11 Crossbody Travel Purses and Bags That Are Perfect for Your Next Trip

Every adventure seeker needs a good one.

Woman Wearing Cross-Body Bag
(Image credit: Design by Morgan McMullen ¦ Shopbop ¦ Everlane ¦ Rimowa ¦ Lululemon )

For adventure seekers, picking the right handbag or travel backpack (opens in new tab) for your activities is crucial. Pick a bag too small and you'll be left holding water bottles and guide maps in your hand (annoying). Pick a bag too large and it'll be too cumbersome to use. If you're not the backpack type, you'll want to look for other bag alternatives—and that's where crossbody styles come in. The classic silhouette features a strap you can wear across the body (hence the name) or over your shoulder for a hands-free, protected feel. Crossbody bags come in all colors, shapes, sizes, and materials but for traveling specifically, it's important to look for options that are not only cute but are also durable for your trips. We rounded up 11 travel-friendly crossbody bags and purses below that range from sophisticated leather to bags with anti-theft features.

For more stories like this, including celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter. 

SUBSCRIBE HERE (opens in new tab)

Marina Liao
Fashion Editor

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.