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The 2012 festival season has officially begun and it's set to be another big year for the humble cross body bag as music lovers gathered over the weekend in California's Mojave Desert for the annual Coachella music festival.
The popular event, which has now been extended from 3 days to 2 consecutive weekends, has in recent years become known more as a place for celebrities to show off their style credentials rather than for the the acts on stage. Consequently the fashions seen there generally set the tone for other music festivals around the globe for the rest of the year.
The key trends at this year's Coachella festival are the boho look and the vintage look, with outfits revolving around floral prints, cut off denim shorts, gladiator sandals, fringing, floppy sun hats and leather cross body bags.
We can expect to find cross body bags carried by stylish festivalgoers all over the world and thank goodness. It’s refreshing to see a trend that’s also extremely practical! The cross-body bag really is the ideal style for a festival or even any all-day event where there are lots of people. A cross body bag allows you to keep all your personal belongings safe but is also easy to carry and leaves your hands free. With a cross body bag you can let loose, dance, mosh, go crazy, whatever you want and not have to worry that you’ve put your bag down somewhere and forgotten it.
To get an authentic Coachella look keep an eye out for cross body bags that feature distressed leather or generally have a worn look about them. Here are a few of our favourites currently available at Just4Leather.
Zatchels retro navy and while polka dot satchel £97