9 Crossbody Bags to Give You That Extra Pair of Hands You’ve Always Wanted

9 Crossbody Bags to Give You That Extra Pair of Hands You’ve Always Wanted

By Katherine Kluznik

I'll admit it: Some days I curse my body type. If only I were built more like, say, a squid — or even just a lemur — life would be so much easier, I think. My extra hands would let me do the impossible … things like simultaneously gripping my handbag, sipping coffee, reading my Kindle, and holding onto a subway strap — a feat never before accomplished on public transport, at least not without a blouse-punishing slosh from that Starbucks cup.

As it stands, I’ve only got the two hands — which means: gotta make do. And that’s where the crossbody bag back comes into play. After a few years of carrying a mega-sized tote over my shoulder — this one to be exact! — I’ve sent it into retirement. (Sorry, old friend. We had a good run.) Its replacement: a streamlined crossbody that’s letting me navigate spring hands-free.

And I’m clearly not the only one looking for a little freedom this season, as the bright, springy (and not crazy-expensive!) crossbodies from Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Ted Baker, and pretty much any other designer you could name prove. 

Everlane ‘The Foldover’ Crossbody Bag


Kate Spade New York ‘Cameron Street’ Crossbody Bag


Marc Jacobs ‘The Grind’ Crossbody Bag


GiGi New York ‘Madison’ Crossbody Bag


State Bags ‘Kay’ Crossbody Bag


Baggu ‘Circle’ Crossbody Bag


Sole Society Crossbody Bag


Ted Baker ‘Salia’ Crossbody Bag


Coach ‘Foldover’ Crossbody Bag

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