Travel Bag Quest

25 Jan

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.

MJ Ostrich Bag

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

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 Kors

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!

Clare Vivier Messenger Bag

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.

Annabel Ingall Bag

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!!)


4 Responses to “Travel Bag Quest”

  1. Kelley January 25, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    Thank you so much for the great suggestions. I adore the Clare Vivier bag; it is perfection!

  2. Kelley Groff Duncan January 28, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Lauren and Whitney,

    Thank you so much for posting different travel bag options. I was so surprised by your quick and detailed response. The Clare Vivier bag is perfection! I imagine blogging is time consuming, so thank you again.

    You write a great blog. I living in Charleston so I especially loved your recent Charleston posts – I hope you also enjoyed great food while you were visiting and shopping.

    Thanks, Kelley

    • prettypolishedblog January 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      You are so welcome! We’re so happy you found your bag amongst those picks!



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