Marc Jacobs Tote Bag has been making waves on social media for quite some time now. And I only see it becoming even more popular now when the adorable mini size has been released. Arriving in supple leather with contrasting leather interior and a removable crossbody strap, the Marc Jacobs Mini Leather Tote Bag is not just a super cute tote, but also a really stylish crossbody bag. Basically, when in the mood for a hands-free moment, just attach the strap and go. Finished with the iconic namesake branding at the front, the Marc Jacobs Mini Tote bag will serve as a stylish carryall for your belongings.
4. Gucci GG Marmont Small Shoulder Bag
For a compact crossbody bag, the capacity of the Gucci GG Marmont Small Shoulder Bag is truly impressive and that’s what earns it a spot in the list of the best designer crossbody bags (but I ain’t gonna lie, the iconic double G logo also played a part). One of the most popular and recognizable designs from Gucci, the Gucci GG Marmont Small Shoulder Bag opens up to a suede-lined interior spacious enough to carry all of your smaller essentials, incl. sunglasses. Choose from an array of classy hues, incl. black and dusty pink.
5. Saint Laurent Toy Loulou Bag
The smallest bag in the Saint Laurent Loulou range, the Toy Loulou is an icon on its own. Instantly recognizable thanks to its Matelasse quilting and the iconic YSL logo plaque at the front, the bag opens up to a dual-compartment interior with three card slots and one zip pocket. Stylish and practical, the Saint Laurent Toy Loulou also comes with a removable crossbody strap, which offers you a variety of wear options, incl. carrying the bag as a clutch.
6. Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis
When talking about the best designer crossbody bags, it’s impossible not to mention Louis Vuitton’s classic Pochette Metis. One of the best-selling styles from Louis Vuitton, the Pochette Metis is characterized by a satchel-like silhouette with a flap-style closure and an adjustable, fully detachable shoulder strap which lets you wear the bag crossbody. The bag also comes in an array of options to suit every taste, from the classic Monogram Canvas to durable Empreinte leather.
7. Chanel Rectangular Mini Flap Bag
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you already know that I am a huge fan of Chanel’s Mini Flaps. And while I think that any of them is going to make for an excellent crossbody bag, the Chanel Rectangular Mini definitely wins it for me due to its generous capacity, which basically mimics the capacity of the Small Chanel Classic Flap. Yes, you heard it right. The Chanel Rectangular Mini fits in the same amount of stuff as the Small Classic Flap. That’s because the bag doesn’t have a double flap (which eats a lot of space in the Small Classic Flap). Not even to mention that the Rectangular Mini comes at a much more affordable price tag.
8. Valentino Rockstud Crossbody Bag
Balancing between elegance and rebelliousness, the Valentino Rockstud Crossbody Bag is a perfect choice for those who would like to add a bit of attitude to their looks. Made in Italy from grained calfskin leather, the bag has Valentino’s signature pyramid studs decorating the edges, as well as an additional handle gracing the top, which allows for the bag to be worn as a top handle when the removable crossbody strap is not in use.
9. Loewe Gate Bag
First showcased on Loewe’s SS18 runway, the Gate Bag quickly captured the hearts of handbag lovers around the world with its modern design and impeccable craftsmanship. A play on a classic saddle bag – the Loewe Gate Bag boasts a timeless half-moon silhouette accented with the label’s signature saddle-stitched leather knot at the front. It comes in two main sizes: mini and the small. Both make excellent crossbody bags. However, I personally prefer the Mini as the strap on it is removable, giving you an option to also wear it in other ways, incl. as a clutch.
10. Bottega Veneta Cassette Leather Crossbody Bag
Often referred to as the ultimate investment bag from Bottega Veneta, the Bottega Veneta Cassette Leather Crossbody Bag also makes the list of the best designer crossbody bags. Featuring an amped up iteration of the brand’s iconic intrecciato weave, the bag arrives in a classic rectangular silhouette with a magnetic closure and an adjustable crossbody strap which allows for multiple carry options. Get it in the classic black and have it in your wardrobe forever.