The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Cross Body Handbag

Choosing the right cross body bag can be a daunting task, especially with so many different types, sizes, and materials available.

Here are some tips to help you select the perfect cross body bag

  1. Consider the purpose: Think about how you plan to use the cross body bag. Do you need it for work, travel, or everyday use? This will therefore help you determine the size, style, and material that will best suit your needs.

  2. Look for durability: Cross body bags are often used for everyday wear, so it is important to choose a bag that is durable and can withstand daily use. Look for bags made from high-quality materials such as leather or canvas, with sturdy straps and hardware instead of faux leather as it will not be as durable even though it may be less expensive.

  3. Evaluate the size: Thinking about what you need to carry in your bag is a determining factor. If you plan to use the bag for work, you may need one that can accommodate your tech equipment, tablet, laptop etc. If you plan to use it for travel, you may want a larger bag that can hold your essentials, such as a passport, wallet, and water bottle. If you plan to use it for everyday use, you may want a smaller bag that can hold your phone, keys, lippy and a few other essentials.

  4. Pay attention to the strap length: Cross body bags come in different strap lengths, mostly adjustable but not always and a bag that sits too high or too low on your body can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. It is important to choose one that fits comfortably both in terms of length and width. Some wider straps are seen as part of the look and are interchangeable with different styles and colours. Check out our bag strap collection.

  5. Consider the style: Cross body bags come in a variety of styles, from casual to formal. Consider the outfits you plan to wear with the bag, and choose a style that complements your wardrobe.

  6. Check the compartments: If you like to keep your belongings organized, look for a cross body bag with multiple compartments or pockets. This will help you keep your items easily accessible and prevent them from getting lost in the bottom of the bag. 


By considering these factors, you can choose a cross body bag that is both functional and fashionable, and that meets your specific needs.

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