The Shops at Columbus

10 Columbus Circle • New York City, NY 10019 • 212-823-6300

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Get Packing: Top Travel Essentials

You’ve booked the flight, reserved your hotel, and are ready to explore. But first you have to get through the most stressful part of any vacation — packing. What to bring and how to transport everything can send even the most experienced traveler into a panic. Relax: The Shops at Columbus Circle has all the travel essentials to help you skip the anxiety and start the fun.

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First stop is Tumi, which stocks all your travel must-haves. The new Larkin collection is perfect for business trips or vacations: Its bright blue palette makes a sophisticated statement, and its ballistic nylon fabric withstands anything that comes its way. Want a smartly designed carry-on suitcase? Tumi's Elisa Short Trip Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case has 360-degree wheels that make it easy to maneuver. It also expands — so you’ll be able to fit all those souvenirs you bought, too. Pair it with a Hayes Triple Compartment Tote, which features a padded laptop compartment, as well as pockets for your jewelry, phone, and electronics. It’s roomy but small enough to fit under the seat. Sporty types might prefer the Portola Convertible Backpack, which has plenty of pockets to keep you organized when you’re on-the-go.

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Don’t forget to pick up luggage tags for your bags. Coach offers hand-assembled leather tags in colors ranging from saddle to peacock blue. They’ll even add your initials for free, so you’ll always know which bag is yours. And if you’re someone who likes to travel with all your gadgets handy, be sure to pack Coach’s tech envelope, which will keep your phone or mini-tablet safe during your travels.

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After a long day of travel, nothing helps you relax like Aveda. Rub on the soothing Hand Relief and Foot Relief, and you’ll be de-stressed in no time. If you’re headed to a sunny spot, pick up the Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, which does double duty, gently cleansing and removing chlorine, salt, and product build-up.

No matter where you’re headed, you’ll get there in style with these travel basics. Bon yoyage!

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