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SEASONAL STYLE: The Ultimate Hand Luggage Bag

Published date: 22 Jun 2017 09:31


Your flights are booked, the 'Out of Office' is on and you've memorised the destination guidebook - there's only one thing standing between you and the sun-drenched beach: Packing!

Holiday packing can be a bit of a chore, regardless of whether you're jetting off for a long weekend with friends or a fortnight with the family.  The bane of baggage costs, confusing suitcase sizing, liquid allowances and frantic last-minute repacking, can cast a shadow over even the best-planned breaks.  However, once your extensive holiday wardrobe is prepped and packed, it's time to address the less stressful task of organising a few in-flight luxuries and choosing the crucial carry-on bag.

Cramped cabins, dry air-con and the boredom of air travel can ruffle even the coolest of customers.  To make your journey a little more enjoyable, a few carefully curated essentials carried in a suitably sensible, yet seriously stylish carry-on bag will get your trip off to an excellent start.

A cabin bag needs to fill a number of criteria:

  • Sizeable enough to hold all your must-have luxuries yet compact enough to stow away in your overhead locker.
  • Be multi-functional. You want your bag to act as a useful carry on, but also as the perfect handbag to use when you reach your destination.
  • Have practical storage, including secure zipped compartments for valuables such as your passport and boarding pass, spacious internal pockets, card slots and external easy-to-reach pockets.
  • Easy to carry straps or handles – comfort is key when travelling.
  • Be functional yet fashionable.

When you’re travelling, that elusive feeling of being able to breeze through airport departures knowing that you’re well prepared plus looking the part is every savvy sun-seekers goal. Fashion Stylist, Eve Brannon offers her top picks of ZOHARA handbags to see you flight-fashionable this summer…

The EDGEWARE Handbag in Black

This stunning style features a comfortable adjustable strap so you can easily switch from a handbag to a cross body bag (if you have to hot-foot it to your departure gate!). Plus it will comfortably fit all your in-flight luxuries or your overnight essentials whether traveling for business or pleasure. £189.00


The BARKER Slouch Bag with Chain Detail in Coast Blue (see right)

Generous in size and supple in quality this is the perfect slouchy ‘throw-everything-in-and-go’ bag. The soft pebble leather contrasts with the bright yellow tassel making this style anything but ordinary. This bag has a detachable crossbody strap making it ideal for day trips when you reach your destination. {Also available in Tan and Grey} £179.00

The KNIGHTSBRIDGE Bowling Bag in Navy 

This retro-inspired bowling bag combines premium pebble leather and minimal metallic hardware to give a refined and elegant feel. Carry it by the top handles, or attach the adjustable strap to go hands-free and explore the city! {Also available in Sunset Yellow} £179.00


The RICHMOND Structured Bag in Tan 

This bag is spacious but the reinforced Saffiano leather, with contrasting coloured piping, means it holds its shape and will look fabulous no matter how many inflight luxurious you cram in!  Team with your favourite distressed denim shorts and a pair of espadrilles, then you'll be ready to grab your sunglasses and browse the markets in Marrakesh or walk the promenade in Paris. {Also available in Grey and Navy} £149

By Eve Brannon Fashion Stylist







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