For adventure seekers, picking the right handbag or travel backpack 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.
If your trips involve unpredictable weather or the forecast looks stormy, you'll want to invest in a water-resistant crossbody bag. This one from Lululemon will keep your belongings dry and is roomy enough to fit all your essentials.
Head straight to travel-focused brands like Tumi for a crossbody bag that is both stylish and functional. This bag has multiple exterior and interior pockets as well as some bonus features such as an optional suitcase strap attachment, a water bottle pocket on the side, and adjustable compression straps for yoga mat or jacket. To top it all off, the smooth and sleek design gives this bag a luxe feel.
For the traveler whose go-to destinations include a beach or seaside resort, here's a rattan bag that embodies all those feel-good warm weather vibes. Pair this accessory with your dinner outfit by either wearing it with the chain or detaching it to tote the bag by its printed resin handles.
If you're the type who isn't afraid to bring designer pieces on vacay, add this Prada crossbody bag to your packing list. Reviews for this item range from, "Got this bag to travel in Europe, but I find it using it in my everyday life too!" to "It is the perfect size for travel, roomy without being oversized. True to the Prada name, it's well constructed and easy to maintain if you get something on it. The wide strap, although not leather, is easy to adjust and comfortable to wear."
You never travel anywhere without a laptop and want a polished-looking bag to keep it in for your trips. This leather option from Everlane is your perfect match. It has a magnetic closure, adjustable straps, and a roomy interior that can fit a 13-inch laptop.
Rimowa addicts will want to get their hands on this collab between the luxury travel brand and Dior. The two teamed up to create this aluminum personal belongings case for your keepsakes. Feel free to wear this with the crossbody strap and use it to safeguard your most precious items in while mid-flight or while you're walking around abroad.
You can relax your grip on your crossbody bag when you have this one slung across your body. Pacsafe's water-repellent bag features anti-theft properties such as slashguard straps, RFIDsafe pockets and material to block out credit card or chip readers, and turn-and-lock security. Did we mention this bag also fits a laptop?
This playful crossbody bag is printed with travel-inspired phrases like bon voyage and swimsuits and sun hats graphics. With this bag slung across your body or shoulders, you'll inject some whimsical personality into your outfits.
This spacious crossbody bag contains plenty of pockets to keep your essentials organized and comes with two interchangeable crossbody straps, leather and webbed. It's the perfect bag for moms traveling with small tots and need space to stash on-the-go snacks and other necessities.
For those seeking an alternative to leather crossbody bags, check out Matt & Nat. The brand, founded in 2007, makes accessories out of recycled materials like nylon, cardboard, rubber and cork, and water bottles. This under $100 option comes in two colors and looks sophisticated.
With over 3,000 reviews on Amazon, this crossbody bag has been touted as a great option for safeguarding your belongings abroad thanks to features such as RFID protection and anti-slash straps. Reviewers love all the pockets available in this bag, especially the hidden front pocket where you can store your cellphone and city guide maps.
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