The Best Bags For Your “Personal Item” While Traveling

hannahfreedman
10th January 2019

There’s no need to sacrifice style points while traveling. Even when you’ve got luggage, gear and kids to corral, these bags serve as stylish and sophisticated personal items for airplane travel. Here’s what we love about each of them:

1. Ora Delphine Adele Satchel

This classic bag is the perfect carry-all: a removable shoulder strap adds versatility, while multiple pockets and a large center compartment allow plenty of room for your essentials. It comes in an array of gorgeous colors and can pull double duty as a purse during your travels.

Buy: oradelphine.com, $425

2. Brahmin Business Tote Melbourne

Stow a laptop and keep important papers and documents flat in this Brahmin tote. It’s spacious on the inside and sophisticated on the outside.  The removable shoulder strap keeps you hands-free while navigating the airport.

Buy: brahmin.com, $395

3. Cuyana Oversized Carryall Leather Tote

This pebbled leather tote can do it all. It serves as a great weekender bag or errands tote, but it makes for an especially great airplane travel bag with its zipper closure, removable shoulder strap and roomy interior.

Buy: cuyana.com, $265

4. Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack

This backpack with a snap-fastening button flap drew its inspiration from origami. When traveling, it’s hard to beat a bag that’s light as a feather and foldable. The chic-yet-utilitarian Le Pliage has become a cult object worldwide. Select from a multitude of shapes, sizes and colors.

Buy: longchamp.com, $125

5. Furla Favola Backpack

The Furla Favola backpack is made of buttery soft leather in a modern shape. It stands out among backpacks for its chicness, though it doesn’t lack in function. Equipped with a frontal pocket with a zip with leather cover and three internal pockets, one of which zips, the backpack keep everything in order.

Buy: furla.com, $448

6. Lo & Sons Canvas Weekender Bag

Although this bag is dubbed a “weekender”, it’s small enough to also be considered a personal item while flying. The Lo & Sons Canvas Weekender is not unlike the Mary Poppins bag: it fits pretty much everything, with a bottom zipper pocket to separate an extra pair of shoes, toiletries or dirty clothes and several interior pockets in the top section. The canvas material allows for it to be easily folded or rolled for convenient storage when not in use.

Buy: loandsons.com, $120

7. MZ Wallace Metro Backpack

The MZ Wallace Metro Backpack isn’t just cool — it’s perfect for schlepping games, toys and snacks on a family trip. The quilted nylon fabric makes it nearly impossible to dirty, while the lightweight material (only 1.2 pounds!) means parents can travel fuss-free — and hands-free. Plus, the 3 exterior pockets and 6 interior pockets mean better organization for all your travel necessities.

Buy: mzwallace.com, $245

8. Tumi Just In Case Travel Duffle

With Tumi, no detail is left untouched. This packable nylon tote features an exterior panel that allows the bag to slip onto a suitcase handle. Zip closure and a coordinating pouch keep all your travel essentials contained and organized.

Buy: shopbop.com, $95

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