Was my title too dramatic? I’m sorry. I guess I should clarify that I don’t actually have anything against the crossbody bag, but I can’t help but comment on the fact that since shoulder bags and smaller totes have risen in popularity (again), the title of my favorite hands-free bag seems to have slipped away from the style, and it just feels right.
I mean, I, for one, missed clutching my purse tightly underneath my arm or letting it rest in the crease of my elbow, and we can all admit that it’s definitely a sleeker and chicer look. With Prada’s reissued nylon shoulder bags, countless Bottega Veneta styles, and even the Dior Saddle and Fendi Baguette revivals all (still) in the spotlight, plus a slew of more under-the-radar iterations on their way to becoming classics, it seems that there’s no time like the present to either bring back your old shoulder bag or invest in a new one.
To see how some of our favorite fashion people are wearing the style on Instagram while, of course, shopping my favorite shoulder bags for yourself, just keep scrolling.