Packing for a trip, whether work or leisure, can be an overwhelming task for many, and act as an obstacle that hangs over one’s head before departing. From having the right bag and suitcases to packing the right clothing, there is a lot of thought that goes into this highly unanticipated chore.
While packing for a trip to the Cote d’Azur, I was reminded how I, like many, do not enjoy the task of packing. I searched for the appropriate size suitcase, located outfits, and also needed an appropriate carry-on piece to hold all the extras such as electronics and valuables. Throughout my packing experience, I was exposed to a new online boutique that offers all things travel and luggage, Portmantos.
The concept of Portmantos is quite unique in the online world, so the site instantly caught my attention as I was placing piles of clothing into my suitcase. The experience is designed to mirror the refinement experienced by discerning consumers who frequent the world’s most lavish boutiques. As a result, for an online retailer, Portmantos offers a truly personalized shopping experience with hand-selected products, exclusive benefits, concierge services, VIP programming, and white-glove delivery.
I always travel with a carry-on that is versatile; one that can hold clothes to utilize immediately upon arrival as well as valuables and electronics. I clicked onto Portmantos, and found a great Jack Spade duffle that would fit the bill perfectly. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to grab a great travel bag and experience the portmantos service firsthand.
While I do not live within the range for same-day white glove delivery, the bag arrived nicely on my doorstep the next day. I was thrilled to see the box at the doorsteps, opened the bag, and began filling with all my carry-on “essentials.” (Check out my packing tips for Nice). The package included a note that really embodies the Portmantos philosophy and mission. I stuffed the bag with, perhaps, slightly more than the “essentials”, but last but not least, I tucked my passport into the pocket and was out the door!
The next time I need a new piece of luggage or any travel accessory, I will be sure to point my browser towards Portmantos. The array of styles both modern and classic ensure something perfect for your specific travel occasion.
- Wes Holland