There is something very cool girl about saddle bags. And not cool girl in the Gone Girl way, but cool as in somebody you just see on the street or at a party and think: I want to be that chick. They’re just so classic and effortless, and frequently big enough to carry a decent portion of your life around with you.
The less hardware the better on saddle bags, as far as I’m concerned. But I do like the D-ring on this otherwise quite clean bag from Little Liffner.
I like the idea of a canvas bag, and this one is kind of preppy chic with the leather strap and details.
The simple gold bar on this choice from Cuyana sets it apart.
And I really like this one from Longchamp; it’s got good lines.
From Clare V: The braided strap is unexpected here.
I know this is on the crazy side and maybe not for everyday, but I do think it’s fun.
A bit of a departure from the traditional shape, but I like that it’s red.
And this one from Mansur Gavriel comes in a ton of colors, but I adore the army green and think it would be quite versatile.
A super-well-priced option.
I like the faux crocodile effect on this one from A.P.C..
And I’m quite intrigued by this one from LL Bean.
And finally: Coach makes a good choice if you’re looking for something super-unadorned.
Here is a post on great bags for everyday.