Anytime I travel I find myself staring at handbags and travel bags throughout the airport and on the plane. And each time I arrive at my final destination I think back and wonder why there aren’t better travel/carry on bags out there. For the most part, everything seems basic and boring. I have to say, I am a culprit as well. My handbag is always fabulous but my travel bags, well, not so much. I really could have used a bag like this Lauren Merkin Paige Croc-Embossed Duffel Bag when I was traveling over the weekend.


As I came across this bag today, I instantly liked what I saw. The camel crocodile-embossed leather looks great on this size (9 1/2″H x 15″W x 6″D) bag. Imagine toting this bag around as you travel instead of something boring. The golden hardware compliments the camel embossed leather nicely. But more than anything, with a bag you might use as a duffel bag, the handles have to be sturdy and these are. The top handles are reinforced with square rings and have a 7 1/2″ drop. A couple side pockets provide a great option for holding your ticket or something else you need to have on hand. I love that Lauren Merkin keeps diversifying her handbags, lovely! Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $525.

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  • Jane

    Me likey. I think it is a great travel companion. I have been working lately on upgrading my travel bags. I think this could be a contender. (fb)

  • Christy

    That’s a nice looking bag, and I love the color! (fb)

  • Lianne

    Ooh, nice. It also looks great for those days when you leave the house early knowing that you’ve got fifty million things to do and have to carry a bit more than normal. Or an airplane carryon. (fb)

  • Mochababe73

    Now that is a color that I would rock. I don’t like croco embossing so I wish that the color was patent.

  • Elizabeth

    I love Tucker Paisley’s new Lilli Travel bag. Its multi-functional and luxurious at the same time. http://www.tuckerpaisley.com/cjgstore/product/00000000000105

  • elyse

    another hit for Lauren Merkin! (fb)