20 Gorgeous Crossbody Purses You Need on Your Radar, Stat

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A good handbag can completely make your outfit. A crossbody purse, however, is extra special. Why, you ask? It's got the added benefit of convenience! Throw one on over your shoulder and your hands will suddenly be free to hold your cold brew (or a chocolate java mint frappuccino, if that's more your jam), send a funny meme to your BFF or swing your arms with wild abandon as you walk. And, with the turn of the season at hand, you've got a built-in excuse to invest in one of the best crossbody purses to match all your summer outfits.

Since these bags come in all different sizes, shapes and materials, the world is your oyster as far as choices go. Those carrying just the essentials can get away with a simple rectangular one-compartment crossbody (from $325), but if you prefer to be prepared for all possible scenarios, you’ll want to opt for a roomier shopper style ($350).

Then, of course, there’s the matter of material. Full-grain leather and canvas purses will last for what seems like an eternity, while animal-friendly faux leather will look great and ease your conscience. At the end of the day, it really comes down to your personal preferences. No matter what type you're into, you’ll find 20 incredible crossbody purses ahead.

The Best Crossbody Purses at Glance

How to Wear a Crossbody Purse

While anyone can wear a crossbody across their body, when it comes to styling this hands-free look, these hacks from YouTube user @Tiiffxny will be clutch in giving you versatility. In the video below, she demonstrates how to shorten the bag's strap to wear it as a hip-length bag, shoulder bag or a belt bag. (How cute does her purse look with the strap doubled up?)

Where to Buy Crossbody Purses

While crossbody purses can be found at just about any fashion retailer, both brick-and-mortar and online, a few of our favorite shops to snag a great bag from include Revolve, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and Amazon.

How We Chose the Best Crossbody Purses

When looking for the best crossbody purses for our list, we researched bags that would be both stylish and functional. We especially considered features like organizational compartments, adjustable straps and interior space. We also vetted customer reviews to ensure buyers were happy with the products after purchasing and also included a few crossbody purses that PureWow readers have been recently loving.

Best Structured Crossbody Bag

1. Béis The Crossbody Purse


  • What We Love: interior key fob, slip and zip pockets
  • What We Don't Love: open top
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, keys, wallet and a few essentials

Whether you're brunching, running errands or even just walking down the street to grab a coffee, this crossbody bag will make for a stylish companion. It has a solid structure and is big enough to hold your cell phone, along with other necessities, like your wallet. It also has two interior slip pockets, one zip pocket and key fob compartment, so you won't be fumbling through your things to get to them.

Best Designer Crossbody

2. Tory Burch Mini Ella Bio Crossbody Purse

Tory Burch

  • What We Love: eco-friendly biobased material, can be worn two ways
  • What We Don't Love: open top
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, cardholder and other small essentials

Tory Burch's best-selling Ella tote just got an eco-friendly makeover. Made in part of a durable, fade-resistant biobased material, which means it's “derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine and forestry materials,” this mini version is just as Earth-conscious as it is stylish and functional. It can be worn as a crossbody or carried by its top handles and can fit your most basic essentials (think a phone, credit card holder and a few lip glosses), but if you're looking for something larger, there's also a small size that can hold up to a 13-inch laptop and an even larger size that can fit up to a 15-inch laptop (note that this style only has top handles).

Best Leather Crossbody Purse

3. Madewell Leather The Small Transport Crossbody Purse


  • What We Love: removable, adjustable crossbody strap, multiple interior pockets
  • What We Don't Love: strap may not hold up over time
  • What It Can Fit: keys, phone, wallet

Reported to be surprisingly roomy, this stylish crossbody has an adjustable strap to hit at just the right spot. (You can also easily remove it to use the top handles if you'd prefer to carry your bag in-hand.) There's an easy-to-reach external slip pocket in addition to its multiple interior pockets, too, making it perfect for storing those essential items you grab for again and again. That premium leather construction, which is partially made from Leather Working Group-certified leather (aka leather that's been rated for environmental effects, like energy use and waste production) certainly doesn't hurt, either.

Best Personalized Crossbody Bag

4. Leatherology Leather Meadow Crossbody Purse


  • What We Love: customizable, separate pockets for organization
  • What We Don't Love: included strap isn't adjustable
  • What It Can Fit: phone and a small book, Kindle or large tablet

Calling all monogram lovers! This bag, which can be emblazoned with the monogram of your choosing in three different formats, is available in four different sizes, making for a truly customizable crossbody. We especially love the large size, which can fit not only your phone and other essentials, but a small book, Kindle or tablet when using its expandable side panels. While the included strap is not adjustable, you can purchase a longer version that is, starting at $25.

Best Quilted Crossbody Bag

5. Rebecca Minkoff Leather Chevron Crossbody Purse

Rebecca Minkoff

  • What We Love: timeless design, adjustable strap
  • What We Don't Love: strap is non-removable
  • What It Can Fit: essentials only

This little quilted Rebecca Minkoff number will instantly level up your fashion game—and then some. In fact, some reviewers have even likened it to a more affordable twist on the classic quilted Chanel or YSL bags that never go out of style. Its all-black leather has a chevron pattern, while the flap features a turn-lock closure. There's hidden storage at the back of the purse's exterior, and the chain strap, which reportedly hits at the hip, adjusts for comfort.

Best Crossbody Purse with Lots of Pockets

6. Hobo Leather Cambel Crossbody Purse


  • What We Love: tons of pockets, adjustable strap
  • What We Don't Love: strap isn't removable
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone and wallet

If an organized bag is your highest priority, you'll definitely want to take a peek at the Hobo Cambel. This bag is equipped with pockets galore, including an exterior zip, an exterior slip (crafted to fit your phone), along with multiple interior pockets. Reviewers also love its medium silhouette, as one happy buyer shared: "The size is perfect, the pocket for my cell is just what I wanted and I love the soft leather. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase."

Best Vegan Crossbody Bag

7. Gunas New York Emily Crossbody Purse

Gunas New York

  • What We Love: vegan materials, lightweight
  • What We Don't Love: not many color choices
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, wallet and other essentials

This eye-catching coated canvas design was inspired by Bones actress Emily Deschanel, who is a longtime vegan. Its 22 karat gold-plated hardware and chic color-blocking practically scream "timeless," and it has a sustainable element to boot: In addition to its animal-friendly exterior, the hardware and fabric liner are made with recycled materials.

Best Crossbody Cell Phone Purse

8. Kate Spade Sam Crossbody Purse

Kate Spade

  • What We Love: lightweight, functional
  • What We Don't Love: doesn't hold a lot
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, credit cards and other small essentials

For days when you don't want to be bothered with more than the bare necessities, this nylon Kate Spade phone crossbody will be your go-to. Its main compartment is big enough to fit a 6.5-inch by 4-inch cell phone, according to the brand, and it also has an outer zip pocket that can stash your credit cards, cash and a lip balm or two without weighing you down.

Best Neutral Crossbody Bag

9. Michael Michael Kors Leather Jet Set Crossbody Purse

Michael Kors

  • What We Love: simplistic design, adjustable strap
  • What We Don't Love: strap isn't removable
  • What It Can Fit: wallet, cell phone, keys and a few other small essentials

If it's simple functionality you're after, you can't go wrong with this Saffiano leather pick from Michael Michael Kors. There may not be much that's flashy about it, but its solid, neutral hues will go with just about anything in your closet. The understated adjustable chain strap is made of half leather, half metal for a bit of added intrigue, and you'll get two pockets on the inside. Essentially, it's the kind of one-and-done bag you need for basic day-to-day use.

Best Convertible Crossbody Bag

10. Senreve Leather Alunna Crossbody Purse


  • What We Love: converts into a backpack or shoulder bag, scratch-resistant
  • What We Don't Love: expensive, may be smaller than expected
  • What It Can Fit: up to a 6-inch Kindle, wallet, phone and keys

This ultra-versatile bag is like getting a crossbody, backpack, shoulder bag and a tote all in one. It fits up to a 6-inch Kindle or other tablet and is designed with an exterior pocket, two interior pockets and an interior pen holder to help keep you organized on-the-go. (It's also available in a mini size that holds up to a 6-inch cell phone.) Considering that Senreve makes some of the most luxurious leather we've ever come across, it's also bound to be high-quality enough to earn its high price tag.

Best Small Crossbody Purse

11. FashionPuzzle Small Crossbody Purse


  • What We Love: multiple zip closures, lightweight, adjustable strap
  • What We Don't Love: thin strap may dig into your shoulder
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, sunglasses and other small essentials

Haven't you heard? Orange is the new black—especially when it comes to this small triple-zip piece. It has a clean, structured look that can stand on its own and gold hardware that will complement your OOTD. With a $20 price tag, it's also a no-brainer: The hardest decision you'll have to make about buying it is which of the near-30 solid faux leather colors to choose from.

Best Large Crossbody Purse

12. FashionPuzzle Triple Zipper Crossbody Purse


  • What We Love: lots of pockets and color options
  • What We Don't Love: strap isn't removable
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, wallet, keys and other small essentials

This unique faux leather bag has a smooth, luxe finish that comes in a variety of solid hues and a cute striped lining to boot. The storage in is nothing to sniff at, either, with two exterior zippered pockets and three more (two open, one zippered) inside. Its medium size, meanwhile, is plenty convenient for daily use.

Best Mini Crossbody Bag

13. Coach Leather North South Mini Crossbody Purse

Coach Outlet

  • What We Love: interior card holders, detachable strap, top handles
  • What We Don't Love: open top
  • What It Can Fit: phone, keys and other small essentials

Somehow, everything seems just that much cuter when it's miniature, and this Coach North South tote is picture-proof. The small tote has two interior card slots, so you won't have worry about trying to stuff a full wallet inside, yet it leaves plenty of space for other necessities, like your phone, keys and a few lipstick choices.

Best Crossbody Camera Bag

14. Marc Jacobs Leather The Snapshot Crossbody Purse

Marc Jacobs

  • What We Love: double zip compartments, adjustable, removable strap
  • What We Don't Love: doesn't fit as much as some other options
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, small wallet and other small essentials

Whereas most handbags have boring straps, this leather beauty boasts a standout striped belt-like one that drapes across you to add to the aesthetic. As for the bag itself, it features gold hardware at the front and a tassel at the zipper for some extra intrigue. Inside, you'll find two zipper closures leading to separate compartments and pockets besides.

Most Spacious Crossbody Bag

15. Bandolier Leather Crossbody Purse


  • What We Love: nice and roomy, changeable straps
  • What We Don't Love: heavy, not many color options, no back pocket
  • What It Can Fit: 6.8-inch Kindle, sunglasses case, phone, wallet and other small essentials

Looking for a classic bag that will last you not just from season to season but from year to year? Say hello to the Bandolier crossbody, which we've been using since it launched in March 2023. This baby is nice and wide—it even expands for extra space. The slots under the top flap and D-rings at the side mean you can customize where you want to place the adjustable, changeable straps, and the pebbled leather is about as sumptuous as it gets. Our only real complaints are that while it holds a lot, you feel the weight of it all when it's draped across your shoulder. We would also love to see the company add a back pocket for our phones.

Best Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

16. Von Holzhausen The Small Shopper Crossbody Purse

Von Holzhausen

  • What We Love: 100 percent vegan, designed to biodegrade, two-in-one design
  • What We Don't Love: open top
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, wallet, keys, 8-inch tablet and other small essentials

This vegan-friendly shopper was designed with eco-friendliness in mind, as the brand's innovative Technik-leather can biodegrade when the bag reaches the end of its lifespan. It's also free of any toxic chemicals, like those found in PVC-based products. And if that's not enough, it's stain-, water- and scratch-resistant. There is a roomy interior with a small zippered pocket and an adjustable strap that can easily transform it into a shoulder bag, too.

Best Boxy Crossbody Purse

17. Clare V. Leather Midi Sac Crossbody Purse

Clare V.

  • What We Love: removable strap, tons of colors
  • What We Don't Love: unlined
  • What It Can Fit: phone, keys, wallet, sunglasses and small snacks

It doesn't get more stylish than this boxy crossbody purse, which is made from a soft Italian leather by Latinx-owned brand Clare V. The woven texture gives it some added flair, while the removable strap allows for some versatility. While it's on the more compact size, the single compartment is roomier than it appears.

Best Everyday Crossbody Purse

18. Dooney & Bourke Triple-Zip Crossbody Purse

Dooney & Bourke

  • What We Love: lightweight, adjustable strap, lots of exterior storage
  • What We Don't Love: strap isn't removable
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, cardholder, keys and other small essentials

We love this easy, lightweight nylon pick from Dooney & Bourke for its triple-zip exterior compartments, which mean you'll never have to fumble around looking for your phone, ID or that lip gloss ever again. Its nylon fabric will be nice and tough, and the handles and trim are made with real Vacchetta leather for an extra-luxe touch. The strap is also adjustable for convenience. Through June 1, you can save an extra 30 percent on it using the code SPRING30.

Most Stylish Crossbody Purse

19. Melie Bianco Ava Crossbody Purse

Melie Bianco

  • What We Love: interior zip pocket, vegan fabric, frame closure
  • What We Don't Love: strap isn't adjustable, not many color options
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, wallet, keys and other essentials

PureWow readers already love Melie Bianco for its TikTok famous Brigitte satchel, and the brand also makes one heck of a crossbody. Case in point? This Ava bag, which offers the same premium vegan leather in a smaller, hands-free design. Between the quilted fabric, cotton lining and easy-to-open frame closure, it's one we'll be reaching for again and again this summer.

Best Straw Crossbody Bag

20. Simon Miller Mini Retro Crossbody Purse

Simon Miller

  • What We Love: vacay-worthy, adjustable strap
  • What We Don't Love: may not fit as much as some other options
  • What It Can Fit: cell phone, cardholder, keys and a couple of lipsticks

This vacay-worthy straw purse by Simon Miller has just enough space to hold the things you need most—because who wants to be bogged down by all of the usual clutter when you're on the way to the nearest beach bar? We especially love its adjustable strap, which can suit multiple lengths, and the magnetic top closure that will keep your stuff from spilling out. Did we mention it's on sale for nearly $100 off?

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