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As you’ve seen on Instagram, Lo & Sons line of travel products has been my go-to for the past two years. I’ve traveled with their weekender for local getaways, and have taken the OMG as my carry-on. But if there’s one bag that goes on every trip, it’s their Pearl.

I first got the Pearl in black well over a year ago when it first came out, and recently just upgraded for a spring white for this seasons’ of travel. This convertible crossbody has been my best friend, and served many purposes. Recently Lo & Sons now offers the Pearl in Saffiano leather, and after taking the bag to Mexico City, I can say it will remain as my go-to bag for travel.

Why the Pearl goes with me everywhere

  • Saffiano leather: scratch free and water resistant making it durable for all travels.
  • Adjustable strap: it can be a crossbody or clutch — the ultimate day to night purse.
  • Packs easily: If I don’t have it on the plane with me, it’s in my suitcase as it’s light and thin, making for easy packing.
  • Stylish: with gold accents, and quality leather, it feels more than just a functional travel bag.
  • Organized Compartments: a front and back zippered compartment that surrounds a middle compartment that can button close. The middle compartment includes an interior zip pocket, pockets for products like hand cream/lipstick, and one of my favorite features: the key leash.

On my recent trip to Mexico City, I was able to pack all my essentials for the day in the bag (see image above). Everything fit in seamlessly, and organized. While I travel, I love to have my go-to things put in a proper place, and with the compartments of the Pearl, it worked incredibly well.

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  1. I’ve been looking for the perfect travel purse- this one looks great! How durable is the strap- have you had any issues with it?

    • Jessica Wright Reply

      the strap is really durable, and can be taken off to have the purse turn into a clutch.

  2. I own the Pearl in black as well! I love your checker wallet in the photos, where did you get it!

  3. I have a 6 plus with a thin cover. Prob won’t fit in the cell poker but may fit in the passport one?

    • I keep my Galaxy S6 in an Otterbox case (thicker than any case I’ve owned) in the "passport" pocket and put my passport in the inside zipper pocket where it’s still easy to reach but feels more secure to me. I LOVE this bag!

  4. I’m totally in love with the white pearl. Do you have any trouble with dirt or stains because it is white?

    • Jessica Wright Reply

      I haven’t had too many problems, it is really sturdy!

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