#NYFW: The Search For The Perfect Black Bag

A black crossbody is (almost) as essential as a little black dress

By Lynn Yang & Elizabeth Lee; Cover Photo: Shanghai Tang

Just like the Little Black Dress, this is one item you’ll find yourself reaching for over and over again. Whether you need one for a formal occasion, a weekend brunch or a girls’ night out, the right crossbody bag can be styled with different outfits for any event.

Here are our favourite picks to make a statement.




(Images: Valentino; Topshop)

1. Valentino Garavani Chain Crossbody ($3,420).

2. Topshop Fortune Patch Cross Body Bag ($76.90).


Black Gold


(Images: Charles and Keith; Marni)

1. Charles and Keith Tassel Crossbody ($59.90).

2. Marni Trunk Bag With Chain.




(Images: Skagen; Victoria Beckham)

1. Skagen Large Lyng Crossbody Bag ($199).

2. Victoria Beckham Baby Half Moon Textured-leather Shoulder Bag.




(Images: Aldo; Gucci)

1. Aldo Springhill Cross Body Bag, zalora.com ($89).

2. Gucci Soho Mini Textured-leather Shoulder Bag, from reebonz.com ($1,050).




(Images: Chanel; Balenciaga)

1. Chanel Wallet On Chain

2. Balenciaga Le Dix Soft Mini Cartable Crossbody ($3,390).


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 161, September 16 – September 29, 2016, with the headline ‘Back to Black’.