By Lauren & Whitney
We received a question from a reader, Kelley, about a good travel bag option. Kelley & her husband are taking a trip to South America for three weeks next month *holy jealousy* and she needs a good travel bag – preferably one that isn’t flashy, that zips, is affordable; and I am going to add in another requirement: one that is lightweight.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Ozzie Tote: This bag is imitation leather (so it’s ostrich friendly & reasonably priced!) and comes in two great neutrals that will match just about anything you could pack. It zips & it’s super chic. A nylon MJ option is also available (potentially more discreet).
3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour Bag: Deviating momentarily from the affordable requirement – but I have to – because I love this bag, this Phillip Lim would be a great travel bag – it zips, its chic, its glam, its everything – and it is obviously something you would use outside of your trip on a daily basis. It’s only strike is that there does not appear to be a shoulder strap.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Setter Tote: This Jet Setter Tote is perfectly classic and lady like. It is available in an array of colors, it zips, and I just love those side pockets!
This Clare Vivier Messenger Bag comes in a ton of colors (including navy and black) and the choice between shoulder strap or handles make it versatile and comfy. It also comes with a detachable pouch for your little sussies.
It doesn’t come with a zipper but the champagne color of this Annabel Ingall tote is so so pretty. The handles are big, the tote is large and the shape is exactly what you need when carrying a ton of stuff. It also comes in lots of amazing colors on their site (I love the blue bell!!)