The 12 Best Cell Phone Purses You'll Use Every Day

Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite accessory.

model wearing a cell phone purse
(Image credit: Tyler Joe)

Forget the cute but impractical mini bags you've seen the internet repeatedly obsess over—the new must-have bag is all about functionality. Pack light with a slim and sleek crossbody bag designed to hold the most essential accessory: Your phone. Introducing: the cell phone purse, also known as the "phone bag." Fashion blogger Jessica Wang explains the appeal of the tech-cessory: "There’s not much you need these days besides your cell phone, ID, and a credit card, and most of these are already accessible on your phone," she says. "And there’s nothing more liberating than carrying just a small, lightweight crossbody bag—I love that it can be hands-free when I’m running errands."

The cell phone purse is for both the woman on the move and the girl about town, fitting almost exclusively your phone, keys, and a couple of cards. They're "statement-making pieces that you can find in various textures, colors, and prints, adorned with chains of all sizes, [and] will accentuate any outfit," Wang describes. 

Basically, it's time to shed the dead weight of an overstuffed tote. We're all about easy, breezy, and light this season—find our picks for the best cell phone purses, ahead.

The Best Cell Phone Purses

Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma is the fashion features editor at Marie Claire, who writes everything from trend reports to fashion featurettes and long-form profiles. Previously, she was Marie Claire's style editor, writing shopping e-commerce guides, assisting with market for fashion photo shoots, and assigning and editing fashion celebrity news.

Emma also wrote for The Zoe Report, Editorialist, Elite Daily, Bustle, and Mission Magazine. She studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University Lincoln Center. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage, reading literary fiction on her Kindle, and baking in her tiny NYC kitchen.