If you want to travel the world, you need a few things: a passport, money, fabulous sunglasses, and a great bag. From oversized totes to hard shell suitcases, we found 10 awesome carry-on bags that will let you skip the baggage claim crowds and head right to your destination. Click through to check ‘em out!
Dear Resourceful Baggage Guy,
I love a man who finds innovative solutions to life’s annoying problems. And your solution to astronomical airline baggage fees was particularly smart: Rather than carry luggage, you wore yours, somehow managing to don more than 70 items of clothing in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Keep reading »
So I’m heading to London today for the Olympics! But before I head out, I have to do one thing — pack. And I’m terrible at it. My general packing philosophy is to shove all of my favorite clothes into my bag and hope that somehow they create enough outfits. It means I don’t carry that much, and can usually cram everything I need into a carry-on bag — even on two week trips. But I often end up re-wearing the same things — or realize that I’ve forgotten something critical like underwear.
A few things I have learned, though…
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Oh, to be famed supermodel and “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum. When you and I lose our luggage, we get stuck going to Target and buying discount pairs of underwear. When Heidi loses her luggage — or in this particular case, has her luggage stolen at JFK — Michael Kors comes to the rescue, messengering a new dress over to Heidi’s hotel room. And it’s a good thing, too — Heidi was set to appear at a special lunch at Hudson Hotel to shill her Wildlife jewelry collection, the third collection for the Home Shopping Network. At the lunch, Heidi confessed that she works on her jewelry designs on Saturday mornings (that’s exactly what we do, too). “I like to make things that stand out,” said Klum at the event. “I don’t like to make things that you’ve seen before.” [Racked]
The holidays are fast-approaching, and that means it’s time for you to get out of town. The Sak Artist Circle Convertible Weekender will hold enough clothes and toiletries for a quick getaway, and the soothing prints, created by artists who share the Sak’s philosophy of spreading peace and harmony, will hopefully calm you when dealing with annoying relatives. You won’t be able to carry this weekender to the dining table, but looking at it will remind you that you do get to go back to your place eventually.
Even after you’ve placed ribbons, yarn, and tags on your luggage, it’s still hard to find your belongings amidst the sea of black suitcases. Instead of wasting your time searching for your specific bag amongst all the other decorated suitcases, look for this Suitcase Sticker. A suitcase full of money is sure to distract TSA from your lotions and cosmetics when you’re going through security too. Or it might even lighten the tension at the airport.
Really, though, all of that is just her luggage for a trip to South Africa for the World Cup. If only she were planning a not-so-covert move far, far away … [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
Karl Lagerfeld likes his possessions in multiples. He has so many iPods that he’s hired an iPod nanny, but now it would seem that he needs a luggage minder as well. The brilliant designer checked out of his New York City hotel room to head back home and paparazzi snapped pictures of his exorbitant number of suitcases–14 in total. Now, for a man who dresses in practically the exact same thing every day, it’s not exactly clear as to why he needs quite so many pieces of luggage. Let’s just hope these 14 cases hold the latest Chanel collection. Apparently, Lagerfeld has never heard of the phrase “pack light.” [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
OK, so I know my taste is a little, er, eclectic, but I love these crazy suitcase chairs by Katie Thompson. Working with recycled materials — or, as she calls it, “junk” — the South African designer has created a wacky series of modern-meets-vintage pieces. The white Samsonite piece you see here is made out of found luggage, white linen, and whitewashed timber. She’s also got a desk lamp made out of a Remington typewriter and a clock made out of a scale. Environmentally friendly and chic. Now that’s a steal. [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »