Easy breezy vacation style always includes simple accessories that won’t weigh you down and get in the way of all of those fun trips and tourist attractions. A great handbag is a must: you’ll need a place to store your wallet, cards, passport, and phone. But the ideal vacation bag has to serve a few other purposes, as well. It should be functional, sturdy, cute (a must), and never interfere in picture taking. And that’s why crossbody bags are the best for vacation.
Crossbody bags have longer straps than shoulder bags and can be tossed across your body and forgotten about. They give your arms and hands complete freedom of movement, which allows you to quickly snap that memorable photo without having to balance both a bag and your camera or phone.
We found the sweetest crossbody bags in a variety of shapes, styles, sizes, and price points. Whether you’re planning a trip to the beach or will be spending your time walking for miles in a new city, these bags are the perfect vacay accessory.
The Best Crossbody Bags For Vacation
When you’re in a vacation state of mind, choose accessories that follow suit. This relaxed round crossbody Bermuda bag is made from wood and has a beaded crossbody chain. It won’t break the bank and effortlessly transitions from days at the beach to lunch in fancy restaurants. Score it in two colors: natural or black.
Your idea of the perfect vacation handbag may just be something small and sweet enough to carry little more than a wallet, passport, and maybe a lip gloss or two. This wallet crossbody bag with a strap is more than enough: it has a 44” adjustable leather crossbody strap, a collar snap closure, exterior zipper coin pocket, interior vertical card slots, and interior membership card slots to carry all of your credit cards and ID cards. This bag comes in three neutral colors: olive (shown here), black, and honey.
Love Moschino Quilted Crossbody Bag ($129.99)
This quilted leather crossbody bag is both functional and stylish. It provides a polished look to your outfit, no matter what you’re wearing (yep, even in beat-up sneakers that make climbing hills a lot easier). It has contrasting colors, a double snap closure, goldtone hardware, and a crossbody chain strap with a 22” drop.
This black and tan straw bag can be carried in one of two ways: as a cross body bag with sturdy straps or by its sweet rounded handle. It measures 11x11 and is perfect for carrying small items while you’re walking around and exploring new seaside cities.
Marc Jacobs Leather Crossbody Bag ($139.99)
The shape of your crossbody bag counts. This roomy leather square purse is perfect for carrying travel items like a small book or notebook to jot down all of your best trip memories. This bag has exterior back and front flat pockets, an interior flat pocket, and a zipper closure. Its adjustable leather strap has a 23” drop and sweet goldtone hardware gives it a polished finish.
Zac Posen Mini Eartha Crossbody Bag ($129.99)
This is the crossbody bag that will make people stop dead in their tracks on the street and ask you (in a foreign language, maybe): where did you get that amazing bag? This conversation starter is designed from leather and has embellished details on the front, an interior flat pocket, flap with flip-lock closure, and a chain shoulder strap with a 25” drop. It’s available in black or sand and will make a statement wherever you go.
Sam Edelman Gigi Convertible Clutch ($55.89)
Vacation days turn into vacation nights–it helps to have a versatile bag like this convertible clutch on hand. This lovely yellow and white purse can be worn as a cross body bag while walking and visiting tourist attractions, thanks to its attachable chain strap. But you can also remove the strap and carry it as a clutch, which is great for nights out on the town. The magnetic snap closure makes it simple to access your wallet and other belongings.
Studio 33 #Goals Bucket Tote ($66.50)
For when you want to carry everything along with you on a day trip, grab this spacious bucket bag and fill it with everything you need. With a braided raffia design inspired by the beach, ring handles, and an attachable strap, this bag is vacation ready. It comes in two colors: multi (shown here) or natural.
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