16 Gorgeous Crossbody Purses You Need on Your Radar

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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 PSL (or an iced Sugar Cookie almondmilk latte, 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 a new one that will match all your spring outfits and layers.

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, but if you prefer to be prepared for all possible scenarios, you’ll want to opt for a larger version with multiple compartments and pockets.

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 16 incredible crossbody purses ahead.

The Best Crossbody Purses at Glance


1. Everlane The Form Leather Crossbody Purse

Best Structured Crossbody Purse

Whether you're brunching, running errands or even just walking down the street to grab a coffee, this The Form bag will make for a stylish companion. It has a good, solid structure and is made of premium Italian leather for a luxe feel and look, yet is still functional to toss your 13-inch laptop inside. It also has an adjustable strap, an interior pocket and a magnetic closure to keep your valuables safe and a plush microsuede lining to boot.

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2. Tory Burch Perry Bombé Leather Mini Crossbody Purse

Best Designer Crossbody Purse

This small pebbled leather crossbody purse is big enough to tuck the big three—that would be your phone (up to an iPhone 11 Pro or a Samsung Galaxy Note 10) keys and wallet—inside, but small enough to not get in the way when you’re on-the-go. It has two two separate compartments to help keep your valuables organized, and there’s also an exterior slip pocket for easy access to your lipstick. The strap can also be removed entirely for a two-in-one clutch style.


3. Madewell The Small Transport Leather Saddle Crossbody Purse

Best Leather Crossbody Purse

You may not be riding a horse (or even a bike!) but this stylish saddlebag will keep everything you need right at your fingertips. The adjustable strap (which, might we add, can be swapped out for several other cheeky styles) allows for as much room as you need, and there’s a stud closure at the top to help make sure nothing falls out. The real star of the show here, however, is the leather, which is not only high-quality, it's gold-star rated by the Leather Working Group for the sustainable practices it was created with.


4. Vera Bradley All-in-one Crossbody Purse

Most Colorful Crossbody Purse

For those who like to wear their art, throw on this colorful delight by Vera Bradley, which has a cheery floral print. This quilted pick is made from durable, 100 percent cotton, making it an eco-friendly choice that won't look like garbage in a few months, and, as an added bonus, it's equipped with RFID, or radio frequency identification protection, which means strangers won't be able to easily access your credit card information. That's good news, since the front part has a wallet built right in, with 10 card slots, four slip pockets, one for your bills and an ID window for your driver's license.


6. Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Small Love Leather Crossbody Purse

Best Quilted Crossbody Purse

This little quilted Rebecca Minkoff quilted 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 interior and on the back of the purse, and the chain strap, which reportedly hits at the hip, adjusts for comfort.

6. Madewell The Sydney Leather Crossbody Purse

Most Versatile Crossbody Purse

There's a reason The Sydney is a best-seller. For starters, you can carry it via its top handles, slung over your shoulder or across your body via the long strap. Its casual shape and easy, magnetic closure are great for accompanying you on a day trip, and you can choose between three gorgeous leather colors (black, Burnished Caramel and Ash Green). The leather is Leather Working Group gold-rated for sustainability and customers say it goes with just about everything, making it an everyday staple.


7. Gunas New York Emily Leather Crossbody Purse

Best Vegan Crossbody Purse

This eye-catching vegan design was inspired by Bones actress Emily Deschanel (who is also 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.

8. Kate Spade New York Leather Triple Gusset Crossbody Purse

Best Crossbody Purse Pockets

This Kate Spade pebbled leather purse, which comes in a fun selection of colors and prints, will help you tell the world you’ve got a bold, bright personality and aren't afraid to show it. But that's not all. Despite its seemingly slim profile, it has three separate interior compartments to keep your belongings neatly organized, too, though you'll want to note that larger items, like a long wallet, may not fully fit inside.


9. Michael Michael Kors Emmy Leather Crossbody Purse

Best Neutral Crossbody Purse

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 light pink hue (plus the six other options that are available) will go with just about anything in your closet. The understated adjustable chain strap is half leather, half metal for a bit of added intrigue, and you'll get two pockets on the inside—one zippered and one open. Essentially, it's the kind of one-and-done bag you need for basic day-to-day use—and it's less than $100.


10. Fossil Kinley Large Crossbody Purse

Best Large Crossbody Purse

This cotton and nylon style is great size for when you need to take along more of your things. At 9 inches tall, it's not monstrous, but you can still fit your tablet or an extra pair of manicure shoes inside. It has plenty of pockets, both inside and outside, and the strap is adjustable, too. If you're more of a leather gal, you can also opt for a genuine leather or suede fabric.


11. Triple-zip Pocket Small Crossbody Purse

Best small crossbody purse

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 less than $20 price tag, the hardest decision you'll have to make about buying it is which of the near-30 solid faux leather colors to choose from.

12. Marc Jacobs The Snapshot Leather Crossbody Purse

Best Crossbody Camera Purse

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


13. Triple-zip Medium Crossbody Purse

Most Affordable Crossbody Purse

At first glance, no one would ever know that this unique faux leather bag wasn't designer. It's got a smooth, luxe finish that comes in a variety of chic solid hues—even the striped lining looks chic! The storage in is nothing to sniff at, either, with two exterior zippered pockets and three more (two open, one zippered) inside. The mid-size, meanwhile, is plenty convenient for daily use.


14. Bandolier Leah Leather Phone Crossbody Purse

Best Phone Crossbody Purse

Small-but-mighty is how we’d describe this mini style, which just might replace your bulky wallet altogether. Basically, it's like getting two bags in one—essentially, because you are. The phone case, which can hold up to eight cards in and of itself, detaches from the circular leather bag to be worn on its own. You can also mix and match the simple red leather crossbody strap for a gold chain one, both of which are included with purchase.


15. Lauren Ralph Lauren Merrimack Crossbody Purse

Best Faux Leather Crossbody Purse

What’s black and white and chic all over? This faux leather bag from Ralph Lauren, of course! The striped pattern will keep you looking trendy while you’re out and about, and its dual compartments offer more than enough space for your necessities. Bonus points for the magnetic snap and zip closure, interior pocket and adjustable strap, which you can detach if you want to carry it as a clutch.

16. Clare V. Midi Sac Leather Crossbody Purse

Best Boxy Crossbody Purse

It doesn't get prettier in pink than this boxy crossbody purse, which is made from a soft Italian leather by Latinx-owned brand Clare V. The colored stripes down the middle give 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 looks, with space for your phone, keys and most essential lip balm.