Welcome to Out of Office, a series where we ask the experts about the items they never travel without. This time, we spoke with Shay Mitchell, actress and founder of the stylish luggage brand BÉIS.

By Madeline Diamond
Updated March 09, 2020
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From choosing the right luggage to remembering all your chargers and other tech accessories, packing for a trip isn't always an easy task. We decided to ask the experts about their travel must-haves in the hopes of making life a little easier for the rest of us. For this edition of Out of Office, we asked Shay Mitchell, actress and founder of BÉIS Travel, about the products she never travels without.

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Mitchell founded BÉIS, which launched in 2018, "after having traveled for years with bags that just didn't cut it...they were either nice looking and didn't keep me organized, or they were clunky and didn't last." Today, the brand features both carry-on and checked hardside luggage, backpacks, and totes, as well as helpful travel accessories, like garment bags, stroller caddies, and cosmetic cases.

Related: More travel must-haves

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Keep reading for Shay Mitchell's ultimate travel must-haves.

BÉIS Weekender

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"If I'm going out of town for a quick weekend trip, I would load up my, well, Weekender. The Weekender is one of our best-selling bags...it is also one of my favorites! It has a zip compartment on the bottom that I use for shoes, but has a hundred different uses. It opens up nice and wide so you can see everything you have, has organizational pockets on the inside and also the ever handy trolley pass-through if you, like me, don’t pack light!," Mitchell said.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $98

BÉIS Seatback Organizer

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In addition to luggage, Mitchell's brand is full of unique travel accessories, like this organizer that's designed to fold over an airplane seatback pocket. Organization is clearly important to Mitchell, who says staying organized while traveling is "about setting a precedent."

"I always make an effort to take the extra 30 seconds and make sure things go where the belong, but if things become messy while traveling it’s important to have a bag that has enough space and compartments to help facilitate easy organizing and cleaning up," she said.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $34

myCharge Portable Charger

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A compact yet powerful portable charger that allows you to power up multiple devices at once will be sure to make traveling much easier. Mitchell touted this charger as one of her top travel must-haves.

To buy: amazon.com, $100

La Mer The Hydrating Facial

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Hydrating face masks are another travel must-have, according to Mitchell, especially this set from luxury beauty brand La Mer.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $250 for set of six masks

SuperGoop Sunscreen

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"There are two things I never leave home without no matter my destination. SPF and a reusable water bottle," Mitchell said. She prefers Supergoop, which makes vegan and cruelty-free sunscreens for face and body.

To buy: Unseen Sunscreen, nordstrom.com, $34; Play Sunscreen, nordstrom.com, from $22

BÉIS Luggage Set

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When asked about packing tips to help maximize space, Mitchell was quick to answer. "Pay for the additional checked bag!" she said. "In all seriousness though, having tons of compartments, sleeves, and pockets (like our BÉIS products) makes a huge difference."

In addition to the rolling suitcases, Mitchell called out the brand's BÉIS Packing Cubes and just launched lingerie packing cubes, which she says "will make you feel great, and will absolutely keep you organized."

To buy: The 21-inch Rolling Spinner Suitcase, nordstrom.com, $198; the 29-inch Rolling Spinner Suitcase, nordstrom.com, $278

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