We’ve rounded up some of the best-looking designer and high street crossbody bags to help keep your hands free and you looking super cool this summer.

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By its very nature, the crossbody bag is one of the hardest working items in a fashionable lady’s wardrobe. Unlike the clutch, shoulder-bag or tote, the crossbody is often the number 1 choice when we are looking for function but still want a fashionable, casual-chic look.

A key feature of the crossbody is its small size and long strap which crosses the body, but nowadays, that’s as far as it goes for similarities with designers releasing ever more stylish crossbody bags using all kinds of materials, colours and geometric shapes. We adore the circular shaped design, as highlighted below in the Arcadia Imra bag below.

With summer just around the corner, we’re here to help you find the perfect crossbody bag to carry around your phone, lippy and let’s face it, not much else! Included in our roundup are the cutest shapes and colours to complement your wardrobe this season.

 

Arcadia Imra by Attavanti, £169

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Bang on trend crossbody bag, the Imra is a fashionistas must-have this summer, available in a range of colours and a larger size. Made in quality smooth, tan Italian leather, it’s a funky round bag with conical shaped front with an adjustable long-buckled leather strap.

Designed by Imra Cipoletta and handmade in Italy by craftsmen at Arcadia, the passion for design, craftsmanship and style can clearly be seen in this beautiful, stylish bag.

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Iris Satchel by Sarah Haran, £435

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Sarah Haran bags are the epitome of practicality and style. Beautiful and reliable, the Iris Satchel is a staple in the designer’s range. Incredibly versatile, it’s two bags in one. Functional; clean contours, three internal pockets and capacity, (it can fit a tablet up to 9″) and beautiful; hard wearing Italian full grain leather. The toughest choice is figuring out what colour to choose!

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Charlie Mini Bag by Stacy Chan, £195

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Combining a classic shape with a colour splash of fuchsia in luxurious Italian leather with Saffiano pattern, the Charlie Mini Bag by Stacy Chan is quality through and through.

We love the contrasting sunflower yellow interior matte patent which gives an additional pop of colour. It’s practical too with both internal and outside pockets for quick access.

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Commuter Case by Mifland, $199.99

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The cool and trendy Commuter Case can be worn as a cross-body, or a single shoulder. We love the utilitarian look and feel of the bag which gives a nod to the brand’s founder and creative director Tobi Egberongbe’s previous experiences and affinity to design, photography, architecture, contemporary furniture.

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Baw Pot Dot by AAKS, £125

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Proving that high quality statement pieces need not only be made of leather, this mini bag is crafted from woven raffia styled in the brand’s iconic shape and accented with a tasselled leather trim and a linen pouch.

The brand is founded by Akosua Afriyie‐Kumi who wanted to share her favourite style of Ghanaian weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana while simultaneously creating sustainable jobs within Africa. Stylish and conscious, what’s not to love?

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Anne Crossbody bag by LdeeLondon, £85

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Featuring a fun saddle bag shape, the Anne from LdeeLondon comes in a wide range of colours to suit any wardrobe. Made of real leather and featuring an adjustable strap, the bag has a good size to easily carry around of all your essentials.

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Sierra Bucket Bag by Accessorize £27.50 £19.25

 

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So many trends in one bag! Bucket shape, bamboo handle, burnt orange, we know you can’t wait to get your hands on the Sierra bucket bag. Made in faux leather, the bag opens via a stylish zip around the top. Wear it cross-body thanks to its longer strap and keep your essentials within its zip pocket.

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Croc-effect mini bag by Mango, £35.99 £19.99

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Proving that the best things come in small packages, this bag is fun, but be warned, it’s highly impractical too. Don’t expect to fit more than your phone in this one, but who cares when it looks so cute?

Made in Crocodile effect, it features a long detachable chain strap and a clever magnetic metallic fastening. You can also buy it in a pale-yellow shade.

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