was it ever this glamourous?
after traveling quite a bit this last year, it has become abundantly clear that it is time for an upgrade to my well-worn, almost-decade-old luggage. the final straw came when the main handle of my large suitcase broke off recently after a long day in transit. only thing is, shopping for quality luggage ranks about as high on my list of fun to-dos as packing for a move.
these are the necessary criteria for my perfect luggage:
- four-wheeled bottom for easy-gliding mobility. there's nothing more exhausting than dragging a suitcase by the pull-out handle.
- light-weight but still rugged construction. it shouldn't add any unnecessary bulk or weight.
- a built-in zip/lock system for security.
- stylish design - always a requirement in my book!
a friend in Shanghai introduced me recently to the German brand Rimowa. i've fallen in love with their entire thoughtfully designed collection, especially their ultralight line.
my travel dream team:
my boyfriend also got one of the Rimowa suitcases last year – i must say, the polycarbonate shell is super lightweight and almost seems flimsy...but it's incredibly strong and keeps everything safe and sound. pretty amazing stuff.
do you travel often? what kind of luggage do you use?