What is it?
When Oprah speaks, we listen. When Oprah shares something she loves, we add to cart. As the original influencer, she's not only a beacon of true style and impeccable taste, but she also understands how little things make life better and brighter. The versatile K. Carroll Kelsey Crossbody is a standout from one of her Favorite Things lists that is wildly affordable and is the perfect bag to treat yourself for Labor Day Weekend. And that's not hard work!
Why is it a good deal?
With prices ranging only between $40 and $45, no matter your taste you'll find a crossbody that's perfect for you without sticker shock. And the K. Carroll Kelsey Crossbody also makes the perfect gift!
Why do I need this?
The Kelsey is an organizational wonder (three zippered exterior pockets, two compartments), and its RFID (radio-frequency identification) protective card slots help keep funds safe while you're traveling or just out and about.
In one of her annual faves roundups, Oprah gushed: “I lost count of this vegan-leather crossbody’s compartments. That’s a good thing because it means it can hold all your essentials. And hooray for all the color options!”
Agreed. We also love the crossbody style for keeping our hands free and the bag on our person, whether we're going out on the town or running errands. Amazon shoppers appreciate this cute little wonder bag, too.
What reviewers say:
Over 1,300 five-star Amazon reviewers agree with Oprah. "Stylish, convenient crossbody," said one happy shopper. "The handbag has a detachable strap that is just the right length for wearing crossbody or on one shoulder. It also has a handle for carrying when you just want to grab and go. I love that the main compartment, which is quite roomy, is divided into two sections and that there is an additional outside zippered compartment as well. All-around great bag without being large and bulky!"
This is a "purse with purpose," agreed another. "I can get my phone, a small wallet, and one other small item in this bag along with a car starter and a tube of lipstick. I've needed for some time to downsize in purses and stop carrying things I don't really need which causes pain in my shoulder. The purse is attractive and perfect for traveling." But FYI: "The only drawback is the strap could have been a little longer."
If you're looking for a small, go-to purse, fans say this 7.5-by-5.5 crossbody is The One. "I have probably purchased 10 bags a year hunting for the perfect bag," shared this fan, explaining that "they are either too big and I fill them up, they get too heavy and kill my neck and back, or they are too small and I have to take 10 things out to get to what I need. This is perfect!!!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.