6 of the best crossbody bags for your next jet-setting adventure

Oh the places you and your bag will go.
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If the recent onslaught of Instagram stories from your online friends and foes flexing a picnic under the Eiffel Tower or cliff jumping in Santorini hasn’t made things clear enough, travel is back and booming, baby.

As you pen the shopping list for your next stint abroad, the versatile accessory to have right at the top is a crossbody bag.

Forgoing the cumbersomeness of a chain strap, the imminent ache courtesy of a tote bag or shoulder bag, and the impracticality of a phone bag, the trusty crossbody bag marries function and style.

Large enough to store your phone, passport, point-and-shoot and other daily essentials – as well as freeing up your hands for on-the-go croissants or gelato – a crossbody bag will be your next best travel companion.

The best crossbody bags for travel to shop in Australia

Read on for our curated edit of some of the best crossbody bags for travel that put both utility and design, front and centre.


Status Anxiety Glued To You Bag

$189.95 at The Iconic

The quintessential black crossbody that is slightly elevated thanks to the chic crescent silhouette, this leather number from Status Anxiety is top of our list.

Colours: black, tan and khaki

Materials: soft shrunken pebble leather

Key features:

  • Adjustable strap
  • Wide opening main pocket
  • Secret stash back zipper compartment

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Leather Sling Crossbody Bag

$80 at ASOS

Stylish, compact, high quality and convenient, this is a great smaller bag option for anyone wanting to travel on the lighter side.

Materials: outer: 100% leather; inner: 100% polyester

Key features:

  • Sling style
  • Adjustable strap
  • Zip-top fastening


Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Cross Body Bag

$61.54 (usually $69.12) at Amazon

If you’re nervous about pickpockets or thieves, this crossbody is a great option thanks to its RFID-blocking card slots, slash-resistant materials and lockable compartments. It also holds a fair amount so is great for the hands-on traveller.

Colours: black, midnight, brown and purple

Key features:

  • 2 drop pockets and zippered pocket
  • Slash-resistant body panels and shoulder straps
  • Locking compartments
  • Lock down strap


Ramona Leather Handbag

$219.99 at Carolina Lifestyle

For something more neutral, this leather bag comes in stunning and versatile earthy tones meaning it’s sure to work with any outfit you pull together on the road.

Materials: 100% leather

Key features:

  • Sturdy zips
  • Handy inner card pocket


Felicity Crossbody Bag

$179 at Hardtofind

With enough room to carry your phone, cards, keys and a map without weighing you down, this vibrant little purse is a stylish crossbody for any kind of travel adventure.

Materials: outer: 100% leather; lining: 100% cotton

Key features:

  • A flap front with tassel detail
  • Metallic snap lock closure
  • Adjustable crossbody strap


Strap Detail Crossbody Bag

$99.95 at Country Road

A classic and timeless camera bag style crossbody, you can choose from a range of colours to suit your style and rest soundly knowing it fits all of the essentials.

Colours: black, antique white and dark camel

Materials: 100% polyurethane

Key features:

  • Monochrome hardware
  • External zip pocket
  • Internal zip pocket

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