8 stylish handbags to make your next holiday a breeze

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If you’re jet-setting overseas or even on a local holiday, there’s a good chance you’ll be taking just one handbag with you for the entire trip. It’s asking a lot from one little bag.

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The perfect-for-travel handbag must match basically everything in your luggage, look chic, fit all the sight-seeing basics plus, your fave lipstick and be secure enough that you won’t open yourself up to being pick-pocketed.

What bags are best for traveling?

It depends what you’re after from your travel bag, and where you are travelling can also play a part in what bag you shop for. 

Backpacks are a comfortable and classic choice to go for, however some countries recommend crossbody bags to deter from pickpocketing as they are kept closer to the body and can turn off petty thieves. 

Nowadays you can even find bags with anti-theft measures built in, for that added peace of mind whilst you enjoy your travels.

Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you (aka scoured the corners of the internet’s best shopping sites—tough, we know) and found the best travel handbags to shop for your next trip, so all you have to do is add to cart.

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Glued To You bag, $179.95, THE ICONIC

Save the suitcase space and invest in a handbag that can be used for day to day travel as well as more formal excursions out on your trip. 


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Travelon anti-theft messenger bag, $77.12, Amazon

For a larger size handbag for travel, we can’t look past this messenger bag that is made to keep your belongings safe. It has lockable compartments and is made from slash-resistant fabrics to prevent pick-pocketing. 



Jet Set large logo crossbody, $379 , Michael Kors

Classic, clean and compact, this handy little purse is just perfect for your next adventure. The neutral colour scheme means it will work with almost any outfit, but it’s as practical as it is stylish. It has a spacious interior, protected by a zip closure and made from a hardy coated canvas material. 


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Gabine saddle bag, $116, Charles & Keith

This adorable little saddle bag is extremely versatile and great for travel. Not only can it be worn as a shoulder bag (perhaps for dinners out during your trip), but can also be worn crossbody for comfort and safety. 



Fable England Dormouse cross body, $146, Hardtofind

With enough room to hold all of your daily essentials and stylish enough to not throw off your very carefully curated vacation fits, this cross body bag makes a great option for travel and your day to day. 


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Round mini shoulder bag, $19.90, Uniqlo

The viral TikTok bag that has taken the world by storm, this handy and affordable crossbody crescent bag from Uniqlo is a great option for travel. Not only is it under $20, but it is super compact to fit into your suitcase and deceptively large. 


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Poppy Lissiman Bobby Bag, $150, THE ICONIC

Colourful and classic, this handy camera bag is perfect for your daily travel adventures. It has multiple pockets providing ample storage, including three internal hidden pockets, and can be worn however is the most comfortable for you. 


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Charlot belt bag, $83, Charles & Keith

Although not technically a handbag, the alternative of a belt bag is a gamechanger for freeing up your hands while you travel. No more do you have to channel your inner Kath Day-Knight (although if you want to we don’t blame you) with this silhouette, this chic belt bag is a must-have. 


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