You know when it seems like something is following you everywhere once you figure out what it is? It's kind of like Where's Waldo, but instead of the striped guy peeking out from his cleverly hidden locale, you keep seeing the thing all over the place. For some people, it's a song: you hear it once then you hear it everywhere. But for me recently, the thing has been small, rectangular crossbody bags.
I'm not exactly sure when I started noticing the prevalence of the shape. I don't think it's a seasonal fad; after all, there's the classics like the Gucci Disco bag pictured in the gallery above. But there's a version of this same bag at every price point and aesthetic preference. Personally, I was elated when I went into Charming Charlie on a whim and spotted the exact little purse that I had seen and admired on a stranger that same day. I was even more elated to find out that it came in black, and yes, it was on sale. Even so, I think I'll put the Gigi New York Madison on my Christmas wishlist to fully satisfy the crossbody craving.
After spotting these cute little purses at every price point, I wanted to put together a gallery of some of my favorites. I know a lot of bloggers like to schlep heavy DSLR cameras around in their bags, but maybe this will inspire you to lighten your load and enjoy the moment. Your shoulders (and your outfits) will thank you.