The cross-body sling bag has been seen eclipsing the menswear Spring Summer 2019 lines.
The utilitarian piece was seen on runways of Fendi, Hermes, Off-white and Neil Barrett.
Edward Lalrempuia. Fashion Director, Harper’s Bazaar sees it as a fad. “Sometimes things get a bit overdone and you see these elements all across street style images. Today almost everyone is seen with a cross body bag. However, such an overexposed trend is likely to be discarded quickly.”
The sling bag has had a bad reputation towards the beginning of the 2000’sowing to its image being associated with anything ‘unmanly’ and ‘flimsy fashion’.
But it never really completely went off the market and keeps making a comeback through one or more popular culture outlet.