Whether you’re in Baguio for the weekend or for an extended vacation, you’d need a consistent kit to take with you on your hauls. Enter the sling bag. The hands-free single-strapped carrier is also sometimes referred to as a shoulder bag, satchel, or a body bag.
Stalls lining up the Baguio City Public Market are probably the best source for these bags, as they sell them in many different shapes, sizes, materials, and of course, styles.
Where else can you find a public market that’s classified as a top tourist attraction? That’s because the busy Baguio Public Market is always at its best: it’s always clean and well-kept; cool, so you’re never too worn-down; and best of all, it’s comprehensive, as it sells practically everything that the region has to offer.
But if you’re after sling bags to start off your shopping spree, Marbay, the dry goods section of the public market, is your destination. Hundreds of handicrafts, from wooden to woven, are sold here, which of course includes sling bags. Canvas, fabric, faux leather, in square, round, or duffel sizes – the whole variety is available at the market.