Editor's Picks: The Best Leather Accessories for Travel
Often, travelers tend to distill packing prep to the search for the perfect suitcase.
While we’ll be the first to admit your luggage selection is an important decision, it merely provides the framework for what you’re bringing along.
And sometimes, that framework is not much more than a frame, leading to a black hole (quite literally, in the case of one of our most spacious picks) where even the most well-intentioned organization falls into the abyss after a few days away.
That’s where these compact, structured pouches step in. By compartmentalizing your goods, you won’t need to scramble to search for your boarding pass or dig endlessly beneath the seat in front of you for that lip balm you swear you tossed in your tote bag.
We’re all for any accessories intended to make your trip less stressful — especially those made with buttery-soft leather like the pieces ahead. Need we remind you what they say about “small packages?”
Scroll to find snack-sized bags, tags, and pouches that make an outsize impact, and check out the full line-up of 2017’s Ultimate Travel Essentials.
The Daily Edited Cosmetic Case
This sleek saffiano leather pouch is roomy enough to stow your beauty essentials and small enough to fit in your everyday handbag. Personalize it with your name, initials, or even emojis — the first four characters are free.
To buy: thedailyedited.com, $80
This Is Ground Mod Tablet 4
An organization game changer for creatives on the go, this modular case is designed to pair with This Is Ground's array of inserts. Whether you're toting a full set of Micron pens or every charging cable you own, there's a customized option that'll perfectly fit your gear.
To buy: thisisground.com, $385
Cuyana Leather Jewelry Case
The interior of this pebbled leather case has tabs aplenty for keeping your rings, earrings, and necklaces tidy and tangle-free.
To buy: cuyana.com, $115
Longchamp Le Foulonne Luggage Tag
Sure, they'll provide a paper one at the airport, but we prefer to upgrade to something more fun (and less likely to tear off in transit). This Longchamp tag's bright pop of color will make even the most nondescript black bag easy to spot on the carousel.
To buy: longchamp.com, $29
PB 0110 CM 19
Fill it with everything you’ll need in-transit, then slip it into the seatback pocket. And in a pinch, it easily doubles as a spare yet stylish clutch.
To buy: pb0110.de, $480
Smythson Panama Marshall Travel Wallet
Neatly organize your passport, boarding pass, documents, and cash with this rich, cross-grained leather wallet. Built-in dividers make it easy to locate important papers quickly — a feature anyone who's ever had to rifle through their bag in a panic at customs can appreciate.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $595