School’s out, Summer’s here, and everyone is going on vacation! Looking for something different to do? If you’ve “been there, done that” on the beach and amusement park scene and you’re looking for something a little different, why not turn your Summer Vacation into Shopping Vacation?

At the top of the list of the world’s premier shopping destinations, are New York City, Paris, and Milan. If you’re set to hit these fantastic locales, you’ll want new luggage sets to travel in first class style. Check out high-end luggage brands like Zero Halliburton, Rimowa, and Hartmann.  

With air travel, hard case also known as hard sided luggage is your best bet since it doesn’t show the wear and tear that soft luggage does. Simply wipe it down to remove the dust and dirt accumulated during its journey to your destination and it looks like new again. Luggage Source offers a wide variety of durable pieces including the classic Zero Air 28" Light Weight Spinner and the Zero Halliburton 28" Framed 4-Wheeled Suitcase. If you’re looking for something a little more affordable and more fun than the standard blue or black bag take a look at Heys USA Exotic Spinners.
Tiger Exotic Spinner Luggage

If you need to minimize your bag weight due to airline weight restrictions or you’re travelling by car to another of the world’s best shopping destinations like San Francisco, Miami Beach, or Chicago and you have space restrictions, you may want to consider a soft-sided set like the Delsey Helium Alliance 3 pc Set or the International Traveller Ion Frameless 3-Piece Spinner Set. Consider getting each family member different luggage colors to make packing and carrying duties a snap!

Don’t forget the kids…unless you want to! Children have specific luggage needs and if they have the right kind of bag they can manage their own bag, making it easier for you. They love smaller, fun pieces that are easy to tote and there are a wide variety of totes, backpackgs, and pull bags that are sized and designed with the needs of a child in mind. Check out La Bonte’s Luggage for their Trunki Children’s Riding Luggage or their Penguin Hardside Set. Both are sure to be a big hit with your little ones. The American Tourister Fieldbrook 4 Piece Luggage Set should fit the bill for your tweens.
Penguin Hardside Luggage for Kids

Of all the shopping destination possibilities, New York City is our favorite. If you’re ready to take on the town, don’t miss these top boutiques:

Jeffrey in the heart of the Meatpacking District is a fantastic one-stop shop for amazing designer pieces. Isabel Marant in SoHo offers effortlessly stylish luxe garb. Stop in at NYC icon and aptly named “girls’ playground” Henri Bendel on 5th Ave, then step down the street just a bit farther to visit the retail legend Bergdorf Goodman. End the day on Madison Avenue at the “fashionista’s mecca”, Barneys.

Looking for a unique home accent like designer bath towels, artsy throw pillows, hand-woven rugs, trend setting lighting and much more? Set aside an hour or two to explore ABC Carpet and Home. This home store is the place for all of those with an inner Martha Stewart.

Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 | Tagged as: fashion, holidays, shopping, travel

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