First Posted: 5/1/2012 3:24:09 PM | Last Updated: 5/1/2012 3:24:09 PM
For the last couple of years it seems like handbags have been getting bigger and bigger. When I leave for work in the morning it looks like I’m going away for the weekend. I had to ask myself, do I really need to carry all of this “stuff”. The answer is, of course, no.
While I’m not ready to give up my satchels and totes, when you want to carry your essentials, but want to keep your hands free…you can do more shopping that way you know, there is nothing like a great crossbody bag.
The seven that I am showing in this column cover a wide range of price points. They are cute and comfortable, but they allow sufficient room for some cash, credit cards, a lipstick, hanky, your smartphone and a pair of glasses.
The first is a Dooney & Bourke crossbody that sells for $198 and comes in some great colors http://bit.ly/ID9hZt .
The second is a Kate Spade crossbody, that again comes in a variety of colors for $178.00. If you read this column regularly, you’ll know that I have a softspot for Kate Spade. http://bit.ly/Il5nQa
For those of you who are looking for a basic black, try this Sam Edelman bag from Bloomingdales. It is on sale for $138.60 http://bit.ly/ITa4l8
If the cute factor is your thing, try this Tory Burch, also at Bloomingdales for $250. I love the pink color http://bit.ly/IEbWRr
Or if you want cute, but a more subdued color, how about this Juicy Couture mini at Piperlime for $158. http://piprl.me/K4MplT
If you are on a budget, I’ve found this Sea Green Fossil crossbody for only $69.98. http://bit.ly/Il5nQa
And, last, but not least, try this Nine West blue crossbody on sale for only $49.