While Louis Vuitton might have once been the standard for luggage, with stars such as Honey Boo Boo and Lil’ Wayne parading the label around, perhaps it’s time to seek out a new classic when picking your travel bags. Luckily there are a variety of options in North Texas that will bring your bag game up to date.
“We’re known for our Eagle Creek brand,” Susan Arthur from the Container Store in Fairview says. “Our packet systems help you pack a little more organized when you travel.”
The packet system is separate from the suitcases and bags in order to allow the customer to personalize their needs when traveling, Arthur says.
“Several people who shop go overseas,” Arthur says. “We have smaller suitcases you can take with you that helps you minimize what you’re going to take and helps you to pack.”
A classic brand that guarantees quality is Filson, which has a location at Legacy West in Plano.
Options include brief cases, duffle bags, rolling duffles, rolling luggage, backpacks, messenger bags, totes and other products.
“The main things that changes up for us is the outdoors brands,” Gober says, explaining Filson catered to the Alaskan Gold Rush and then the U.S. Forest Service logging industry in establishing itself as a reliable outdoors brand.
Many pants and jackets come in wax coating, which provides for wind and water resistance. Gober recommended the outdoors brand for anyone interested in travel, fishing, hiking, camping or any rugged activities, while the luggage provides a high-quality and refined apparel that is both reliable and timeless.
Marisol Vecchini, a Macy’s MyStylist fashion expert, recommends several options for bags that can be used as chic carry-ons or the perfect pouch for packing for a day trip. Her first recommendation is a bag large enough to stow all your travel essentials.
“Unique woven detailing gives a high-fashion edge,” Vecchini says of the INC International Concepts Plus bag. “Plus, polished metallic hardware provides the perfect finishing touch.” Meanwhile, a Dooney & Bourke’s lizard-embossed satchel “takes a chic approach to daily organization with an upright and roomy shape that carries in hand or conveniently on the shoulder” in order to add the stylish edge to any spring outfit.