To say I’ve had my eye on this Diane von Furstenberg luggage set for a while would be an understatement. After extensive stalking online for months after consulting the Lifehacker guide The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year and shopping around doing price comparisons, it finally went on sale this spring. But I patiently waited it out, hoping for a “closeout” deal, which is Macy’s absolute lowest pricing and am happy to say it’s finally mine! I also saved an additional 20% using a Macy’s sale coupon. Score! Since the first piece of the set arrived last Friday, I’ve been trolling Expedia for vacation ideas because I’m dying to use it. It’s such a unique color and style, it will be a breeze to spot at baggage claim, too.
This Luggage Pros “Luggage Size Guide” was another great resource I used to help determine which pieces I wanted to invest in. Initially, I was set on just the 28″ for checking, a 22″ for carry-on and the 20″ rolling bowler duffel for overnight or weekend trips, but added the 24″ to complete the set at the last minute, just so I can see it in person to decide if I think I’d use it. Generally, I try to avoid checking luggage as much as possible since a carry-on expedites travel and keeps things simple (great article here on this subject, by Rands in Repose), but figured if the price is right, it’d be better to have it.