When I travel, I travel with carry-on luggage only. I take my favorite, lightweight, carry-on spinner (this style in another color) and a leather duffel bag as my personal item. My usual duffel (seen here) that I’ve been traveling with for 10 years is in need of a repair. Furthermore, estimates for that repair exceed what I paid for the bag. So, I’ve been shopping for a replacement because a duffel is one of my travel essentials.
I initially bought the popular Madewell Transport weekender but decided it was too big to carry as my personal item. It’s such a beautiful bag though. Just as I was browsing and seriously considering some pricier alternatives, the Sole Society ‘Cassidy’ faux leather duffel appeared (through the magic of cookies) as a suggested item. I clicked through and noticed that the bag usually retails for an affordable $69.95, but is only $45.90 at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale pricing. It’s also available in a few colors, including a dark cognac, the exact color I want. I ordered it, it arrived, and I love it. I’ll definitely let you see how I pack it for an upcoming trip. In the meantime, check out all these cool travel essentials I had initially overlooked in the #NSale.
Travel essentials in the #NSale:
Monogram passport holder and luggage tag set, $48.90 (after $73)
Thong sandal, $139.90 (after $225)
Sunglasses, $112.90 (after $169.00)
Mac ‘Look in a Bag’, $39.50 ($71.50 value)
Faux leather travel duffel, $45.90 (after $69.95)*
*The duffel has been selling out and popping back online. Be sure to check your local stores as well. If you’re in St. Louis, the West County Nordstrom has it in stock.