My new obsession: crossbody pouch bags. I seriously have been living in my Rebecca Minkoff BF Pouch bag. I toss my things in there and throw it over my shoulder or wear it crossbody. I love the smaller size, the lack of needing to use my hands to hold the bag, and it seems to work well for my personal style. We told you that Proenza Schouler released a line of crossbody pouch bags, and even when I saw this I was tickled pink. That is right, I just said tickled pink. I still adore the original PS1, but my crossbody smaller pouch obsession runs much deeper right now.

I have the Proenza Schouler Crossbody Pouch along with the bag I am currently carrying from Rebecca Minkoff picked out as my two favorite crossbody bags (with very different prices).

The style of both are similar but do not fall into the too-similar for my liking category. This is when I can really appreciate the two separate designers for what they bring to the table. I have a purple python printed version of the Rebecca Minkoff BF pouch which has been getting compliments left and right. The Proenza Schouler option is more subdued, while remaining perfectly suited for the PS vibe. It all comes down to preference. Which crossbody pouch do you prefer?

Buy the Proenza Schouler via Net-A-Porter for $1,225 and Rebecca Minkoff at Bloomingdale’s for $295.

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  • MizzJ

    I think for such a tiny bag, you can get away with having some fun details, so I quite like the Rebecca Minkoff one!

  • Leah

    Rebecca Minkoff – super cute and fun!

  • handbags

    In my view Rebecca Minkoff handbags are just about the last word in style, quality and chic.

  • Karin bag4bag

    I love the Rebecca Minkoff BF pouch in gray and just love the Proenza Schouler PS1 always.

  • Fiona-Brasil

    Proenza Schouler … “Less is more”.

  • Mariah

    The gold hardware looks…cheap. This bag looks much better in black.

  • Staci

    Megs, I really like both bags, however, my favorite is the Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody!

  • Vitta

    I like the Proenza Schouler crossbody better. The Rebecca Minkoff bag looks too juvenile to me.

  • EllenNotAfraid

    Love, love, love the Proenza Schouler! I want one!!

  • Alicia

    love the PS1….too much hardware on rebecca minkoff’s.

  • edoardo

    There’s nothing to say the Minkoff one is uglier that the PS1 ok that the cheaper version are more interesting than the more expensive but in this case it’s truly obscene!!

    No I don’t like the Minkoff…

  • Lori

    I love the Proenza Schouler. It is a gorgeous bag and looks high quality and very down to earth. The Minkoff is not my style at all. It’s a bit flashier than I would want to carry.

  • AlienBaby

    After moving to the city and realizing walking block after block carrying a giant purse + computer bag wasn’t going to work, I quickly shifted to crossbody pouches in different colors! They helped me de-clutter too!

  • AllisonatSteuben

    I’ve never been a fan of the traditional handbag, and I can’t stand not having my hands free…the crossbody bag is the perfect solution. I love being able to carry everything I need in one bag, without feeling like I’m juggling. I’m seriously coveting the Proenza bag, but right now, it’s a bit out of my price range. I agree with the other comments regarding the red Rebecca Minkoff bag…I’m not a fan of the fire engine red, or the gold hardware. It’s just too flashy for me. I’d much prefer the bag in silver or camo…a little funky, but still subdued enough for everyday use.

  • geekydiorgirl

    Definitely the Proenza bag. The tassle on the Rebecca Minkoff just sends it over the top for me. I’d love it without the tassle.

  • Stylista

    Oh, Proenza wins this. The Minkoff is a cheaper alternative, but it’s also an uglier alternative!

  • va_couturegirl

    I like the Proenza… and as far as the cross-body bag thing goes… I love the idea that my bag is secure on my person. It’s like a woobie! Plus, I don’t have to reach under my armpit to get to my stuff.

  • erica

    Cute. I tend to wear cross body bags more in the winter since I think they look nice over coats.
    Just bought a basic camel leather one. I like the Minkoff, because it’s funkier (like me) although there are quite a few Chanel references with the chain link and tassel. But to me, that’s a good thing. I also live for buckle accents too so the Minkoff it is!

  • bagnovice

    From looking at the bags, I’d like something in the middle. Minkoff has too many bedazzlement while PS1 is too subdue. But I think PS1 would look better on me and fit my lifestyle more.

  • CL

    i love Minkoff so i say you can’t go wrong with her! (ipad)

  • Maggie

    I actually like the Minkoff one more! (ipad)

  • Smith

    one of my fave bags in the whole world is the tulum by LV..guess what? it’s a CROSS BODY!!! hehe (ipad)

  • Nicole

    mmmm, I got the mbmj crossbody turnlock and it’s LOOOve!!!!


  • Deb

    RM’s BF crossbody in Olive looks and feels amazing, but if money wasn’t an option, PS would still win. (ipad)

  • Lola

    I have such a weakness for a good crossbody. They always seem to pull a good outfit together. (ipad)

  • Joann

    i want both!! i should have picked up the BF pouch at the sample sale =/ (ipad)

  • Kellisa

    Oh, I NEED that Rebecca Minkoff in my life! the color is to die for. Love a good red crossbody. (ipad)

  • Nadia Segers

    The first one ;) ♥ (ipad)
    Don’t like the red!

  • wendy

    The RM is something I could wear anywhere, throw it on and not worry about it. I love RM’s styles, but they’re more of a “now” thing. The Proenza Schouler is more of a classic and something that I could see myself wearing season after season, something that won’t go out of style. (ipad)

  • Alyssa

    Crossbodies are the most practical bags ever!!! I love the Proenza.. the buckles on the Minkoff are a bit too tough for me. (iPad)

  • ninjaninja

    don’t like the cheaper version at all (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Love crossbody bags! (ipad)

  • Jen

    Love both bags for different reasons, I own the RM, so I’m partial – although I agree that the post should have chosen a much more subdued bf clutch to showcase, red shine looks a smidge tacky with that wide tassel. I own the grey alligator embossed version, it has more style compared to that red one. I would love to own a PS1 though. (ipad)

  • Chells

    Proenza is my fav because its simple yet stylish. (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    wifey likes the Minkoff one more! (ipad)

  • nini

    I’m not a fan of the gold metal. (ipad)

  • Bettye

    I like the Rebecca Minkoff handbag because it is a beautiful shade of red and I like the gold hardware. (ipad)


    i absolutely love rebecca minkoff (ipad)


    the boyfriend clutch super cute (ipad)


    just like every other Rebecca minkoff bag :) love it (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I like the PS pouch because it is simple, but the BF pouch is a great alternative. The BF pouch is better for a dressier occasion I think. (ipad)

  • Lara

    nice, but not a fan of either (ipad)

  • Jen

    I of course like the more expensive one ;) (ipad)

  • Caroline

    I like the PS1 crossbody better, but I have the RM BF in distressed black leather with silver hardware, and it’s a great little bag. (ipad)

  • Sharon

    Cute clothes! Ipad

  • Trae

    Rebecca’s is soooooo cute!! (ipad)

  • Rae

    They both are fabulous. Wish I could have just 1 (iPad)

  • Wendy

    I love the crossbody bags, too. It made me feel a lot safer while fighting the crowds this holiday season. I always knew where my bag was. (ipad)

  • Lisa

    too small, could not fit an (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Love Rebecca Minkoff bags! They’re great great great quality and great altrnative to higher end brands! (ipad)

  • Alicia

    I want it, love the PS bag… (ipad)

  • Julia

    BOTH. sometimes i prefer the flap on the PS1, other times i like the security of the zipper on the rebecca minkoff. (ipad)

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  • helen

    Perfect for grand adventures these are. And a good book too. (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    A PS bag is on my dream list. I love them. (ipad)

  • Emma G

    That PS bag is gorgeous (ipad)

  • Michelle

    Not a big fan of the Minkoff, however I could totally wear the PS bag. (ipad)

  • Jana’e

    Can’t afford the PS but I love (and have) the RM BF (ipad)

  • swati

    PS wins it hands down for me. i’m finding this RM too teen-ish (ipad)

  • Heidi

    PS for sure.. (ipad)