I bought this Fossil Morgan Zip Cross Body Bag in September of 2014 and it has been my only real handbag since. I still have the bag that this one replaced, but the strap was broke n so when I switch out I have to use the same strap.
Aside from not considering handbags – PLURAL- a necessity, here are the strict requirements I have for handbag purchase. If it doesn’t meet these requirements, I will not buy it (no matter how cute it is. no matter how on sale it is. no matter how badly I want something new):
Criteria for a Handbag:
Cross Body Strap. I have to be careful about hurting my back but I NEED to be hands-free and cannot stand bags that have to be held up on your shoulder or at your elbow. Don’t even get me started on clutches.
Zip Top. Not only does this keep your bag from falling over/being dropped and spewing your bag full of shit all over the street but it keeps people from being able to pick-pocket you. In a city, I need that extra bit of security.
At Least 2 Pockets. This one has EIGHT and I love it. I like my bags like I like my emotions – easy to compartmentalize.
Real Leather. Cloth bags get dirty and fall apart a lot faster. I need something durable that will last and so far Fossil’s leather has been doing good. Yes, the dye is starting to wear off in some spots on this bag but you