No Purse, No Problem
Walking around with a handbag stinks. You have to worry about pickpockets, your shoulders ache by the end of the day, and you can never find anything in it. But how else are you going to carry around all the stuff you need for the day? Enter the Scottevest Women's Trench, which allowed me to travel purse-free while looking fashionable and non-touristy.
The Scottevest trench coat looks like a normal coat—but it has 18 hidden pockets and a "Weight Management System" with "NoBulge" engineering, which means you won't look like you're trying to smuggle stuff under your coat.
The jacket is lightweight and water-resistant, so it worked well for overcast, chilly days in Berlin as well as unseasonably sunny and warm days in London.