10 best cross-body handbags

Go hands-free with a bag that is perfect for festival season and for keeping valuables close

With summer comes festival season and even if you’re not off to a muddy field, there will still be lots of other outdoor dos. You’ll need a bag that will fit all your little essentials without weighing you down and that you don’t have to lug around on your arm.

A cross-body bag is the ideal hands-free solution and there are loads of styles in the shops. We’ve scouted out a selection of satchels and other perfectly proportioned bags; from something super-casual like Asos’s pineapple number to Juicy Couture’s glam Sierra, we hope there is something you fancy to see you through the fun times.

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For a timeless leather bag that will last and go with everything, we like Jack Wills Milby. It’s small, but a cool option if you want to travel light. For something a bit roomier, Laura Ashley’s satchel has space to stash stuff to enable some outfit changes. If you want to go designer, try Marc by Marc Jacobs for a standout piece.

Buy now

1. Fiorelli Mini Cross-body Bag, £45

2. Asos Pineapple Cross-body, £18

3. Laura Ashley Ditsy Floral Satchel Bag, £31.50

4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Two-tone Slim Leather Handbag, £175

5. Steve Madden Layered Fringe Bag, £65

6. Next striped Mini Satchel, £22

7. New look Rounded Crochet Handbag, £9.99

8. Jack Wills Milby Bag, £34.50

9. Juicy Couture Sierra Mini Cross-body, £115

10. River Island Embellished Tapestry Bag, £45


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