Fashion & Style Travel

Lust list: Travel bags and pouches

I love a good pouch for keeping my handbag organised, even more so my luggage. Now that I’m travelling full time, I’ve got my eye on a few new travel companions.

Clockwise from left: OffDutyLDN || Cuyana || Wayks || Anya Hindmarch || Amazon

A good carry-on handbag makes the journey throughout the airport and onto the plane so much easier. I like an oversized tote to carry my laptop, camera and other essentials like wallet, phone, passport, in-flight skincare products and headphones.

But a lot of totes have only got a stud closure, if that, which risks things falling out when putting the bag through the security scanner, in the overhead locker or under the seat, so I’m admiring the Cuyana tote, which had a zip across the top and a detachable strap that allows it to be carried multiple ways.

A large wallet is good for carrying multiple currencies in countries where cash is king. In Southeast Asia, where I’ll be heading in a few weeks (!), the low value of the local currencies means ending up with wads of notes. I tend to use a purple wallet I bought in Hong Kong a few years ago; the OffDutyLDN leopard print would be a cute alternative.

When I head to Asia I’ll be travelling with hand luggage only — no bulky suitcase on the road! I’m considering replacing my fraying backpack with something modular, like the Wayks, which can be separated into a day pack and cube bag.

I’m all about modular packing — I like to organise my luggage with clothes in packing cubes, skincare and makeup in clear pouches like the Anya Hindmarch In-Flight cases, and cables and hard drives in electronics organisers like the one found on Amazon.

It makes it so much easier to fit everything in, and find it more easily when I’m on the road.

What do you like to pack things in when you travel?

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