Everything old is new again, and the return of cross-body saddle bags on local shoulders proves the adage true. Popular in the late 1970s and early ’80s, these throwbacks are back in fashion again, replacing last year’s bucket bag as the must-have of the season. Featuring a long shoulder strap, stylish flap covering, and round bottom, these minimalist leather purses pair perfectly with everything from a fall blazer to a casual maxi dress. While most are smaller in scale and require a less-is-more approach – you won’t fit the kitchen sink in here like you might with some handbags – we found delightful designs in a variety of colors and sizes. Grab this must-have handbag before the trend gallops away.
Brighton “Britta” bag $310, The Secret Place Frye “Amy” cross body bag $338, Dillard's Coach saddle bag $395, Dillard's
by Jason Boyett
Jason is a journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter, and the author of more than a dozen books. His most recent is “12 World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths”, published by Zephyros Press. Learn more at jasonboyett.com.