#Lifestyle: THE PERFECT BAGS FOR TRAVELING || When travelling, we all want that perfect bag which effortlessly combines functionality and style.  Travel friendly bags like canvas and tote carriers make it easy to bring the items you need for your trip without feeling uncomfortable.  The mark of a truly versatile bag is that it can easily match with any outfit you put together. Here are just a few options that fit the bill.

Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Essential Messenger Bag

This Travelon crossbody bag is made from 100% sturdy polyester material, with slash-proof construction on all the compartments to protect against potential theft. Not only are the shoulder straps cut-proof but they’re fully adjustable as well, making it easy for you to modify the bag according to preferences like height and style.

This bag has quite a lot of locking compartments to put in all the items you like to travel with, while keeping them protected from sticky fingers. It also has plenty of space with compartments for your cellphone, cards, pens etc. and dedicated RFID blocking-card and passport slots, so you’ll never have to worry about losing your passport or being the victim of identity and electronic theft.  It’s also water-repellent, easy to clean and has loads of safety features and storage space.

ENKNIGHT Women Shoulder Bag

This canvas shoulder bag from Enknight is made from a high quality, durable canvas nylon material that’s easy to clean and is water-repellent. It’s available in different colors like gray, army green, black, coffee, and khaki, and has adjustable straps which make for the perfect fit. It looks small but it can handle a lot, and has plenty of storage with compartments for stuff like business cards, feminine items like lip gloss and hairbrushes, water bottles, meds, stationery and more.

Frida Tote Bag Grained Leather by Bidinis

If you care about looking stylish, but still want a hard-working bag that can take you from day to night, then this Frida tote bag is just for you. It comes in a unique triangle shape and is made from a durable but delicate leather material that feels soft to the touch.

This bag comes with one main compartment, which is very roomy, two internal slots and one outer zipper pocket. It can easily handle carrying multiple items like a laptop, makeup sets, water bottle, cellphone, meds, a scarf and more. This one, is a fantastic and versatile bag which you can purchase online in Australia. Also, Frida can be used to carry stuff with during the day, but when empty it transforms into an elegant evening accessory. It’s also lightweight and easy to carry because of the long shoulder straps, and is the epitome of style and functionality also because is entirely made in Italy.

Madewell ‘Transport’ Weekend Bag

This structured bag from Madewell is a complete carryall, meaning that it can easily handle carrying your handbag essentials and so much more. It’s made from delicate leather with a comfy cotton interior lining and plenty of storage space. Apart from the spacious main compartment with a top zipper, it also comes with an interior zip and wall pockets to fit smaller items.

You can carry it as a normal top handle bag, or attach the optional crossbody strap to transform it into a versatile and mobile travel carrier. Its chic design means that it looks good with almost any outfit, and its available in two colors, mainly; English Saddle and True Black, which has a bit of brown detailing. A real gem.



The makings of a versatile travel bag can combine both elements of style and functionality, including features like storage compartments, safety locks, durable construction, a comfortable inner lining and elegant design. Find yourself a bag that ticks all the boxes and you’ve got yourself a keeper.

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