9 Clear Bags You’ll Actually Be Able to Find Your Stuff in for Once
Camera. Phone. Wallet. Headphones. Sunglasses. Room keys. Bus and metro tickets. Museum passes. Tax refund receipts. Maps. Directions written on restaurant napkins. The phone number of the guy you met last night at that bar in Rio. Let’s call a spade a spade: your travel tote bag is the material version of the Bermuda Triangle — a black hole where things go to disappear.
Sure, you can try assigning everything its own pocket, but as the week goes by and your assortment of travel-related accouterments grows, do you really expect to keep track? This is why the covetable clear bag trend that has taken over street style is this season’s travel must-have. And if you’re planning on attending a large event at a stadium during your trip, it becomes a doubly practical choice.
With a transparent bag, you’re able to go in and grab whatever you set out for without wasting time rummaging through expired metro tickets while your bus driver rushes you in Portuguese. Plus, you’ll be much more inclined to stay organized, sheerly because the world can see the contents of your bag. To that point, just make sure to keep any valuables less visible by slipping them into a smaller pouch or your wallet.
Here, a round-up of 9 clear bags we love for stylish and efficient summer travels.
Mango Vinyl Shopper Bag
To buy: mango.com, $20 (originally $40)
Truffle Clarity Cross-body Bag
To buy: nordstrom.com, $78
Hat Attack The Stadium Bag
To buy: shopbop.com, $100
Topshop Clear Purse Belt
To buy: topshop.com, $45
Staud Shirley PVC and Crocodile-effect Leather Tote
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $210
Prada Small Plex Shopper
To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, $1,040
Style Mafia Plastic Tote
To buy: stylemafia.us, $85
Urban Outfitters Clear Tote Bag
To buy: urbanoutfitters.com, $25
Shop Girl LA Transparent Tortoiseshell Bag
To buy: shopgirl-la.com, $69