The designer bag is great for travelling for a lot of reasons. They’re beautiful, give any outfit a polished look, and are sturdy enough that you don’t have to worry about them breaking in the middle of a trip.
However, you probably have some concerns about travelling with it. This blog post will give you our best tips and tricks for toting your bag around as you jet around the country and beyond!
First off, should you bring your designer bag at all?
Just because you have a designer bag that you love doesn’t mean it’s the most appropriate choice. Think about your occasion before you choose to bring your bag, and ask yourself it’s really the right time to bring your bag at all.
Some questions to ask yourself when you’re deciding:
- Will you be someplace where a designer bag might attract pickpockets or thieves?
- Will you be in a place where the expensive name brand might make others feel uncomfortable?
- Will you be going someplace where you won’t be able to keep dirt off of your bag?
- Is your bag very flashy or brightly colored?
If your bag is going to make you stick out in a bad way and endanger you, then don’t bring it. Period.
Don’t check them.
This one might seem obvious, but never ever check your designer bags. Even if they’re ensured or the airline has generous reimbursement policies. Just. Don’t. Do. It.
Keep you precious items close, and only bring your designer bags in carry on. Luggage handlers try their best to keep track of bags, but after all, there’s nothing that can ruin a trip faster than losing a very expensive investment bag because an airline got careless.
So, with that in mind, always carry your bags on, and try to keep them under the seat in front of you whenever you can. Overhead bins are bigger, but the last thing you need is someone crushing your Birkin under their clunky hard body suitcase.
Speaking of carry-on, how should you best care for your bags when they’re in your carryon?
Bring other bags!
When you’re sending your bag through the security scanner, putting it in the overhead bins, or storing it underneath the seat in front of you, don’t leave your bag unprotected.
Bring a small, protective bag to wrap up your purse in if you’re going to be exposing it to the harsh and germy surfaces of a public airport. Grocery totes work well for this, or, if you want your bag to be really secure, you could use a dust bag, which will cinch at the top and keep out any dust and grime.
Use Common Sense
If you’re traveling with a designer bag, all you really have to do is use caution to protect your bag. It’s definitely possible to travel with them when you take the basic precautions we’ve suggested here.
The only other tip is to enjoy yourself on your travels!
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