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 favorite hands-free bag seems 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.
This gets an A+ just for the color.
Prada Re-Edition 2000 Nylon Mini Bag ($775)
Mango Chain Baguette Bag ($40)
This affordable JW Pei bag is an editor-favorite.
JW Pei Gabbi Bag ($49)
Wandler Georgia Leather Shoulder Bag ($850)
Something to hunt for on your next vintage shopping adventure.
Louis Vuitton Pre-Owned Pochette Accessoires Monogram Canvas ($755)
Danse Lente Lola Leather Mini Hobo Bag ($325)
A note-worthy lesson on how to wear color.
Studio 33 Woke Newbie Mini Baguette in Canteloupe ($78)
Christian Dior Pre-Owned Trotter Saddle Handbag ($1345)
I love when animal print accessories are paired with simple basics.
Balenciaga Hourglass Baguette With Strap ($1650)
If I was in the market for a new bag, this would definitely be a top contender.
Bottega Veneta BV Jodie Mini Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag ($1720)
A woven style screams summer and will stick with you year after year.
Pamela Munson Las Olas Bag ($315)
Elleme Vague Leather Shoulder Bag ($415)
You can never go wrong with Paco Rabanne.
Paco Rabanne Nano 69 Metallic Disc Bag ($435)
Grazia & Marica Vozza Woven Leather Jewel Shoulder Bag ($580)
Call me biased, but this Who What Wear bag really does look five times its price.
Who What Wear Saide ($46)
Ratio Et Motus Holster Leather Shoulder Bag ($480)
This whole look is just the perfect nod to the ’90s.
Coperni Mini Swipe Mock-Croc Shoulder Bag ($242)
& Other Stories Duo Buckle Croc Shoulder Bag ($169)
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