‘Tis the season of multi-tasking as we gear up to cross off our holiday checklists and prepare to close our offices until the New Year in the hopes of ending 2011 with family and friends. This season, arm yourself with a hands-free handbag to help keep you unencumbered and efficient while you’re on-the-go. Here are some of the best options that won't leave you looking like the poster child for a frumpy tourist. Better still, all of the featured options can double as clutches or totes for a two-for-one bag. (And no, this list does not include the omnipresent Cambridge Satchel and Proenza Schouler PS 1.)
TheFashionSpot's Lifestyle Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.