Mini crossbody bags have been the ish for a couple of seasons now, but not everyone can partake. Maybe you have a big wallet, a dayplanner, or just a lot of stuff to carry all at once, but for some women, fitting everything they want inside of a minibag just isn’t a reasonably possibility.

If you’re one of those people, there are a growing number of slightly larger crossbodies coming out that still fit the trend but hold more everyday essentials than some of the smallest options. My personal favorite is the Botkier Ava Crossbody that I’ve been carrying for a couple of weeks now, but if you prefer something with silver hardware or a leather strap, check out the Brach Phillipa Crossbody Bag.

This bag is structured more like a traditional messenger than most minis, but the scale is still small enough to be feminine and the details are interesting enough to keep it fashionable. But still, it’ll fit a small umbrella and a bottle of water and your wallet – you get the minibag impression without the inconvenience. Buy through ShopBop for $598.

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  • Julie W

    Too much happening IMHO – buckles, chain strap, metal loop thingies. All a bit hard on the eyes.

  • Susan

    my college age daughter could carry this off, with jeans, vest and boots…but even tho it’s cute….I definitely could NOT carry it off.