Evoking a waning moon, banana or delicious almond croissant enjoyed in Paris, there’s no denying that a sloping, circular, crescent, half moon shoulder bag is very much in vogue when it comes to the accessories of today.
We’ve seen a 90s and 00s resurgence that brought with it the return of the shoulder bag – Saint Laurent’s 5 à 7 carried by Hailey Bieber comes to mind, as does a Manolo Blahnik sauntering Carrie Bradshaw, Fendi Baguette on shoulder as she hails a cab on a busy Manhattan street.
From these highly fashionable roots, we’ve seen the shoulder bag graduate into something more rounded, an arm-hugging half-moon that draws the eye and fits a surprising amount of your belongings (you can never have too many lip glosses, you know?).
If you’ve been on the hunt for a crescent shaped bag, the good news is that their popularity has allowed for lots of options at various price points.
From new brands like Aupen (most recently carried by none other than Taylor Swift herself) and Vestirsi, to cult labels like Longchamp and Coach, consider this your official guide to getting the crescent bag of your dreams.
The Best Crescent Moon Shoulder Bags In Australia
Khaite Olivia Medium Raffia Shoulder Bag, $2470, Net-A-Porter
The perfect summer accessory, this raffia half moon shoulder bag comes in an unstructured style with bow detailing. It has just enough space to hold your phone, keys and cardholder. So pop on your sunnies, grab this beauty, and head to the beach.
The Horse Friday Bag, $179.95, The Iconic
In a trendy forest green hue, this crescent bag is made from premium Italian leather and is inspired from 90s fashion. With a curved crescent silhouette, this bag will take you from day to night.
Mira Shoulder Bag, $725, Coach
In burnished amber, this soft and spacious crescent bag is ahead of the curve. With buttery soft glovetanned leather, a chunky chain link, and detachable shoulder strap, you can wear this crossbody or on your shoulder.
Crescent Hobo Bag – White, $126, Charles & Keith
If you have a penchant for minimalism, this white Charles & Keith bag is for you. With the trending shape and gilded gold accents, it’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is roomy – and it will slide into your bag collection perfectly.
Nirvana Bag in Noir, $524, Aupen
Asymmetical in its beauty, this luxury black bag is unique in its style, and designed to go with any outfit. Wear on the crook of your arm or on your shoulder.
Florence Small Shoulder Bag, $399, Oroton
A sophisticated accessory, this bag is crafted with smooth leather for a luxurious touch. Versatile in its use, it also offers ample storage space allowing you to pack all the essentials on the go.
Roseau Essential S Hobo Bag in Black, $725, Longchamp
Made to last and in versatile black, this cowhide leather crescent bag will be your go-to accessory for years to come.