Advice, Please! Which of These Cross-body Bags Would You Recommend?

Loquita

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Hi all - I would truly appreciate your advice with a purchase that I would like to make in the near future. I am in the market for something specific: a black (or Damier Ebene), small to medium-sized cross-body bag. I would prefer something with pretty classic styling, and that is designed to last (though truth be told I am not terribly hard on my bags).

Here are the finalists (four bags total). I have little to no experience with Longchamp leather bags, Burberry, or MJ, so I would love to hear some expert opinions - and of course, if you have any other specific suggestions, I would love to hear them.

Thanks so much!!! :smile:

Choice #1: Marc Jacobs Cammie Classic Leather Crossbody ($595)


Choice #2: Longchamp Veau Foulonee Messenger Bag ($425)


Choice #3: Burberry Tumbled Leather Crossbody Bag ($595)


Choice #4: Louis Vuitton Bloomsbury PM ($890)
(It's the smaller of the two bags pictured)
 

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Loquita

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Thanks for the quick reply, wild child!

I completely forgot to mention anther contender - oops! Here it is:

Choice #5: Mulberry Hayden Messenger ($595)
 

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fashion_mom1

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I know you love mulberry LO, but I would say LV bloomsbury or the Burberry. Those are 2 of my fav brands. Burberry also makes a cute crossbody bag by the name of Dyden-I have it. It is on the far right top in my signature.
 

Janinevs

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On looks alone, I'd say the MJ. Are you going to try them on though? To me cross-body bags are really hard and the ones that work for me are few and far between. If I tried on those 5, I'd be lucky if one of them works for me and that will be the one I buy.
 

Loquita

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Thanks all for your thoughts!

You are giving me some great insights...please keep the advice coming!
 

Leeleerae

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I like the Mulberry and the MJ bags the best. One thing about the Mulberry: it is much wider than it is long, which might not look good when worn as a crossbody.
The MJ is great, but it screams MJ, so if you are ok with that, then I would get the MJ bag.

As atarzz mentioned, the longchamp looks like a bag you could buy at a suitcase store. I had the same reaction to the Burberry bag, but for some reason I think the Burberry might look nicer in person.

Hope this helps!
 

vanbruntsa

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LV Bloomsbury bc damier ebene is virtually indestructible!!! plus the others look really plain IMHO and the bloomsbury is most classic of the bunch.
 
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rainrowan

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Marc Jacobs crossbody is going to be sumptuous to fondle and organized.

I would go for the LV Bloomsbury myself, it looks so much easier than the others to get in and out of. I prefer rummaging thru my bags a little.