Posted by the Fashion Junior at Large

I feel as if, in order to truly appreciate the joy of the cross-body bag, one needs to have previously been devoted to its design antithesis - the clutch. There is definitely a time and a place for the latter, like elegant social occasions where you'll be sitting down for the duration of the evening, and only require a phone, credit card and lipstick. The clutch is not suitable for Fashion Week, which is a lesson I learned the hard way.

I erroneously took a Marc by Marc Jacobs oversized clutch to the London Fashion Week exhibition in 2008. It was heavy, it made shaking hands a chore, and carrying lookbooks laborious. Ever since then I've been a cross-body bag convert and devotee, and joy of joys it's back for the season and just in time for London Fashion Week this month.

Chloe - This looks like a vintage find from Beyond Retro

Dior - Alligator and snake skin styles are major this season. Love this one so so much.

Gucci - Tassles and double strap

Marc Jacobs

Louis Vuitton front view

Louis Vuitton - Possibly the most worshiped and controversial bag of the season as seen on Victoria Beckham (who claimed her bag had a specially made faux fox tail instead of a real one) and fellow blogger Bryan Boy

Click to shop these beauties:

Oasis, £45

Clarks, £69.99

ASOS, £65

Photo Credits
Catwalking / Chris Moore


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