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10 Must Have Luggage Accessories

Avid travelers know that investing in a great piece of luggage is a key component of successful travel but they also know having the right luggage accessories to accompany this great piece of luggage is crucial to hassle-free travel as well. After consulting with several world travelers and top luggage experts the following list was compiled of the ten must have luggage accessories in 2012:

  1.  TSA Approved Lock – With airline security being tightened throughout the world and the chance of encountering a luggage thief always a concern, a high-quality TSA lock that can be unlocked as well as re-locked by security personnel ( so your belongings continue to be secure even after going through security).
  2. Luggage Tags – With the paper tags provided by the airlines susceptible to being lost and thus your luggage being lost too; a good, sturdy, colorful luggage tag that will also help identify your luggage on the carousal is a must for all kinds of travel.
  3. 3 oz. Bottle Travel Set – A bottle/container set that includes of a variety of 3 oz. bottles to choose from, that will allow you to carry a limited numbers of liquids on-board as the TSA now dictates.
  4. Luggage Scale – Even though sometimes you feel like bringing everything but the kitchen sink. Keeping your luggage within the weight limits required by the airlines, so as to not rack- up exorbitant  baggage fees, makes having your own personal luggage scale to weigh luggage while at home or on the road (before arriving at the airport) key!
  5. Laptop Sleeve – Some business travelers may bring a laptop business case as a carry-on but many travelers will not, so a laptop sleeve to protect your computers is of critical importance.
  6. Dopp Kit – A well designed nylon toiletry bag with great organizational features including a hook (to hang your bag in the shower or by the sink); and while leather is considered a more luxurious material, a well designed nylon bag that is water resistant is a far better choice when taking your “personal essentials” on the road.
  7. Packing Folders & Packing Cubes – Packing efficiently is critical due to baggage fees and the desire of most travelers to have wrinkle-free clothing. Packing cubes and folders can help make this happen!  Another added benefit of using these handy packing aids is the less likelihood of bed bugs creeping into your clothing while sitting in a hotel room, due to the zippers and velcro closures keeping the little critters at bay.
  8. Garment Sleeve / Bag – Some luggage pieces are designed to be suiters but many are not!   A garment sleeve is great for packing suits and dresses for that all important meeting or party on your trip.
  9. Shoe Sac – Shoes have all sorts of dirt, chemicals and germs on them, so keeping them separated from your clothes and personal effects is very important.
  10. Hide-Away Tote Bag – Rarely, if ever, does someone go on a trip and not end up purchasing some kind of additional “stuff” that needs to be packed in an already over- stuffed suitcase for the return trip home; thus, having a hide-away, collapsible, tote bag as a catch- all for all those additional “treasures” is perfect!

Spring Fashion Blooms with New Big Buddha Handbags

Can you believe March is almost here?  The days will soon be growing longer and outdoor activities will be popping up all over your social calendars! When it comes time for that special occasion – date night, wedding, family lunch, anything – what kind of handbag will you carry? Will it be a small clutch, wristlet or purse? Maybe you’ll wear your favorite cross body bag? HBig Buddha Addisonow about a cute tote bag to carry your things plus goodies to entertain both your husband and your kids? This spring, don’t choose! You can have them all!

We have five brand new Big Buddha handbags that have just arrived, waiting for you to claim them as your own! Let’s meet our first arrival – Addison. With a curved top zipper closure, multiple interior pockets and unique double handles, the Addison satchel in tan is an elegant bag that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Big Buddha ThaliaNext up is the Thalia Floral Hobo. Available in three beautiful colors: Dalmatian (black), Gunmetal (silver) and Coral (red), this bag will fit any woman’s personal style. With multiple interior storage pockets, zippers on either side to change the look and function of the bag, plus a detachable cross body strap, thBig Buddha Ozzye Thalia is sure to be a staple in your handbag wardrobe.

Then there’s the Ozzy tote which will soon be your “go-to” bag! Available in black with ostrich accents or brown with ostrich accents, the Ozzy combines silver studding with two beautiful animal skins, snake and ostrich, to create a visually and textually interesting handbag. (And not to worry animal lovers – Big Buddha bags are animal-friendly, meaning there are NO leather handbags here!!)

Big Buddha SavannahYou can’t forget about the Savannah Tote, a high-voltage woven canvas tote bag with beautiful faux leather trim, crafty tassel accenting, and simple gold hardware. With multiple interior and exterior pockets, this is the perfect bag for a woman on the go!

Last but not least is Prep. Showing its stuff with the neweBig Buddha Prepst style of color-blocking, Prep exudes glamour, making it perfect for shopping trips with the ladies and last-minute getaways. Available in brown with a gorgeous turquoise accent and super chic chain link handles, you will want to carry Prep wherever you go!

Whether you have found the one handbag you NEED to have, or can’t decide between these fun choices, look no further than Irv’s Luggage to satisfy your handbag needs! We can’t wait to see which ones you like the best!!