I’ve finally discovered the joy of crossbodys after putting aside a long time bias towards those extra large satchels. It’s a choice of carrying your essentials versus all those what-ifs (which many times do not come to fruition) and especially a no brainer when shoulder and backaches are concerned. Minkoff and Lanvin does it in style, I must say! Light, aery, unburdened and ready to shop, shop, shop ;)…
I’ve been loving crossbody bags recently for the obvious reasons (hands-free option and when a big heavy bag isn’t preferable). They are great for date nights (especially theater nights) and when you need to carry only necessities for classes or on errands. Here are two favorites of mine:
Rebecca Minkoff Classics MAC Crossbody Clutch:
“Oversized clip-lock boldly details the front flap pocket of a lightly textured leather clutch designed with an optional chain strap for versatility.
Top zip closure.
Exterior zip pocket under flap.
Protective metal feet.
Interior zip, wall and cell phone pockets; key clip.
Lanvin Metallic Chain Crossbody Bag:
“Signature ribbon-detailed chain strap completes the utterly feminine look of this metallic lambskin bag.
Bronze quilted lambskin and self piped trim.
Chain shoulder strap with black leather top and ribbon detail on side.
I’ve admired Celine handbags for as long as I can remember and I’m disappointed they have not received as much attention as they deserve. The brand had a small boutique across from Fendi’s in Bloomingdale’s flag ship store on Lexington Avenue; I wouldn’t at all be surprised if it’s still there. I love that though some of their accessories are logoed, they are done so in a manner which doesn’t sacrifice good taste and sophistication. I’ve also noticed that their logo has undergone some major transformation over the years; beautifully so too, that in 2010 it is both elegantly refined and to me slightly reminiscent of the fleur-de-lys.