Like the slip-on sneaker of handbags, an uncomplicated crossbody bag doesn't require an annoying top handle to be held or a shoulder strap that keeps on slipping off: It's the perfect throw-on-and-go handbag. More accessible than a backpack and less logistically cumbersome than a belt bag, a crossbody provides the freedom and flexibility to keep it all moving, and quickly. The hands-free capability also frees up shoulder real estate for reusable grocery totes and keeps your fingers available to grab keys or text in a cinch. If you're not sold already, here is the ultimate roundup of the 10 best crossbody bags for under $150. Hoping these affordable and cheerful styles can add little pep in your step for the upcoming months, even if it’s just to take one for a spin at the grocery store.
Nothing says “I’m expensive” like a structured canvas bag with a cognac contrast trim. And though this one is a steal, don’t wear it with brand new dark denim (we’ve been burned by dye transfers before).
There’s something super preppy about this nylon meets leather look and we’re not mad at it. Add a pair of boat shoes and chino shorts to take the look all the way to Nantucket (even if that’s just a state of mind).
The frame detailing on this crossbody gives off the vibe of a structured ladylike satchel, but hands-free effect makes it so much more modern.
This little slouchy straw bag will literally go with everything. But even if it didn’t, the price makes it a no-brainer.
Camera bags are not just for cameras. Shocker! But they can hold a wallet, sunglasses in a case, and a few options for lipstick. The woven strap is also really cute.
If you’re a “phone, keys, credit card” kinda gal, you’re definitely no stranger to a mini bag. But can we introduce you this one in creamy ivory? You two are definitely going to hit it off.
There’s not much to this simple two-compartment handbag, but that’s how we like it. Digging around for keys or a wallet in a hurry? Forget it. Now there’s a designated spot for each.
This little number has the structure of a classic wicker picnic basket bag but without the annoying top-handle carrying part.
The lizard is a rich texture that feels dressy enough for going out, but doesn’t scream “Hi, this is my clubbing bag” during the day.
The vintage shape of this bag is reminiscent of your mom’s “pocketbook” but classic enough to covet now and always, especially in a bold cherry red.
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