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Best for Passport/Wallet 
Roots Village Pack, $98
Best Multi-Purpose Purse
Stella & Dot Waverly Three Way, $258
The must have bag for ultimate versatility. The Waverly Three Way Bag can be worn long or folded with the removable curbchain strap, or as a large clutch. Made with premium lambskin, and our customized zipper pull in shiny nickel finish. All handbags are finished with our signature clover lining, and will arrive in style in a Stella & Dot signature clover dust bag.
Best for You and Baby
Hula Hoop Carry-All Messenger Bag, $102 
Whether you’re changing diapers or changing time zones, this stylish messenger is stacked with clever features to keep you organized on the go. Included is an easy-access cell phone pocket, two water bottle holders (perfect for baby bottles), stroller straps that tuck away when not in use, a ventilated compartment, plus a changing pad and a bonus drawstring bag for dirty clothes or diapers. The Hula Hoop’s slimmer shape sits comfortably across the body keeping your hands free to tackle other tasks (like taming a tot!). So use this brilliant bag as your personal carryall or take advantage of all its baby-friendly features—either way, there’s no denying the Hula Hoop can handle it. 
Best Business
Piquadro, $275.
Available at Winners
Best Weekender (Retro)
Fossil Key Per Duffle, $240
Retro print lends a cool vintage look to a water-resistant surplus duffel with leather trim. Dual rolled handles and a clip-on canvas strap with adjustable buckle provide styling versatility.
  • Top zip closure.
  • Exterior slip pockets.
  • Interior zip, wall and cell phone pockets.
  • Protective metal feet.
  • Print lining.
  • Coated canvas with leather trim.
Available at The Bay
Best Weekender (Multifunctional)
Airbus Weekender, $123
This big bus takes flight with a slew of smart features to keep you organized wherever the weekend takes you. It’s got lots of Lug staples, like a ventilated compartment for shoes or dirty clothes; a comfy, removable shoulder strap; a hidden water bottle pocket; a clear-coated, wipeable bottom for easy cleaning; and, of course, a luggage strap that slips over a rolling bag handle for easy transport (not that you’ll need the additional luggage with this behemoth of a bag!). Then we kicked it up a notch by adding a magnetic pocket right in front for easy access to magazines, documents, or other reading materials, plus another front zip pocket with soft-lined pouches for electronics, pen holders to keep you organized, and a key fob to keep your keys in check. We didn’t skimp on style either; The Airbus features our two-tone material for a sophisticated appeal.
Best Carry-On Lightweight
Travelpro Travel Lite 19” Expandable Upright Spinner, $130
All pieces lined. Identification tag carries owner’s name and address. Nylon coil self-repairing zippers, #8 and #5 zippers on main openings. Main compartment of each piece features sliders which can be locked for added security. Reinforced corners protect wear points from rough baggage handling. Push-button retractable handle locks into place when extended. Top & side carry handle for convenient carrying options.  “Spin 360°” 4 wheels system allow bags to move in all direction easily. Expansion feature for extra packing capacity. Front zippered pockets ideal for last minute travel necessities. Zippered mesh pocket on inside lid. Interior tie-down straps help keep all of your packed items secure. One-piece carry handle for easy lifting when storing in overhead bin or trunk of car.

Available at The Bay or Sears. And www.holiday.ca 

Best Carry-On Hard Case
Ricardo Beverly Hills Glendale Collection, $110.97
Travel in style with the ultra-sleek Ricardo Beverly Hills Glendale luggage 3-piece set featuring impact resistant Polypropylene material, a 4-wheel spinner for easy mobility and a multi locking handle system. The cases can withstand up to 400lbs pressure and feature two full compartments for packing flexibility.  All uprights are fully lined to keep your belongings safe and intact while the modern look and feel of the luggage makes them both stylish and functional.  
Available at The Bay

Best Kids Carry-On

Mackenzie Boys & Girls Luggage, $124
Small Mackenzie Boys’ & Girls’ Luggage
  • Sized as the perfect carry-on, Pottery Barn Kids ultradurable Small Mackenzie Luggage travels in style, with kid-friendly handles and easy-access compartments.
  • 13" wide x 7.5" deep x 17.5" high 
  • Made from rugged, water-resistant 600-denier polyester. 
  • Features sturdy wheels that make even heavy loads easy to tote. 
  • Heavy-duty metal handles and tough nylon zippers stand up to years of use. 
  • Detailed with reflective threads for safety. 
Pottery Barn Kids, 1-877-770-7231, www.potterybarnkids.com   

Best Wheely Duffel Bag
Foxy Jeans Fantasy Wheeled Duffle Bag, $125
Retractable handle locks into place when extended. 
Double carry handle with wrap and velcro closure. 
“U” top zippered opening for easy access.
Inline ball bearing wheels for easy pushing and pulling.
Available at The Bay & www.holiday.ca
Best Hard Case/Long Haul
Heys 30" Winter Rose Print Luggage, $349.99
The Winter Rose is simply stunning they give new meaning to the term fashionable luggage.The prints are specially embedded into the polycarbonate composite material polycarbonate being the same material used in the making of bullet-proof glass. The prints are also protected by a layer of clear coat paint that gives it its shine and luster. To give you even further protection we have included a special travel bag for each piece so that you can keep them looking like new for your many travels to come.As with all Heys luggage, the Spinners are incredibly lightweight, and feel even lighter when you roll them on their ultra-smooth Japanese made spinner wheels. The cases have a zippered opening system, with the 30 and 26 sizes being expandable, and all 3 pieces having a Built-In TSA locks that are fixed to the body of the luggage. When opened, the Exotic Spinners reveal their inner beauty with their specially lined interior and built-in divider with mesh pocket.Words alone cannot do the Winter Rose justice Just be prepared for the many people that will stop and ask your where you got your luggage.
Available at Sears or www.heys.ca

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