traveling purse

Traveling Purse

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. Labor Day is one of the best times to get deals and discounts on many things. I didn’t look for travel deals, but was looking for shopping deals. Just like many fellow ladies that I know, I admit that I love to shop, from clothes, shoes, purse to pots and pans.

I live closed by to one of the biggest premium outlet in the bay area. This past weekend, I was browsing through different stores, looking for traveling purse. My traveling purse criteria are light, has hidden pockets, good size and not ugly…hahahaha. At the end of the day, I didn’t get what I really wanted, but I found my favorite traveling purse style online. It’s the crossbody bag with hidden zipped pocket on the flap and Marc Jacobs has some of my favorite designs.

Here is the purse that I meant:

Marc Jacobs Recruit Crossbody Bag

marc jacobs recruit bag marc jacobs recruit bag 2

Do you see the zippered flap? I love that. The pocket goes all the way down to the bottom of the bag. It’s like a hidden pocket. I think it’s the best design for traveling purse. I can put all important stuffs, like passport and money inside that pocket and don’t have to worry about pickpocket. This is a crossbody bag, so I can have my two hands free while holding the bag, perfect for me who always have my hands full when traveling with my 2 little girls.

Marc Jacobs also has similar design in his older design collections, the Q Natasha bags which are currently on sale at Nordstrom Rack. But this particular bag is a little heavy for me. Maybe because of the big metal plate?

marc jacobs q natasha bag

Another good option with similar design is Fossil Preston that is also on sale at Nordstrom Rack. This is actually one of my favorite. Good quality leather, good size, good design and it’s not heavy at all. I used it on our last Europe trip.

fossil preston

old town prague

and this Kate Spade New York Julian Leather Crossbody. This one is pretty good and good price too at Nordstrom Rack currently, but the size is smaller than the preston bag.

kate spade julian

As you can see, I’m a little obsessed with this crossbody flap bag =). This design has always been my go to purse while I’m traveling.

I used to not even look at a backpack since I don’t feel it as a safe style option for traveling. But this Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack has changed my mind. It has this hidden pocket (yes, I love hidden pocket) on the side where the bag rest on your back. It is a very stylish bag and a backpack gives that youthful, younger vibe…hahahaha.

rebecca minkoff julian backpack

rebecca minkoff julian backpack 2

The front metal clip can be clipped to the top of the bag and makes the bag safer from the pickpocket. And yes, backpack also a perfect choice to keep my 2 hands free. As I’m writing this, I’m thinking to get one myself for our next trip…hahahaha. So many cute stylish bags to choose, which one is your favorite??

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