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Tara Wegdam

Posted on May 22 2018

Have you been searching for a dream bag that can be used for daily needs as well as evening events? No matter what the occasion may be, crossbody bags are the best style bag to keep everything you need right by your side! Below, we’ll discuss where the trend of wearing crossbody bags started, how they gained popularity, how crossbody bags have become the most useful and durable bag, different styles of crossbody bags, and most importantly, where to find the best crossbody bags!

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Where Did the Trend Start?

In early modern Europe, the main purpose of wearing crossbody bags was to carry coins. Worn by both men and women, crossbody bags were made of soft fabric or leather. In the 17th century, young girls were taught how to embroider. This new skill helped young girls create beautiful designs on their crossbody bags.

By the late 18th century, European fashion moved the design of crossbody bags to a slender shape. With inspirations from Ancient Greece and Rome, women wanted crossbody purses that were not bulky or cluttered in appearance. The solution to this problem was the creation of “reticules”. First becoming popular in France, they crossed over into England and became known as "indispensables." These bags were made of fine fabrics, such as silk and velvet, that could be carried with wrist straps. Men did not continue with this fashion statement.

 

How Did Crossbody Bags Gain Popularity?

Originally named utility bags, crossbody bags were used by soldiers, fishermen, and lumberjacks to store the tools of their trade. A crossbody purse style is made with one long strap that crosses over the body with the bag section resting at the front by the waist. The design of crossbody bags made them ideal to be used in the transportation of mail and other goods delivered by different types of messengers. Royal mail carriers in the United Kingdom would use large crossbody bags to deliver mail before a postbag was created. For many years fashion brands have been creating "messenger style" crossbody bags modeled after military map case bags and document pouches featuring a shoulder strap.

Modern crossbody bags came about in England during the Industrial Revolution. With an increased travel by railway, there became a need for luxurious women’s crossbody bags to be created for all those ladies that would be traveling across the country. From Pony Express riders to postal workers, everyone was carrying crossbody bags for one reason or another!

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Crossbody Bags: Most Useful Accessory

Crossbody bags ensure comfort to those carrying bulky items while allowing easy access to the contents. Contemporary straps for crossbody bags help to prevent the bag from shifting while walking around. They can easily be swung around the front so that their contents can be accessed without having to remove the bag.

Women’s crossbody bags are often used as a fashion accessory that can carry a variety of essential items that can’t fit in your pockets. They are very popular for students, who can make use of them for fashionable and functional purposes! Compared to some backpacks, crossbody bags are a much easier place to hold ids, cards, and coins. Crossbody bags are perfect to keep everything you need right by your side. Many crossbody bags are crafted with weather resistance protection to keep everything safe in satchel-style bags.

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Crossbody Purse: Most Durable Bag

No matter the size, crossbody bags are an investment bag. They do tend to be significantly less expensive than their larger counterparts. Lugging around less also means you can have a little more fun with the details of the crossbody purse! They can be styled with chain straps, tassels, or pom poms, to add a different flair that won’t overwhelm your entire outfit.

Crossbody bags are often made of materials that are more durable and water-resistant than other bags. They use thicker canvas for shielding the crossbody bags from the elements. Other materials including ballistic nylon and vinyl waterproof tarp lining are used inside the bag to keep it waterproof. The liner also provides a supportive structure to a crossbody bag and keeps it from falling over on itself. Companies have even started to use standard PVC waterproof lining in order to create more durable and environmentally friendly crossbody bags.

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Different Styles of Crossbody Bags

The struggle to find the perfect crossbody bag is too real. Try lou lou boutiques’ Tasseled Phone Crossbody bags to carry by your side while out with friends. This crossbody purse fits any size phone and other essentials in one of the three inner pockets. It features an adjustable strap and charming tassels on the front to add an extra flair to your outfit. This crossbody purse is made with vegan leather and is lead free!

If you’re looking for women’s crossbody bags with little compartments for pens, hair ties, and other miscellaneous items, a Colorful Triple-zip Crossbody bag is your go-to! This crossbody purse features five pockets, adjustable shoulder strap, and a wrist strap. This crossbody purse is available in a variety of bright shades that will add a pop of color to your outfit! This is one of the best crossbody bags because it is small enough to never weigh you down.

Looking for a crossbody purse that was created with everyday wear in mind? lou lou boutiques’ Olivia Crossbody bag was created to dress up or tone down your outfit.This crossbody purse gives plenty of storage space for your phone, wallet, makeup, money, and favorite lipstick! For a more boho-chic everyday crossbody bag, try a Round Straw Crossbody Bag for size. This circular crossbody purse is made of straw and finished on a fire of coconut wood to give it a light smoky color!

If your searching for a little gold detailing on your new crossbody purse, try a HOBO Darcy Convertible Bag. Wear it as a crossbody purse or take off the strap and use it as a tote bag. These HOBO purses are the perfect size to go take along on a night out and are crafted in vintage hide leather.

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Where to Find the Best Selection of Crossbody Bags

There are many places that offer women’s crossbody bags, but lou lou boutiques has the best crossbody bags available! They have trendy chic crossbody bags that are durable and reasonably priced. Check out the crossbody bag selection at: https://loulouboutiques.com/collections/crossbody-bags. No matter which style of crossbody you choose, a crossbody bag is sure to hold everything you need and not weigh you down!

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