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Irv’s Luggage Highlight – Atlantic Compass Unite Expandable Spinners

The Atlantic Compass Unite Expandable Spinner from Irv’s Luggage is an impressive line of luggage.  It is full of features, perfect for family travel  and people on extended stay vacations.  Also available in blackThe Features:

  • Link2Go™ system connect luggage back to back with Velcro straps and roll two pieces with just one hand, or comfortably roll four pieces at once!
  • 360-degree 4-Wheel Spinners
  • Durable crash-guard wheel housings, skid bars and corner guards
  • Built-in zippered wet pocket
  • Adjustable interior hold-down straps
  • Removable hanging laundry or shoe bag
  • Locking retractable handle has two stops at 38” and 41”, providing a comfortable grip for users of different heights
  • Integrated accessory clip on top carry handle

The best part is the Link2Go™ system; you can attach two pieces of Atlantic Compass Unite spinner luggage together and roll them as one piece.  The spinner wheels assure the upright movement of the luggage, so you can keep one hand free or for your child if they travel with you.  For parents and travelers on the go, this is one way to make life much easier rolling through an airport.

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Regardless of size, a carry on with Link2Go will fit against a larger piece with Link2Go technology.

 

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The included laundry/shoe bag helps keep your clothes separated as necessary, and the accessory clip makes for an extra hand when needed.  Atlantic Compass certainly thought of everything with this spinner luggage, and it shows.   Also an expandable luggage, you’ll have the space you need for what you leave with, and what you bring back.

 

Factor in the tough poly fabric and 10 year warranty, this is an innovative and useful piece for all travelers.  The Atlantic Compass Unite Luggage is available in 21″, 25″, 29″, and tote sizes at our guaranteed low prices, make your summer travel a lot easier when you travel united.

Spring Travel – American Tourister Spinner Luggage & Anti-Theft Accessories!

As the weather warms up, the wanderlust is unavoidable.  You feel the need to travel, to go and see something new!

AT-60429-2575Make sure you’ve made the right choice with American Tourister Luggage.  With a variety of wheeled carry on luggage, spinner luggage,  and luggage sets, American Tourister is sure to have just what you need and Irv’s Luggage carries it.

We now have the American Tourister Colora Collection as well. Thanks to the spinner wheels, this piece is incredibly mobile.  Its vibrant colors assure how easy it is to spot and gives it a sense of of fun, along with plenty of room to pack for your trip.

After you’ve picked your luggage, packing comes next.  There’s the tried and true ECR-EC41196-BLS“rolling” method to save space, but recent experience has taught me the majesty of packing cubesEagle Creek has a wide variety of packing solutions to keep your clothes folded neatly, (especially when it comes to button down dress shirts) your socks and undergarments organized and together, and your shoes covered and separated from the rest of your clothes.  Everything is clean, fits together, and saves you on wasted space which could lead to additional check bag fees.  These packing cubes can also organize your personal electronics and toiletries, an invaluable aspect when you really don’t want to lose anything.

And when you’re not just looking at the luggage, you have to keep in mind your personal effects.  When you travel, make sure you travel safely.  Pacsafe Smart Travel Gear offers a number of solutions to protect your personal effects when traveling, especially during the popular travel seasons, when it’s easy to find yourself a target for theft.  RFID-blocking wallets, and anti-theft bags with slice-proof panels and straps, mesh camera bag protectors, we carry a myriad of options to help you make sure your personal effects remain personal.

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When all is said and done, enjoy your vacation to the fullest.  Preparation only goes so far before it begins to diminish the joy of getting away from it all.  Conversely, it does not pay to be reckless and lose common sense and self-awareness when on vacation.  Be safe and be smart, but most of all make as many memories as you can.

Feel Like A Star With the Latest, Hottest Designer and Fashion Luggage

We all can feel like a Hollywood star. Check out the bright, bold and trendy designer and fashion luggage collections from Irv’s Luggage. These affordable luggage collections feature top name designers who have selected the latest colors and fabrics for suitcases of all sizes. Who said luggage has to be dark and blah? Spruce up your travel and let your true personality shine. Whether it’s the exotic leopard print bags from the Adrienne Vittadini Luggage collection or the bold striped luggage sets and bags from the Jenni Chan Luggage collection, everyone can be a fashionista. And everyone can be a luggage diva, regardless of your travel destinations.

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Adrienne Vittadini has always been a popular name in fashion. It’s great news for travelers that she has now used her taste and style to design her own collection of luggage. The Adrienne Vittadini Matte Stingray 22″ Rolling Duffel lets you show your wild side, but still giving travelers the functionality they crave. This carry on luggage is the perfect size for short trips and weekend getaways. Your personal travel accessories will stay neatly organized in the bag’s many internal pockets.

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Another excellent choice is the Kathy Van Zeeland Luggage collection. Kathy has gained a reputation in the fashion world for her eloquent designs and detailing. The Kathy Van Zeeland Bohemian 20″ Carry On Expandable Spinner is one of the sharpest carry-ons out there in the travel world. The glazed snakeskin-finished exterior is available in red or brown and it will continue to look glossy and sleek trip after trip. If you are looking for more bling, then you must take a look at the Kathy Van Zeeland Monte Carlo 28″ Expandable Spinner.

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The silver luggage is embellished with silver studs and hardware on the front. This bag is so sharp you will look for an excuse to get away and use your bag.

Add some exoticism to your trip with the Kenneth Cole Reaction Savageur Collection. These 51+x+6JMx5Lpieces are available in 21” – 29” as well as a wheeled carry-on. The animal print exterior has been specially treated to provide protections from water and outdoor elements. While durable on the outside, the luggage is luxurious on the inside. The cases are all fully lined with plenty of zippered pockets to keep you organized. This bag certainly won’t blend in with the other luggage at baggage claim area. My favorite is the weekender.  Not too big.  Not too small, but just the right size for those fast and furious last minute getaways.

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Still looking for more punch? Then the Jennie Chan Luggage is just for you. The vibrant, multi-colored luggage will boost your spirits even when travel fatigue sets in and you tire of airline food. You will never have to worry about having the right sized piece when you go to pack. These luggage sets include different sizes to give you the most packing options. The Jenni Chan Multi Stripes Collection 5 Piece Luggage Set even comes with a computer tote. You will wow your fellow travelers and become a trendsetter. Enjoy!

Traveling Is Light As A Breeze With Rimowa Luggage

RIM-80136-2If I want muscles, I’ll lift weights at the gym — not luggage at the airport.  My new Rimowa carry-on weighs only 5 lbs.   My dog weighs more.  All the Rimowa Luggage collections available at Irv’s Luggage are easy to travel with and lightweight.

You can feel like a celebrity traveling with the Rimowa Salsa Multiwheel Trolley.  Bradley Cooper was recently spotted with this ultra-cool, polycarbonate/hardside luggage. Jessica Alba has raved about Rimowa luggage calling the cases “indestructable, yet understated.” Luggage does get thrown around, but the glossy finish keeps this luggage looking brand-new.  It’s definitely a statement piece and feels more like a must-have travel accessory.

RIM-840524-53This lightweight luggage is much tougher than it looks. The polycarbonate material is virtually indestructible. Items will stay safe — and neat.  The netting on the inside keeps everything in its place.  Another cool feature on the Rimowa luggage is the recessed TSA locks.  No more searching for those little locks before you leave town. TSA regulations are strict with the types of locks used.

Airline regulations today are super strict with the weight of the luggage. It is silly to waste precious weight on the luggage body and even sillier to be charged fees for going over the luggage weight limit.  Better to pack more.  And better to have more money for souveneirs.

Carry-on luggage doesn’t get any easier to maneuver than with Rimowa’s spinner wheels and comfortable handle.  It’s a breeze making your way down the plane’s aisle.  I am already thinking of RIM-830774-52buying the Rimowa Salsa Air 26” Multiwheel Upright Suitcase and the Rimowa Salsa Air 26” Multiwheel Upright for my longer trips. The colors are fresh and vibrant.  Ultra Violet.  Inca Gold. Navy. Carrara White. Ice Blue.  It perks up any trip.

Heads will turn at the airport. Other passengers will be jealous when they see how easily you can lift the Rimowa luggage and stow it in the overhead area.  All Rimowa carry-on bags meet airline regulations for size (but to be safe, check with your airline prior to travel as these regulations can and do change).  The bags can also be placed under the seat.

Whichever piece you decide to purchase — the Rimowa Topas, Rimowa Salsa Air Cabin Deluxe or the Rimowa Limbo — have confidence in the quality of the piece.  Rimowa has been manufacturing luggage since 1898 and still remains a family owned and operated business, just like Irv’s Luggage.  Irv’s Luggage has been selling luggage for more than 65 years and is known as a leader in the luggage and travel bag industry. They have built up a reputation for service and selection that is well-known throughout the country.

 

Luggage: Your Constant Companion

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” as the saying goes.  To me, it begins not just with a single physical step, but when you make the choice to go, and what goes with you.  Upright luggage, carry on luggage, ultimately it’s your best friend or your worst enemy if you choose poorly.  Your suitcase is your first traveling companion, before you’ve even decided on any people you’re going on your trip with.  It’s your most consistent and reliable companion at that.  Plans change, availabilities come and go, flights get delayed, but your luggage stays with you, except in the most extreme of circumstances.  It’ll hold your gear and keep it safe, might even be a chair in a pinch.  Choose wisely, and I suggest starting with Heys USA Luggage.  With their designs and reputation, you don’t have to look through too many luggage reviews to find one that suits you.

If you’re a traveler from outer space or someone looking for a weekend getaway, you might need expandable luggage or a leather duffel bag, and you want to be ready.  It’s a tenuous balance!  Too much, and it’s cumbersome.  Too little, and you’re turning your underwear inside out with another week to go.  Your luggage will be there for you to provide fresh clothes and the amenities necessary to make you feel human again where ever you go.  The expression to live out one’s suitcase isn’t just an offhanded statement, travel luggage is your home away from home, why not make the best of it?

Heys USA Luggage offers spinners, hardside cases, fun designs, even computer cases.  You can peruse our abundant selection on IrvsLuggage.com or visit us directly at our Northbrook or Mount Prospect locations.  That way, you get a personal touch from our knowledgeable employees that will help you find what you want, get what you need, and send you off where you’re going to go.  If your luggage has been through some tough times, we’ll take care of it with one of the largest luggage repair centers in the Midwest and it will look good as new.  You take care of your luggage and it will take care of you.

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How to Beat the Luggage Weight Limit

A vacation is a luxury that is getting more and more expensive. Airline tickets alone are quite costly and can put a large dent in an already pinched travel budget. So the last thing one needs when traveling by air is the additional cost associated with overweight luggage, luggage fees. Below are some tips to help keep your luggage within the airlines’ allowed weight limits and thus avoiding this additional expense on your next trip:

  • Pack lightweight, versatile, washable clothing including Ex-Officio Travel Wear.  Choosing lightweight black clothing is an especially great choice because it can easily be dressed up or down and is terrific at hiding the dirt.
  • Everyone has their favorite toiletry brands but using only travel size bottles that easily fit in cosmetic bags and toiletry kits is a must!
  • Limit the pairs of shoes you bring (make sure they are comfortable too). Wear a versatile pair of shoes on the plane and pack only one additional pair (if you have to).
  • Wear or tie around your waste a versatile coat or sweater and do not pack any additional ones.
  • Bring jewelry, scarves, and ties to mix-up your wardrobe; leave all that additional clothing at home. Travel jewelry cases and tie cases allow for easy packing.
  • Never bring a blow dryer as almost all hotels now provide them on site.
  • Lay what you want to bring out on your bed and then put half of it back (only bring your absolute necessities and  favorites, you will be happy to wear them several times anyways).
  • Buy a luggage scale and do not leave home until you are under the limit and please do it the night before so you do not miss your flight!
  • Finally, the best way to avoid luggage fees is to pack light enough to only need a carry-on bag! I am sure many of you ladies are rolling your eyes right now, like that will ever happen; but remember less is more……or at least less expensive!!!

The more money you save on this trip, the more money you will have for your next one!!!  Ahhh traveling truly is the spice of life!!!

Happy lightweight trails from Irv’s Luggage!

Bombproof Luggage Set Goes on Sale!

Official Announcement:

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time. The day you have been waiting for is finally here. Drum roll, please…. Irv’s Luggage is happy to announce our Most Popular set of Bombproof Luggage is going on SALE! (Woohoo!)

Luggage fanatics of the world, this luggage set is one of a kind!! Coated in a special material to deter bombs from eroding the material, each piece of this set is equipped with a suiter and a 4-wheel spinner system for easy maneuverability even in the smallest of spaces. Plus, it boasts a soundproof shell encouraging you to keep all sorts of critters inside without hearing their constant scratching. (Would you really want to be bothered by scratching all day long? I know I wouldn’t!) Available in four different colors (Blue, Silver, Black and Neon Green) this 4-piece luggage set is sure to sell out!

Are you ready for the newest wave of airline luggage? I know I am!!

Alright, ok, I confess. We really aren’t selling bombproof luggage. I’m not even sure if there is such a thing. But we do have other really great products (luggage sets, carry on luggage, travel accessories, handbags and more) that you will want to check out in your search for new luggage this travel season.

If you are truly looking for a great luggage set, look no further than the Heys USA Hummer 3 Piece Spinner Luggage Set.Heys USA Hummer 3 Piece Spinner Luggage Set Great for a man, woman or family of monkeys, this hardside set is lightweight, durable and easy to use, and will make traveling so much easier. Available in Black, Blue or Navy Blue, the Heys Hummer set shines with a gloss finish guaranteed to show off your sense of style. While this set isn’t bombproof or dent proof, it is specially priced for a limited time only. This is one set you will not want to pass by!

Now, what if you like to travel “light” and don’t need a full set of luggage? (No, stuffing your two TSA required carry ons full of crap you picked up along your travels is NOT considered traveling light!)If you have to travel using only two carry on bags, you should look at the Kathy Van Zeeland Expandable Carry Ons. Kathy Van Zeeland Bohemian 20" Carry On Expandable Spinner Discontinued Designed in nine different patterns, this carry on luggage will stand out in a crowd and make everyone wonder just where you got that luggage! Plus it comes with a spacious interior and is expandable securing extra space not only for your clothes but for goodies you buy along the way.

Finally, one of the most important things to remember when traveling is travel accessories. You’ll need a distinctive luggage tag just in case you have the exact same luggage as someone else (I can guarantee you will!) Packing accessories and Dopp kits are also great space savers thatRoyce Leather RFID Blocking Euro Commuter Wallet help give even the most disorganized person some sort of order when packing. And don’t forget your travel wallets. You never know what or who you might encounter on your travels (Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!) Having a security or RFID wallet will keep your mind at ease, even when you’re busy exploring.

Use these tips as you will, but let us know how they work out for you! And if bombproof luggage ever becomes available, I promise Irv’s Luggage will be the first to let you know!

Summer Travel with Spinner Luggage by Samsonite & Heys

Are you looking for a new luggage set and cannot decide what to purchase? Try Spinner Luggage! A simple definition of Spinner Luggage is: A luggage case on four wheels that can easily move and maneuver in any direction. During the last few months we have spoken to hundreds of people in and out of the luggage field about their favorite brands and uncovered their favorites. Numbers One and Two on their list? Samsonite Luggage and Heys USA Luggage.

Spinner Luggage is made in a variety of sizes from small (19” airline carry on size) to medium (24” case) and large uprights (28” case) and even larger to accommodate extensive trips and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after typeSamsonite Hyperspace Luggages of luggage to travel with. Whether traveling by car, airplane, boat or train it is almost impossible not to notice a fellow passenger toting new pieces of spinner luggage or even spinner luggage sets around with them.

If you are in the market for durable spinner luggage with a name you can trust, look no further than Samsonite. Samsonite Luggage has come out with a new collection of spinners, Samsonite Hyperspace. Complete with 5 different sizes of luggage, Samsonite Hyperspace Spinner Luggage  is the next generation of luggage. With large main compartments, a fully featured interior, four dual spinner wheels and Rugged Poly/Nylon Blend Fabric that is both dirt and water resistant, this a suitcase you will use forever.

Another great style of spinner luggage comes from Heys USA. Heys USA Luggage is known for their hardside cases which are durable and eclectic – perfect for the traveler with a big personality! Available in a variety of shapes, silhouettes and colors, Heys USA offers dozens of luggage options with a wide range of features including a built-in TSA-accepted 3-digit combination lock, deluxe tie-down straps to provide additional support for your clothing during travel and a fully lined interior with clear-view multi-use organizational pocket for ease of packing. This is one luggage brand you will not want to miss!

Whether you are planning on traveling for Memorial Day Weekend or throughout the summer travel season, know you can travel in style with the Spinner Luggage you found at Irv’s Luggage.

Luxury Luggage by Rimowa Luggage and Britto Luggage by Heys USA

Ahhhh, living in the lap of luxury that is what I want to do; having the best of everything, now that sounds like a nice way to go through life, does it not?  Well, I do not know much about the best cars, boats or even houses but I do know about luggage; and my top choices for the best luxury carry on luggage and the best luxury lightweight luggage sets would have to include Rimowa Luggage and Britto Luggage by Heys USA.

What makes a piece of luggage luxurious? Well just like anything in life, it depends on the person’s perspective that is making the decision. A top executive traveling the world on business would be looking for different attributes of “luxury” than the famous artist or creative designer who travel the world selling his/her artistic creations. Of course both types want the best materials and craftsmanship; however when it comes to appearance and design these individuals might be looking for something entirely different.

Rimowa Luggage, made of state of the art polycarbonate plastic that is extremely strong and   lightweight with a sleek professional modern appearance, has a high level of appeal for today’s top business men. Not only does Rimowa Luggage have a cool “James Bond-like” appearance that many men find very appealing, it also is packed with a variety of impressive features including: a telescoping locking handle system; accordion file compartments; laptop compatibility; integrated TSA-approved combination locks; 360 degree spinner wheel configuration for easy maneuverability; and Abrasion-resistant, tear-proof fabric pockets on front of case, to name a few.  I could go on and on about Rimowa and all its’ great attributes for today’s top road warriors!!  Rimowa Luggage comes in a variety of sizes and shapes and has some wonderful lightweight luggage sets available too.

Britto Luggage by Heys USA is also made from a strong polycarbonate composite that is protected  by a clear coated paint that gives the bags a sharp glossy appearance. However, what makes the Britto luggage lines so luxurious is the collaboration behind it; “the world’s foremost hardside luggage brand Heys USA” and the incredible artwork of famous pop artist Romero Britto.  Bright intricate color patterns and shapes that really standout and make a statement about the individuals who are carrying these incredibly unique and beautifully luxurious carry on luggage pieces without sacrificing the quality of a well-made bag.  Britto Luggage by Heys USA is the perfect luxury luggage for creative individuals who have a constant need to express themselves at any cost!

So if you are an individual who has to have the best or with your crazy travel schedule cannot afford not to have the best, check out this fabulous luxury luggage from Rimowa and Britto by Heys USA today at IrvsLuggage.com !

Luggage Options for the Everyday Traveler – Spinners, Samsonite and more!

Spring is here and the travel season is in full swing. Before traveling, most people choose what to pack – clothes, shoes, accessories – but they forget how important the luggage is. We’re here to remind you that luggage is just as important as what you pack inside. Below are some great travel options for your next trip.

Keep in mind that how you travel and who you travel with will directly affect Disney by Heys USA Heart Of A Princess 18" Wheeled Duffel - Princess any luggage you purchase. Traveling with small children can be a sport of sorts: worrying about the child, how to coordinate your luggage and making sure you don’t misplace anything. One way to make the trip easier is to use luggage that your youngster picks out themselves. We have a great selection of Disney Luggage by Heys USA that will please both you and your kids. With characters from Toy Story, Cars and even the Disney Princesses, we are sure you will find the perfect kids luggage for your trip.Hartmann PC4 Collection Carry On Spinner

Whether you are traveling with children or on your own, Spinner Luggage is a perfect option for a short trip or a lengthy stay away from home. In the last few years, spinner luggage has gained popularity for a variety of reasons – less strain on the body, ease and freedom of movement and unique styling for the consumer. Every day we are adding more spinner options for the consumer to choose from – why not check out our huge selection here?

Not only is spinner luggage great with multiple pieces of luggage but they also work great as carry on luggage. Spinner carry on luggage has all of the benefits of a larger piece that you would check, but it also makes maneuvering throughout the airport and down the walkway of the airplane so much easier than a typical upright carry on. The spinners can not only move forward but also on their sides and on a diagonal with ease. The benefits of spinner carry on luggage are innumerable. Why not look though our selection now and see what fits your style for your next trip.

We cannot talk about spinner luggage or carry on luggage without mentioningSamsonite L.I.F.T. 21" Expandable Upright Samsonite Luggage. Not only are they one of the best known brands of luggage in the world, but they are innovators of luggage concept and design. Each season Samsonite comes out with new styles of luggage, hoping to increase the ease with which travelers use their luggage. With frequent travelers in mind when designing, you know that Samsonite Luggage will serve you well now and far into the future.

Now that you are armed with more knowledge about luggage, it’s time to make that all important purchase. When you’re deciding on items, remember these tips and don’t forget to check out www.IrvsLuggage.com for all your travel needs. Happy Traveling!