From side bags and messengers to backpacks and duffle bags, there are plenty of options out there to keep your belongings all in one place. That said, these bag trends all come with their challenges. A side bag, for instance, will tend not to be roomy enough to hold more than your phone and keys, while backpacks might prove too bulky for just a few items. That’s where medium-sized accessories such as the trusty cross-body bag come in.
Not only does a cross-body bag allow you to store your valuables with more security than a backpack, but the convenience of keeping them on you hands-free also makes it the perfect accessory for the upcoming festival season. And with so many of our favorite brands offering functional, steezy versions of the accessory, cross-body bags are an easy way to take your ensembles to new heights.
When it comes to shopping for a cross-body bag, however, it’s easy to get lost in the sauce. To help you out, below we’ve selected 13 of our favorite cross-body bags currently available online, featuring go-to streetwear brands such as Stüssy as well as more elevated offerings from the likes of luxury brand Issey Miyake.
Highlights from our selection include versatile all-black options by ADER Error, Supreme, and Stüssy, or more vibrant designs from the likes of UNDERCOVER, as well as fashion-forward, patchwork bags from the always cool Japanese streetwear label Kapital.