spacious shopping handbags for women travelers


During this last trip to Singapore, I brought my new Nikon D80 along. Since I was not too impressed with the bulky camera bag that came with the camera, I decided to buy a Crumpler in Singapore. As usual, I had more to pack in my travel handbag including my passport, wallet, my vanity pouch, keys, two cell phones, a pocket digital camera and a packet of wipes for my preschooler.

Medium or large sized travel handbags are great to place small and random purchases when you are shopping in a city. These days, I try to avoid carrying shopping bags both for eco friendly reasons as well as keeping my hands free for my active preschooler. A bag like this Olive Melie Bianco Meredith Bag ($77) is one ideal choice for shopping travelers. This olive bag has a gold brushed magnetic tabbed closure and white contrast stitching detail in the front with functional olive colored straps. The inside is lined in a brown and gold polka dot design and with the two open compartments and one zippered pocket, there is much room for those of us who have so much personal stuff to lug along.

This other Under the Boardwalk Bag in Red and White from Melie Bianco ($57) is a fun, summer inspired bag featuring a red and white pinstripe pattern on a metallic linen. With two thin bands of gold piping on the front and back and is gathered at the sides, the straps are red patent leather with gold metallic accents. It comes with a snap closure and is lined in brown polka dot material.

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