Whether you’re out shopping on Phuket or exploring the jungles of Koh Samui, you'll need a bag to keep all of your holiday essentials safe and close to hand. There are some ultra stylish but practical options to choose from that are sure to complete your holiday look.
For some people, picking out the perfect bag in which to keep all the essential bits and pieces often comes into the equation when choosing their holiday outfits.
As every person that has visited Thailand will attest, the Kingdom offers a wealth of activities and attractions to enjoy whilst on vacation, so if you want to arrive on holiday prepared for all the Land of Smiles has to offer, you will need a perfect bag (or bags) for every day and night.
From lazy afternoons on the beach to jungle treks and lively evenings at the local beach club, there's always a bag to suit your needs and aesthetics.
Below are a few travellers' favourites.
Whether you’re planning an afternoon hike to a waterfall deep in the Phuket jungle or island hopping around the Ang Thong Marine Park by speedboat; you'll most likely need a practical bag that will keep all your belongings safe and dry. The Router bag from North Face has plenty of different compartments to keep all of your things organised, and with no less than 35 litres of space inside, you’ll be able to fit plenty in! This rucksack is also ideal as hand luggage because the laptop compartment zips completely open and lies flat to meet airport security requirements.
Smart and Stylish
Ladies on a mission to shop 'til they drop on holiday require an elegant yet functional bag that allows them to keep their hands free as they rifle through racks of clothing in search for that perfect beach dress. Alexander Wang’s Prisma collection emanates a unique, slick style and features the brand’s signature polished rose gold hardware and two complementing textures of premium leather. With a spacious interior, the bag has plenty of room for your purse, sunglasses and a bottle of water, and the adjustable straps ensure the bag sits comfortably on your shoulders.
Night on the Town
Sometimes a girl simply needs a bag that “wows”, and on such special occasions, Mulberry’s medium Lily shoulder bag dazzles with timeless chic. It's also the ideal transitional bag for daytime amd evening wear, so perfect if you’re heading from an early dinner by the sea straight to the beach club. Crafted from the finest natural leather, this classy handbag features a flap front, chain laced strap and gold-tone hardware that gives it a smart, stylish finish. The best part is, this bag is suitable for a whole range of occasions so you don’t have to take ten different handbags in holiday to match each and every outfit in your wardrobe.
Casual Elegance for Guys
While the Mulberry handbag ticks all the boxes for chic ladies, the Burberry classic satisfies every requirement when it comes to kitting out stylish guys. If you’re heading out to browse the street stalls, shopping malls and maybe stop for a couple of beers at a beach bar, you need a bag that you can just sling over your shoulder and get going. Burberry’s classy messenger bag features an adjustable shoulder strap and a spacious interior with various pockets to keep all of your bits and pieces safe. Crafted from a masculine grained leather, this luxurious bag will also last for many holidays to come.
Bag for the Beach
A day out at the beach calls for a bag that is stylish, practical and fun and the personalized range of beach bags available from Sparks Clothing fits all three requirements. From preppy duffle bags to cute father and son matching swimming kit bags, this collection really has it all when you want to create your own personal beach style. The chance to personalize your beach accessories is also a fun activity for kids to get involved with before they go on holiday. They will be much happier to carry and show off their own beach kit rather than handing it over to their already overloaded parents.