Hold up! It’s time for a bag check…
It’s the day before Thanksgiving, you're at the airport about to make your way to security. You begin to casually remove your camel coat, Acne scarf and ankle boots, when it hits you. You’ve brought your most cumbersome, delicate, handbag to the AIRPORT! Of all the cross bodies and wallets on chains, you opted for the heaviest tote that leaves an indent in your shoulder. Good luck finding wiggle room between you, your fellow passenger, and your massive lambskin tote.
Selecting a handbag for traveling feels like an elimination of America’s Next Top Model. You have two bags in your hand, one that’s durable, but feels like a brick and another that has potential, but may not withstand unpredictable travel arrangements. For Example: Can it go through security smoothly? Will you scream internally if the bag gets smothered in a crowded area? Can it go from the airport, to five family member’s homes, to intense holiday shopping, to catching up with friends for ramen?
Lugging a purse that’s packed to the brim like a stuffed turkey, isn’t very practical or chic. You never know where you and your handbag will end up, especially during a holiday trip. Do you really want to hold up lines at the airport trying to find that YSL card case buried in your tote? Of course not!
So what makes a great travel handbag? It has to be something easily accessible, versatile, durable, not high maintenance, and fits basic necessities such as, wallets, car keys, passports, main makeup products etc. Thankfully, various design houses offer travel proof bags that check the required boxes, and are so luxe they can do a flat lay in five seconds. Intrigued? Scroll down below!
A.P.C. Demi Lune Shoulder Bag
Gucci Marmont GG Wallet-On-Chain
Gucci SoHo Disco Camera Bag
Prada Vela Small Backpack
Kara Small Pebbled Leather Backpack
Mark Cross Textured Leather Laura Shoulder Bag
Mulberry Mini Bayswater Backpack
Balenciaga Mini City Bag
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