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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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