There are two kinds of women. Those who like bags and those who love them—this list is for both. While handbags are classics and totes are ideal for travel and shopping, shoulder bags are the new It Girl bags, their functional appeal combined with impeccable designs. And we’re not talking about college girl holdalls. Think on-trend messenger bags, party-ready pouches, and elegant utilitarian gear – the new crossbody bag comes in all shapes, sizes, and colours.

Taking a cue from Pantone’s Shades of Blue recommendations for Fall-Winter 2016, we have chosen our favourite bags in hues ranging from cobalt to navy.

Boheme XL Crossbody Pouch, Furla

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Do you carry your world in a bag? You will adore this one, then. Eschew your regular bag for this Furla bag-in-a-bag number. Keep all your belongings organised in the three pouches, each one in a distinct shape and size. Carry all three together or use each of them separately. In a sophisticated shade of blue, paired with neutral-hued pouches, this one is for women who like to be as neat as they are chic.

Navy Chealsy Crossbody Bag, Coach

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It’s a truth (almost) universally acknowledged that every woman needs an elegant formal bag. Handbags are workwear classics, but a well-designed crossbody bag is just as elegant, and definitely more compassionate on your arms. Crafted in pebbled leather, the Coach Chelsea bag boasts a fine texture and comes in an am-to-pm appropriate shade of navy with gold accents. What’s best? This versatile bag can be carried in multiple ways, by its straps or the handle—perfect for work and play.

Club Mini Blu Cobalto Crossbody Bag, Furla

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The best things in life come in small packages and the same holds for bags. Case in point, the Furla Club Mini Blu, a polished cobalt blue and gold bag, whose size is inversely proportionate to its fashionable appeal. You may not be able to carry it to work, but head to a Friday night party or weekend brunch and this leather crossbody bag will fit in your lipstick, cash, and cards with ease. This dainty beauty makes for a lovely gift too!

Patriot Blue Crossbody Bag, Armani Jeans

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Compact and fuss-free, Armani Jeans’ Patriot bag is ideal for carrying your essentials. The bright blue shade is offset with pale white accents, flaunting an easy chic appeal. Carry this to a casual evening or day date and keep your cellphone off your hands, in the bag’s dedicated compartment. For a retro-inspired ensemble, team it with a vintage fit-and-flare dress and court heels.

Bolero XL Cobalt Crossbody Pouch, Furla

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Ever tried dancing with a clutch dangling by the crook of your arms? Then you can feel our pain. Unless you plan to sit all night or have a Man Friday at your disposal, your party bags are in line for an upgrade. That why we love the Furla Bolero crossbody pouch. It’s the perfect size to carry your party essentials and can double up as a clutch too. Sleek golden straps add a glam, functional touch—recommended for when you’re dancing.

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