Seven crossbody bags that make slick travel companions

Hands-free exploring mode, activated.

When strolling up and down the streets, or nipping from A to B in a foreign land, you want to accessorise to the occasion – dapper yet practical. Cue: the crossbody bag.

More than ideal for jaunts and gallivants, this bag forgoes the flimsiness of a chain bag or the oversized nature of a tote, instead marrying function with design.

So that you can traipse from here to there with your earthly essentials snug against you, hands-free and light-spirited, we’ve curated an edit of some of the best crossbody bags for travel. Read on for our top picks and bon voyage.

7 best crossbody bags for travel in 2024

Margot mini bucket bag in North Sea

$369 at Oroton

From Australian heritage brand Oroton comes this contemporary take on the traditional bucket bag that comes in four sophisticated colourways on pebble leather.

Style notes:

  • Brass colour hardware details
  • Internal side pocket
  • Zip closure
  • Adjustable leather shoulder strap

Gucci Horsebit 1955 brown leather small shoulder bag

$2800 at Gucci

Crafted in Italy with signature brown leather and featuring a gold-toned horse bit, this classic crossbody bag from Gucci makes a luxe addition to your everyday exploratory getup.

Style notes:

  • Gold-toned hardware
  • Embedded with NFC technology to authenticate
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Internal card holder
  • External open pocket

Country Road recycled soft crossbody bag in Hunter green

$99.95 at The Iconic

Made from recycled polyester and featuring an understated branded strap, this Country Road crossbody bag is as versatile as it comes – perfect for accompanying you from day to night while abroad.

Style notes:

  • 100 per cent recycled polyester body
  • 50 per cent recycled polyester lining
  • Top zip closure
  • Adjustable branded strap
  • External zip pocket and internal slip pocket

Stella McCartney logo-perforated vegetarian leather shoulder bag

$1365 at NET-A-PORTER

Made from the brand’s ‘Alter Mat’ vegetarian leather and perforated with its logo, Stella McCartney once again delivers on quality faux leather with this shoulder bag. Featuring a curved silhouette and interchangeable straps, it can also be worn as a crossbody bag – giving you on-the-go versatility.

Style notes:

  • Spacious interior with zipped pocket
  • Available in black and Sand
  • Vegetarian suede lining
  • Zip fastening along top

Essentials black neoprene crossbody tote bag

$97 at Hardtofind

Carry as a tote or a crossbody, this neoprene bag is a casually cool staple to tow all your day-time travel essentials. With a relaxed silhouette and generous size, it’s an ideal companion for day trips.

Style notes:

  • Two internal zip pockets
  • Two internal side pockets
  • Middle magnetic closure
  • Adjustable crossbody strap
  • Water-resistant design

Pull & Bear black half-moon crossbody bag

$45.99 at The Iconic

A half-moon silhouetted crossbody bag that marries function and design from 1991-established Spanish brand Pull & Bear. With an adjustable shoulder strap, it’ll hug your body just right while ambling down the cobblestones.

Style notes:

  • Adjustable long shoulder strap
  • Polyester fabric
  • Zipper fastening

Carry Me hardshell mini-case in charcoal

$85 at July

With a crush-proof German polycarbonate shell and a water-resistant nylon lining, this July hardshell mini-case has a detachable strap and fits the daily travel essentials.

Style notes:

  • Available in three colourways
  • Concealed zipper pocket
  • Interior mesh pocket on inside
  • Fits a large phone, sunglasses, wallet and other essentials
  • Comes in cotton dust bag
  • Five-year warranty

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