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Hobo Bags- Fine leather items at an affordable price

When we think of leather goods, we think of quality. We want deep and rich colors and that smooth buttery feeling. No brand better exemplifies these leather qualities then Hobo handbags, and that is why we are so excited to be selling this incredible line. They make products that truly stands out from the crowd.

Vintage+Leather+Ky+Key+Ring+-+CafeIt all starts with the leather. Their vintage leather lines all feature a naturally distressed look that is obtained by first selecting only the finest hides then using organic dyes to achieve a distressed look that will get better looking as it ages. Sure, there are easier ways to achieve this look, but that requires harsh chemicals that are bad for the environment.  Hobo Bags uses none of those to keep a relatively clean environmental footprint. Hobo also features soft leathers that are smooth to the touch and a line of suede that brings back the vibe of the 70’s.

Lots of bags look great but lack functionality, and this is what makes Hobo stand out. ForLeather+Sheila+Tote+-+Ash example, their Sheila tote features a removable beaded strap that has the look and durability of a guitar strap so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody.  Inside the bag, there are both zippered and slip pockets for all your accessories. It even features a pocket that is specially designed to carry a small laptop or a tablet.

Hobo+Renaissance+Emboss+Lauren+Clutch+Wallet+-+BlkHobo bags are also great for nights on the town with crossbodies and clutches that are ready for your dressiest occasions. One of their best sellers is the Lauren Clutch Wallet. This clutch is small and sleek and comes in dozens of beautiful colors, prints, and patterns. It also features a magnetic closure that will prevent your items from falling out. Don’t worry about carrying your phone either- it can even handle the IPhone 8 plus!

Don’t forget to check out their wallets and keychains! They are the perfect accessory to your handbag and also make great gifts. New to the line? Our Northbrook, IL store has select items in stock so you can see the quality firsthand. No matter what Hobo item you select, you are sure to receive a high-quality item and lots of compliments from friends, family, and even strangers.

Anti Theft and RFID Blocking Wallets and More

 

RFID signals and RFID-Blocking wallets are relatively new compared to suitcase locks and spinner wheels, but in the realm of identity protection it is a very important concept to understand.  This video should help.

PacSafe and Travelon both offer a variety of RFID blocking wallets, travel handbags, passport wallets, backpacks, sling bags, and more in a variety of colors and styles, so you can have form as well as function.

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Theft is a bit less techno savvy than RFID identity theft, but Pacsafe has a number of anti theft countermeasures (in addition to RFID blocking) to keep your personal belongings safe.

 

Luckily, the solutions are pretty simple as well with anti theft accessories.

PacSafe and Travelon offer anti theft bags, travel packs, and tablet cases to deter/hinder theft in a variety of ways.  While you should still be aware of your surroundings, these accessories can make things a little bit easier on you if that proves difficult.

 

 

But beyond the human factor, nature has a way of making a vacation go sideways.  Inclement weather, or in some cases, gravity takes over and your fabulous camera/electronic device goes into the water or something like it.  In such instances a waterproof pouch from Travelon is perfect to keep your devices protected from the elements!

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As covered in a previous post, Packing Cubes and Packing Folders help keep your belongings and clothes orderly and clean.  With everything organized, it can also be a lot easier to fit more stuff into less luggage.

Travel Easier, Travel Organized.  But also travel safe and Travel Out Loud!

Thank you for playing! Hobo Wallet-a-Week Giveaway is now over!

Irv's Luggage Give a Hobo a Home Giveaway is now over!

Thank you to all participants for entering!

Week 3 of our Hobo Lauren Wallet-a-Week Giveaway!

HEAR YE, HEAR YE:  2nd winner of the Irv’s Luggage Hobo Lauren Wallet-a-Week Giveaway is ……………………………………………………………….JANET!  We’ll be contacting you through email, congratulations!  Thank you to all participants, but this time it was her number that came up!

It’s ok though, because our new contest starts… NOW!

Win a Hobo Lauren Glamour Exotic Clutch Wallet

Irv’s Luggage – Week 3 of our Giveaway All through October!

THE PRIZE:

$128 Value!  Win it for FREE!

Enter to win this Hobo Lauren Glamour Exotic Clutch!

 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

STEP 1:

  • Scroll to the bottom of this entry and look for the comment box. If you don’t see it, click on “Leave a Comment”.
  • Fill in your Name and Email (how we’ll notify winners; make sure to check your email next Monday to see if you won!)
  • Tell us about your IDEAL handbag/wallet.  What kind of features would it have?  What color/material would it be made of?  You are the designer, make it work!  :)

Winner will again be randomly selected, but make your entry a fashionable one!  Tell your friends and let them join in the fun!

Winner will be announced NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 22nd and notified via email, so make sure to check your inbox that morning!  Then it will be a new week, with a new wallet, and a new way to win!  Make sure to come back and keep coming back all through October so you too can Give a Hobo a Home!

Thanks again for playing, the entries make for fun reading!  See you next week!

Baggallini Baggs Are The Ultimate in Organization

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Baggallini Dublin Crossbody Bagg

I lost weight — and I am still eating ice cream.  All l I did was buy a Baggallini Bagg from Irv’s Luggage.  My purse usually feels like an elephant around my neck.   I gave my old, heavy handbag away for the stylish, lightweight Baggallini Dublin Bagg.  The nylon, crinkle material is lightweight and easy to clean.  I love that I can wear the bag two different ways — depending on my mood and destination.  I can use the shoulder strap or wear the bag cross body. People are always stopping me on the street and complimenting me on my handbag.  It not only looks great, but it helps keep me organized.  The inside is roomy and there are slip pockets for small things.  The zippered pockets in the front and back help my organization even more. The handbag comes with a matching wallet with zipper enclosure.  This is a great travel accessory and bonus.

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Baggallini Touring Tote Bagg

I am not worried if I get caught in a light rain shower.  The bag’s water-resistant nylon will keep my things dry.  I wish I could stay that dry.

The Baggallini collection also features a touring tote bag in nylon. This bag can also be worn over the shoulder or cross body. My favorite feature about this bag is the zippered cell phone pocket.  Now I won’t miss a phone call because I can’t seem to find my phone, which is usually on the bottom of my bag with my junk crammed on top.

Baggallini handbags and travel bags are about organization.  Each bag features pockets and zippers to keep everything neatly and safely in place.  Baggallini’s motto is order and beauty.  You should not have to sacrifice style for functionality.

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Baggallini Sydney Bagg

For the ultimate in organization, check out the Baggallini Sydney Bagg. It contains a key fob, credit card slots, lipstick and pen holders and an easily visible ID window.  The bags zippers wide open so that you can get a bird’s eye view of the inside. Hard to believe, but this bag weighs a little more than .5 pound. It will not weight you down as you travel around.

I have ruined too many handbags because they get dirty and I can’t clean them. Now that I have a Baggallini with its incredible nylon material, my bag will stay looking brand new.  It is so easy to wipe it clean.

Hobo Wallet-a-Week Giveaway! Every Monday in October!

 

WIN 1 of 4 different Hobo Lauren Clutch wallets every Monday In October!

 

HOW TO ENTER:

STEP 1:

  • Scroll to the bottom of this entry and look for the comment box.  If you don’t see it, click on “Leave a Comment”.
  • Fill in your Name and Email (how we’ll notify winners; make sure to check your email next Monday to see if you won!)
  • Click on the “Browse” button on the form, so you can upload a photo of your current wallet, or at the very least tell us about it:  Why you use it, what occasions, what you keep in it, etc.  We’ll randomly select a winner from the entries, but make your entry a memorable one!
  • Cross your fingers;  good luck!

Winner will be announced NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 8th and notified via email, so make sure to check your inbox that morning!  Then it will be a new week, with a new wallet, and a new way to win!  So make sure to come back and keep coming back all through October so you too can Give a Hobo a Home!  Thank you to Hobo for allowing us to run this contest, to pass something on to our readers!

Top Guide to Packing Luggage for College

Ah Graduation season! High School seniors everywhere are throwing their caps and gowns to the floor, clutching their diplomas and will soon be heading off to colleges all across the country. When the time comes to leave the nest, be sure that your student is fully prepared for even the most unexpected situations. You never know what adventures might occur! Here is your new guide to preparing for and packing luggage for college.

Bedroom: More than one set of sheets (they’re going to get dirty and will not be washed for weeks, I thought I should warn you up front) comforter, pillows, pillowcases, under bed storage – they are more useful than you know and will not only hold belongings that aren’t currently in use like sweatshirts but they make the trip home that much more organized – blankets David King Vaquetta Leather Two Pocket Duffel Bag

Clothing: T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, pants, jeans, khakis, shorts, sweats, socks, underwear, hangers, work out clothes/athletic clothes, dressy clothes, pajamas, gym shoes, flip flops, walking shoes, dressy shoes

Snacks: Fridge, microwave, cereal, Mac and cheese, “easy foods” like Ramen noodles; and of course you can’t forget utensils such as knife, fork, spoon, plate, cup, mug, bowl and paper towels

Bathroom: Towels, shampoo, soap, body lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower caddy, washcloths, hamper, contacts, contact solution, glasses, special soaps or creams

Computer & Electronics: Computer/laptop, cables, printer, printer paper, mouse, mouse pad, ink, surge protector, Flash drive, extension cord, phone cases, phone charger, laptop cases/bags, laptop charger, iPad cases/bags

Cleaning supplies: Dish soap, laundry soap, vacuum, air fresheners, sponge and all purpose cleaner

JanSport Big Student Backpack - Blue Streak Block Check School supplies: Backpack, Calendar, lamp, envelopes, stamps, pens, pencils, highlighters, dry erase board/markers, wall hooks, erasers, white out, glue, paper clips, stapler, 3 hole punch, sharpener, post its, rubber bands, ruler, scissors, staple remover, tape, calculator, index cards, notebooks, notebook paper

Miscellaneous: Quarters, change, ATM card, credit card, driver’s license, first aid kit, TV, DVD player, DVDs, video game systems, video games, paper towels, pictures from home, flashlight, sports equipment, alarm clock, umbrellas, men’s wallets, women’s wallets, handbags, camera case, dopp toiletry kits and cosmetic kits/cases

Now all of these items are super important for when your student is at school, but what about when you have to send the belongings (oh, and your kids too) to school and then pick them back up again? You’ll need some heavy duty travel bags to carry all of that “stuff” and you won’t find a better selection of luggage, travel accessories or duffel bags to travel back and forth with from school than from Irv’s Luggage.

If you’re in need of luggage to send with your college student, take a look at any of our TravelPro Luggage pieces, especially the Crew 8 series. Travelpro Crew 8 22" Expandable Rollaboard Suiter They were designed with pilots and flight attendants in mind, meaning they’re super sturdy) and they have a great price tag that won’t make you cringe (like tuition bills might!) But if you’re looking for something less traditional, a duffel bag is the way to go. It will not only make weekend trips home much more organized (just throw everything in the bag, zip it up and get home!) but depending on the size of the duffel you can either roll it behind you and carry it over your shoulder for extra security. Our David King duffels make a great gift and are the perfect addition to any traveler’s wardrobe.

No matter where your student is going to college or how much they’re planning on taking with them, you will know they will be prepared for any situation with these planning tips. Now if we could only guarantee they will use them…Happy Learning!