We get that it can be hard to leave all your essentials (makeup, reading material, gadgets, etc.) at home, but what you don't know is that its a big contributor to your neck and back pain. We've all been there. But guess what? There's no need to sacrifice style for comfort when it comes to looking for an alternative. Having a lightweight bag that keeps all of your essentials secure—while still looking very stylish—is key.
Ahead, we've listed down bags that are very versatile, commuter-friendly, and easy to carry.
Afterall The Linen Drawstring Sling
Eco bag but make it chic. Afterall's Linen Drawstring Bag (P976), which can be bought via The Editor's Market's website, is big enough to fit all of your day-to-day necessities without being too bulky. It's made from pure linen and has a detachable "belt," which you can use to cinch the top part of the tote or leave it untied.
Beyond The Vines Micro Dumpling Bag
If you've heard of Beyond The Vines' popular Dumpling Bags, you'll be happy to hear about its newest sibling: The Micro Dumpling Bag.
The Micro Dumpling Bag (P2,188.13) is an easy favorite, so much so that it sold out within four days since its release last Sept. 17 (we're still waiting for a restock!). This mini two-way bag is made of 100 percent water-resistant nylon, is very lightweight, and easy-to-pack. The best feature of this bag though? It has an outer flap pocket and a snap tab where you can attach your keys and masks!
Bagsey PH Ponkan Sando Bag
Here's a planet-friendly way to shop: use reusable bags! Our pick? Colorful sando bags by Bagsey PH. It ticks all the sustainability boxes that not all eco bags have: they're made from 40% recycled ripstop nylon from around three PET bottles, can carry up to 20kg, and each one can be folded in its pouch. Plus, they’re also affordable at P550 each.
Cath Kidston Sunny Parasols Foldaway Overnight Bag
Perfect for quick trips, this Foldaway Overnight Bag is roomy enough for a few outfits, a couple pairs of shoes, and your toiletry kit. It has a foldaway pouch that can be easily attached inside the bag to become a zip pocket and a detachable crossbody strap.
Uniqlo Round Mini Shoulder Bag
Off to a quick run to the grocery or the market? Grab this Round Mini Shoulder Bag from Uniqlo, which is a good choice if you prefer to keep your daily essentials tightly edited—meaning just your wallet, keys, mask, alcohol, and then some.
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