Craving Cross-Body Bags: Sarah's Top 10 Picks - Chitown Fashionista

23 July 2012 / By Sarah Powers

Craving Cross-Body Bags: Sarah’s Top 10 Picks

Summer is in full swing and you know what that means… sun-filled days and fun-filled nights jam packed with concerts, parties, gatherings, and other festivities craving our attention outside the 9am-5pm hours.

As the weather becomes increasingly hotter and our schedules become more demanding, thoughts about how to style ourselves slip slowly over the line from what looks the best to what’s convenient and comfortable.  But we can’t let that dictate our style, right? We’re Chicago fashionistas! We endure the hottest summers and the cruelest winters while looking our best. As we enter survival mode in this 100+ degree heat, we rely on items that bridge the elements of fashion and function. I’ve found the perfect accessory that’s equally fabulous and convenient: the cross-body bag.

This season, it’s no surprise that the cross-body style is hogging all the handbag spotlight. They’re just so easy to grab and go – literally never leaving your side so you can focus on the fun stuff instead of worrying about dropping or losing your purse and its sacred contents. All of the hottest trends have found their way into the cross-body bag, including color blocking, textured leather, florals, and tassels. So no matter what your personal style is, you can find something perfect to amp up your outfit without weighing down your summer fun!

I’ve hunted down 10 of this season’s best cross-body bags for every price range and every style! Which one is your favorite?


1. Peter Jensen Satchel, (on sale!) $269 @ ASOS

2. Brahmin Olivia Rose Satchel Bag, $295 @ Brahmin

3. Lucky Brand Indio Fringe Cross-Body Bag, (on sale!) $57 @ Macy’s

4. Ivanka Trump Crystal Top Handle Shopper, $150 @ Piperlime

5. Vince Camuto Kristen Shoulder Bag, (on sale!) $113 @ Zappos

6. Fossil Vintage Reissue Flap Floral Cross-Body, $198 @ Endless

7. Tusk Women’s Capri Medium Portable Pocket Cross-Body, (on sale!) $61 @ Endless

8. Big Buddha JMollie Cross-Body/Clutch, $59 @ Zappos

9. Leather Scallop Cross-Body Bag, $64 @ Topshop

10. Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Cross-Body/Clutch, $195 @ Rebecca Minkoff

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5 Comments so far

  1. Ashley says:

    Cute Bag Choices!!


  2. Shanda says:

    Love the mint green one! #7 I’m a bag-a-holic. 🙂 I’ll post this on my fb page

  3. Tiff says:

    #9 is gorge 😉

  4. Sarah Powers says:

    Thanks, ladies! Wish we could have them all, right?? 😉

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