If you want to qualify as a smart traveler, there are a few must-haves. Luggage with swivel wheels? check Pack cubes? oh yeah A crossbody bag? Must have! While great for everyday use, crossbody bags are essential for travel. Not only do they keep your hands free, so you can roll around the airport, take selfies and eat ice cream with ease, but they’re also much harder for pickpockets to hit (unlike backpacks and fanny packs).
In addition, crossbody bags are useful as they can hold everything from your phone and wallet to lip balm, keys and other travel items without weight, thanks to the crossbody strap that distributes the weight evenly over the shoulder , chest and back.
Lucky for us, there are plenty of crossbody bags out there, packed with organizational details that are great for travel. From stylish options that you can carry from the plane into the night, to anti-theft, RFID-protected, cut-resistant bags armed with locking mechanisms, these are our favorite crossbody bag picks for your next trip.
Mini crossbody bags
$68 at Lululemon
Lululemon’s All Night festival bag has reached cult-favorite status, and it’s likely that the brand decided to create this mini version that we can’t get enough of. With an adjustable strap, magnetic closures, and a wide-mouth opening that zips shut, the water-resistant micro is just 7 inches wide and designed to be taken on the go.
$145 at MZ Wallace
Teensy weensy, this cutie is the smallest bag in MZ Wallace’s beloved Crosby collection and comes with two detachable straps: an adjustable nylon crossbody option and a stylish bracelet chain option. Large enough to hold an iPhone 11 Pro Max, the bag has three interior credit card pockets, a zipper closure, and an exterior zipper pocket.
$228 and Cuyana
Crafted from embossed Italian leather, this mini crossbody bag from Cuyana exudes luxury details such as a suede interior lining and a sleek, modern design. We love that despite its small frame, the bag manages to fit your phone, wallet and a few extra essentials. An adjustable strap, hidden pockets and a wide variety of universal color options make it the perfect travel accessory that won’t weigh you down.
$115 at Dagne Dover
Known for their neoprene bags, Dagne Dover’s Puff collection includes this small Kitty bag ideal for travel. With an adjustable cross strap and a removable short handle strap (which is super cute and super cute by the way), Kitty has two roomy interior pockets plus a zip pocket, a key strap, a D-ring, elastic loops. and card slots. Available in three colors, the Kitty can also be carried as a clutch bag and compresses almost flat, making it super easy to pack.
Transparent crossbody bags
$195 $146.25 to Kelly Wynne
Clear bag, but make it fashionable! Kelly Wynne to the rescue with a clear version of her favorite Mingle Mingle Mini, which combines clear PVC plastic with stylish leather panels. Approved for stadiums and events, the crossbody bag features a stylish gold chain strap and comes in five colors.
$18.99 $12.99 on Amazon
Nearly 2,000 Amazon customers have given this clear crossbody a thumbs up, declaring it the perfect size—it can fit both a mayonnaise container and a mustard container! – and durable. Available in six colors, the zip closure bag contains an exterior zip pocket and a removable crossbody strap. Plus, we’re not mad at that $13 price tag when they’re on sale like they are now.
Luxury/Designer Crossbody Bags
$298 at Nordstrom
The ideal travel bag, Tory Burch’s Perry Bombe is emblazoned with the brand’s distinctive double-T logo and has a double-top zip closure, ensuring all your valuables are tucked away inside interior We love the removable crossbody strap (can double as a clutch!), the exterior pocket, and the fact that the luxe embossed leather and gold hardware make for a seamless transition from day sightseeing to a glamorous night on the town.
$645 in Strathberry
A celebrity favorite – Meghan Markle and Katie Holmes are fans – Strathberry’s East/West Mini is downright chic, thanks to its gold luxe and soft calf leather. Available in 19 colors and patterns, the bag has two compartments and an inside pocket, and can be worn as a crossbody (as the Duchess of Sussex prefers) or as a shoulder bag, thanks to the adjustable chain.
$285 to MZ Wallace
Meet our favorite pack-slash crossbody bag! Simultaneously roomy and lightweight, the Crossbody Sling features three detachable straps: a thicker nylon option, a chain option, and an adjustable waist strap, has a zipper closure, four interior pockets, and an exterior zippered pocket. Perfect for travel, the bag is packed with luxury details, making it stylish enough for high-end stops too.
$139.99 on Amazon
Meet one of Kate Spade’s most beloved bags. The Harlow is a stylish crossbody that can fit all your needs, minus the bulk of a larger bag. Available in four colors, the embossed leather Harlow has a zip closure, two interior pockets and a hidden exterior pocket, perfect for keeping your hotel room key close at hand.
$275 on Amazon
No surprises here: luxury luggage maker Tumi knows a travel bag, and this crossbody is proof. Available in black, red and blue tones, the nylon bag has an adjustable strap and two main compartments loaded with all kinds of pockets, including zip, holders, card, pen and slip. We love the key strap and the customizable leather key ring.
$335 $234.50 to Kelly Wynne
Trust us, you’ll get your money’s worth with this versatile bag from Kelly Wynne that’s aptly named the Multiway. Available in eight colours, the genuine leather bag has an inner zip pocket, an outer pocket and a front closure. Its main selling point, however, is that it can be worn four ways: as a crossbody, over the shoulder, as a clutch or as an arm bag with the mini chain link strap including
Anti-theft shoulder bags
$42 at Target
Keep your credit cards and passports safe with this Made By Design wallet from Target. Equipped with RFID-blocking pockets that ensure your information doesn’t slip electronically, the bag’s cut-proof design will also keep pickpockets at bay, as will clip-on zippers that deter thieves.
$50 $39.20 on Amazon
More than 5,400 Amazon reviewers rave about this Travelon anti-theft crossbody, citing it as having all the organizational details of a larger bag minus the weight. With an interlocking mesh barrier located beneath the surface material and a steel cable hidden in the strap, the bag’s construction is intended to prevent a blade from being cut, while locks on the main compartment will prevent a pickpocket quickly reach the bag. Learn more: RFID blocking pockets will keep your cards and passports safe from ID scanner theft.
Crossbody travel bags
$99.99 at Fawn Design
Big news, folks: Beloved baby bag maker Fawn has entered the crossbody game in a big way with this ultra nifty tote bag. Featuring two detachable purse pouches that can be worn together or alone, the faux leather bag also features an adjustable messenger strap with a removable coin purse. Perfect for mixing and matching on holiday, the tote bag is available in four colours.
$119 From $74.99 at Mark & Graham
One of the best-selling bags from accessories manufacturer Mark & Graham, The Essential Crossbody is just that: essential! Perfectly sized (not too small and not too big, just right), the bag features two main zipped compartments, including zipped and slip pockets for all your travel needs. Available in seven colors ranging from neon pink to camouflage, the bag can also be monogrammed for an additional $12.50.
$128 at Lululemon
Soft and flexible, Lululemon’s Embrace bag may be bought for travel, but trust us, you’ll be using it every day. It’s big enough for your smartphone, wallet, passport, and snacks, and it also has a hidden zippered exterior pocket that’s handy for keeping travel documents close at hand. The padded bag is water resistant and has fun drawstring zipper pulls that we’re slightly obsessed with.
$15.95 on Amazon
Listen, we get it if you don’t want to break the bank on a crossbody, but you want quality and functionality. The answer? Check out this beloved Amazon pick that has over 3,000 positive reviews and costs just under $16. The zippered bag features three exterior zippers and an interior roomy enough to hold an iPhone 11 Pro Max. Available in 14 colors, the vegan leather bag is a great clean option for travelers on a budget.
$49 From $17.99 at Mark & Graham
For your next trip, we suggest creating the custom crossbody of your dreams with Mark & Graham. First: Choose your square color (choose from camel, camo, or black pebbled leather) and choose to personalize the bag with a fun monogram. Next: Choose a coordinating twill strap (or two!), which can also be personalized with a monogram. The result is something that is completely personal to you and will stand out on your travels near and far.
$245 to MZ Wallace
With the best of both worlds, it can literally function as a traditional bag or a crossbody bag, the Small Sutton Deluxe is the roomiest bag on our list, with plenty of room for your water bottle, layers extras and any souvenirs you can choose. up the road In addition to six interior zippered and non-slip pockets, the bag also includes a removable pouch for your essentials. Available in four colors, the bag also has two exterior pockets and a detachable crossbody strap.
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