Chains, they’re more tricky to get right than you might think, and as bag lovers, we all know how finicky they can be. Chains are a common denominator of flap bags, shoulder bags, crossbody bags and more. When it comes to chains, there are a plethora of common types and lately we’ve been talking about chains quite a lot around here. The perfect chain bag is hard to come by and sometimes you’d rather skip out on the heavy hardware in favor of a more comfortable alternative—a leather strap. There are a slew of great bags on the market sans a chain strap, and many of them are new this year or season too. We did a little digging to bring you 12 chain-free alternatives to keep your shoulders stress and knot free. Which one would you wear?
Kaitlin’s love for fashion, and handbags in particular, began at a very young age. Growing up on Long Island, New York, she was no stranger to the fast paced world of fashion that was taking place just out of reach in New York City. She decided to pursue the industry of her dreams and attended FIT in NYC. She holds a degree in Fashion Merchandising with a Minor in English.