Courtesy of Train Reaction
For the jetsetting shopaholic, we've got the perfect finds for you.
Mon, May 2, 2011
Travel Accessories We Love
3 new pieces to help streamline your trips.
When I travel, my holy triumvirate are eating, sightseeing and shopping.
Though travel companions have often tried to steer me toward the cultural oddities of whatever country we’re in, I am far more likely to get distracted by the friendly vendors lining the streets hawking their wares.
With this “thrifty” attitude, I have had to buy another suitcase or bag to stow our new finds before jetting back to the States. And let me tell you, juggling two suitcases, a purse and my passport is an annoying task.
That’s why I was glad when I found a few items that make my shopaholic lifestyle a little easier.
The Train Reaction (right) is a luggage-stabilizing device defies gravity by allowing you to link together suitcases of various sizes for an easier transport (as shown in key image). Just choose the slot you want depending on how big the suitcase is, loop the hook through the bigger luggage and then attach the hook to a cross member so the smaller piece is off of the ground. Wallet-friendly price tag, too—$14.95 for one and $19.95 for two; available online.
If you’re the type who can’t decide what shoes to pack, perhaps you can bring them all—without wrecking your outfits—with Shoesacks (left), a Virginia-based line catering to the fashionista and the frequent flyer at the same time. There are tons of different colors and patterns to choose from so if she’s super picky—not that any woman is—she can have a different sack to match each pretty pair. New to the collection are larger sacks made for boots, but the regular ones fit sandals and pumps. Prices range from $16−$25; available online only.
Add to your growing collection with another must-have for the stylish traveling woman. I raved about Dr. Scholl’s Fast Flats some time ago, but lamented the lack of colors. Though the price is a bit steeper ($55 and up), these Yosi Samra (right) foldable flats come in enough patterns and colors to justify splurging a bit. Still one who loves the basics, I like the comfy black and bronze, but the palettes range from snakeskin to vibrant blues and purples and a few lace and tie dye options, too.
Select colors sold at Sassanova (1641 Wisconsin Ave., NW; sassanovadc.blogspot.com).