You Said: Yes to Long Strap Handbags

May 11th, 2009


asos-leather-pocket-detail-satchel_051009We asked: Would you wear Long Strap Handbags?

You said:  Yes to Long Strap Handbags, with a 60% to 40% vote.

Style tip? The beauty of the Long Strap Handbag is that you can wear it cross-body, leaving your hands free as you make your way through the day.  We love juxtaposing the structured long strap handbag against a flowy dress - a mix of the tailored and the romantic.  Mix things up even more with a pair of gladiator sandals to add a bit of toughness to the look.

Next question: We’re stocking up on Spring and Summer dresses and wanted to get your opinion on the floor length Maxi Dress.  Very 1970s, but they’ve made a comeback in the last few years.  Would you wear the Maxi Dress?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

NOTE: Seems that our poll has had some technical difficulties today - if you were unable to vote today, please try again.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

Pictured: Leather Pocket Detail Satchel | $53.92 at ASOS

Entry Filed under: Trend,Trend Predictives,What's In and What's Out,Women

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  May 11th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I should never get rid of stuff. I used to have a lot of these bags in the 90’s. Then the style changed to the short handled bags you tuck under your armpit. Now the long straps are back?

  • 2. Trisha  |  May 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Goes to show that fashion is cyclical. But then again, what goes around comes back around in a slightly different form – so it’s often not worth keeping stuff around, unless it’s super high quality.

  • 3. Katie  |  May 13th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I LOVE cross-body bags. I live in Toronto and I spend most of my time trekking the city on my feet. Long-strapped bags allow me to place the bag across the body and be hands free – I can walk or dash off (and chase the streetcar) easily.

    I also find most purses to be annoyingly “cumbersome” (not sure this is the right word). I don’t like how they slip off my shoulders or I keep having to clutch onto them just so they don’t fall off.

    I don’t see a lot of cross-body bags that are more like “purses” as opposed to “messenger bags”… Where can I get these online?

  • 4. Sophie  |  May 21st, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Cross-body bags are just about the only type of purse I use, even when they are not in fashion. Honestly, I just can’t bother with keeping track of some cumbersome bag. If it isn’t a long-strap bag, I’m far to likely to set it down somewhere and walk away without it.

  • 5. Cindy  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    How timely! I just bought my first leather cross-body bag as a birthday gift to myself in June!

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