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12 Sleek Phone Crossbody Bags to Replace Your Clunky Purse


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We’ve all been there: You’re out and about when you get a call that you need to pick up — only you can’t find your phone beneath all the useless tissues, receipts, and lip gloss floating around at the bottom of your purse. If this sounds like an all-too familiar scenario, allow us to introduce you to the crossbody cell phone bag. The newest “it” bag of the moment, these pint-sized bags will ensure you’ll never have have to dig through a sea of junk to track down your mobile device again. 

Acting as teeny-tiny versions of everyone’s favorite crossbody bag, these phone holders are centered on a singular large pocket that’s big enough to hold your cell phone and little else. They’re still plenty functional, however, with hidden interior slots and zip pouches that allow for monetary essentials, such as credit cards and cash — no more, no less. Think of them as a smaller, more modern take on a hands-free fanny pack that you can use to run errands or hit up the local market without being weighed down by a heavy tote.

Despite their small size, these micro bags are making a big splash on the style scene, seemingly popping up everywhere, from the streets to the red carpet — even Oprah is a fan, including a version from Pixie Mood  ($47.50, Amazon) on this year’s list of her favorite things. 

The Best Crossbody Cell Phone Bags

Just like your regular totes and shoulder bags, phone crossbody come in a variety of fabrics and styles to reflect your own personal tastes. If you prefer your purses to be on the minimalistic side, for instance, you’re sure love this leather pick from Radley London (from $52.80, Macy’s), which relies on a simple, sleek silhouette for style. Like something with a little more flair? Try this Dalmatian-print calf hair bag from ($158, Anthropologie). 

We’ve rounded up 12 different kinds of phone crossbody bags from top name designers, such as Tory Burch and Kate Spade, plus several affordable picks you can get on sale to cater to your every budget and style. Keep scrolling for FIRST for Women’s picks for the best crossbody cell phone bags. 

This story originally appeared on our sister site, Woman’s World.

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