Before you invest in new luggage, try adding accessories to give your old pieces new life.
Maybe your old roller bag or college duffle aren’t quite cutting it any more.
Before you pop for that Louis Vuitton steamer trunk (we know but, really, how will you get it through the airport?), try these accessories that can give new life to your old standbys.
Here picks that add color, organization and a unique touch to both the inside and the outside of your old luggage.
Black bag. Black bag. Black bag. Don’t you hate it when you can barely identify your luggage at the baggage carousel because it seems everyone on your flight has the same suitcase? These fun, colorful tags are a quick and easy way to dress up your bag — and they’ll make baggage claiming a little easier.
The Tumi Luggage Tag (St. Jude) ($45) features a bright floral pattern that’s perfect for summer. For each luggage tag purchased, Tumi will donate $35 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Give your luggage a whimsical touch with the MacKenzie-Childs Butterfly Garden Luggage Tag ($25). The lovely butterfly print is accompanied by yellow accent stitching.
For a solid-colored option, the Ted Baker London Leather Luggage Tag ($45) is available in bold green and orange, as well as a pale pink.
Another fun and affordable way to give your luggage a makeover is by adding identifiers like handle wraps and straps. Not only will they add a fun pop of color to your suitcase, but these items also serve practical purposes. What could be better?
Available in aqua, lime and berry, the Travelon 2-piece Luggage Handle Wrap Set ($6) will brighten up your luggage, and make it more comfortable to carry your suitcase.
Pick your favorite striped pattern and put the Go Luggage Strap ($8) on your suitcase to give it a little personal touch. An added bonus is that it provides extra assurance that your bag will stay securely closed during the flight.
Keep your luggage safe in style — and add a colorful accent — with the Samsonite Travel Sentry 3-Dial Combination Lock in Floral ($10).
Packing jewelry can be a challenge, but the J.Crew Hanging Jewelry Holder (On sale for $18) allows you to safely and easily store your jewelry while you’re on the go. The black and red plaid organizer features multiple sections that will keep your jewelry tangle-free, and it conveniently folds up so it won’t take up too much space in your suitcase.
Keep your laundry separate from the rest of your luggage with the Kate Spade Don’t Air Dirty Laundry Bag ($48). You can thank us later.
The Tumi Packing Cube (On sale for $71) is a durable and versatile organizer. Use it to stow anything you’d like separate from the other items in your suitcase. It’s spacious but lightweight, so it won’t add a bunch of extra pounds to your bag.
Stow your toiletries and brighten up the interior of your suitcase with The Container Store’s More Rockin Moroccan Train Case ($13) The easy-to-clean vinyl material makes this case ideal for travel.