We made it to vacation season, baby.
But if you’re bad at packing lightly or just don’t have the appropriate luggage for the length of your trip, you may be more in panic mode than mimosa mode.
You probably don’t have time to research smart luggage, and Macy’s knows that we didn’t all get the fancy luggage we asked for over the holidays. Numerous hardside expandable suitcases from Tumi are on sale, ranging from the 22-inch International Carry-On to the 26-inch Short-Trip Expandable Spinner. FYI, sales on this gold-standard brand are rare: The same bags are still full price ($675 or $725, depending on the size) at Amazon and on Tumi’s site.
There are a few benefits to hardside luggage:
Your stuff won’t get crushed. Luggage with hard shells doesn’t always have room to give, but these particular suitcases are expandable (up to 11 inches total) and have organized interior pockets to prevent your belongings from being thrown around.
They’re durable. Travel bags go through some serious wear and tear, and soft shell luggage is begging for holes or dented corners. Hardshell luggage isn’t immune to scuffs, but it’ll stand the test of time better.
They’re easy to clean. There’s no point in getting cute fabric luggage when it’s going to be thrown in a pile with dirty wheels from other suitcases, let alone splashes or spills. Smooth plastic luggage wipes clean, and you’re gonna want that — Tumi’s V3 collection is full of adorable floral and watercolor patterns, a few of which are part of the sale.
Tumi’s V3 collection is polycarbonate and their lightest line yet, weighing in at just over seven pounds. Other features include 4 recessed dual wheels, a three-stage telescoping handle, and a TSA-integrated lock.
Regularly $675 to $725, you can save up to $206 (that’s 30%!) and get a new Tumi hardside suitcase for as low as $469.