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Jet-Setters’ Favorite Shops For Luggage In LA

October 22, 2013 6:00 AM

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Over pack, underpack? What to pack? How to pack? Traveling is supposed to be fun and yet packing has slowly evolved into a nightmare when trying to sift through and decipher terms like vacations, staycations, beach casual, California chic and formal resortwear. But none of this will ever matter if your precious cargo doesn’t arrive at your final destination. Luggage is such an integral part of the travel process and it usually gets overlooked. Rarely, upgraded, and well quite frankly, misused and often abused.

Luggage is more than just a leather bag with a zipper and wheels to get you from Point A to Point B, it should be looked at as an investment piece. Proper luggage can last years let alone decades, so make sure you love the pieces before you buy and not just because you need something right now. And do not be afraid to mix a classic suitcase with a great designer carry-on bag. Just try not to overdo it with the patterns.

Photo credit: Flight 001

Photo credit: Flight 001


Flight 001
8321 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 966-0001
www.flight001.com

Flight 001 makes travelling fun. With cool designs and practical pieces, it is the one-stop shop (in the shape of a 747 jetliner,) for the well-travelled. A quick look inside this travel wonderland will open your eyes to a world of amenities that you may not have ever known even existed. A world beyond wheeled luggage, totes and duffel bags. A land of clever bag tags, quirky adapters, gadgets, and gizmos galore. Taking modern twists on timeless travel classics, Flight 001 not only will have everything you need, but everything you could possibly want.

Photo credit: Rimowa

Photo credit: Rimowa


Rimowa
313 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 888-8686
www.rimowa.com

Rimowa believes every case tells a story and wants their clients to have a personal connection with not only their travel sets, but with the company that developed them. This ‘Handcraft meets high-tech’ luggage brand ranks Rimowa as a leading manufacturer in the luggage world. Sleek and designed to beat time, Rimowa has tastefully balanced life, style, function, and durability keeping an ultra-modern look for the cutting edge traveler. It’s no surprise to find out Rimowa is the go-to brand for international VIP and the who’s who of Hollywood.

Photo credit: Louis Vuitton

Photo credit: Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton
295 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 859-0457
www.louisvuitton.com

Taking the Gulfstream to Napa for the weekend? Or perhaps a girls shopping getaway to Beverly Hills? This calls for a Louis Vuitton luggage celebration. The Pegase or Keepall is the perfect luggage combination for any high-end luxury retreats. For those looking for something a little different from the traditional Monogrammed Canvas, the Epi is a timeless classic available in an array of solid colors as well. Louis Vuitton also carries a fantastic line of travel books, pashminas, passport holders, and other travel pieces that make traveling all the more special.

Photo credit: TUMI

Photo credit: TUMI


TUMI
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 203-9158
www.tumi.com

TUMI, the most well-known name in luggage, understands a trip begins even before you step out of the door and onto the plane. It begins the moment you zip that suitcase or garment bag, and wonder for a split second it you’ve packed everything. TUMI prides themselves on creating the most comprehensive assortment of travel essentials for sophisticated travelers to enjoy. Stylish, with a craftsmanship unlike any other, it is impossible to ignore a TUMI bag roll by. Serious travelers definitely take notice making a mental note for their next purchase.

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids


Pottery Barn Kids
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 549-9344
www.potterybarnkids.com

Pottery Barn Kids has a fantastic line of travel gear for children, tweens, and teens. From backpacks and duffels, to different sized suitcases with wheels which can be personalized. Something for everyone, the selection is durable, stylish, and comes in quite a few different colors. Pottery Barn Kids luggage stands out making it very easy to spot your travel pieces at a busy baggage claim in a sea of black suitcases. The brand thought of everything for your next family getaway, so they’ve come up with travel accessories like organizers and travel cases for your electronics as well.

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Nicole Standley a.k.a. JetSet Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The JetSet Family. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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