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November 20, 2016 @ 7:45 AM
by: Travel and Leisure/Richelle Szypulski

A traveler needs three go-to bags: a carry-on, a backpack, and something a little less bulky and more attractive for day-to-day use. For the latter, we swear by the cross-body. Below, our favorite finds.

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This two-toned bag gold hardware is the perfect pop of color to pair with a black dress or shirt.

To buy: target.com , $30

This Italian leather bag comes in seven colors perfect for fall. To make it even more your own, you can add a monogram to the bag or the tag.

To buy: jcrew.com , $128. Monogram, $10

3. Loeffler Randall Tasseled Leather Shoulder Bag

Pair this papaya leather bag with a flame-red lip to up the sass factor on any outfit in your suitcase .

To buy: netaporter.com , $195

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4. Elizabeth and James Suede Cynnie Micro Cross-Body

This bordeaux-colored beauty is perfect for those nights when you’d really just like your bag to match your wine .

To buy: bloomingdales.com , $207

5. Valentino Rockstud Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag

A mini-tribute to the rock-romance language Valentino has been speaking so fluently as of late, this cross-body pairs baby-pink leather with the label’s signature studs.

To buy: netaporter.com , $1,395

With deep teal leather and a bobber-inspired tassel, this Tory Burch bag practically begs to be worn seaside .

To buy: bloomingdales.com , $250

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