What Is the Difference Between a Cross Body Bag and A Shoulder Bag?

Bags can be defined as both; accessory and necessity, given the application. There are different types of bags nowadays, so many that people are often misusing them.

Bags can be defined as both; accessory and necessity, given the application. There are different types of bags nowadays, so many that people are often misusing them. Majorly because people are not even aware of the application or classification of that particular type of bag. Two of the most popular types of bags, one for each gender include:

These are both highly popular bag types and worn by people of all ages; whether professionals or students for that matter. And surprisingly, even for these two distinct categories, a majority of people were found to be oblivious as to what made them different from each other.

A few were clever enough to know that one is meant to be worn across the body whereas one is meant to be hung from a shoulder on one side of the body. But besides these vague definitions, no one knew exactly what set these two apart.

So let’s get in the depth of it and draw a line as to what sets the two apart from each other.

Cross Body Bag vs. Shoulder Bag:

A cross body bag is mostly worn by men in such a fashion that the strap is worn across the shoulders. This means that the carrying strap will be worn overhead and will rest across the chest and the back whereas the bag will be free to be maneuvered around. This includes men’s leather cross body bag that leads the race for this particular type of bags.

Then there’s the shoulder bag, which is mostly worn by women and carried on a single shoulder on one side of the body. The purpose is to carry light supplies without stressing the shoulder. Since most women’s clothing lacks pockets, so the purpose of the shoulder bag for women is to help them conveniently carry their supplies. In this range, leather shoulder bags for women are leading the category.

Both bags have a strap with the strap of men’s leather cross body bag being rather broad and longer in comparison to the strap of leather shoulder bags for women.

Our Recommendations:

Not that we have that cleared, let’s turn our attention towards some of the best and worthy bags for both the categories that do deserve to be recommended. For the men’s leather cross body bag category, we have:

  • Insignia Cross Body Bag KZ1365
  • Insignia Leather Cross body bag
  • Statesman Leather Sling Bag
  • KZ1363 Urban Cross body bag

When we talk about leather shoulder bags for women, our top picks are:

  • Cosset shoulder bag – Oval
  • Mélange Shoulder bag KAT1853
  • Rhetoric Shopper Bag
  • Wayfarer Satchel KZ1884

In our recommendation, these are some of the best bags that ladies can flaunt around when out to make a statement and get heads turning. All in all, we have found that Kaizer is an excellent manufacturer of leather bags for both, men and women. So if you too have a liking towards leather, be sure to give them a try; you’ll fall in love with their collection and quality.


Ebrahim Makhtoom

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