If you know anything about bags, you've probably heard about the latest trend: sling bags. These small bags are designed to be compact and lightweight, making them a great option for almost anyone. But they're gaining traction with young women in particular.

Although it may sound as though these bags are all the same, that couldn't be further from the truth. There are actually several different types of sling bags, each with unique advantages.

No matter which type you pick, HIE's variety of sling bags for women will blow you away. Still, finding the best sling bag to add to your wardrobe takes time and careful consideration. Luckily, we've got a rundown of the different types so that you know exactly what you're looking for. So, what are you waiting for? Let us help you find the bag of your dreams.


Types Of Women's Sling Bags

In the world of fashion, there's one accessory that always has your back (literally) - the sling bag! These bags, also known as crossbody bags, are designed to hang across your body and have one defining feature: the strap!

A sling ladies' bag will typically have a long strap to sit diagonally across your shoulders. Although these bags may be small, they pack a whole lot of punch and are a fashion statement all on their own!

There are also plenty of stylish sling bags that you can choose from - from cute and casual to sleek and formal. No matter which one you choose, HIE is sure to have the perfect sling bag to suit your needs.

Medium sling bags

Medium sling bags strike the perfect balance between spaciousness and portability. They have enough room to carry essentials like your wallet, phone, and even a small makeup pouch! This makes them the ideal accessory for everyday use or casual outings.

Just remember that when you buy sling bags, you always want to consider what exactly you want to use them for. Do you just want a small bag for your phone and a tube of lipgloss? Or do you want enough room to keep a few extra bits and bobs? Either way, a medium-sized sling may be your perfect match.

Our recommendation

For everything you could ever need in a medium sling bag, we love the Samah Crossbody. With a width of around 10" (25.5 cm), a height of 7" (around 18 cm), and a depth of 6" (15 cm), it has more than enough room to store all of your belongings. Coupled with its stylish look that will elevate any outfit, this is a fantastic everyday bag.

Additionally, with the classic design and handwoven elegance, the Samah Crossbody can seamlessly transition from day to night. So, whether you're running errands during the day or going to a dinner party in the evening, you won't need to switch out your bag.


Mini sling bags

If you want something a little more compact but still stylish and sleek, a mini sling bag is definitely the answer! Designed to hold just your essentials, these sling bags are perfect for when you want to travel light.

Despite their smaller size, mini sling bags for women often still have multiple compartments or pockets to help keep you organised.

Our recommendation

The gorgeous and petite Ravya Crossbody is a must-have in your wardrobe. Despite its small size, these bags offer more than enough versatility in how they can be carried. While the Ravya functions as a crossbody bag, the main strap is also detachable so that you can hold it by the top handle and switch up your style on the go. If that's not the ideal companion for a night out, then we don't know what is!

Just because it's a casual bag doesn't mean that it's not super stylish, though. In fact, it has been beautifully crafted from vegan leather and features gold hardware that exudes sophistication. So, whether you want to dress it up or down is completely up to you!


Mobile sling bags

Want to keep your bag as simple as possible? Then you won't get much more sleek and simple as a mobile sling bag. These handy little pouches are specifically made for securely carrying your smartphone when you're on the go.

Usually, these streamlined bags feature a dedicated pocket for your phone as well as some space for cards and potentially one or two small items. They're a fantastic choice when you want quick and easy access to your phone, such as when you're out and about or at an outdoor event.

Our recommendation

A perfect example of what a mobile sling bag should be is the Joey Crossbody. At only 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide and 7" (18 cm) long, it's perfectly sized to carry your smartphone around safely. Plus, its compact design means that it won't weigh you down when you're on the move.

The Joey also features a metal hook closure, giving you quick and easy access to your phone while still keeping it securely in place. The sleek little pouch is also ideal for slipping your earphones into, while the back pocket is the perfect spot to keep your cards or cash without any worries.


Micro sling bags

Although you may already have guessed, micro sling bags take compactness to the next level. These ultra-miniature bags can only hold the bare essentials like a few cards, keys, and potentially something as small as a lip balm.

Don't let their tiny size fool you, though! Although they may be small, they can still add a splash of colour and style to any ensemble. In fact, they're perfect for fashionistas who prioritise style and simplicity.

Our recommendation

Are you a sucker for a bargain? Well, then you're in luck! Our Avery Crossbody bag is a gorgeous standalone flap-closing bag, but what is really going to get you excited is that it comes with a micro bag attached to its handle. And - yep, you guessed it - the micro bag can be used on its own as a crossbody bag for holding all of your night-out essentials.

The best news? When you buy the Avery Crossbody bag, you get the micro sling bag for free!



What's the difference between a sling and a shoulder bag?

Although they're often confused, shoulder and sling bags are two different types of bags. Of course, shoulder bags are intended to be worn on your shoulder - hence their name! On the other hand, sling bags are usually worn diagonally across your body and have a much longer strap. Slings are also smaller and only carry the basic essentials.

Are sling bags comfortable to wear?

The best sling bags are specifically designed to be comfortable and convenient to wear! Usually, they're made from lightweight materials and have ergonomic designs, which means you can wear them all day without worry! Just be sure not to overload your bag, or you may put unnecessary strain on your neck and shoulders.



Is there anything a sling bag can't do? These handy little accessories are the perfect pick for almost any occasion, adding some pizazz to your outfit while providing a good amount of functionality. They're not just a fad, either. They're a necessity for anyone who's always on the go.

And the best part? HIE has a huge variety of stylish options for you to choose from, from micro to medium-sized crossbody bags. So, no matter what style, shape, colour, or design you're after - you'll find it with HIE. Feeling this good has never been so easy - or practical!