Colourful, wheeled and trendy!

April – July seems to the peak time for luggage dealers. Summer vacations is when the people flock to buy suitcases and bags.

It’s time for summer vacations. Outings and travel are at its peak. People prefer coloured and textured bags making the military fatigue suitcase covers a passe. No more heavy luggages either. With more people opting to travel by air, baggage weight limits have also become a factor for the change in trend.

April – July seems to the peak time for luggage dealers. Summer vacations is when the people flock to buy suitcases and bags.

People prefer suitcases made of polycarbonate plastic, as they are lightweight, durable and trendy. These bags come with a choice of two and four wheels. They are colourful and even have prints.

Polycarbonate Plastic suitcases. Pic: Anisha Nair

However, the luggage dealers believe that the trend of fabric bags with teflon coating, which are waterproof and durable, is at the top. These bags come in various styles like bags with laptop pouches for businessmen. In addition, these bags are flexible and can hold more luggage. Therefore, these bags are preferred even for family outings.

Teflon coated fabric suitcases. Pic: Anisha Nair

These suitcases are available for a price of Rs. 2500 to Rs. 20,000 depending on the brand that you choose.

Something that you cannot afford to miss out while buying suitcase is lock. Travel sentry is the global standard for travel security and locks approved by Travel Sentry are officially recognised and accepted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). These locks are unbreakable and secure. The airport authorities can open it without having to break open the lock. These locks are available from a price range of Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000.

Here are a few stores you can check out for Travel luggage and accessories.


Samsonite & American Tourister: 641, 80 ft road, 4th block, Koramangala

V.I.P: 646, 17th main, 100 ft road, 6th block, Koramangala


American Tourister: No.28, 9th Main, 4th Block, Jayanagar


Twenty-Four Luggages: 92, Opp. Reliance fresh, 100 ft road, BTM 1st Stage

V.I.P: Shoppers stop Ltd., Commerce @ Mantri, Ground Floor, N.S. Palya, Bannerghatta Main road

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