If your summer travels did a number on your already-tattered suitcase, it might be time to invest in a new one. Luckily, you don’t actually have to “invest,” as this Brookstone carry-on is on sale right now for a mere 80 bucks. And according to stylist Tasha Green Spice, whom we spoke to for our guide to the best luggage, it’s both indestructible and Goldilocks-perfect when it comes to size. Here’s her full report: “I saw a chartreuse version (they call it ‘Asparagus,’ but ugh) in a Brookstone store window once, and that color is my weakness, so I went in to check it out. The salesperson threw the suitcase across the room to demonstrate how indestructible it was. That made the sale. I took that suitcase twice a year to the men’s collections in Milan when I was fashion editor at Departures and The Wall Street Journal, and it was able to accommodate many an outfit plus shoes for those trips. Now that I live in Portland, I’m still able to get a lot of mileage out of it, with trips back to the East Coast to see family and friends. It’s great when picking up your luggage at baggage claim to recognize it immediately (chartreuse!) in a sea of black nylon. The size is Goldilocks-perfect — not too big, not too small. And the expandable aspect helps fit things I’ve bought for the return trip, too.”
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