Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Shopping for Luggage: Express Your Own Style

There’s no need to blend in with the crowd when it comes to luggage. There are way too many choices to settle for basic black. Show off your style with these bags that add fun and originality to your travels.

Café Luggage (Nicole Lee)

Reminiscent of an earlier time, the Café Luggage leatherette carry-on features a hard body trunk adorned with travel themed illustrations. It has a durable cotton lining on the inside and sound reducing rubber wheels on the exterior. Dimensions – 18 3/4” H x 13 3/4” L x 7” W. Cost: $120 at Baker Shoes.

Butterfly 4-Piece Set (Britto Collection by Heys USA)

Sure to draw looks from envious travelers, the Britto Collection by Heys USA has several outstanding designs for the fashion-conscious vacationer.  The interior is fully lined and customized to complement the exterior high-luster art. The 4-piece set includes 22", 26", 30" spinner case and 12” beauty case. Cost: $1060 at QVC.

Los Angeles Lakers Carry-On (Denco Sports Luggage)

Show your loyalty for your favorite NBA, NHL or NCAA team with the Denco sports luggage collection.  This 21” carry-on proudly displays the Los Angeles Lakers logo. Cost: $119.99 at eBags.

Travel Buddies Archie Alien (TrendyKid)

Aliens have invaded! Kids will look forward to sleepovers with Travel Buddies Archie Alien by their side. The 2-piece luggage set features an upright 18” wheelie case and a 12” backpack with adjustable back straps. Other designs include Percy Penguin and Lola Ladybug. Cost: $89.99 at TrendyKid.

Trunki Sunny (Melissa & Doug)

How ingenious – a carry-on that carries your kid, too. The lightweight and colorful Trunki suitcase doubles as a riding toy. Durable and strong, it holds up to 75 pounds and has integrated wheels and stabilizers to prevent toppling over. Cost: $39.99 at Melissa & Doug.

Grande Dots 4-Piece Luggage Set (American Flyer)

Follow the dots to easily identify your luggage at the baggage carousel. This 4-piece set from American Flyer includes a 20”, 25” and 28” bag plus a boarding tote. Available in brown/pink, brown/apple green, or brown/blue. Cost: $224.99 at eBags.

Girls On Tour 3-Piece Luggage Set (Picture Case)

Girls who just want to have fun will love this 3-piece hard shell luggage set from Picture Case. The whimsical design on a pink background is perfect for a ladies’ weekend getaway. Set includes 28”, 24” and 20” Upright. Cost: $319.99 at eBags.


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