Cross Body Purses: the Best Travel Shoulder Bags for Women
My absolute favorite travel shoulder bags for women are cross body purses. There are a variety of styles available depending on the type of travel you plan on doing.
One of the best features many cross body purses share are convenient compartments that allow you to organize and have easy access to your belongings. Not only are they practical and chic but they can also be a safe option for you on your trip. Choose the travel bag that’s right for you!
Whether you’re going on a business trip, beach vacation, or round the world trip; there are a variety of styles and makes to fit your needs. A leather fabric would look great in a trip to the city and a nylon easy to clean fabric works well on trips that are more off the beaten path.
These are a few great shoulder bags that look great on the road and at home too:
While it’s not 100% theft proof, wearing a purse across your body helps deter thieves. If your travel purse is slung loosely over your shoulder, it’s easy for an opportunist to grab it or even cut it off with ease.
One thing to keep in mind is the thickness of your bag’s strap. Whether it’s a general brand like Fossil or a travel brand like Pacsafe, avoid straps that are too thin and easy to cut.
Travel Tip: Sometimes, the safest place for your passport is in the guesthouse reception’s safe or a hostel locker so avoid bringing everything out. Keep only the minimal cash you need for the in your purse and stash the rest in your underwear using items like the Travel Underwear with Pockets or Bra Stash Pocket.
Please note: In areas where bag snatching is very common like parts of Malaysia and Thailand; wearing your purse across your body won’t necessarily protect you. However, if you prefer to wear shoulder bags versus daypacks or backpacks; cross body purses are the recommended choice for travel.
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