10 best cross-body handbags
Go hands-free with a bag that is perfect for festival season and for keeping valuables close
Linda Sharkey has been an online journalist at The Independent since 2011. She is involved in different areas across the website and is currently the editor of our latest tool, Independent Plus. As the fashionista of the team, she looks after our Fashion section. Linda also shares her style on her pesonal blog www.fashioninsideout.co.uk
Wednesday 04 June 2014
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.
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