Ditch your totes and clutches; make way for crossbody bags. Suitable for all occasions, hella chic, and super convenient, check out these 10 must-have crossbody bags from Chanel, Burberry, Coach x Rodarte, and more that are all available in Singapore
Regardless of the season, the ultimate bag to own is definitely the crossbody bag. You can’t rock a tote on a crowded dance floor, and you can’t hold a drink (or two) with a clutch bag – tucking said bag under your arm is a recipe for disaster. It’s time to trade in those bags for the crossbody. Just sling it across your body or hang it over your shoulder. It keeps your must-have essentials in one place and your hands free for drinks, shopping bags and dancing. So for convenience’s sake, we’ve rounded up 9 fashionable crossbody bags that will make you look instantly cool, and dare we say – like a million bucks.
Tod’s Double T bag
We just can’t get enough of Tod’s Double T bag from its Special Tattoo Collection! This gorgeous crossbody bag features a tattoo-inspired, lion and dragon hybrid by celeb-fave tattooist Sara Hunjan (@saira.hunjan), as well as adjustable and removable straps. This leather bag simply oozes vintage-chic, and we love it.
Tod’s Double T Bag is available at Tod’s boutiques islandwide.
Coach & Rodarte Spring 2017 Bag Collection
Coach has joined forces with avant-garde fashion label, Rodarte, to produce a limited-edition capsule collection that includes bags made from Coach’s classic luxe leather and gorgeously embellished with sequins and the aesthetics of Rodarte. We’re totally in love with these standout crossbody bags (see image above), great for spicing up your casual look.
Coach x Rodarte, available online on 14 April.
Stella McCartney Wicker Falabella Box Bag
If you’re into all things wicker and saving the environment, you’ll love this bag. An extension of the Falabella handbag, this versatile wicker box bag is constructed out of Eco Alter Nappa coated with natural vegetable oil, and its lining is made from recycled plastics, making it super environmentally friendly and vegan (no animals were harmed in the making of this bag). This goes well with tropical outfits, too.
Stella McCartney Wicker Falabella Box Bag in small ($1,560, available in tan and khaki colours) is available at Stella McCartney Hilton Hotel, #02-19, The Hilton Shopping Gallery, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883, p. 6304 3576. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Other sizes are available at the online store.
Sophie Hulme Finsbury Bag
Paying homage to American artist Sol LeWitt and his colourful works of art, Sophie Hulme releases her latest bag collection that’s sleek, cool and fun – perfect for a playful look. Our pick is the Finsbury Appliquéd Leather Shoulder Bag, a crossbody bag with adjustable and detachable straps, so this bag can transform into a small handbag with a top handle in a jiffy.
Bottega Veneta City Knot Bag
As part of Bottega Veneta’s 50th anniversary, the City Knot bag embodies the classic style of the luxury brand with a touch of modernism. Aside from its gorgeous look and Nappa leather, we’re a fan of the practicality of this crossbody bag. It comes with a metal knotted twist lock to stop your stuff from falling out, as well as three internal compartments and a single pocket to fit in more than just your purse and phone.
Burberry Medium DK88 Top Handle Bag
Though it may sound like a droid from Star Wars, it has nothing to do with a galaxy far, far away. Actually the DK88 is the house code for honey-coloured gabardine, the fabric of the Burberry’s new tropical gabardine trench coats. As soft and light as its trench coat counterpart, this elegant top handle bag is made entirely from calf leather and includes a crossbody strap that’s adjustable and detachable.
Marc Jacobs Nylon Patchwork Small Nomad Saddle Bag
Looking for something more eccentric? Say no more. To match your patch-embellished denim jacket, go for the nylon Marc Jacobs saddle bag. Along with its adjustable and detachable strap, the bag has a 3-pocket interior and comes with a magnetic flap with two zip compartments, allowing you to stuff in more than just the essentials.
Marc Jacobs Nylon Patchwork Small Nomad Saddle Bag ($350) is available via Shopbop.
Anya Hindmarch Geisha Bathurst Smal Satchel
Made from calf leather, this geometrical piece of art (or rather, bag) is great for someone who wants to have a fun look without overdoing it. The bag looks like it’s a bit complicated but fret not, the soft and sophisticated finish is really user-friendly. Like Narnia in a bag, it has secret compartments inside for things you want to keep hidden.
Anya Hindmarch Geisha Bathurst Small Satchel Apex ($2,590) available at Level 2, Takashimaya Department Store, Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873, p. 6732 0252. Open 10am-9.30pm. Also available online.
Chanel Gabrielle Bag
A nod to Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel, Chanel’s new Gabrielle Bag combines influences as diverse as augmented reality glasses and vintage binocular cases; but it’s all about ‘seeing’. This bag is adorned with the iconic Chanel logo on top of its aged calfskin body, which comes in monocolour (black or white), and bi-colours (navy and black, black and white, or beige and black). It’s light, sophisticated and has a double-chain strap that allows you hang it over your shoulder, across your body or both (see image above) – what a triple threat!
Chanel’s Gabrielle Bag, available in-stores at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Shopping Centre. Also available online. Check out the handbag campaign featuring Kirsten Stewart and Cara Delevingne.
LeSportsac Deluxe Shoulder Satchel
If you prefer something more low-key and simple, bag the LeSportsac Deluxe Shoulder Satchel. It has interior and exterior pockets for your essentials and more, as well as an adjustable shoulder strap. Plus, it’s in the ever-classic black, so you know it goes well with everything in your closet.
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