Awesome Travel Accessories Worth Investing In
Briggs & Riley Sympatico International Carry-On Expandable Spinner
This newly-launched carry-on features an innovative CX™ compression technology (the first of its kind), allowing you to pack up to 25 percent more than traditional hard-side suitcases. There's also self-repairing zippers, adjustable garment panels (to keep clothes wrinkle-free), and three timeless colors (marine blue, burgundy, and black) to pick from. Even better? Every piece is backed by a lifetime guarantee, so you can travel with style and peace of mind.
To buy: ebags.com, $529
Tom Ford Ombre Leather 16 Atomizer EDP
The renowned designer took inspiration from this season's collection for his latest fragrance. A heady blend of violet leaf, cardamom, jasmine, and of course, leather, it's equally beguiling on men and women, and long lasting. (You only need a couple spritzes to carry you from day to night.) This version ticks off all the travel-friendly boxes, too, as it's perfectly portable, refillable, and looks especially handsome wrapped in dark leather.
Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Toothbrush
It's easy to let good habits slide while traveling, but don't let dental hygiene be one of them. The first toothbrush of its kind, it uses Bluetooth technology to track how you brush your teeth in real time, reveals trouble spots, and signals when you need to adjust your brushing location and pressure. The long-lasting rechargeable battery – it lasts 2 weeks when fully charged – and sleek travel case make it a no-brainer for stowing away in your bag.
To buy: amazon.com, $200
Arguably the perfect travel shoe, these flats are lightweight, easy to slip on and off, machine washable, and wick away moisture. (Translation: you won't have to worry about stinky feet.) And they're gentle on the environment. Each pair is created with 3D knitting technology from old plastic bottles and saves approximately 16 of them from landfills. And their versatile style pairs effortlessly with everything, from comfy, flight-friendly layers to a little black dress.
To buy: rothys.com, $125-$145
Leatherology Monogrammed Luggage Tag
Remove the guesswork from identifying which is yours from the sea of bags on the carousel with a colorful, monogrammed luggage tag. The leather is soft and supple and it snaps shut (so your personal information won't be exposed to the world. Plus it breaks in beautifully so it'll still look good after years of use. (Hint: these also make excellent stocking stuffers.)
To buy: leatherology.com, $25
Odin New York 07 Tanoke Votive Candle
Even the plushest hotel rooms feel warmer and cozier after lighting up this travel candle by the beloved New York-based fragrance brand. The scent draws inspiration from the California coast, with its woody, subtly spicy blend of redwood, bitter orange, and incense. It's like bringing a piece of the great outdoors in. Plus, the black glass, wax, and lid look so, so chic.
To buy: shopspring.com, $30
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
When traveling, swap out those big, clunky headphones with these instead. They're discreet, don't take up much space, fit comfortably in the ears, and do a terrific job of tuning out everything you don't want to hear, from screaming children to strangers' conversations. And when you do need to hear what's around you, just click on the smart "Aware" feature.
To buy: ebags.com, $249
R+Co Death Valley Travel Size Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a travel must. Why? Not only does it instantly add volume to limp locks, it also soaks up excess oil from greasy roots. (Meaning: it'll come to the rescue when you're on the road and don't have time to hit the shower.) This version stands out from the rest, as it's fortified with rice protein and vitamins, and imparts hair with a sultry scent of bergamot, fig, and cedar. It couldn't be easier to use, either: Simply spray and go.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $17
S'well Teakwood Water Bottle
Since carrying your own refillable water bottle is a good habit to get into – for the environment and your health – pick one that's both stylish and versatile, like this. The triple-walled stainless steel bottle is BPA-free and keeps drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot for 12. And the hand-painted finish ensures each is truly one-of-a-kind.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $35
Goorin Bros. Bishop Leather Fedora Hat
For one reason or another, even perfectly coiffed hair falls flat after a flight. And that's when this hat made with water-resistant suede from the fourth generation San Francisco-based company comes to the rescue. And since you've got enough to lug around while on the road, you'll appreciate the handy secret pocket – perfect for stashing cash, credit cards, hotel keys – discreetly stitched into the hat's interior lining.
To buy: goorin.com, $180