Summer is upon us, and with that comes a calendar filled with exciting vacations and weekend getaways. But if you’ve ever been stuck looking for your bag in a sea of black suitcases, then you know just how necessary bright luggage can be! Home designer and purveyor “happy chic” Jonathan Adler teamed up with Tumi to create a collection that will take your travel gear to the next level.
Tumi – Extended Trip Packing Case, $725. Continental Carry-On, $545.
The collection marries style and function with colorful patterns and cheeky sayings printed on the pieces. The pink chevron suitcase is enormous and will keep everything together for long jaunts to Prague or Saint-Tropez. The blue carry-on is smaller and touts that infamous phrase, “are we there yet?” Both pieces are made of lightweight polycarbonate and a secure lock system that keeps the zipper pulls in place. The outer shell is designed to reduce surface marks, so the patterns and colors will stay in tact no matter how many miles you rack up.
Tumi – Packing Cube, $45. Toulouse Travel Case, $55. Monaco Travel Kit, $155. Just in Case Travel Bag, $95.
It’s important to keep the inside of your suitcase organized so you can easily find your favorite bikini once you get to your destination. The blue packing cube comes in two sizes and has a clear window so you can see exactly what’s inside. If you’re in need of a smaller cosmetic bag to get you through weekend trips to the Hamptons, then be sure to snatch up the small pink travel case. Toss in lip balm, tinted moisturizer and SPF and you’ll be ready for the beach.
A Monaco travel kit full of beauty goodies certainly won’t get you through security without a liquids issue, but it’s just the thing for a checked bag on a long trip. The kit packs up into a neat rectangle case with handles and opens up to hang in the hotel bathroom. It features four compartments for all the hair products, eye shadows, liners and lip sticks your heart desires. Have shopping in Paris on the agenda? Bring along the “this is mine” travel bag. This nylon tote comes folded up into a small wristlet. Bust it out on the way home as a carry-on to make sure all those fabulous new purchases make it home safely.