With packed public utility vehicles, grueling traffic, and rising temperatures, commuting in the Philippines is certainly a headache all on its own. Ease your troubles a little by avoiding all the unnecessary fuss brought about by the wrong bag. Below, we give you a list of bags to help lighten up your commuting woes, whether you have to go through it daily, your own personal car (or Grab) has failed you, or you just want to beat the traffic and make it to that meeting on time.
Tatiana Medium Two-Tone Leather Satchel, P30,250, MICHAEL KORS, Shangri-La Mall
A shoulder bag big enough to fit your small umbrella and long wallet in, but tiny enough to brave through the rush hour MRT madness with.
Reese Park Courtney, P23,816, KATE SPADE, Shangri-la Mall
Nothing excites us more than a handbag with multiple compartments to organize and easily find our things while commuting. No need to rummage through all that clutter just to find your beep card.
Signature campus 23 backpack, $307, COACH, farfetch.com
If you’re more of a backpack kinda gal, why not invest in this uber stylish Coach bag you can easily cradle on your front while on public transport without completely drowning or breaking your back thanks to its quaint size.
Buckley, P7200, THE TANNERY MANILA, UP Town Center
This handy shoulder bag made from genuine leather will definitely fit all your basic daily necessities.
Classic coated pique canvas mini tote bag, P8050, LACOSTE, SM Megamall
If you're looking for a more feminine, less bulky looking version of the aforementioned bag.
Geo Brampton Rose Small Tote, P7904, CATH KIDSTON, UP Town Center
Shift your grip as you please during long train rides or packed buses with this spacious tote handbag. We especially love this because of the shoulder strap option.
Printed front flap backpack, P3850, CHARLES AND KEITH, Greenbelt 5
Imagine all the coins you can quickly grab and keep in those zippers, plus it's a more affordable and adorable backpack option.
Fabric bucket bag with metal details, P2795, ZARA, SM Megamall
This bag’s belt buckle details won’t only give you an edgy look, they’re also sure to keep your valuables safe from potentially handsy strangers.
Monochrome snake-effect bag, P2295, MANGO, SM Megamall
Traveling light on a clear, sunny afternoon? Make it easy to grab your money when paying for public transport with this faux snake skin belt bag.