Pack it up!

Travel in style with these holiday essentials.

Anumeha Chaturvedi        Print Edition: Feb 8, 2009

The tickets are booked, the itinerary is in place and it’s time for the part most of us would rather do without— the packing. The key is to find sturdy little pieces that can handle a weekend’s worth of clothes, toiletries and other holiday paraphernalia so you can jet, set and go. But what do you take, how do you pick? We’ve browsed through countless stores and put together a list of travel must-haves that you could invest in this season. Not just bags, but the stuff you put in them. Happy packing!

1. Eole Monogram from Louis Vuitton A carry-on bag with natural leather trimmings, multiple pockets and anti-skid wheels. Rs 85,500 to Rs 1,02,000

2. Sunglasses in a sleek wireframe design with a brown leather hard case from Aigner. Rs 9,600

3. Brown wallet in vegetable tanned calfskin from Aigner Vegetable tanning is a lengthy process that gives a clear, granulated finish that only improves with age. Rs 11,500

4. Vichy norma derm deep cleansing gel Unblocks and purifies pores. Exfoliates and refines skin texture. Rs 150

5. Brown Hidesign pouch in vegetable tanned leather Each hide is hand-rubbed with aniline dyes, which imparts that natural, rugged look and feel. Rs 1,095

6. City Guides from Louis Vuitton For 10 years, the Louis Vuitton City Guides have been capturing the spirit of cities. The 2009 edition includes individual volumes on five new cities: Mumbai, Miami, New York, Paris and Tokyo. Rs 1,600 per city guide

7. Sony Handycam HDR-TG1E The Handycam records Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video and has a tough, scratch-resistant titanium body. It comes with a special face detection technology and 5.1 ch surround sound. Rs 39,990

8. Cybershot DSC T77 from Sony Features include intelligent scene recognition technology, a shutter which clicks automatically when you smile, and a dynamic range optimiser, that ensures a better balance between bright highlights and deep shadows. Rs 17,990

9. Vichy Nutrilogie Intensive care moisturizer for dry skin Travel can dry you out, especially flying. Nutrilogie’s sphingo lipid technology regenerates your skin and provides protection all day long. Rs 1,290

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