[Updated: 7 August 2019]

Face it, one of the biggest problems we we usually have when it comes to travelling is deciding what to pack and what’s the perfect bag to bring along! What bag should we bring, would it match our clothes? Is it practical? Will it keep my stuff from being stolen?? Gosh, questions questions!


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Crossbody bags are definitely one of THE best types of bags to carry out when travelling! Not only are they fashionable and practical, but there are different types of designs suitable for everybody out there! So let’s make sure our valuables are safe, and that we’re free to use both our hands during our adventures with some of these beauts! 😍

1. (Updated!) Fossil Kinley Crossbody


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If you’re a fan of Fossil and are looking for something that’s compact yet able to hold all of your daily travel necessities, they have tons of options to choose from with their Kinley range! Consisting of both standard-sized crossbody bags and small crossbody bags (stats provided in this article are for the standard-sized bags), the Kinley’s compact size belies its amazing durability and versatility.


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The bold patterns and colours and sleek front exterior pocket make sure that you won’t have to forgo trendiness while keeping your valuables safe while you’re on the go. Just slip it on and you’re ready to explore the city of your dreams!

Exterior Material: 100% Leather
Interior Details: 2 Zipper Pocket and 1 Media Pocket
Measurements: 13″L x 3.5″W x 9″H

Price: USD$138 – USD$158 (depending on design)
Where to buy: Fossil (US Site)

2. Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir


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The Longchamp Le Pliage line feels like it was designed with travellers in mind – the light, foldaway material is perfect for those on the go! The Le Pliage Cuir is definitely one of the most popular bags from this range that most people have seen or at least heard of in the bag market today. And there’s no surprise to that as this bag is a practical choice for day to day use and even for travelling thanks to its roomy space, sturdy leather material and functional design!


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It’s also a safe option thanks to its fully zipped opening which doesn’t allow for any random hands to swipe away your belongings while you’re busy taking pictures or looking at maps! Not only that, the Le Pliage Cuir is a classic and the most coveted bag style in the entire Longchamp bag line- so you’re bound to find a colour/design you’d love to carry everywhere with you when you travel! More recent versions of the Le Pliage also include the Le Pliage Néo which features nylon designs with a modern twist.

P.S. The Le Pliage Cuir includes both handbag-type bodies with an adjustable strap (pictured) and smaller clutch-like crossbody bags if you’re really travelling light!

Exterior Material: Metis Leather (Lambskin and goatskin)
Measurements: 32 x 28 x 17 x 42 x 12 cm

Price: USD$271 – $803 (SGD$375 – $1110, depending on design)
Where to buy: Longchamp (Singapore Site)

3. (New!) Timbuk2 Rascal Belt Bag


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Whether you’re a new or seasoned traveller, chances are that you’ve heard of Timbuk2 before. Their reputation as an ideal bag for more rugged travel may precede them, but did you know that they do have smaller bags available that are just as bold and dynamic?


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Their Rascal Belt Bag hops on the current fanny-pack-and-sling-bag trend while retaining their iconic functional features. The zipper pulls are reflective so you won’t have to fumble with them once the sun goes down (a must have feature if you’re travelling during winter!) and there’s an in-pocket key keeper so that your valuables are extra-safe.

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Interior Details: Front zip pocket, 
Measurements:

Price: USD$49
Where to buy: Timbuk2 (International Site)

4. Travelon Anti-theft bags


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Here’s a bag brand that specialises in Anti-theft bags perfect for those who worry about their bags being slashed or picked at while they’re on the street. 😱 As a plus point, not only are their bags anti-theft but they can be minimalist and stylish too! Many of their designs including the Anti-Theft Tailored Satchel and Anti-Theft Parkview Satchel Crossbody can even be converted from crossbody to shoulder bags with a simple adjustment.


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Travelon’s bags are practical in all situations as they’re made with slash-resistant body panels and straps, have straps and compartments that lock themselves tight, and even come equipped with RFID-blocking features that ensure your credit card and other sensitive information won’t get stolen either! Check out all the features on their website for more info and to see the full range of designs available!

Price: USD$35 – $125 (depending on design)
Where to buy
Travelon Bags (International Site)

5. (New!) Marhen J Rosee and Canvas ROY mini


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This Korean brand is one of the hottest trends right now, being spotted on the arms of Korean actors, idols, and celebrities alike – and we totally understand why! Their simple yet chic designs are functional, spacious, and lightweight – perfect for bringing onto a plane as a carry-on, or packing into your luggage to use once you reach your destination. The Rosee line is shaped more like a ‘traditional’ handbag and comes with a detachable shoulder strap. Though the inside only has 1 zip pocket (perfect for your handphone or card case!) it’s perfect for a day out.

P.S. Eco-friendly travelllers take note: Marhen J is a vegan brand that doesn’t use any animal leather!

Exterior Material: Artificial leather
Interior Details: Inside Zip Pocket
Measurements: W 280 x H 200 x D 100 mm

Price: USD$315
Where to buy: Marhen J (International Site)


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For those who prefer a more laidback look, their wide range of canvas bags might be perfect to complete your outfit! With over 40 different designs and colourways to choose from, Marhen J’s official website even includes which bag is preferred by certain K-stars so that you can match your idol! We recommend one with a closed top for extra security, such as the ROY mini. Though it may look simple, it comes with 4 interior pockets and can even fit an 11-inch laptop or a tablet!

Exterior Material: 100% Polyester, PU
Interior Details: 4 divided pockets, 2 side pockets
Measurements: W 305 x H 230 x D 155 mm

Price: USD$315
Where to buy: Marhen J (International Site)

6. (New!) Pacsafe Stylesafe line


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Pacsafe has become a popular name in the travel bag industry for their products that are specially tailored to ease the mind of the everyday traveller. With security technology such as RFID blocking, slash-proof material, and locking systems woven into each and every one of their bags, you can rest easy during your vacay!


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Best of all, keeping your valuables and information safe during your travels don’t have to come at the price of style with their Stylesafe line! With a variety of prices and designs available, we’re sure that you’ll be able to find the perfect bag for your needs without any worry.

Price: From USD$69.95 – $109.95
Where to buy: Pacsafe (International Site)

7. (Updated!) Furla Metropolis line


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Practical and chic, the Furla Metropolis is a staple in every fashionista’s bag collection! Suitable for shopping trips and days out doing touristy things without having to worry about looking fashionable or not- because the bag itself IS fashionable and functional too! ❤️ There’s even smaller versions such as the Furla Metropolis Cometa that are equally stunning!


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Choose from the classic range of colours or don beautiful printed ones that even include a Hello Kitty-inspired design! More designs get added every year to this iconic piece so make sure to keep checking to see if there’s one you’ll really love. It’s roomy enough to store your passport and wallet, comfortable with the leather strap, and can be worn both crossbody or shoulder if you feel like switching up a notch!

Exterior Material: Textured Leather (May vary according to design)
Interior Details: 1 Small Inner Pocket
Dimensions/cm: 21(w) x 15(h) x 9(d) (May vary according to design)

Price: Approx $478 (Depending on design)
Where to buy: Furla (International Site) (Do note that not all designs may be available worldwide)

8. (New!) Bellroy Sling


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Who said crossbody bags needed to look feminine? Bellroy’s take on the new sling bag trend isn’t just functional and light but has a unisex design that looks great on just about any outfit.


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With a variety of bold colourways to choose from, this sling bag sits comfortably across your chest and torso leaving your hands free to snap photos, try out new food, and explore your destination! As a plus point, keeping your valuables so close to your chest (literally!) means you can always keep an eye on them no matter where you go.

Exterior Material: Leather, Soft Nylon straps
Interior Details: 1 Quick-access front compartment, 1 main compartment with soft-lined sunglasses pouch and key clip
Measurements: 23 x 34 x 10cm

Price: USD$101 (SGD$139)
Where to buy: Bellroy (International Site)

9. (New!) Madewell Juno Circle Crossbody Bag


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Madewell’s more popular products include the Small Transport Crossbody or the zippered Zip-Top Transport Crossbody and a whole range of crossbody bags perfect for the stylish jet-setter, but we love the circular Juno Circle Crossbody Bag for its unique shape!


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Coming in a stunning blue tone (as of now, only the blue colourway is available online) that will add a pop of colour to your outfit, the Juno can be fully zipped up and is the perfect option for someone who likes it simple. With only 1 interior slide pocket, this is for those who like having everything close to you without having to dig through multiple pockets to get to your earphones or wallet.

Exterior Material: Vegetable-tanned leather
Interior Details: 1 Slide Pocket
Measurements: 7 3/4″ diameter x 2″D
Strap Handle: 21 1/2″ (fully extended, non-detachable)

Price: USD$107 (SGD$147.97)
Where to buy: Madewell (International Site) (Do note that this bag is only available via madewell.com, which has worldwide shipping)

10. Kate Spade Make It Mine Byrdie


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Another one for the travelling fashionista out there! The classic Kate Spade Byrdie comes in a myriad of colours but is practical enough to bring out for your travels! One of the reasons this style is perfect for travel is because it’s easy to open and that it comes in a classic shape that’s adorable and classy on its own!


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Best part about the Byrdie? You can customise the flap with any of the available flaps in stores, such as this adorable cat-themed one! So all you need is one solid coloured bag which allows you to interchange its flaps anytime you want. Perfect for those who are easily bored with carrying just one style of bag when you’re out travelling, yet don’t want to pack too many purses in your luggage! 😎

Exterior Material: Crosshatched leather with matching trim
Interior Details: 1 Slide Pocket
Measurements: 8″h x 8.9″w x 3.2″d

Optional Embellishments: Easily add on flaps (only compatible with Make it mine flaps)

Price: USD$328
Where to buy: Kate Spade (International Site)

11. (New!) Baggallini crossbody bags


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Baggallini is another travel-specific bag brand that emphasizes on both function and fashion. Though their designs such as the RFID Bryant Pouch skew towards more unisex shapes and styles, their simple take on the humble sling bag is what makes them a worthy companion for your travels.

Exterior Material: Water-resistant nylon or printed fabric
Interior Details: Quick access phone pocket, 5 card slots, RFID protection
Measurements: 4.75″ W x 6.5″ H x 1.25″ D

Strap Handle: 52″ (strap only, fully extended and removable)

Price: USD$49.95
Where to buy: Baggallini (International Site)


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Their Everywhere Bagg is one of their bestsellers and we can see why! Its smooth and sleek fabric sets it apart as a modernized take on traditional sling bags, and its various compartments are great for those who like each of their items in their own place. There’s even an RFID wristlet included that’s detachable – so if you’re just popping out to the convenience store to grab a bite, you can bring just your card with you. There’s even a sleeve on the back that slides neatly onto your luggage handle, making it even more convenient to run around the airport to catch your flight!

Exterior Material: Water-resistant nylon or printed fabric
Interior Details: Quick access phone pocket, interior organization, 8 card slots, RFID protection
Measurements: 11″ W x 9″ H x 5″ D

Strap Handle: 52″ (strap only, adjustable)

Price: USD$99.95
Where to buy: Baggallini (International Site)

12. (Updated!) Coach Cassie & Parker Crossbody


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If you’re looking for something more eye-catching and fashionable- look no further than the Coach Cassie Crossbody! The Cassie comes with several interior compartments and can even fit an iPad mini, making it an especially perfect choice for tech-lovers on the go. Choose between wearing it over your shoulder or crossbody style depending on your mood – or detach the top handle for a clutch-like look!

Exterior Material: Polished pebble leather
Interior Details: Inside Zip, Multifunction Pockets
Measurements: 10″ (L) x 7 1/4″ (H) x 1 3/4″ (W)

Strap Handle: 21 3/4″ drop (interchangeable designs available)

Price: USD$350 – $395 (depending on design)
Where to buy: Coach (International Site)


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Coach’s Parker line is also an amazing option for crossbody bags, coming with a sleek top handle and a classic Coach turnlock closure. Keeping your valuables close by will be easy with this gorgeous bag – and there are so many designs to choose from, even ones with the signature Coach printed canvas!

Exterior Material: Signature coated canvas and refined calf leather (may vary according to design)
Interior Details: Inside Zip, Multifunction Pockets
Measurements: 9″ (L) x 7″ (H) x 4″ (W) (may vary according to design)
Strap Handle: 21 1/2″drop (interchangeable designs available)

Price: USD$250 – $550 (depending on design)
Where to buy: Coach (International Site)

13. (New!) Fjällräven Kånken Sling


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You might be more familiar with the larger Kånken bags, but we promise the scaled-down Sling has a place in your travel ensemble! Though its small size may not be able to hold a weekend’s (or even a day’s) worth of clothes, it’s perfect for keeping your essentials in one place as you explore.

P.S. The small size means it’s great for kids too, and it can even be converted into the tiniest backpack you’ve ever seeen!


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The lightweight vinylon material means you won’t break a sweat lugging this around, and there’s even a back pocket for your phone and valuables that gives them an additional layer of security. The backpack-like design gives it a slightly quirky look compared to the other entries on this list, and we’re sure it’ll add a playful touch to your outfit!

Exterior Material: Vinylon F: 100% vinylal
Interior Details: Front Zip Pocket, Rear Pocket
Measurements: 15cm (Width) x 11cm (Depth) x 20cm (Height)

Price: USD$90
Where to buy it: Fjällräven (Asia Site)

There you have it! Some of the best crossbody bags suitable for all you travellers out there! So whether you’re into practicality, looking fashionable or even into anti-theft designs, we hope you’re able to find a crossbody bag that suits you during your travels so you can along worry-free wherever you go!

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    Hi! Love this post! But i do have a request. How about a what in my bag post? For muslim travellers when they are out and about at which ever country they may be. Ex for female travellers would be their prayer items and such. So what else do you guys bring when you travel and are out and about on your adventure ? Please and thanks!
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