3 Bags for Travel

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Prep'ing for vacation is a self-proclaimed hobby of mine. Prep'ing for a month long trek through Eastern Europe, an art. I stare down at my designated left-hand side of the suitcase and mentally run through every bless'ed way to fold it all in. Jeans, Dresses, Tops- everything ends up looking like little fortune cookies stuffed in my left-hand side of the suitcase.

But I've got it all in. Clothing, toiletries, few pairs of sandals. All tucked safe 'n sound in the best suitcase known to man & woman. Trust me when I say this. If you want luggage that will last and not ravel from being lugged through trunks & tossed about by airline workers, get yourself a hard, polycarbonate suitcase like my No. 1 must-have Bag for Travel, the Delsey. I've had the sucker for several years now and it's rock solid, and looks elegant to boot. Because we all want things that are quality and yet still look stylish. This is it. You'll pay a bit more but as the old adage goes, you do get what you pay for here.

Moving on to my No. 2 must-have Bag for Travel on this extended spree. Nothing worse than carrying a bulky bag that digs red marks into your shoulder. Skip it, and go for this simple bag for $39 by Fabric & Handle.


It's technically a 'market bag' but I call it my carry-on-meets-every-day-bag - my mags, snacks, sunglasses, camera, and anything else I find while perusing boutiques & markets can go in. Love the fact that the straps are adjustable depending if I'm in the mood to carry it or sling it across my shoulder. Also going in there is my No. 3 must-have Bag for Travel - the small leather wallet clutch. For those nights out for dinner & cocktails.


I got mine at a market in Vancouver for $20, but you can find something similar at any department store or T.J.Maxx type. It easily fits in the market bag and carries my cash, passport, and the all important chapstick. I love the camel color because it goes with practically anything you wear - black, brown, red, yellow, and you can dress it up or down.

And there you go, no need to pack any additional purses into my left-hand side of the suitcase.

-lila

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