Going to the airport is a nightmare, in my opinion. Over the last year I've had a bag that I checked get ripped and show up on the baggage claim with airline tape holding it together, a bag that was apparently too heavy (full of shoes and makeup) put on a separate flight that didn't land until 1 AM (I landed at 10:30 PM), and a bag that was eaten by the Bermuda Triangle (no, I wasn't coming back from Bermuda, Nebraska as a matter of fact).
No more, I say, no more! I’m done checking my bags. But it's easier to travel in style with a carry-on than I thought. For anyone who says differently, you should travel more or read SheFinds for style updates. Tumi luggage makes fashionable flying a walk in the park. The surprisingly made-in-Jersey brand of luxury luggage is too chic to check. Tumi is known for its functionality and durability. Expandable compartments, interior accessories pockets, and removable straps make these bags convenient, while their signature ballistic nylon fabric, soft leather straps, and protective feet and wheels keep these pricey bags lasting much longer than their guaranteed 5-year warranty.
New arrivals to the internationally known and trusted brand include these great spring-colored bags.
The orange Alpha Travel & Business Sport Duffel is perfect for a weekend at the beach with its exterior-access wet pocket. You can toss your swimsuit and towel in the compartment and go. At $295, this duffle is one of Tumi's more affordable bags. The yellow Voyageur Lightweight Weekender is a perfect spring carry-on. Crafted from lightweight nylon with vachetta leather trim and elegant details including leather covered key locks and contrast stitching, it's worth the $450 it costs. The white Spectator Toe Wheeled Packing Case is made from Italian coated canvas with leather trim, wheels, and a telescoping handle. For $650 this pack pays for itself.
If the tans and browns are more your thing, I totally understand. I have major issues with clashing. I absolutely could not sport the bright orange sack above with my green pea-coat. It's too much for me to handle. The Townhouse Travel & Business collection will keep you subtly stylish. The Montague Duffel for $795, the Langham Wheeled Duffle for $995, and the Esmond Medium Satchel for $595 should be thought of as investments – monetarily and fashionably.
Purchase the Esmond Medium Satchel or a number of other Tumi brand luggage online and get a free gift – your very own Tumi set of 4 clear 2 oz. leak resistant plastic travel bottles with spill resistant, screw tops – and they're TSA compliant. Easy as pie.
And take a peek at our Guide to Luggage for Chic Travelers.