10 Must-Have Bags for Every Trip

From museum hopping to lounging at the beach, shop our picks for the best bags to travel with for any occasion.

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January 30, 2019

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For the Beach

How cute is this grapefruit bag? The tote also doubles as a cooler to keep your drinks and snacks cool in the sun.

Buy It: Saks Fifth Avenue, $32.00

For the Theme Park

The mini backpack from FAWN Design has a place for everything, from personal fans to sunscreen to water bottles. I love the bag’s additional strap so you can convert the backpack into a side purse or crossbody bag. And the vegan leather is super easy to wipe clean.

Buy It: Fawn Design, $89.99

For Museum Hopping

Most museums have strict rules about large bags and backpacks as you could knock over art. This crossbody purse has just enough space for your phone, wallet and a small notebook for sketching inspiration.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $39.00

For the Resort

This retro-chic bamboo bag is perfect for a day by the pool or you can dress it up with a romper and heels for dinner.

Buy It: ModCloth, $59.00

For a Carry-On

This cognac leather tote is as functional as it is pretty. It’s got tons of space for everything you need on a long-haul, overnight flight. Unlike other leather totes, it features a zip top so nothing falls out when cramming your bag in those overhead bins.

Buy It: Madewell, $188.00

For the Train

Roller bags aren’t the most practical for train travel. This weekender duffel converts into a backpack for moving through train cars and storing luggage seamlessly.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $175.00

For a Music Festival

Keep your hands free for dancing or holding a cold beer with this fanny pack. We love this bag’s sporty, iridescent look.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $35.00

For a Cruise

A straw tote is the perfect all-in-one bag for cruising, from heading to the pool deck to exploring and shopping ports of call. Rattan bags can get pricey, but we found this 70s-chic stunner for less than $25!

Buy It: Amazon, $20.99

For the Ski Lodge

This winter is all about plush style, from chenille sweaters to sherpa-lined boots. Snow bunnies can keep the cozy theme going with this adorable shearling bag.

Buy It: Madewell, $298.00

For Sightseeing Downtown

When hopping around any city, you want to make sure your bag isn’t an easy target for thieves. The Julian backpack from Rebecca Minkoff features the company’s signature dog clip hardware which hides the back pack’s zipper and makes the bag more difficult for pickpockets.

Buy It: Saks Fifth Avenue, $245.00

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