When it comes to traveling, most of us opt for practical bag options that will not only get our items from point A to point B but will last. When it comes to style, it’s typically our carry-on personal item or our handbag bag accompanying us that shows off who we are versus the larger pieces that are, quite literally, meant to hold our lives for an extended period of time.
The perfect travel tote is one that can easily sit atop your carry-on or roller suitcase, and one with straps that can easily fit over the handle is even better. The Louis Vuitton Neverfull has long since been a popular choice for travelers thanks to its canvas body which offers durability and a flat bottom. In recent years, the Dior Book Tote has taken over and become a go-to for travelers looking to show off their more fashionable sides.
But what about what’s inside your suitcase or carry-on?
To Go Designer or Not to Go Designer?
Inside our suitcases is where the great debate begins. From packing cubes to travel organizers and dividers, there are many items one can buy to make packing more seamless and organized. And when it comes to packing toiletries, it is essential to store them in a toiletry bag not only for organizational purposes but to protect the rest of your stuff from potential explosions.
That exact, potentially damaging incident makes me leery of purchasing a designer toiletry case – whether my budget was unlimited or not. I see the appeal in them, I really do, and as someone who likes to stay organized in my hotel room with my pouches all lined up on the counter versus products strewn everywhere, it would be nice to see a few pretty pouches all in a row. However, I don’t think I could stomach spending upwards of $500 and seeing something completely destroyed.
That being said, I think designer toiletry pouches are worth the hype in some situations. It could be a good investment if you buy one that’s multi-purpose and can also be used as a clutch or inside trendy clear or knit bags that are see-through.
Where do you stand in this great debate?