Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Trend watch: Cross-body bags for men

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Hex cross-body bag with built-in iPad sleeve and viewer, $60, at zappos.com
2/20
Herschel Supply Co. Mill messenger bag, $69, at truckerdeluxe.com
 (Photograph: Jessica Lin)3/20
Photograph: Jessica LinJack Wills Glensdale Field bag, $198, at jackwills.com
4/20
Zara combination canvas shopper, $80, at Zara, locations throughout the city; visit zara.com
5/20
Manhattan Portage Flatiron messenger bag, $179, at Manhattan Portage, 258 Elizabeth St between E Houston and Prince Sts (212-226-9655, manhattanportage.com)
6/20
Club Monaco slim nylon messenger bag, $130, at Club Monaco, locations throughout the city; visit clubmonaco.com
7/20
Burton Synth messenger bag, $50, at Burton, 106 Spring St at Mercer St (212-966-8068, burton.com)
 (Photograph: Tony Long/ Tweek Imaging LLC)8/20
Photograph: Tony Long/ Tweek Imaging LLCLeSportsac Oakland tote, $138, at LeSportsac, locations throughout the city; visit lesportsac.com
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Zara sporty mini messenger, $40, at Zara, locations throughout the city; visit zara.com
10/20
Manhattan Portage Double Dare convertible messenger and backpack, $155, at manhattanportage.com
11/20
ASOS Aztec flap canvas satchel, $33, at asos.com
12/20
Spurling Lakes Campus messenger bag, $39, at Urban Outfitters, locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com
13/20
Zara canvas shopper, $80, at Zara, locations throughout the city; visit zara.com
14/20
Fossil Estate plaid portfolio brief, $148, at zappos.com
 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)15/20
Photograph: Melissa SinclairWill Leather Goods Dhurrie bag, $495, at Rothman’s New York, 222 Park Ave South at 18th St (212-777-7400)
16/20
Burton Flint messenger bag, $55, at Burton, 106 Spring St at Mercer St (212-966-8068, burton.com)
 (Photograph: Tony Long/ Tweek Imaging LLC)17/20
Photograph: Tony Long/ Tweek Imaging LLCLeSportsac Utility messenger, $108, at LeSportsac, locations throughout the city; visit lesportsac.com
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Topo cinch tote, $89, at Club Monaco, locations throughout the city; visit clubmonaco.com
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John Varvatos Spring Stripe messenger, $329, at zappos.com
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Zara multipurpose fashion briefcase, $90, at Zara, locations throughout the city; visit zara.com

Trend watch: Cross-body bags for men

Whether you’re schlepping your stuff to a summer concert or to work on the subway, a hands-free carryall is your go-to bag for spring.

By Rachel LeWinter
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Cross-body bags are an ideal accessory for hands-free spring shopping, dancing at summer concerts or checking out the latest outdoor art. Guys can choose from striped versions with a built-in iPad sleeve from Hex, trendy Aztec-print styles from ASOS or sporty messenger bags from Zara.

See more cross-body bags for women

Follow Rachel LeWinter on Twitter: @Rachel_LeWinter

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