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  1. Forever 21 faux-leather buckle-strap camera bag, $20, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

  2. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Mossimo Supply Co. macramé cross-body bag, $27, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

  3. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Big Buddha Laila woven purse, $52, at lulus.com

  4. Foley + Corinna Cache Day bag, $195, at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave at 59th St (212-705-2000)

  5. Melie Bianco Nita neon chevron cross-body bag, $87, at meliebianco.com

  6. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Darling Ashley satchel, $79, at darlingclothes.com

  7. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    American Eagle Outfitters studded shoulder bag, $35, at American Eagle Outfitters, locations throughout the city; visit ae.com

  8. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Street Level real cork convertible cross-body bag, $48, at cameonouveau.com

  9. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Free People engraved metal jewel cross-body, $68, at Free People, locations throughout the city; visit freepeople.com

  10. Kooba Layla leopard-print bag, $228, at kooba.com

  11. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    ShopLately Cutting Edge clutch with removable strap, $48, at shoplately.com

  12. Forever 21 striped buckled cross-body, $25, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

  13. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Mossimo Supply Co. black-denim messenger bag, $25, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

  14. Hayden-Harnett Voyager cross-body, $98, at haydenharnett.com

  15. Betsey Johnson XBody lace bag, $78, at betseyjohnson.com

  16. Melie Bianco Dana mini faux-ostrich cross-body with bow, $56, at meliebianco.com

  17. Chicnova neon messenger bag, $102, at chicnova.com

  18. Photograph: Tony Long/ Tweek Imaging LLC
    Photograph: Tony Long/ Tweek Imaging LLC

    LeSportsac Boombox bag, $42, at LeSportsac, locations throughout the city; visit lesportsac.com

  19. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Hearts Unbroken fold-over clutch with detachable strap, $108, at hearts.com

  20. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Billabong cross-body bag, $40, at lulus.com

  21. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Free People Bondi distressed denim cross-body bag with suede fringe, $58, at freepeople.com

  22. Kimchi Blue dotted tri-gusset cross-body clutch, $34, at Urban Outfitters, locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com

  23. Marc by Marc Jacobs Box in a Box, $258, at piperlime.com

  24. Kooba Miah Sky bag, $258, at kooba.com

  25. Forever 21 striped flap handbag, $15, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

  26. Hayden-Harnett Cargo Cult drawstring cross-body, $258, at haydenharnett.com

  27. Zara embroidered messenger bag with beads, $100, at Zara, locations throughout the city; visit zara.com

  28. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Merona Diamond mini cross-body bag, $18, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit target.com

  29. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Kipling Louiza bag, $79, at kipling-usa.com

  30. Betsey Johnson Mine and Yours XBody heart-shaped bag, $68, at macys.com

  31. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Darling Leah lace handbag, $88, at darlingclothes.com

  32. Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
    Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    ShopLately Go Girl spiked vegan-leather cross-body bag, $39, at shoplately.com

  33. Melie Bianco Jill mini patent cross-body, $70, at meliebianco.com

Trend watch: Cross-body bags for women

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 this season.

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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. Ladies can choose from boho fringed bags from American Eagle Outfitters, floral-print versions from Foley + Corinna or styles that convert into clutches from Urban Outfitters—with most options clocking in at less than $100.

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