Just like some people can never have too many shoes, some cannot have too many pieces of luggage. Whether you want to travel in style, comfort or luxury, a good functional piece of luggage can almost make or break your trip. Whether for business travel, spa travel, leisure travel or luxury travel, one always need to shop for a version of their own personal steamer trunk. Here are the top places for luggage shopping in Atlanta.
Leather & Luggage Depot
1151 Chattahoochee Ave. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Leather & Luggage Depot has been open since 1992 and it lies right in the heart of the Chattahoochee area of Atlanta. This area is near Interstate I-75 and Howell Mill Road. In the 6,000-square-foot store, one can find the big names and collections like the Travel Pro Platinum Magna Collection, while still being on the lookout for the newer stylish luggage companies like Lo and Sons. It also collects used luggage for the charity “My Sister’s House,” which is a homeless shelter. Furthermore, Leather & Luggage Depot donates luggage to the USDA for dog training for the international airport passenger clearance department.
1019 Virginia Ave. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Sometimes you do not need a luggage store to finds items for your trip when searching for the perfect accessories. One item that should always be on your packing list is a scarf. At Mooncake, you will find a wide array of scarves. One that is larger of medium weight can even turn into a little coverlet for a chilly plane ride. Many types of handbags are here as well as other travel-friendly clothes. You can also find some great crossover bags to go with your Tumi Leger International Carry-On. Do not leave the store without trying on one of the ankle-length skirts which are perfect for comfortable travel.
Hand In Pocket
1675 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 405
Smyrna, GA 30080
For those whose wardrobe must be both hip and stylish while traveling, a visit to Hand in Pocket is a must. One of its most versatile items for travelers is the Eight Sixty Emerald City Tank. This tank appeals to most because it works for most on so many levels. It can go to the park or dinner with just a change of accessories. Also pick up a wide brim hat while here to shade you from sun rays.
3430 Lang Ave.
Hapeville, GA 30354
To shop here you, may have thought you had to be an airline employee, but you don’t have to work for Delta or any airline. Many come here and while getting repairs done, they pick up some of the most functional luggage known to all. Of course, airline employees would be those who know the good stuff. This store has lots of luggage along with identification tags, lunch bags and various handy items. Many would make great gifts.
Most from Atlanta buys its luggage online at places like Ebay, Amazon and Genius Pack. Genius Pack is the first in the world as a luggage brand to focus primarily on extreme innovation when it comes to travel products. Its motto is that all products should be extremely functional and feature new ideas worthy of their own patent. How does a piece of luggage sound with its own packing list, umbrella, speaking and phone charger?
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Ava Roxanne Stritt is a Freelance Travel Writer and the editor of SpaTravelGal.com in Atlanta. She has more than 25,000 Twitter followers and additional others on her numerous platforms. Her areas of expertise include spa travel, luxury resorts, North American travel, Caribbean travel and travel in Britain. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.