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Range of the Month: Curio

If you need a new bag before your next trip, our latest range of the month has you covered.  Designed by heritage luggage brand American Tourister, the Curio range takes versatility to the next level. With its striking exterior, expandability function and innovative features, what more could you want in a suitcase?

American Tourister is renowned for staying one step ahead of luggage engineering technology. Thanks to this range’s lightweight structure, the Curio won’t weigh you down. Everyone knows how stressful checking in for a flight can be, not to mention the hassle of baggage collection – but with a lightweight item of luggage like the Curio, you shouldn’t have any trouble breezing in and out of the airport.

Crafted from hardwearing polypropylene, Curio suitcases are strong without being too heavy. This type of thermoplastic is designed to prevent dents and scratches, so you won’t have to worry about your bag losing its nice glossy finish.

What Makes Them So Popular?

The Curio’s striking looks undoubtedly contribute to its popularity, but this range’s clever features also deserve some credit. To keep your belongings safe from thieves, each suitcase comes with a TSA combination lock. Unlike standard luggage locks, which often need to be broken during routine checks, TSA combination locks allow appropriate security authorities to open and resecure your bag.

Also included is the winning combination of a soft-grip top carry handle and 360-degree wheels. These features allow for easy manoeuvrability, so you won’t have to worry about your suitcase tipping over every time you try to turn a corner.

Effortless Expandability

Who doesn’t like to shop while they travel? Whether you’re stocking up on duty-free items or buying souvenirs for the whole family, having a little extra room in your bag can come in handy. The Curio’s expandability features works by increasing the amount of space offered inside the suitcase, providing you several more litres packing capacity.

In addition to being expandable, the Curio’s interior also comes with elasticised packing straps, separate compartments for 50/50 packing, mesh pockets and a fabric divider.

The Curio range comes in 3 different sizes and 4 colours, including Black, White, Turquoise and Purple. Pick out your favourite style today!

Feature image courtesy of Samsonite Singapore. Please note colours pictured may not all be available. 

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3 of the Cheapest Travel Destinations in 2017

Who says you need tons of money to travel the world? If you’re dreaming of going on holiday but haven’t done so well with saving money, don’t let a lack of funds stand in the way of your wanderlust! To help you plan a budget-friendly trip, we’ve scoured the globe for the cheapest travel destinations.

Cambodia

As one of Southeast Asia’s hottest travel spots, Cambodia is the perfect place to have a lost-cost adventure. From Phnom Penh’s famous street markets to Siem Reap’s ancient temples, many the country’s most iconic attractions won’t cost you cent to visit.

If you’re happy to stay in a hostel, travellers shouldn’t have any trouble finding reasonably priced accommodation in Cambodia. Transportation is also pretty cheap, especially if you’re willing to travel by tuk-tuk. Whether you want to try local delicacies or stick with Western food, most meals won’t cost you more than $10.

Actually getting to Cambodia can be a little pricey, but you can easily save some money on your plane fare by booking your tickets well in advance and using cost comparison sites such as Skyscanner. To save even more money, carry-on only fares often cost less than those with baggage included. To make sure you bag meets international carry-on requirements, check out our range of cabin bags.

Melbourne

Melbourne might be known as one of the most expensive places to actually live, but visiting this vibrant city doesn’t have to break the bank.

These are just some of the things you can do in Melbourne for under $50:

  • Visit the Melbourne Museum
  • Get up close and personal with wildlife at the Melbourne Zoo
  • Dine out on delicious food at one of the many restaurants on Lygon Street
  • Cruise down the Yarra River on the ferry.

If you only plan on staying in Melbourne for a short while, our range of small suitcases would be the perfect accessory for your trip.

Sri Lanka

Located just south of India, Sri Lanka is renowned for offering low-cost luxury. With its pristine coastline, scenic tea plantations and lush jungles, this destination is both cheap and beautiful. Whether you’d prefer want to stay in an ocean-front resort or go trekking through the countryside, you can travel in style without blowing your budget.

If you don’t feel like navigating Sri Lanka’s public transport system (although it’s the cheapest option), you can hire your very own car driver for around $50 a day. No matter your style though, travellers who plan to do plenty of exploring in Sri Lanka should make sure to invest in a quality backpack.

If you’re still not sure where to go on holiday, check out our blog for more travel advice.

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Range of the Month: Pacsafe Citysafe CX

April’s range of the month is perfect for security-conscious travellers. With their slash-proof exteriors and lockable zippers, the Citysafe CX collection can keep your belongings out of harm’s way while you’re busy sightseeing. Designed by security specialists Pacsafe, this ultra-innovative range offers protection and style in equal measure. Every Citysafe CX bag has one clear purpose – to outsmart thieves. What’s more, the CX range features six stylish designs available in black and trendy blush pink. No matter where you’re headed, you can feel secure in any part of the world with a Citysafe accessory.

What Makes Them So Popular?

Most bags come with security enhancements these days, but the Citysafe CX range is in a league of its own. Pacsafe has been setting the standard in security-optimised luggage for two decades, offering travellers confidence and peace of mind. Despite their simple and stylish appearance, the Citysafe CX range is fitted with all kinds of highly engineered anti-theft features, including:

  • Interlocking zip pullers with anchor locks
  • Puncture-resistant zips
  • Carrysafe® Slashguard strap
  • eXomesh® Slashguard
  • RFID protection (this guards your credit card details from tech-savvy thieves)
  • Turn and lock security hooks.

From pickpockets to bag snatchers, these features are designed to stop thieves in their tracks. Apart from keeping your travel essentials locked away, the Citysafe range also comes in a versatile selection of on-trend colours and styles. With backpacks, crossbody bags, tote bags and wallets to choose from, there’s an accessory to suit every occasion.

Easy Organisation

While this range is most notable for its security features, the Citysafe’s other design components are just as innovative. Whether you need somewhere to stash your passport, camera, phone, credit cards or other essentials, keeping everything neat and tidy is easy. Organisation panels are available with several Citysafe CX bags, while the backpacks come with pockets and compartments in a variety of different sizes. Make sure to check out convertible backpack as well – you just have to fold up this clever design to turn it into a handy cross-body bag. Citysafe CX wallets are especially designed to fit smart phones, with plenty of room leftover for your cash and cards.

Whether you’re exploring a foreign destination or going out for coffee, a Citysafe bag can make every expedition just that little bit safer while maintaining a stylish edge. To enhance your personal security, browse the Citysafe CX range today – available exclusively at Bags to Go!

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Range of the Month: BlackWolf Cancun

Explore the outdoors in style with our latest range of the month, the BlackWolf Cancun backpacks. With their roomy interiors and handy features, these bags can keep you comfortable on even the steepest hiking trails. Whether you’re an experienced outdoor enthusiast or about to embark on your first ever camping trip, you can feel confident travelling with a BlackWolf Cancun backpack.

What Makes Them So Popular?

BlackWolf’s expertise in designing outdoor gear is evident throughout the Cancun range. These bags prove that you don’t need to blow your budget in order to invest in a high quality backpack. Even though they come with all the bells and whistles, BlackWolf Cancun bags are still affordable.

Designed especially for outdoor use, these backpacks are exceptionally light and comfortable, making them easy to carry over long distances. The BlackWolf Cancun’s minimalist design is quite deceptive – despite their relatively simple appearance, each backpack comes with an abundance of nifty features, including:

  • Bungee system (this feature makes it easy to strap excess gear to the outside of your bag, such as shoes or a sleeping bag)
  • Compression straps
  • Front access (perfect for keeping items such as your mobile or wallet within easy reach)
  • Internal organiser
  • Padded waist strap
  • Removable daypack
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Sternum strap, for easy weight distribution
  • Twin compartment.

Of all these features, the detachable daypack takes the cake in terms of innovation. Perfect for day excursions or even overnight trips, it can save you from having to carry the full contents of your backpack over shorter distances. Simply stash all your necessities in the daypack and leave your main backpack behind.

Room to Move

Are you worried that the BlackWolf Cancun range might not feature a backpack large enough for all your gear? Available in 70L and 80L capacities, both sizes have more than enough space to stash a range of outdoor necessities. Rather than allowing your belongings to get jumbled up, the internal organiser feature also makes it easy to keep the contents of your bag neat and tidy.

From Lime Green to Chilli, the BlackWolf range comes in several cool colours. If you’re in search of something more subtle, there’s also Black and Navy Blue options.

To start preparing for your next outdoor adventure, you can browse the BlackWolf Cancun range here.

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3 Travel Destinations You’ll See in Your Newsfeed this Year

Social media is a great source of wanderlust. Whether you’re ready to book a vacation or just dreaming of getting away, why not let your newsfeed inspire your next holiday? These 5 destinations are predicted to dominate travel trends in 2017!

Tasmania

Tasmania was one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, but recently its tourism industry has really taken off. Now, travellers from all over the world come to wonder at the state’s natural beauty, historical cities and unique attractions. From the bustling streets of Hobart to Launceston’s famous food and wine culture, there’s plenty to see and do. To plan your trip, check out Discover Tasmania for helpful tips and travel advice.

Tasmania’s weather can be a little unpredictable, so having a water resistant bag will come in handy. The Eagle Creek No Matt What duffle bag is constructed from a water repellent Bi-Tech fabric, making it the perfect option for a trip to Tasmania.

Indonesia

Whether you want to sun yourself at one of Seminyak’s beaches or unwind at a yoga retreat in Ubud, Indonesia has something for everyone. Made up of over 13,000 islands, this tropical destination is one of Australia’s closest neighbours. Known for its beautiful coastline, active volcanoes and vibrant culture, Indonesia is sure to make an appearance in your Facebook or Instagram feed a few times this year (at least!). It’s also great if you’re looking for a destination that’s easy to get to, as the plane ride is relatively short (it takes around 7 hours to fly from Sydney to Jakarta) and there’s plenty of airline options. Start mapping out your itinerary today by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.

Has social media inspired you to backpack through Indonesia? The High Sierra Composite backpack should be spacious enough to fit all your necessities. It even comes with a handy detachable day pack.

Iceland

If Iceland hasn’t popped up on your newsfeed yet, it’s only a matter of time. With its waterfalls and glaciers, this Nordic island nation is home to some of most amazing scenery in the world. From chasing the northern lights to enjoying Reykjavik’s famous nightlife, it’s the perfect place to visit for travellers in search of both adventure and relaxation. To learn more about this part of the world, check out Visit Iceland.

As its name would suggest, Iceland can get pretty chilly. For a piece of luggage that can fit all your bulky winter clothes, the American Tourister Air Force suitcase comes in a large size that boasts a spacious main compartment.

If you’re sick of seeing everyone on your friends list travelling the world, cure your envy by booking a holiday for yourself. Whether you plan on visiting one of the places listed above or another destination, Bags To Go is sure to stock an item of luggage that suits the trip you have in mind. Start browsing our online factory outlet here!

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Range of the Month: Serenade Handbags

Our latest range of the month can help you add a touch of sophistication to your everyday look. Perfect for fashionistas, each accessory in the Serenade range is made from genuine leather. Whether you’re a fan of bright colours or in search of something a little more subdued, this collection caters to all tastes. From the striking Cherry Rose design to the subtly chic Water Colour pattern, each handbag offers a different take on contemporary style.

What Makes Them So Popular?

Serenade handbags aren’t just pretty – they’re also tough. Unlike synthetic materials, real leather can last for years without showing any wear and tear. In addition to their durability, each handbag in this range is also fitted with the following handy features:

  • Lined interior featuring the Serenade logo
  • Generous main compartment
  • Zip closure
  • Solid metal studs to protect the bottom of the bag
  • Interior and exterior pockets
  • Compartment dividers
  • Protection dust bag for easy storage.

With so many places to store your possessions, Serenade handbags are ideal for daily use. You can either keep the contents of your bag within easy reach in an external pocket, or tucked safely away inside an internal zippered compartment. It doesn’t matter if you’re running errands, working, socialising or travelling – these accessories were made to suit every occasion.

Home Grown Style 

Serenade is famous for producing high quality leather goods. Established in 1997, the Serenade brand has since grown into an international fashion house, with teams of talented designers all over the world. The Serenade collection available at Bags To Go was designed in Australia, so you can be confident that it offers all the latest (and local) style trends.

If you need an accessory that can take you from day to night, these handbags are also highly versatile. Several of the styles featured in this range would look just as good with a cocktail dress as they would with a t-shirt and jeans, so you can use the same handbag during the day and at more formal events in the evening.

Beyond the Brand

Apart from the prestige associated with the Serenade brand, these handbags can do much more than just give you style cred. Available in different sizes and silhouettes, they make accessorising easy. It doesn’t matter if style of practicality is your top priority – these handbags offer both in equal measure. You can pick out your favourite Serenade handbag here.

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Range of the Month: Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack

Go back to school in style with our latest range of the month, the Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack. Available in 3 fun colours with heaps of handy features, it has everything your little one needs in a backpack to be prepared for school.

For your chance to win a Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack, enter the Mouths of Mums Back to School Survival Guide competition here.

What Makes Them So Popular?

It’s not just kids that are loving these funky backpacks. The convenient design is winning over mums and dads, too. Some of our favourite features include:

  • Large main compartment – perfect for carrying all of your child’s belongings.
  • Lower insulated cooler compartment – keeps their lunch cool and fresh.
  • Action Back Extreme harness system – for comfortable carrying.
  • A4 compatible – fits all of their exercise books without any squashing!
  • Organiser panel – keeps items organised and easy to find.
  • Side bottle pockets – easy access reminds your little one to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

With these features and more, you can send your child off to school organised for the day ahead.

Back to School in Style

Not only is the Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack practical, it also offers a trendy aesthetic that your child will love. With a contemporary urban look, your little one can choose from sleek Charcoal, bold Red or make a statement with Bronze. We have a colour to suit every child’s taste!

Cute and compact yet generous in size, the Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack measures 45 x 32 x 22cm, easily fitting all of their daily essentials.

Beyond the Playground

This durable backpack is not only perfect for school, it also makes a great overnight bag for those fun weekend sleepovers, or a day bag for sport matches. Whether your child is hitting the books, hanging with friends or headed to a game, the Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack can help keep their belongings safe and organised.

Check it out for yourself and choose your favourite colour here, or view the entire range of quality Caribee products here.

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3 Tips To Stop Things Getting Lost At School This Year

With the kids soon going back to school, it’s always exciting to buy a brand new uniform, shiny new stationery and a stylish new backpack. Parents know though, it also brings the hope that none of these items go missing within the first term.

If your child has had their fair share of belongings end up in lost property, there are a few ways you can help them stop losing their things.

  1. Get labelling

From their pencil case and book bag to their lunchbox and water bottle, put their name on absolutely everything. Use a label maker or a permanent marker to clearly label your child’s belongings with their full name. Adding their grade and class will be extra helpful for anyone who might stumble across your child’s belongings.

Stitching your child’s name into their school uniform and hat is a great way to keep track of their garments. It’s a wise idea to also include your phone number in case your little one leaves their hat, bag or jacket on the bus!

 

  1. Use luggage tags

There are only so many Disney characters featured on school bags. If your child is one of eight students donning the latest Frozen backpack, it might be a tough time for your little one to bring the right bag home. Make it easier for them by using a luggage tag to identify their bag.

Clearly label your child’s backpack while making it stand out with a bright coloured luggage tag. These are also perfect for schools that require uniform backpacks. Not only do they help spot your kid’s bag and avoid mix-ups, they’re also heaps of fun. With so many colours and designs to choose from, you can find the perfect tag to express your youngster’s personality!

  1. Make a checklist

A great way to remind your kids to bring everything home with them is to write a clear list of items in the front of their school diary or exercise book. This way, they can check the list to make sure they have everything in their bag before they leave the classroom.

By going over the checklist together when they get home, you’re more likely to track down that missing jumper than if weeks passed before your little one noticed it was gone. Don’t forget to reward them for remembering all their items – even just a fun sticker will encourage the positive behaviour to continue.

Avoid the frustration of having to replace your kid’s school items with these handy hints to stop them from getting lost. Got some helpful back to school tips of your own? Share them below!

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How to Know When It’s Time for New Luggage

Nearly everyone has that one piece of luggage they’ve relied on for years. Whether your favourite bag is falling apart or starting to look a little outdated, even the most reliable luggage needs replacing eventually.

Not sure if you need to invest in a new bag just yet? To keep your personal belongings safe while you travel, it’s essential to keep an eye on how your old luggage is holding up. If you’re worried it might need replacing, watch out for the following:

Stressed Out Seams

Seams can be a bag’s most vulnerable component. After years of wear and tear, the stitching can start to fray. If your luggage is literally bursting at the seams, it might be time for a replacement and we recommend investing in a bag with reinforced seams such as the No Matter What duffel bag by Eagle Creek. With super strong stitching in high-stress areas, this nifty duffel bag can handle plenty of wear and tear.

Outdated Features

A bag that looks old-fashioned (but not in a cool, retro way) can bring down your whole outfit. Not that fussed about fashion? Style shouldn’t be your only concern. If your bag’s appearance is outdated, chances are its design is too.

Older bags are usually heavy and hard to manoeuvre. Instead of sticking with a bulky old suitcase, consider treating yourself to a lighter piece of luggage before your next trip. Luggage manufacturing is pretty high-tech these days and many brands have invested in ultra-lightweight materials. Take Antler’s Juno suitcase for example. Constructed with polypropylene, this suitcase is much lighter and more durable than anything you could have bought a few decades ago. The larger size weighs just 4.2kg!

Dodgy Wheels

Spinner suitcases make travelling the world a breeze. But if your bag’s wheels don’t roll as smoothly as they used to, getting a new one might be your only option. The first sign that a suitcase needs replacing can often be seen in how smoothly it moves across surfaces. A quality spinner suitcase should be able to take on sharp corners and bumpy pavements without any difficulty. If the wheels are cracked or crooked, you will notice an immediate difference in your bag’s manoeuvrability.

There are plenty of spinner suitcases to choose from at Bags To Go. If you’re looking for something little flashy, try taking a Hartmann 7R suitcase for a spin.

Worn Out Fabric

Textile suitcases are always a popular option, but they can wear down over time. Even if any holes haven’t appeared in your bag yet, that doesn’t mean it’s not due to be replaced. If your bag is old enough, the fabric may have thinned so much in places that a rip could appear at any moment. Just think how inconvenient it would be for your bag to fall apart halfway through your trip!

If you want your next fabric bag to be really high quality, the Chatalet Soft Plus range by Delsey is luxurious yet practical.

We know it can be hard to give up on your favourite piece of luggage. If you’re worried that you might not be able to find a bag that’s just as dependable as your old one, we can help. Our online store has so many different options, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a suitable replacement!

 

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Range of the Month: Disney

Our latest range of the month is perfect for both the young and the young at heart. Featuring a variety of different styles, the Disney range isn’t just fun – it’s also versatile and features luggage to suit every occasion!

What Makes Them So Popular?

It’s not hard to figure out why the Disney range is so popular, and not just amongst kids. Whether you’re 5 or 55, the Disney aesthetic just never loses its charm for some people. Finding luggage that stands out from the crowd can be tricky, especially now that so many bags looks the same. But with a suitcase covered in a Mickey Mouse print, you won’t ever have to worry about accidentally picking up the wrong bag from a luggage carousel.

Need an excuse to buy a Disney-themed bag or travel accessory? Finding one is easy thanks to the variety of styles featured in this range. It includes the following:

  • Hardside wheeled suitcases
  • Softside wheeled suitcases
  • A beauty case
  • A comic book satchel
  • An overnight tote bag
  • A neck cushion
  • Backpacks
  • Wallets.

All of these items are decorated in Disney’s most iconic characters. If you’ve always wanted a bag featuring Mickey Mouse or Elsa and Anna from Frozen, the Disney range has got you covered.

Exceptional Durability

Despite not being the most professional looking collection of luggage, there’s no doubting the Disney range’s quality. Many of the bags and suitcases featured in this range are extremely durable. Are you looking for a piece of luggage that can withstand being lugged about by a young child? There are several durable options to choose from!

Our Favourite Styles

Regardless of which style you have your eye on in the Disney range, they all come with cool features. If you need help narrowing down your options, the hardside wheeled suitcases are especially popular. Available in small, medium and large, every size comes with rubber buffers for extra durability, 4 dual rotating wheels and a TSA combination lock. With their solid mirror finish, these suitcases are particularly tough. For those that need a slightly smaller piece of luggage, the Disney range also features a selection of nifty backpacks. The Mickey Mouse 17” Trolley Backpack features built-in wheels and a retractable handle, making it ideal for short trips. For a slightly more solid option child-sized option, the Frozen 19” Hardside Suitcase is small but sturdy.

You can browse the entire Disney range here, or check it out in person at your nearest Bags To Go outlet.