It’s no secret that 2020 hasn’t exactly been a banner year for travel. The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled destination weddings, family vacations, and trips abroad that took months to plan. But, we’re of the opinion that a lack of trips on the horizon doesn’t discount the need for a high-quality, cute travel bag.
From convenient backpacks and belt bags to spacious shoulder bags and totes, cute travel bags are an essential for flights, road trips, weekend getaways, and weeks-long excursions. Whether you’re currently planning a stateside getaway or prepping for a trip abroad sometime in the future, shopping can certainly get you excited about an upcoming event.
Ahead, shop our favorite cute travel bags to stoke your wanderlust ahead of (hopefully) reopening the borders.
Cute Travel Bag: The Aleks
The Aleks bag is our newest backpack style and it’s already proving to be a fan favorite. This versatile bag can be worn as a hands-free crossbody or a backpack by simply adjusting the straps. In other words, it’s great for adventurous excursions like hiking, mountain biking, or simply exploring a new city. It features a hidden cell phone pocket for safekeeping, interior and exterior pockets, and organizational credit card slots and pen holders.
Cute Travel Bag: The Leora
Our Leora bag is a comfortable yet spacious crossbody with a bucket-like silhouette. Measuring 12 inches long, this mid-size bag is perfect for short weekend trips. It features a zipped top, interior credit card slots, and plenty of pockets for safe and secure travel. But this bag doesn’t sacrifice style for practicality — it also features stud detailing, an equestrian ring tab, and side gussets.
Cute Travel Bag: The Greta
The Greta bag was thoughtfully designed with beach vacations in mind. With a sturdy canvas bottom and woven leather body, the Greta nails that breezy summer look (without messy rattan or bamboo). Inside, you’ll find a convenient canvas zip pocket and a cinched belt for a more narrow opening. This cute travel bag will accompany you on countless tropical vacations for years to come.
Cute Travel Bag: The Brodie
The grab-and-go Brodie bag is perfect when traveling with a work laptop or tablet. Measuring 13 inches wide, it’s large enough to house essential tech plus your wallet, keys, mask, cell phone, and more. Crafted from thick, sueded cowhide with mineral distressing, it boasts a subtle metallic sheen that adds personality to any outfit.
Cute Travel Bag: The Yves
For adventurous trips replete with hiking, constant walking, or all-day dancing, a belt bag like the Yves will be your savior. With a detachable and adjustable strap, this upgraded fanny pack can be worn around your waist, across your chest as a body-skimming crossbody, or strapless as a stylish clutch. Choose from black, white, or cobra print for a bold look.
Cute Travel Bag: The Wilkins
The new Wilkins bag is yet another timeless leather tote that’s perfect for traveling. Measuring 15 inches across, it’s large enough to house any suitcase overflow like a makeup bag, cell phone charger, laptop, book, and miscellaneous toiletries. With zip and slip pockets, pen holders, and credit card slots, it’s the perfect airplane carry-on or road trip bag.