• Fri, Oct 5 2012

Handbag Porn: Crossbody Edition

When you’re living in a city — or when you’re not, but you don’t want anyone to be able to snatch your purse away from you — you might want to consider going the crossbody route. I, for one, have fought this trend longstanding style, because…well, I don’t know. It makes me feel like I’m in seventh grade and wearing my purse how my mother told me to wear it, for safety’s sake.

My other concern with the crossbody bag is that it looks so very, very 80s retro, and I know that the 80s aren’t even in anymore, having been replaced by the 90s, which is terrifying, but that doesn’t make me any more inclined to relive the days of big hair and lace gloves.

Still, recently, I’m starting to see the beauty in the crossbody, if only because the purse that I have now crushes the living shit out of my shoulder, constantly falls off and generally gets in the way, whereas I feel certain that if I slung a new bag across my torso, I’d have a better chance of it not getting in the way. Besides, there are lots of delightful crossbody bags to choose from. Here are a few.

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