A trip to Florida is imminent, I love woven straw bags in non-big-city warm weather. I'm waiting for some enterprising merchant to knock this one off:
Although there are some contenders:
TLC, $90. That's more like it.
I'm also attracted to this one, it looks like you could find things in it without fumbling.
Also TLC, $99.
You can see that great big unlined straw totes hold little appeal for me, although I use them at the beach.
The real advantage of the small to medium travel bag, straw or anything else, is that if your traveling companion asks if you have room for his paperback /guidebook /sunglasses /passport /hat /keys, whatever, you can say NO with a clear conscience. After all, what's the point of limiting the weight and volume of my stuff to avoid back, neck and shoulder aches, if I wind up lugging his stuff?
Hmm, D & G make a bridge line, no?
What's your favorite travel bag?