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If someone said "travel toiletry bag," what comes to mind? Probably that hanging bag your parents bought you for your first trip away from home, right? While it may fit all your travel-sized products, it's not always the first choice for a toiletry bag as we become more experienced travelers with an eye for style.
Instead, opt for something classic (read: a solid color), durable, and sleek. Think about size, too. If you get the largest toiletry bag out there, you'll end up bringing unnecessary items with you, wasting precious space and adding unnecessary weight to your luggage. Your 10-step skincare routine can wait until you're back home. Small to mid-sized toiletry bags also ensure your items stay snug against each other; you're less likely to suffer any mid-journey casualties if there's no room for perfumes or serums to roll around.
While travel brands have some of the most functional toiletry bags, don't sleep on the more fashion-focused brands. Their travel cases and toiletry totes can often do double duty: carrying your travel-sized products and serving as makeup bags or even a safe place to keep your jewelry.
Below are some of our favorite travel toiletry bags for women—we'll pack them in our carry-on bags, checked luggage, and personal items in a pinch.
Our Favorite Travel Toiletry Bags for Women
Every jetsetter needs a clear toiletry bag in their travel arsenal. This one, from CALPAK, is lightweight and water-resistant. It also flattens to fit inside your luggage—no extra bulk here.
Sleek and classic, the TUMI Voyageur Madina Nylon Cosmetics Case is all about organization. With multiple pouches and compartments, the toiletry bag even comes with a smaller, detachable zip pouch that can be used for jewelry.
If you're low on space in your suitcase, this Neely & Chloe vanity case might not be your first choice, but we love it for road trips and longer vacations. Fill it with your makeup and skincare—a hairbrush or larger items can fit in horizontally as well.
Leave your plastic bag at home the next time you're jetting between cities. Instead, opt for a Stoney Clover Lane Travel Pouch—custom patches optional.
There's something about sleek leather that elevates any travel bag. While not the most spill-friendly, the large and small travel cases from Cuyana are roomy and the definition of on-the-go sophistication.