9 Stadium-Approved Bags to Bring to Football Games This Fall
Game day in the South comes with a dress code: Sundresses win in warm-weather, boots rule the fall, and team colors are always a given. This year, there’s another rule to factor into the game day-style equation: what purses and bags you’re allowed to bring into the stadium. A handful of SEC stadiums instituted the rule last year, but the 2017 football season marks the first time that the remaining SEC stadiums will follow suit. The new security-enhancing rule requires that the bag you bring into the stadium falls into one of three categories: Clear tote bags that measure up to 12” x 6” x 12,” purses that measure up to 4.5” x 6.5,” and 1-gallon freezer bags. Now, we may not agree on much around here when it comes to football (Dawgs and Gators don’t see eye to eye, and Lord knows that’s never going to happen between the Tide and the Tigers), but we can all agree on one thing: There is no way in heck we’re going to ruin our game day outfit by carrying a gallon freezer bag. Bench the Ziploc, and take one of these cute stadium-approved purses to the game instead!
Francesca’s Game Day Clear Stadium Crossbody
Buy it: $28; francescas.com
The classic saddlebag, all grown up and ready for game day. The metallic zip wallet gives you a place to store credit cards and your ID out of sight.
Kelly Wynne Game Changer Mini in Red Haute
Buy it: $315; kellywynne.com
If being trendy won you touchdowns, we’d want this bag on our team. We can’t get enough of the fiery red embossed suede or the snakeskin details. (P.s. This one was inspired by the designer’s time at Ole Miss. Hotty Toddy, indeed.)
Gap Small Crossbody Bag
Buy it: $29.95 (on sale for $15 right now!); gap.com
Add a little retro flair to your game day look with this groovy camel crossbody. The top snaps shut to keep your stadium must-haves secure.
Kate Spade Cameron Street Shreya
Buy it: $158; katespade.com
Dusty pink + rich plum colorblocking scores this pretty mini serious style points.
Urban Outfitters Violet Box Crossbody Bag
Buy it: $39; urbanoutfitters.com
A simple box silhouette and top handle give this charmer ladylike appeal.
Tory Burch Parker Double-Zip Mini Bag
Buy it: $278; toryburch.com
Talk about wiggle room. Two zippered compartments mean you can pack a lot into this bitty cross-body. Plus, the classic navy hue will carry you far beyond football season. (It also comes in camel and hot-hot pink.)
Vera Bradley All in One Crossbody
Buy it: $51.80; verabradley.com
This quilted purse works overtime: You can wear it as a wristlet or over your shoulder.
Francesca’s Emily Distressed Phone Wallet
Buy it: $22; francescas.com
Leave the baggage at home! This teeny tiny, no-fuss wristlet was designed for carrying essentials only.
Tory Burch Fleming Printed Micro Cross Body Bag
Buy it: $325; toryburch.com
This standout number is worth the splurge, thanks to its soft quilting, colorful print, and spirited tassel.