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Travel Essential: Go Hands-Free with a Chic Crossbody Bag

There’s nothing more difficult then trying to make your way through a busy airport with roller bags, clunky oversized luggage (in my case skis) and trying to juggle your purse at the same time. Same goes for a busy day of shopping, whether at the supermarket or on Madison avenue. Holding your purse can be a giant drag and trying to keep track of it even more so. Another time a crossbody is ideal is at cocktail receptions when you are holding that glass of bubbly and trying to shake hands with other guests. Its easier to not have to hold a purse.

Prada Bowling Bag with Removable Crossbody Strap
Prada Bowling Bag comes in 2 colors: black/white pictured here and brown/white

Wearing your handbag across the front of your body means it’s always visible and you can go hands free. It’s no effort to reach for your passport, Global Entry card, cell phone and lipgloss. You can go with a super mini purse or a slightly larger one depending on your needs. These are saviors for all of us busy gals on the go. I love my black & white Prada Bowling Bag that easily transitions from day to night, it has the removable crossbody strap and top handles for a more formal look.

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Below are some of my favorite crossbody bags that look great even if you are stressed trying to keep it all together. Some are small enough to pack some extras in your suitcase if you want more looks. Here are 12 styles to suit many occasions.

Prada Bowling Bag with Removable Crossbody Strap
Prada Bowling Bag comes in 2 colors: black/white pictured here and brown/white
Travel Essential: Go hands free with a chic crossbody bag. Prada Bowling Bag with Removable Crossbody Strap

Balmain

B-Camera Bag

Swiftly go from day into night with this chic logo bag. I love the gold details in the strap and the B.

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COACH

Originals collection

This fun archival inspired Coach bag comes in four beautiful colors. The classic turn lock closure is easy to open and close too.

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Ganni

Slouchy Canvas Crossbody

The top handle and adjustable crossbody strap makes this bag easy to wear with so many outfits.

Gucci

GG Marmont 2.0

The GG monogram keeps this bag classic but the size makes it so hip and fun. Also comes in red.

Prada

Bowling Bag w/ Removable Crossbody Strap

I absolutely love this purse! The top handles are great for evening or times when you don’t need the adjustable crossbody strap (which you can easily tuck into the purse when not in use.) This bag holds a lot or essentials too! Comes in a Brown/White combo too.

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J & M Davidson

Herrison Floral-Print Zip Crossbody Bag

This bag is so whimsical and perfect for spring/summer flings. There is a yellow flower on one side and a blue one on the other.

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Loewe

Gate Mini Leather Crossbody Bag

Every fashionista needs a mini Gate bag. This beauty is so lightweight and carries the essentials. Comes in four soft & beautiful colors. I’m obsessed with this Icy Pink!

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Hobo

Groove Calfskin Leather Crossbody Bag

The round shape of this bag is so fun. It comes in five colors. This distressed gold will easily transition from daytime to that cocktail party.

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Saint Laurent

Lou Medium YSL Monogram Calf Leather Camera Bag

A classic purse that is as beautiful with jeans as it is with your favorite black skirt.

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Tory Burch

Perry Bombe Leather Crossbody Bag

This sweet bag is irresistible with the stamped signature double-T logo. It comes in five colors. I would love one of each!

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See by ChloƩ

Mini Joan Leather Crossbody Bag

I love the braided leather and charms on the signature ring hardware. Another bonus is the top handle and removable adjustable strap. Note that the crossbody strap is not very long on this, so best for more petite ladies.

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Loewe

Balloon Small Leather Bucket Bag

A fabulous two-tone leather hobo bucket bag with adjustable shoulder strap.

~ Marla Meridith

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