hi guys welcome back to my channel so today’s video is all about crossbody bags. I’m a huge fan of crossbody bags, I didn’t used to be but over the years I just become more and more attracted to them and now I think there’s nothing better than a good crossbody bag. they’re so easy and carefree and they’re just an essential I think in any good bag collection and so I thought I’d do a video on all the crossbody bags. I have these aren’t all necessarily solely crossbody bags, but all the bags I’m gonna talk about say can be worn a
crossbody I have 10 here and there is a little bit of overlap between this video and my mini bags ranked video, if you watch that but not too much, I think I have 4 bags that are the same but there are 6 different ones.
I’m gonna talk about these aren’t necessarily all the mini bags I have and some of them are slightly bigger but the one thing they have in common is that they can be worn very comfortably crossbody so I’m going to be going over generally what I think of the bag I’m going to be going over what can fit inside and also strap length as well so I’ve recruited my mum again so she’s been here modeling the bags and I’m gonna do a side-by-side comparison I’m on the taller side at 5 foot 7 and she’s on the more petite side of 5 foot 2 so hopefully that will be useful to those of you who are either my height all mine on site so I hope you guys enjoy this and let’s get going so first up is my louis vuitton cross that bag i’ve had this a couple of months now and i’ve gotten a fair amount of use out of it and it’s so far so good I’ve really been enjoying it.
I think of this bag particularly as very much a crossbody bag you can obviously wear the strap just as a shoulder bag and you can carry it as a top handle but for me 99% of the time I will wear this as a crossbody and I love wearing it like that it’s very light which really does help often crossbody bags if they’re too heavy can be very uncomfortable whereas because this is canvas it’s very light indeed it’s also fairly roomy as well so you can fit a fair amount in there and it does have that beautiful pink lining the only negative I would really say that I’ve found so far is that it’s not that easy to open close because the way it does is a little clasp right there which is very thin and so if you’re just absent mindedly doing it it can take a few tries to get it in and out which just isn’t quite as easy as other bags which you for example have a magnetic closure like the same plac’d bag, but not a big deal but that is something to keep in mind that it’s not a soupy easy one to get in out of but still not a hugely big deal, this one doesn’t have an adjustable strap so you do just have the plain bit of vishesha leather which I know some are a fan of some art so another thing to keep in mind, but so far so good I say I find it very comfortable I find it goes with a lot of things as well I was really surprised.
it’s very easy to dress up or down I think it looks equally nice with both casual outfits and more dressy outfits and this is a very very solid choice if you are looking for something a little bit lighter both in color and in weight so this is everything that can fit in the louis vuitton cross set bag it is a pretty large bag it’s about the fourth-largest bag that I have in terms of what I’m talking about in this video so you can see I have a wallet I have two card holders like a keyholder passport holder lipstick a compact my phone earphones a brush and sunglasses as well even though I’m not discussing these bags in order of my favorites or anything I am going to put the ranking of their size order on screen so you just get an idea about where the bag fits in terms of capacity next up is the schnell mini in the rectangle size and I’m only including the rectangle size in this video just because I do think of this more as a traditionally crossbody bag because of the longer chain length versus the square mini which does have it the shorter chain length and so is more suited to wearing on the shoulder if you’re looking for a very luxury crossbody bag though I do think this is a beautiful choice.
it’s not one of my most used bags simply because I got it in a more delicate leather in a brighter color which isn’t typically what I go for on a day to day basis or usually pick something which is very durable in a neutral color but it’s still a very beautiful bag particularly if you get something that can seamlessly integrate into your everyday wardrobe it’s very functional as well which I don’t necessarily think people would have guessed looking at it but I really like the functionality of these nominees the turnlock makes them very easy to get into but also pretty secure as well and despite them being very mini size they do actually hold a fair bit because they are pretty much just one empty space so if you pack them well if you can definitely fit in all your essentials and then some I will say that it’s a very light bag in terms of the actual leather however the chain is quite heavy it’s actually much heavier than the bag itself so that is something to keep in mind it’s also not adjustable and but for me it’s the biggest issue is the fact that it can be heavier so if you do overfill the bag you can sometimes feel the weight a little bit never too much of an issue and I certainly have other bags which are less comfortable but if you are particularly sensitive to weight on your chain that is something to think about that said I do think it’s still a very beautiful choice and it’s perfect if you want something that can dress up and down very easily be Chanel rectangle mini sits in between at the Gucci Marmont mini and the product camera bag in terms of capacity so it’s a little bit bigger than the Prada camera bag but it’s a little bit smaller than the Gucci Marmont mini so you can still fit in your essentials and if you are happy to swap out a kind of medium sized wallet for for example a card holder you could definitely fit small items in so you could probably fit in the card holder and then also a pair of sunglasses or if you did respond a large wallet you could definitely do that as well and still fit in a keyholder earphones lipstick and phone next up is my Prada Saffiano bag this is the newest addition to my collection I’ve only used it a couple of times so take this mini review with a pinch of salt but so far so good I have been liking it it is in the Saffiano leather which I’m always 50/50 on I don’t always love the look of it at the same time I can appreciate how durable and carefree it is which is exactly what I wanted this back for I wanted just a very easygoing back I could use for travel and not worry about damaging so so far it seems pretty good obviously there hasn’t made a huge amount of wear and tear with the two times I’ve used it but I can tell this kind of leather is going to be pretty carefree it’s definitely not one of the larger bags I own so this really is just the essentials you can fit a phone in and that’s my iPhone 6 and a few other essentials but it isn’t going to put a ton it is pretty easy to open and close though it does have a zipper which it’s smooth but it’s not super easy to open and close so it’s not difficult to get into but it’s not going to be you know a super easy turn off or anything like that and then you do just have the pocket on the inside and also the color slots which I really love so if you wanted to do without a wallet then you definitely could you could just make use of the different compartments there one plus point of this bag is it does have an adjustable strap which I know is always very helpful so if you do find it too long or too short you can adjust it and make it the perfect strap lengths for what you want so so far I do really like this I do think these come in a few different colors and if you are wanting something very mini which is going to be very carefree then I do think this is a good choice so far the product camera bag does have a very similar capacity to the Chanel mini is just a tiny bit smaller so it can fit the same items it’s just a little bit more of a squeeze you can sort definitely do it but it’s just not quite as roomy but this is everything I could fit in so again still the essentials you have your wallet key holder phone lipstick and some earphones next up is my cutie mark flap in these small size I am also going to include my mini flap as well this one isn’t really specifically a crossbody bag you can wear it as a crossbody bag but be aware that if you do that it will get very pointy at the top and it will generally speaking get quite flat as well so even though you can it is an ideally suited for that I do love the style in general and this is one of my most used bags over the past year particularly in the nude color bitch I absolutely love I think it’s a beautiful style you can wear it three ways as well so if you did want to use it as crossbody you do also have the two options of just on the shoulder and also doubled up as well I will say that because it does have a non adjustable strap it does sit quite a bit lower if you do want to wear it just on the shoulder and the same goes for crossbody although it is a bit more suited to crossbody because that’s usually set high when you wear them like that and then you do have a bit of room this bag is used quite a bit so I have other things in here but there we go and there is a ton of room inside so it is a very comfortable bag to wear I get a lot of use out of it I find it’s very easy to match it goes with a lot of things but for crossbody this isn’t always the best option so I will say that the mini size which I’ll talk about next is more suited to crossbody if you want to wear it like that and the size difference isn’t massive which again you’ll see later so even though this is definitely one of my favourites in my overall collection I will say that it isn’t always the best option if you want to wear a crossbody and this is everything that fits inside the Gucci Marmont in the small size it is pretty much the exact same capacity as the Louis Vuitton cross set these are all the same items I fit into their cross set so the capacity is a very similar and it still holds a fair amount as you can see and as promised here is my mom wart flap in the mini size I will say in general this is much better suited to crossbody wear than the small flap for a starter the structure is much more robust and I’m not sure if this is to do exclusively with the size or if it’s also the fabric as well because this is in the velvet but as you can see it’s just a lot more sturdy if I squeeze it in whereas if I do that with my small flap in the leather it collapses a lot easier which is why it gets flattened when you wear it crossbody so if you are looking for something that you can wear crossbody and you do want something from the Marmont line I say perhaps either look at the super mini or have a look at the mini size because this is very suited to crossbody I went like that all the time and for me it’s my favorite way to wear it I think it’s ideally suited for that I also think that proportionally it does just work a bit better sometimes if I wear the small flap crossbody it can feel a little bit large on my frame whereas this is much more suited for that I think so the functionality in terms of the actual bag is the same unit you open it just like so and you do have that wide open space and you can still fit a fair amount in here it’s also very comfortable because you do have the leather strap as well as the chain so you get the dress eNOS but you also get the comfort of the leather strap which is always very helpful when wearing crossbody so definitely it would recommend this one if you are looking for a normal style to wear a crossbody certainly preferable to the small flap this is everything that fits inside at the Gucci Marmont mini this one is on the smaller size this is the fourth smallest bag on this list and that it can still fit a fair amount as you can see you know wallet key holder passport phone sunglasses etc just all the essentials you need but it’s just not quite as large as some the other flaps on this list now for my Chanel boy bag and I know this isn’t a dedicated crossbody bag but I know lots of ladies do you like to wear theirs crossbody so I thought I would include it in this video I will say that this isn’t my favorite one to wear crossbody I don’t find it that comfortable to wear partly because of how short the strap length is and partly because it is a fairly bulky bag for something of this size it is quite wide here so it sits quite high out if that makes sense hopefully you’ll be able to see what I mean from the modeling shots but this isn’t a natural crossbody choice for me I all say that it’s fairly functional you know it’s not too difficult to get in and out of it’s not anywhere near as easy as the turnlock but nothing too troublesome you just kind of press in there and then open up and then it is just a big old piece of smooth leather and then you do just have that empty space he doesn’t fit as much as I would think looking at it it’s not terrible for capacity but you certainly can’t say absolutely loads I will say though about the wear and tear especially if a lambskin has been pretty good I’ve had no corner wear and it hasn’t gotten dented or squished at all unlike the Gucci Marmont flaps but again I will say that this definitely wouldn’t be my choice for a crossbody bag it sits out a bit too much and also it’s just a little bit too short for crossbody so I do just prefer to wear it doubled up or on the shoulder for the capacity of the Chanel boy bag it is very similar to the Gucci Marmont flap and the Louis Vuitton cross set it is a tiny bit smaller so for example I wasn’t able to fit in the extra cardholder but for the most part I could fit in all the essentials I still have wallet an extra card holder passport key holder lipstick sunglasses my phone compact an earphone so still a decent amount just not quite as roomy as the Gucci mom or flap which is just a little bit more flexible I did also want to mention the chain as well and which is something I neglected to talk about in at my main review and it is a very heavy chain so I did just want to mention that because that does sometimes affect the comfort of wearing it crossbody and as you can hear like it’s definitely a substantial one which should me the quality is good but it doesn’t always mean really good things for the comfort of the back next up is my Gucci Soho this is probably one of my oldest crossbody bags I have I wasn’t really into crossbody bags before I owned this and it kind of changed my opinion so I’m a big fan of this bag it doesn’t get a lot of use now just because I do have other bags such as my saline Nano which I will also talk about in a minute but it still is very functional for eight years and this is an incredibly popular bag and I absolutely understand why it’s very functional for a camera bag so it for a start it’s very light so it is very comfortable to wear you do have an adjustable strap one little annoyance to me is that I do have this extra bit of material which has just always been wonky and it just never seems to want to play ball I mean I try to train it but it just doesn’t happen so that’s an annoyance to me Percy I don’t think they all do that it’s just mine for some reason but in general I will say this is a very very functional bag it’s lightweight as I said but it can also fit an absolute ton so if you’re looking for something that’s good as an everyday bag or a travel bag this is a really nice choice it is a big wide open space but you do have two pockets here so you do have the added as margit of compartments but honestly you can fit in just all your essentials and then some it really can fit in a lot I just flip to myself with the tassel it’s also pretty smooth zipper so it’s fairly easy to get an ounce of and you do have the adjustable strap as well and it’s generally this is a very very comfortable strap the only negative I would say is that over time it does have a habit of doing this which is caving in so you do need to keep it stuffed when I keep it stuffed it looks so good but as soon as I take things out this happens though that is that one to keep in mind but the pebbled leather path and that is very durable I’ve not had any issues I don’t think I’ve had wear and tear which is too badass also overall I would still rate this very highly again I don’t get a lot of usage butt anymore but that isn’t to take away from the bag it is very functional and it’s very fit for purpose if you do want a casual crossbody this is everything about fits inside that Gucci Soho this is the second largest bag that I’m talking about today it’s very roomy you can fit all the essentials and then some I still have wallet extra card holders passports sunglasses cream so and just everything that you need it could fit a lot and I also fit in a small umbrella in here before as well and that fits just fine as well next up is my slim narrow which if you follow my channel regularly you’ll probably know what a huge fan of this bag I am I did a review on it very recently so I’m gonna keep this brief but this is a really nice choice if you want a mini bag which still holds an absolute ton that capacity is really one of the main selling features of this guy because it fits so much it’s incredible it is just a wide open space you do have one pocket there but it’s not very easily accessible so if you like compartments this back probably isn’t for you but if you like to carry a lot then this is a very nice choice another thing I love about this bag is that you can definitely wear it crossbody but you can also wear it very comfortably other ways I think it looks great and is very comfortable every which way so it’s great on the shoulder it’s great crossbody but it’s also very cute and easy to wear just grabbing the top handle as well the wear and tear is also amazing on this bag I’ve had it a year and a half and there’s pretty much no wear and tear to speak of so it’s very easy a Fenian to just grab and go this bag is the main reason why I don’t use my Gucci Soho that much because this bag does everything about the coochie Soho does there’s also more versatile in the sense that it can easily be dressed up or down whereas I find the Gucci Soho is much more of a casual bag so I’m a huge fan of it it is more on the price size so if you can get a good deal on it pre-loved I would definitely recommend doing so but generally I absolutely love this bag and I think it’s a great crossbody choice so this is everything that fits in the Saline a know as you can see it’s quite a lot this is by far the largest bag that I’m talking about here today so I have my passport I have hand cream a phone earphones wallet sunglasses to card holders a compact lipstick hairbrush key holder and also a facial spray obviously not all these things are said so I probably wouldn’t carry three different places to hold my cards I don’t usually carry a facial spray with me but this gives you an idea of how much capacity this bag actually has it’s extremely roomy I could fit a ton of stuff and now for another fairly new addition to my collection it is the Louis Vuitton a st. receive bag I have been loving this bag so far it goes for the surprising amount of things I was worried I wouldn’t be able to pair it that well because I don’t really wear a lot of brown or tan things but I found this to be very versatile and it goes really well with jeans I find it’s also very easy to access which i think is my favorite thing about it it does just open and close with a magnetic closure and it’s very strong so it’s pretty secure but it’s so easy to open and just grab what you need out of it you do have one its upper compartment and then also pocket I tend to just use the main section here you can see there’s some stuff inside already but for me it is very easy to access and very easy to use the only thing I would say though is it’s probably not the best one if you are looking exclusively for a crossbody bag mainly because it is quite heavy it isn’t really the chain that’s heavy either it’s not a super light chain but it’s definitely not overwhelmingly heavy like the Chanel boy for example but the overall bag isn’t a particularly light one I’m not sure why because there is a lot of canvas so technically that should mean it is very light but I guess because there’s more Hardware more leather involved it isn’t the lightest bag and because of that it isn’t always that comfortable to wear crossbody I have one crossbody and I will so wear it like that but I can’t do that if I have a ton of stuff inside and if I’m out for a long day shopping I just don’t find it that comfortable to wear especially as even though you do have a little leather strap here it can very easily get twisted and you’ll end up just having the chain bit on your shoulder and that can’t again so even though I do really like this bag it isn’t necessarily a great one for crossbody if you want to use it exclusively as that the simplest feedback is also very roomy it’s I’d say the third-largest out of the ones that I’m talking about today it pretty much has the same capacity as the Gucci Soho disco the only difference is it’s a tiny bit more of a squeeze to fit everything I did into the Gucci Soho but you can do it if you wanted to so near enough it has the same capacity as the Gucci Soho and as you can see it could fit a fair amount and finally the very last crossbody that I’m going to discuss is the Saint Laurent cake bag I have mixed opinions on this one and there are definitely pros and cons to it so in terms of the pros I think it’s a beautiful bag and it’s still one of my go-to evening bags just because I love the way it looks so much I love the jury factor of it and I think it’s absolutely stunning it’s also fairly comfortable to wear as well you do have this leather strap right here and even though it’s not very thick it is still very comfortable and also because it’s a thick chain it doesn’t tend to move around and slide so you don’t ever get the chain bit digging in which I love it is also very easy to access it does open with a button closure which is magnetic as well so it does just tend to snap into place very easily in terms of the negatives one it doesn’t fit very much so this is definitely a wallet on a chain in the sense that you can really only carry the bare essentials you have some card slots right here you have some space for you know your phone keys and maybe a lipstick but really that’s pretty much it I would also say that the leather is a little bit more high maintenance than other styles so because it does have the black smooth leather you do have to keep on top and just wiping it clean because it will attract just fingerprints and if you have any makeup on your hands that will show up so I do find myself having to give it a quick wipe every now and then but in terms of actual kind of scratches or anything like that it hasn’t been too bad so overall I definitely don’t think this is a bad choice if you do want something that is very jewelry like or a nice statement clutch then it is a beautiful option you just have to be aware that one it doesn’t fit very much and two it isn’t the most durable bag in the world the Saint Laurent cake bag is by far the smallest bag on this list you can really only fit in the very bare essentials so I could only fit my phone lipstick key holder and card holder and even then it was a bit of a squeeze but you do have all the various compartments as well inside so you don’t really need a card holder so you can definitely forego this and just bring if you wanted to your key hold if you had one lipstick and phone and then there is room for cash as well and then finally to wrap up this video I thought I would do a quick overview of what my favorite crossbody bags are to wear and what my least favorites so in my favorites category I have four bags that I wanted to call out the first one is the Louis Vuitton cross set bag which as I mentioned before I do find to be very functional it’s very lightweight it can fit a lot I love the look of it I find it to be very versatile I also find it to be very very comfortable to wear so the meanest kind of ticks all the boxes I really do enjoy it and I’ve been getting a lot of use out of it my next choice is my saline Nano which probably won’t come as a surprise many of you but again this is just the ultimate and go anywhere carefree bag it’s great for travel equally great for going out to dinner and everything in between pretty much it fits the turn very durable and I just can’t say enough good thing so I absolutely love this one would highly recommend and then here is more of a surprise one but I am picking my Chanel rectangle mini because if you do want something that’s on the fancier side which is exclusively crossbody I think this is a really hard one to beat the functionality is great because of the turn lock and how easy access it is it can fit a surprising amount for a bag this size and it also is so fairly comfortable to wear as well and you do of course get that very iconic Chanel look so even though I don’t reach for this a ton if you do want a very luxury crossbody bag this is a really great one and then finally I also want to call out my Gucci Marmont mini flap definitely in the mini flap size rather than the small flap size just because I don’t think the small flap is intended to be a crossbody whereas this is much more suited to that I think in general the size is also more suitable it just sits a bit nicer and the overall structure does lend itself more to being a crossbody bag you don’t lose too much in terms of capacity by downsizing either and overall I’m just a huge fan of the look at this bag so I will say that the velvet is definitely more high-maintenance so you may want to look at other fabrics or leathers but I’m still very pleased my purchase and I do think it’s a very nice choice if you are looking for a crossbody bag in this kind of style and now for my pick of the bags which make for the worst crossbody bags these aren’t necessary judgements on the bags in general but I’m specifically commenting on how good they are as a crossbow be back so first up is my Louis Vuitton at st. receive bag which I am a huge fan of I do really like the bag but it doesn’t make for the most comfortable crossbody I can induce to wear it crossbody but if you want something exclusively for that purpose you can definitely do better than this one as I mentioned it’s not always that comfortable because you only get a little bit of leather and it can kind of swing around and dig it into your shoulder and it is a little bit on the heavier side so even though I love it more as a doubled up bag it isn’t so great for crossbody use my next choice is my Chanel boy bag I just don’t think this is very suited to crossbody use at least on me personally I do find it’s a little bit bulky just because of how thick it is it also sits a little bit too high and because the chain is so heavy it doesn’t make the most comfortable crossbody experience so even though it’s a beautiful bag it isn’t that suitable for crossbody in my opinion and for my very last pick I have my Gucci maman in these small size and like it’s mini counterpart I don’t think this is that suitable for crossbody use as I mentioned it does get very squished and it gets very pointed at the top if you do wear it crossbody for extended periods of time and also I do just find it looks a little bit too big crossbody as well just because of the overall size so it is so fairly comfortable to wear but this wouldn’t be my go-to if I wanted a crossbody bag for that day I’d be much more likely to pick one of my other choices so that is it for this video you guys I hope you enjoyed it you found it useful if I missed anything out if you wanna know anything extra then leave 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