This past Fall/Winter New York Fashion Week was actually unplanned – sort of. Every season, I’m always tempted to head to Europe right after NYFW because it’s so much closer there (about 7 hours from NYC to Europe, which is essentially the same amount of time it takes to fly back to LA, versus a 13+ hour flight from LA to Europe!) but the thought of packing for both was always daunting. I would have to pack outfits that were Fashion Week worthy in addition to what I planned to wear in Europe. This season, we were actually planning to skip fashion week for a trip to Barcelona, Spain, but since our flight would have to connect in New York anyway, we decided to head out a few days early, catch some of my favorite runway shows in New York and then head overseas. We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Giraffe which was conveniently located in the Flat Iron District. I figured the extra days in between were perfect to ease into the time difference and hopefully evade the dreaded transatlantic jet lag. Alas, the same issues remained – how am I going to pack for both trips? With it being Winter on the East Coast, this meant a lot of heavy coats and clothing in addition to the lighter items I’d want to wear in Europe where the weather was much more mild. I knew I had a lot to pack and I also knew I didn’t want to struggle with multiple check-in bags at every airport stop. That’s when Luggage Free came in.
Luggage Free is a premium luggage shipping service that can help you ship your luggage domestically as well as internationally. From the get-go, the process was easy and efficient. They let me know exactly when they would pick up my luggage as well as the timeframe it’s expected to arrive at my destination. My game plan was to send 1 piece of luggage directly to Spain (which would contain most of the items we’ll need there), 1 piece from NYFW back home before heading to Spain (which included heavier items that I needed for NYFW but not in Europe) and then 2 from Spain back home after our trip was over to ease the return trip load. Luggage Free made this so incredibly… easy! Their offerings included a courier service so all I had to do was pack my bag and they came right to our door to pick it up and even easier from the hotel where we just had to leave our luggage with our hotel’s concierge to be picked up. They sent me tracking updates and also emailed me with additional details and updates every step of the way. When we arrived in Spain and checked into our hotel, the bag we had sent was already there waiting for us – zero airport check-in luggage hassle! Leaving Spain was a little different because… well, because I like to shop you guys 😉 so this meant in addition to the luggage we were shipping back, we had 2 new luggages to bring back but it was 2 check-in bags versus the 4 it would have been, which was easy peasy! When we got home to Los Angeles, the bags from New York were already here waiting for us and the luggage from Spain came just a couple days later! I was amazed by how easy this was and baffled that it took me this long to try it! So many nightmares of past trips with miserably heavy luggages being dragged around – my travel game will be forever changed by Luggage Free! I don’t think I could ever travel for long durations without using their services again!
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Photos by Chris Dyer.
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