From Our Editors
Friendly associates acquaint shoppers with a staggering collection of sleek and functional luggage and travel accessories by brands including Kiva, Briggs and Riley Travelware, and Ogio. A Timbuk2 messenger bag ($85.00) embraces books and laptops with a waterproof lining to protect contents from wayward water balloons. Shoppers can carry items in a variety of stylish totes, or marvel as a Briggs & Riley carry all ($279.00) contains a two-section design for storage and flat packing while still squeezing into a plane's overhead compartment. Packing accessories such as the Eagle Creek Pack-It Caddy ($30) simplify travel, and a TSA-safe luggage lock ($9) defends bags from nosy neighboring cargo. Urban Baggerie can also add names and monograms in a variety of thread colors and styles with complimentary embroidery services, which help schoolchildren identify their backpacks or commit lengthy last names to memory.