A traveler needs three go-to bags: a carry-on, a backpack, and something a little less bulky and more attractive for day-to-day use. For the latter, we swear by the cross-body. Below, our favorite finds.
Everlane Foldover Cross-body in Natural
Don’t shy away from the pale color of this fold-over cross-body. The soft Spanish leather will only get better with age.
To buy: everlane.com, $150
Cult Gaia Gaias Luna Small Shoulder Bag
The beaded strap gives this acrylic bag a bohemian twist. Pair it with your favorite summer dress in any warm climate.
To buy: intermixonline.com, $318
Dragon Diffusion Bucket Bag
All globetrotters need a bag as special as this one, which is hand woven by artisans in India over the course of an entire day.
To buy: jcrew.com, $228
Loeffler Randall Cross-body Bucket
Nautical flare makes this bucket bag an ideal option for any costal city.
To buy: loefflerrandall.com, $350
ODP Mini Safari Handbag
This safari-style bag is perfect —whether or not you’re actually going on safari.
To buy: goop.com, $795
Coach Dinky Bag
First introduced in 1973, this topstitched style has stood the test of time and will add a vintage spirit to your favorite travel look.
To buy: coach.com, $295
Faithfull the Brand Camila Cross-body Box Bag
Straw bags are having a moment right now, so it’s the perfect time to invest in what used to be a beach-only bag.
To buy: shopbop.com, $109
This relaxed soft leather bag can transition smoothly from city to country and beyond.
To buy: vince.com, $295
Topshop Jasmine Leather Saddle Bag
Topshop’s tomato red saddle bag adds an unexpected pop of color and fits all your daily essentials.
To buy: topshop.com, $125
Marc Jacobs Nylon Biker Cross-body Bag
This nylon bag brings back memories of the ‘90s and is extremely lightweight and durable, making it perfect for travel.
To buy: shopbop.com, $155
See by Chloe Kriss Small Shoulder Bag
This See by Chloe bag can be worn cross-body or as a fanny pack. Take your pick.
To buy: shopbop.com, $275
Staud Bisset Bag
This pastel blue bucket bag will up your style game no matter where you are.
To buy: shopbop.com, $350
Tory Burch Robinson Camera Bag
Camera bags are a classic cross-body shape that will never go out of style.
To buy: shopbop.com, $228
Antonello Tedde Striped Cotton Cross-body Bag
Perfect for the tropics, this eco-friendly bag gives any look a fun and flirty edge.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $263
A.P.C. Demi-lune Leather Shoulder Bag in Forest Green
Treat this evergreen bag as a neutral and pair it with anything from your favorite florals to a classic trench.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $470
The Row Medicine Pouch Leather Bag
For the minimalist who’s looking to splurge, this bag from The Row can keep you chic through any unexpected moments on the road.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $1,190
Building Block Cylinder Bag
Small and structured, this cylindrical bag can hold more than you would expect.
To buy: shopbop.com, $395