Q. Do you have any suggestions as to where I might find colorful, cute luggage? I am traveling to France in the spring, and I would really like to find something that is not black or dark brown. It needs to be large, as I will need to stuff three weeks worth of clothing and souvenirs into it. I had a fuchsia DVF suitcase however, it broke and I need to find a replacement.
A. I traveled on 20 flights from Thanksgiving to New Years and that meant learning to travel light and finding the right carry-on bag for my book, magazines and pocket video recorder and a suitcase that’s easy to find on the carousel. Black is a big NO NO for suitcase colors - unless of course you want to waste time at the airport or worry that someone with the same style walks away with your precious cargo. I watched a guy chase after a woman who mistakenly had done just that in O’Hare airport!
I’m a big fan of finding the big names and a big range of luggage for less at stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls. There's a fabulous new line of printed luggage pieces from gap.com. Also, check out styles from macys.com, overstock.com, ebags.com and tumi.com.
Here are a few suggestions:
Atlantic Altitude 24"
$64.99 at ebags.com