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BEST Crossbody Bags For Moms: Best Mom Purse Reviews & Guide

We love crossbody bags for moms because they are less bulky than diaper bags but big enough to fit what you need. This is the best mom purse to keep your valuables at your side while you chase a giggling toddler through the store.

No one wants to wear a less-than-stylish bag though. So what we’ve come up with is a list of crossbody bags that are as cute as they are functional and perfect for moms on the go.

But before we get to the list, here are some of the things we considered when choosing our favorite crossbody bags as well as a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when choosing the right mom bag for you.

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Crossbody Bag

No matter what type of mom you are— a working mom, a traveling mom, mom of multiples— you need a bag that can keep up with you and your busy lifestyle. 

Plenty of space, but not too much. Durability, but style too. Affordable, but quality.

There are so many things to consider when choosing the right bag but have no fear. We broke it down to help make it simple. Let’s check out the features you’ll want to look out for when choosing the perfect crossbody bag.

Crossbody Bag Strap

The length of the strap on the crossbody bag is crucial.  Choosing a crossbody bag with an adjustable strap is vital for most moms.

Check out the max strap length of each purse and/or if it is adjustable.  Most ladies like to wear a crossbody bag right at the hip area so keep that in mind when looking for the length of the strap.

Crossbody Bag Organization Options

Now, no need to go crazy, but having a little organization in your bag will make your life easier. 

Many of the crossbody bags that made our list have some sort of organization panel and some even have an RFID-blocking card panel so that you can easily access your credit cards but they stay safe in your purse.

And then there are pockets. Pockets are great, but too many can make things a bit confusing when trying to search for your belongings.

Choose a bag that has the right number of pockets you need to keep you organized but not endlessly searching your bag for something.

Crossbody Bag Material

You may love the look of leather, but leather does need a little extra TLC when it comes to cleaning. Polyester or synthetic materials are a little easier to clean and can come in a variety of colors. 

Ultimately, choose the material you’ll feel the best wearing. All the bags that made our list are relatively easy or very easy to keep clean.

Crossbody Bag Budget

You don’t need to spend over $100 for a great bag.  Most of the bags on this list are well under that. 

However, the bags that do cross the $100 threshold are top-quality that’ll last season after season, justifying the slightly higher price tag.

If you know you’ll want a new bag next year, or next season, do your budget a favor and stick with cheaper, more trendy materials.

8 Best Crossbody Bags for Moms

Moms on the go need a mom purse that can keep up with their hectic lifestyle (and hold everything they need too!) So let’s take a look at our favorite crossbody bags that will meet every mom’s needs and budget.

1. Baggallini Everywhere Bagg

Baggallini Everywhere Bagg - Hobo Crossbody Bag for Women...
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This tough little bag is stylish and can hold a ton! It’s easy to clean and comes in every color you can think of. 

Choose from red, black, blue or eggplant and even some funky design options too, like leopard.

The shoulder strap has a 29” drop but is adjustable. It’s made of a durable polyester fabric that wipes clean easily. 

The bag itself is lightweight and water resistant. The lining and organization pockets have RFID anti-theft security to keep your credit cards safe.

What We Like:

  • Plenty of space and organization
  • RFID lining for security
  • Easy to clean
  • Long adjustable strap
  • Plenty of color choices to choose from

What We Don’t Like:

  • Some of the zipper pockets weren’t necessary like the one located on the bottom and the one on the side. However, more is better than less.

2. OGIO Brooklyn Tablet Purse

OGIO 114007 Women's Brooklyn Tablet Purse, Black,Medium
  • Item Package Dimension: 14.01L x 12.70W...
  • Item Package Weight - 0.85 Pounds
  • Item Package Quantity - 1
  • Product Type - HANDBAG

If you are looking for something a bit bigger that can even fit a tablet, check out the OGIO Brooklyn. 

We like the modern style, and while the strap isn’t adjustable, it sits comfortably at the hip for most women.

The bag has two large compartments with a hidden zippered pocket under the flap as well as an interior zipper pocket. 

The bottom of the purse is padded to help protect your tablet and other valuables.

One of our favorite things about this purse is that the organization panel on the inside of the bag makes it easy to stay, well, organized!

What We Like:

  • Plenty of organization
  • Padded zippered tablet pocket
  • Stylish modern design
  • Comes in plenty of color options

What We Don’t Like:

  • The non-adjustable strap is a super bummer in our book. Still worth looking at, and measuring to see if it will fit you right.

3. Sherpani Rebel Crossbody Bag

Sherpani Rebel, Cotton Canvas Crossbody Bag, Fashion...
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  • RICH COLORS - Sourced from sustainable...
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Whether you wear it as a crossbody bag or choose to use the handle for a handbag, the Sherpani Rebel gives you two stylish options. 

Like all Sherpani products, the Sherpani Rebel crossbody bag is vegan, made of sustainable, ethically sourced and recycled materials.

This bag is part of Sherpani’s American Ethos collection which means the fabric of the bag has been hand painted and hand glazed to give it its unique style.

We love that the handle and crossbody strap is detachable so you can easily switch from crossbody bag to handbag and back again.

What We Like:

  • Can be used as a crossbody bag or a handbag
  • The fabric is hand-painted and hand glazed
  • Made of vegan, sustainable, ethically sourced, and recycled materials
  • Water-resistant fabric

What We Don’t Like:

  • The crossbody strap is a tad short for tall women, but it is adjustable.

4. The Sak Deena Flap Crossbody Bag

The SAK Deena Flap Crossbody, Black 2
  • STYLISH & DURABLE TOTE: The Sak Deena...
  • PERFECT FOR ON-THE-GO: Features a main...
  • PREMIUM ARTISANAL LEATHER: Premium...
  • DIMENSIONS & CARE: 11in L x 6in W x 9in...
  • THE SAK: We've always been about more...

This soft leather crossbody bag can hold more than you think. 

We love the black leather as well as the cream leather color option. 

The strap has a 24.5” drop but is adjustable making this a good choice no matter what height you are.

When unzipped, it has two main compartments with a zipper pocket and two open pockets inside as well. The small zipper pocket located on the back of the purse is big enough to fit a phone. 

We love that this is a little bag that has a lot of organization. It can fit valuables plus a diaper, a small pack of wipes, and a couple of snack packs so you have what you need for short trips.

What We Like:

  • Plenty of pockets for organization
  • Soft leather comes in two color options
  • Adjustable strap can convert this to a shoulder bag

What We Don’t Like:

  • On the small side. Perfect for short outings, but won’t cut it for a whole day out with babies or toddlers.

5. Travelon Anti-Theft Crossbody Bucket Bag

Travelon Anti-Theft Cross-Body Bucket Bag, Black, One Size
  • 5-Point Anti-Theft security system
  • Locking main compartment with slip...
  • Front slash pocket, zip rear pocket and...
  • 19 mesh expansion pockets hold water...
  • Size: 14" x 10" x 4" Material: Polyester...

This crossbody bag by Travelon comes in plenty of colors to suit every mom’s style and even has a special pocket just for a water bottle. 

We love the larger size and the locking front zipper pocket that keeps your valuables secure in the front pocket. To top it off, the RFID blocking organization panel keeps credit cards extra secure.

The material is made of a durable slash-resistant material and is large enough to fit a tablet, although it’s not padded. 

As the company’s name suggests, this bag is perfect for the traveling mama who needs to carry a little more than most traditional crossbody bags can hold.

What We Like:

  • Large size
  • Bag and straps are made of a slash-resistant material
  • Main compartment locks
  • The organization panel has RFID-blocking slots
  • The side pocket can hold a water bottle or umbrella
  • Perfect for travel

What We Don’t Like:

  • The purse itself is a little heavy

6. Michael Kors Jet Set Large Saffiano Leather Crossbody

Michael Kors Jet Set Large East West Crossbody Black...
  • Zipper Closure, 2 Open Pockets
  • Leather
  • 9.5"L X 6.5"H X 2"W
  • 20-26" Adjustable Shoulder Strap

We know this is a little bit of a splurge, but this crossbody bag by Michael Kors is stylish and we absolutely adore all the colors and patterns it comes in!

The bag itself measures 9.25” long and 6.25” high, making it a good size for moms with older kids who don’t need to carry much for their kiddos anymore.

The Saffiano leather is strong and wears nicely and the gold Michael Kors lettering with matching hardware is a nice touch. 

It has only one main compartment and a slip pocket, so it isn’t much on the organizational side.

The bag itself isn’t a soft leather, but very structured and boxy which means it’ll take a little time to break in.

What We Like:

  • Modern, sleek style
  • Comes in plenty of colors and designs
  • Made of high-quality, durable leather
  • Gold-tone hardware accents are durable and stylish

What We Don’t Like:

  • Very stiff. Hard to pry open. Expensive for not a lot of organization.

7. Kipling Noelle Bag

Kipling Noelle, Black, One Size
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Alright, back to the practical purses for moms who need to hold some serious stuff. Ditch the diaper bag and check out this tote-style bag by Kipling. It can substitute a diaper bag with no problem.

This large bag is great for moms with a lot to carry or for travel. The Noelle bag can convert to a handheld tote, shoulder bag, or be worn as a crossbody bag. 

It has plenty of pockets, including two front zipper pockets as well as an interior zipper pocket and mesh pocket. We love that it comes with a key leash!

What We Like:

  • Large size
  • Durable nylon fabric
  • Perfect for using a diaper bag or for travel
  • Can convert to tote or shoulder bag too
  • Plenty of pockets

What We Don’t Like:

  • Only comes in two dark color choices, blue and black

8. Scarleton Trendy Multipocket Crossbody Bag

Scarleton Trendy Multi Pocket Crossbody Bag H197304 - Brown
  • High quality synthetic washed vegan...
  • Classic silver hardware.
  • Interior cell phone pocket,...
  • Adjustable shoulder strap drops 24".
  • Size: 9.4"x0.2"x10.4"

The Scarleton multi-pocket crossbody bag has pockets galore and is made of soft vegan leather that is strong and super trendy. 

The adjustable shoulder strap with 24” drop means it’ll sit at that perfect spot.

Inside are two open pockets and one zipper pocket as well as 2 zipper pockets on the front.

The bag itself is pretty thin but it’s long and wide and can fit a good amount in it despite its slim size. We do like that this makes it lighter so it’s not as heavy when it’s loaded with stuff.

The faux leather is easy to clean, but best of all, this purse is super affordable and perfect for moms on a tight budget.

What We Like:

  • Very affordable price
  • Soft vegan leather is stylish and easy to clean
  • Plenty of pockets
  • Adjustable shoulder strap

What We Don’t Like:

  • Won’t hold bulkier items comfortably

FAQs:

Q: How do I clean my bag?

A:  First, take a look at the crossbody bag’s instructions. Many are spot clean only, but you may be surprised that some can even be thrown in the wash. If you aren’t sure, here are some general cleaning rules to follow.

For bags made out of synthetic or polyester material, spot clean only. Using mild soap, water, and a soft cloth, gently scrub any dirty stains and then “rinse” with another clean soft cloth that has been dipped just in water.

If the bag is made out of leather, wipe it clean with a damp cloth or use a leather-specific cleaner for harder-to-clean stains.

Q: A pen exploded in my purse! What do I do?

A:  First, if possible, pull the lining out as much as possible to expose the ink stain. Next dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and dab the stain, allowing it to saturate the area. Be careful not to get the alcohol on any other part of the fabric.

Then, take a damp cloth and blot the stained area. Allow the lining to fully dry before putting it back into the bag. You can repeat the process several times if necessary.

Q: What is RFID Blocking and why is it important?

A:  RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. You can find RFID chips in credit cards and modern passports. Some people are worried that hackers can use a small device to read the RFID info on a credit card or passport and then use that information.

So RFID blocking material prevents that from happening.  It can be found in purses, wallets, and more.

The Takeaway

Our favorite crossbody bag for moms is the Baggallini Everywhere Bagg. Not only is it cute but durable, but it also keeps you organized and comes in tons of colors. The price will fit most moms’ budgets and will hold up for many years to come.

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