With the way Patrick and I have been traveling for the past 2 years, our luggage always take quite a beating. We’re actually really careful in handling our luggage but of course, as soon as we check those babies in all we can really do is hope and pray that they don’t get damaged in transit. As a luggage lover, every time I see the bags being transported to and from the plane, I feel a tinge of pain for the bags that are thrown, bruised, smashed, and piled one on top of the other. Ang sakiiiiiit!!! And that is WHY you need to invest in GOOD luggage. Sure, there will always be cheaper alternatives that look, feel and smell like the more expensive counterparts—but trust me, they are not as durable and tough so it’s better to shell out a bit more for quality suitcases.
As I’ve mentioned we’re leaving for Europe this Friday, so I decided to pop in my favorite FLIGHT 001 store in Bonifacio High Street to get new suitcases for our trip. I’ve been purchasing a lot of essentials from this one-stop travel store for quite some time now, I actually got my SPACEPAK systems from Flight001 (they’ve been my lifesavers ever since!). They actually carry a lot of top travel brands—but my favorite would have to be DELSEY. I’ve been a DELSEY fan for decades and since it’s a French brand and we’re heading to PARIS—-pwede!!! Hahahaha!
ALLELUIA!!! I found THE perfect travel umbrellas!!!! Durable and convenient for travel!
Maps, subway guides, and other useful travel tools
Patrick and I know that traveling LIGHT (and organized) is the only way to go. We only have 3 items each with us MAX—a check in bag (usually we get a medium sized one), a matching carry on (with all our valuables/essentials/and extra clothes in case our check in bag gets lost!), and a small handbag for me and a backpack for Patrick. No additional paper bags, boxes, duffels, extra bayongs, and other borloloys dangling around our necks. We’re easy, minimalist, very low maintenance travelers and I guess that’s why we’ve managed to globe trot with so much ease. My husband is very chivalrous and always insists on carrying the big bags for me– so out of consideration, I also make it a point to pack light for him and keep things to a minimum so he’s not stressed and harassed while traveling. Siya na nga tagabitbit diba, so I have to make it easy for him. For this trip, I asked REDG of Delsey to help me select the lightest suitcases available and he recommended this Tuileries line for Patrick. Sobrang gaan talaga! It’s expandable too so you can really pack a lot into these bags. The Navy Blue ones for Patrick were perfect–para masculine naman and not pink with flowers! Hehehe 🙂
I opted for the more “stylish” ones of course—HAHAHA, syempre!!!–so I chose these trolleys from the Delsey CHATELET line. Don’t they remind you of the 1940s-1950s when traveling was oh-so-chic and glamorous!? The black hard case goes elegantly with the brown leather trimmings. These are definitely OOTD friendly suitcases! And just like the Tuileries line, it’s also very lightweight, durable and secure.