With spring in full swing and summer on the way, many of us have already booked or are currently planning our getaways – so what better time to go bag shopping!?
I’ve rounded up five American-made bags to take on your next destination. Whether you’ll be laying out on Hawaii’s Hapuna Beach, hiking up the Appalachian Mountains or sailing along the Maine harbors – I’ve got you covered.
Portland, Maine – The Sailboat Tote
Sea Bags are a Maine-stay for any boat trips you have planned (and it’s not just because of the super cute sailboat prints available). The clever hemp rope used for the handles on theWhite Boat Builder Tote make it a very sturdy option for your bag collection. One thing my mom always taught me about bags is to go for the ones that have straps that wrap down to the bottom, as it provides much more support. Toss your sandals, camera, sunscreen (and maybe some sea shells) into this tote! You can choose this style in medium or large.
Montauk, New York – The Versatile Travel Bag
Hither Hill’s canvas Finley Duffel in khaki is a great neutral for traveling, especially if you want to coordinate your bag with many outfits. This water-repellent duffel can work well as a hand-carry on the plane, a weekend bag or even as a gym bag that you can fold up and pack into your suitcase (for those of us who want to stay in shape while vacationing!) Hither Hill also has a great selection of unisex totes and vanity cases.
Fort Wayne, Indiana – The Gadget Bag
If you’re looking for a simple travel bag to store small electronics and maybe a magazine, the Metro Bag by cinda b is small enough and cute. You can choose from nine different color patterns. I know for my own personal needs, this bag would be ideal for carrying my tablet, an issue of ELLE and a few electronic chargers. Pretty handy, right? If you’re looking for something that will hold absolutely everything, check out the Traveling Bowler bag.
Denver, Colorado – The Outdoor Backpack
If you’re an outdoorsy type ready to camp in the forest or hike some serious trails, this pack may be perfect not just for your stuff but for your comfort. Check out the Klettersack 22L. Topo Designs has a variety of backpacks for storing all of your essentials while hiking or participating in any outdoor activities. And hey, they’re pretty cute, too!
St. Paul, Minnesota – The Non-Tourist Crossbody
I don’t think I’ve ever traveled anywhere without a good crossbody bag. It’s definitely the most practical all-day tourist purse. But, being a tourist doesn’t mean you have to look like one. J.W. Hulme Co. offers quality leathers, and I’d recommend a piece that you’d love to show off in the spring and summer months. The timeless Legacy Handbag – Small comes in a beautiful, bright blue shade that would make a great statement color on any plain outfit. You also get a complimentary monogram!
Bon voyage, jet setters!
Note: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own.