I love all goods having to do with travel, which is why—even though I have more than one suitable option in my closet—I can’t help looking for new and exciting versions of the travel bag. You know the kind I’m talking about—the one you carry on with you, that’s bigger than your normal handbag and that can accommodate your laptop and magazines and whatever other junk you pick up along the way. Usually these bags are totes, but they don’t have to be: I own this bag, and it’s the perfect combination of a handbag and a tote, much slouchier (and cuter) than it appears here, and it comes with a shoulder strap too. It comes off smaller somehow than it is—a plus in my book—but manages to easily fit a laptop.
This is so rich in the navy, and really roomy.
Here’s one that’s pretty good-looking for just under $50.
I like that this comes with a nifty little zip pouch, and that the shape is adjustable.
And here’s another insanely good buy that looks more expensive than it is.
The bucket bag vibe here is fun.
And this cobalt leather tote from Baggu is just the best.