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.
Opening Ceremony collaborated with Hennessy for this stunning, limited-edition travel bag that's perfect for making a bold statement. Use the strap for hands-free cross-body carrying, or detach and use as a fun top-handle bag.
To buy: openingceremony.com, $350
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
Urban Originals 'Be Yourself' Vegan Leather Bucket Bag
This faux leather bucket bag features a a drawstring closure for a contemporary twist.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $88
J. Crew Crossbody Buckle Bag in Italian Suede
A nod to the '70s, this Italian suede bag has a subtle equestrian flair and a smooth leather strap for contrast.
To buy: jcrew.com, $158
Street Level Woven Rattan Circle Crossbody 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: bloomingdales.com, $67 (originally $95)
ODP Mini Safari Handbag
This safari-style bag is perfect —whether or not you’re actually going on safari.
To buy: goop.com, $860
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, $117 (originally $295)
Malibu Skye Oversized Buckle Top Handle Bag
The oversized buckle detailing adds a super-chic element to this classic silhouette.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $68
Marc Jacobs Snapshot Camera Bag
An adorably mini bag that'll jazz up any outfit.
To buy: shopbop.com, $295
Yoki Bags Statement Strap Camera Bag
This mini bag adds an unexpected pop of color to any outfit.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $32
Sam Edelman Paislee Small Messenger Bag
This Chanel-reminiscent messenger bag will up your style game no matter where you are.
To buy: nordstromrack.com, $70 (originally $148)
Elizabeth and James Tiki Circle Cross-body
A statement bag with a simple silhouette.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $111 (originally $245)
Street Level Faux Leather Bucket Bag
Treat this evergreen bag as a neutral and pair it with anything from your favorite florals to a classic trench.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $48
Steve Madden 'Bettie' Faux Leather Bucket Bag
This relaxed bucket bag is perfect for both day and night.
To buy: nordstrom.com $68
Chloé 'Nile' Bracelet Mini Textured-leather Shoulder Bag
For the minimalist who’s looking to splurge, this bag by Chloé is a chic way to carry all your small essentials.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $894 (originally $1,490)
Elizabeth and James Pen Pal Satin Shoulder Bag
You can wear this satin bag as a cross-body, over on your shoulder, or around your waist as a belt bag. Take your pick.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $125