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 (opens in new tab) designed to hold the most essential accessory: Your phone. Introducing: the cell phone purse, also known as the "phone bag." Fashion blogger Jessica Wang (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab). 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
Style Editor

Emma Childs is the Style Editor at Marie Claire, where she researches up-and-coming trends, curates shopping guides, and gushes about the must-buy items she can't stop thinking about. She previously wrote for TZR, Editorialist, Elite Daily, and Mission Magazine and studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University. When she's not writing up fashion deep-dives or finding the season's best pieces, you'll find her fiddling around in Photoshop and perusing HBO Max for the next show to base her personality on (currently, it's "Succession").