It’s no secret that the Proenza Shoulder PS1 bag is the holy grail of messenger bags.
But with a hefty price tag ranging from $895 to $14,500, ample storage space and utilitarian design it only makes sense that Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough’s masterpiece is a closet staple for the likes of Leighton Meester, Kirsten Dunst and Chloë Sevigny.
But for us common folk, there’s hope!
I’ve rounded up some of the best heavy-duty bags that hold more than just Tic Tacs and credit cards. You will instantly up your sartorial game by grabbing one when you head to work — bonus points if you’ve scheduled happy hour plans after a day at the office.
Carrie Chapman, senior buyer at Barneys New York says, “we’ve been seeing a lot of the ‘urban warrior’ trend, and crossbody styles are a big part of that.” She added, “They are functional and edgy, and can be very sophisticated.”
So,whether you’re a student looking for a stylish alternative to a book bag, or just a gal in need a cross-body purse that you could practically live out of, there’s something for everybody. Happy shopping ladies 😉