Need suggestions on a purse for overseas travel

rebecp

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I'm traveling to Jordan and Istanbul next month and I'm looking for a practical but also stylish purse that I can use on this trip as well as other trips in the future. I plan on doing a wide variety of things, ranging from exploring museums to hiking and I plan on carrying water, my DSLR camera and potentially my iPad in my bag at all times.

I'm thinking that cross-body styles are probably the most functional?

Here are some purses that I am considering. If any of you have the purses below or have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
http://www.zappos.com/keen-brooklyn-ii-travel-bag-wool-boucle-bossa-nova
http://www.zappos.com/fossil-stanton-top-zip-saddle
http://www.zappos.com/haiku-by-sharon-eisenhauer-jaunt-2-stone-green-clouds
http://www.zappos.com/fossil-stanton-womens-traveler-saddle
http://www.zappos.com/marc-by-marc-jacobs-pretty-nylon-lil-ukita-quartz-grey

Thank you!
 

Bear95

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To put in my two cents, I liked the Fossil crossbody bags. :smile: They seem very neutral & would go with any outfit. Plus, it looked like they have side pockets too, which are always convenient.
 

Araminta

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Definitely one of the fossil bags...I like the extra pocket on the back of the Fossil Stanton Traveller. Both Fossil's are well organized in terms of pockets/compartments. They have adjustable straps that look comfortable. And they look sleek while matching any outfit. So perfect for your adventures in the Middle East. Have fun!
 

brainstorm

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As a DSLR owner, I always think that a camera-padded bag is best especially if you're going to be hiking and such. I've definitely carried my DLSR in a non-camera bag, but it was in a thick leather bucket drawstring that had some structure to it.

Here's a good brand that make camera bags that don't necessarily look like camera bags: http://www.onabags.com/
 
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Definitely one of the fossil bags...I like the extra pocket on the back of the Fossil Stanton Traveller. Both Fossil's are well organized in terms of pockets/compartments. They have adjustable straps that look comfortable. And they look sleek while matching any outfit. So perfect for your adventures in the Middle East. Have fun!
I agree too !
 

Mariapia

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Don't spend too much money! When you arrive in Turkey, you will see lots of good quality and lovely leather bags which will suit your purpose perfectly...
A friend of mine spent her Christmas holidays in Istanbul and bought so many nice things that she had to buy an extra suitcase.....
 

purpleboots

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I love the Longchamp Le Pliage large for travel. I used that for basically the same items as you listed, papers, tablet, dslr, P&S, etc. I feel more secure with a tote and keeping my items close to me under my arm than a cross body which would be easy to snatch. The Grand Bazaar is very crowded, so whatever you use, keep a close eye on it. Only thing it wouldn't be comfortable for would be real hikes.
 

rszerer

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I'm traveling to Jordan and Istanbul next month and I'm looking for a practical but also stylish purse that I can use on this trip as well as other trips in the future. I plan on doing a wide variety of things, ranging from exploring museums to hiking and I plan on carrying water, my DSLR camera and potentially my iPad in my bag at all times.

I'm thinking that cross-body styles are probably the most functional?

Here are some purses that I am considering. If any of you have the purses below or have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
http://www.zappos.com/keen-brooklyn-ii-travel-bag-wool-boucle-bossa-nova
http://www.zappos.com/fossil-stanton-top-zip-saddle
http://www.zappos.com/haiku-by-sharon-eisenhauer-jaunt-2-stone-green-clouds
http://www.zappos.com/fossil-stanton-womens-traveler-saddle
http://www.zappos.com/marc-by-marc-jacobs-pretty-nylon-lil-ukita-quartz-grey

Thank you!
You should consider the Louis Vuitton Estrela MM. Its a nice blend of luxurious, style and functionality and is roomy enough to hold that bottle of water, camera and other items without looking bulky. It has a double top handle leather strap and a removable and adjustable shoulder straps.
Enjoy your trip.
 

jellyv

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Baggallini nylon travel bags, for worry free and super organized and so lightweight you don't even think about it.
 
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rszerer

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To really go in style. The Celine Mini Luggage Tote is an excellent choice too but don’t let its name fool you. It will be just as useful after your travels. A good choice would be in a neutral and monochromatic color such as off white or black. No one else has the functional wings that are ideal to hold a bottle of water. The leather is grainy and makes it very durable and of course it is stunning with its trendy frame. $$$ but amazing.