Perhaps the most important trend in the world of bags is the hands-free concept! Since most of us walk around with our cell phone, a cup of coffee or a dog leash in our hand, situating our daily bag somewhere else on our body has become a key motivator for the types of bags we choose.
The crossbody bag and the backpack are both hands-free and offer us the perfect style solutions for this evolving movement. Function meets fashion in our favorite styles…
Every major designer is getting in this game! The formerly “functional” backpack is quickly becoming the urban bag of choice for men and women. The best choices blend functional elements with fashionable details…quilting, perforating, studding, logos, classic to novelty prints and color are key. The scale ranges from oversized to micro and materials range from “outdoorsy” nylon to leather, suede and canvas.
Another perfect solution to hands-free mobility, the crossbody is both functional and fashionable, it can go from daytime activity to evening chic. Micro to oversized, the crossbody is here to stay. Color, metallic details, novelty straps, quilting and pattern all add to the fashion equation and easily navigate your nomadic lifestyle with flair!