The Shoulder Bag Is The Future

Fashion insiders at Who What Wear have officially declared the crossbody bag dead.

Their sources note that the style is becoming increasingly irrelevant to designers who are opting for a more sophisticated style of shoulder bag.

While the hands-free trend is sill going strong with the waist bag, the shoulder bag has been pushed to forefront having been re-imagined by the likes of Prada, Fendi, and Dior who recently released an updated take on their iconic saddle bag that was adored by likes aughts it girls, socialites and even Carrie Bradshaw.

Even more affordable brand’s have followed the calling with stores like Top Shop and Forever 21 stocking shelves with market totes and hobo bags – the ultimate carry-all.

Unlike the simple, functional cross body, shoulder bags let wearer tap into the more experimental sides of their style; accentuating outfit with new textures (like faux fur, lucite, and animal prints) and forms (like the bottomless bucket bag.)

The last time we saw the shoulder bag on the runways in 2000s. Shoulder bags were on the side of one of the most unforgiving accessories of the decade, often over embellished, possibly personalized with initials and made with flashy retro prints. With millennial endless love for fashion relics, its surefire that shoulder bags of all shapes, sizes, and prints will rule this spring.