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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 of cross body purses 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 be a safe option on your trip. Choose the best travel purse that’s right for you!


The Best Travel Shoulder Bags for Women


Whether you’re going on a business trip, beach vacation, or round the world trip, there are a variety of styles and features to fit your needs.

A leather fabric looks great in cities and an easy-to-clean nylon fabric works well on trips that are more off the beaten path.


This is the crossbody purse shown in the main article image above.



These are a few great shoulder bags that look great on the road and at home too:




Fossil Explorer Cross Body Handbag




Pacsafe Luggage Metrosafe 200 Gii Shoulder Bag


Lewis N Clark


Lewis N Clark Complete Travel Bag




Travelon Anti-Theft Cross-Body Bag




Maeve Leather Cross Body With Multiple External Zip Pockets




Fossil Morgan Traveler




eBags Piazza Day Bag


Vera Bradley


Vera Bradley Triple-Zip Hipster Cross-Body Bag


While it’s not 100% theft-proof, wearing a purse across your body helps deter thieves. Even if you choose the best travel purse, if it’s slung loosely over one shoulder, it’s easy for an opportunist to grab it or even cut the strap.

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. Avoid bringing everything out with you; keep only the minimal cash you need for the day in your purse and stash the rest in your underwear using these theft-proof items.


Learn more about how to keep your passport safe when you travel.


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. 



Outfit Ideas for Cross Body Purses


What are your favorite travel shoulder bags? Comment below!

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