WORDS BY STEPHEN YU
It looks like the cross-body bag is here to banish bum bags to the bin. I mean, all the cool people wore their fanny packs around the shoulder anyway, so why not design a bag meant to be worn that way?! No more being mistaken as a Chinese tourist, or worse, a drug dealer. So if you’re ready to brush that fanny pack off your shoulder, join us as we run through the top 5 shoulder bags.
Yeh, you know this one. Started by the brand with the buckle inspired by the seatbelts at a rollercoaster ride at six flags - Alyx. You’ve seen it being worn by ASAP Rocky, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Luka Sabbat. One for the hypebeasts, fuccbois and cozy girls. Strap yourself in as you get on board the hype train!
Shop the Look: Alyx Leather Crossbody Bag
The kind of bag you’d see hemp wearing ‘gap year’ types, spiritual voyagers, Kerouac wannabe’s and hobo’s wearing, but much chicer. For the luxurious shopper, who can’t just have any bag, peep this one by Loewe made from butter-soft calf suede with a special fold-down zipper opening. For something more practical, check out Y-3 and Raf Simons x Eastpak.
Prada continues to elevate nylon from something your gran’s stockings were made of, to something more luxurious. With tactical detailing like nylon webbing, metallic buckles, D-rings and a mesh back, this could be part of the uniform of the trillest SWAT team in the world.
Shop the Look: Prada Nylon Crossbody Backpack
If you feel like wearing a statement bag, or even just imagining you’re in Super Mario World, or off catching Pokemon, look no further than Karl Lagerfeld’s cute monster bag bugs from Fendi.
Shop the Look: Fendi Bag Bugs Crossbody Backpack
This summer we saw the rise of the tiny sunglasses trend, now it’s time to miniaturise our bags. Like all great trends, truly fashionable, and not very functional. If you carry on spending money like this, the size of your wallet will be the next thing to shrink too.