In a world that is so hands-free that we managed to invent umbrellas that don’t need holding (we kid you not, google it up!), it makes us wonder why not everyone has thought of applying it to shopping? When caught in a huge, sweaty mass of bodies, the last thing you would want to lose is your trusty handbag containing your cash, cards, and carefully clipped Black Friday coupons.

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O'Neill - Zoe Messenger

O'Neill - Zoe Messenger, $36.99

Plus, you wouldn’t want to have yet another bag to look after while shopping, would you? Well, here comes the cross body bag to your rescue! It’s certified hands-free: just sling it over your shoulders and the messenger bag will dutifully get out of your way. We found 5 cute options for you under $50 at Zappos.

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