Travel Must: 8 Essential Cross-Body Bags

Cross-body bags to from day to night, city to town.


Big enough for the most important items such as cash, cards and your phone — we love these chic bags because they are also right on trend.

1. Aldo Wisecarver messenger bag, $50,
The front flap closure, the buckle details, the curved zipper … this bag could easily pass for one that would come with a much heftier price tag.

2. Anya Hindmarch maxi zip leather satchel, $1,350,
Anya Hindmarch’s bags have fast become some of our most coveted. This two-tone black and blue number will go with all your travel wardrobe basics and holds just enough.

3. Kipling Alvar cross-body travel bag, $69,
This bag wins all the points when it comes to functionality for travel – lots of compartments for storing smaller items, easy access zippers and a durable fabric.

4. J. Crew the Cambridge satchel, $340,
Make a statement with this black and white colour blocked satchel that will mix into your day and night looks easily.

5. Nella Bella the Jonquille bag, $99,
There’s so much to love about this bag. The creamy grey hue, the box shape (perfect for your phone, some cash and credit cards), and the fact that it is 100% vegan.

6. Zac Zac Posen Eartha soft-top handle in elephant, $495,
So this bag is on the higher-end, but with it’s incredibly soft leather, and the perfect go-with-everything colour, it will be a wardrobe staple.

7. Mango boucle shoulder bag, $70,
We adore the texture added to this bag thanks to the boucle fabric. Mix in some leather trimmings and this bag is perfect for travelling during the fall and winter months.

8. Madewell the Essex messenger, $158,
This will be your new go-to bag not just for travel, but every day thanks to loads of pockets inside and easy access thanks to brass button closers.