Tourism is one of Scottsdale’s economy-boosting drivers. Along with having the leading number of luxury spa destinations in the country, Scottsdale’s growing number of upscale restaurants, nightclubs, shopping centers, and galleries have made the city a popular vacation destination.
Whether this is your first trip to Scottsdale or you’re a seasoned globetrotter, it’s always helpful to have a rundown of quality items to take on your travels.
A Spacious, Lightweight Luggage
When preparing for an out-of-town trip, be it for business or pleasure, decisions on what clothing, shoes, and accessories to bring can be quite tricky. But no matter the climate or occasion, there is one item that is sure to tag along — a luggage that will house the rest of your travel essentials. There are extensive arrays of luxury luggage offering function as well as chic design, with collections ranging from elegant to vibrant exteriors.
For instance, the Gucci Tian GG Supreme is one of the more recognizable signature elements from Gucci during Alessandro Michele’s tenure. The Tian print, which overlays a contemporary print inspired by Chinese tapestries and screens from the 18th century, atop the brand’s signature GG Supreme canvas. The work of art fits the bill for function while ticking the style box with its mesmerizing pattern, and overarching Italian design complemented by a refined leather trim.
If you’re not too keen on prints and patterns, globetrotters can never go wrong with one of Louis Vuitton’s travel creations. The Louis Vuitton Horizon 55 combines luxury with craftsmanship to provide the ultimate luggage sophistication. The line comes in a variety of exciting colored epi leather which can be customized with stripes and initials of choice.
A Handy Trunk
Stressing once again that you can’t go wrong with an original Louis Vuitton, the fashion house is synonymous with exotic travel. The Boîte Flacons, a small vanity trunk, has the classic “LV” monogram canvas. The built-in adjustable leather straps can hold large bottles, while the trunk itself can carry makeup, fragrances, accessories, and other essentials.
A carry-on is crucial to gain immediate access to necessities like your wallet, phone, and passport without having to rummage through 10 pounds of luggage. One of the best and most sought-after carry-ons is the Birkin.
It’s no secret that Hermès carries some of the most expensive handbags in the world. In 2016, the rare Himalayan crocodile Birkin with 245 diamonds and white gold detailing was bought for $300,168 by an anonymous buyer at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong. Over the past 35 years, the Birkin has increased in value by 500 percent, becoming a solid investment. Others even consider it as a better investment than the American stock market.
A Pair of Dress-Up Shoes
A woman’s choice of footwear reflects her personality, the occasion, and the location. When in Scottsdale, you must dress to impress. There is one staple footwear that all women must invest in — a pair of classic black pumps — the ultimate go-to that pulls together any outfit and adds instant sophistication.
Whether you love the posh style of Victoria Beckham, Michelle Obama’s elegance, Scarlett Johansson’s beguiling appeal, or Emma Watson’s sweet nature, you’ll notice that they all have something in common — they all wear Jimmy Choo shoes.
For men, Christian Louboutin is an ever-popular shoe brand most distinguished by their signature red-lacquered soles, along with elegant and stylish designs that include patent leather and jeweled straps. Christian Louboutin footwear exists as one of the most trendy shoe brands that cater to both men and women.
A Pair of Vacation Shoes
There will be times when you want the freedom to explore on foot. Walking in high heels and leather shoes aren’t exactly the most comfortable, which is why you need the perfect pair of vacation shoes, too. The Valentino Hawaiian Couture pineapple-printed espadrilles combine two of the best things about going to a warm destination: slip-ons and tropical prints. The calf leather upper provides optimum comfort, and the sneaker-like sole is durable enough to last throughout seasons.
A Leather Belt
Looking dapper and put together can be as simple as strapping a quality belt on. Don’t hesitate to invest in good-quality leather because a frayed and worn out belt sends the message that you can’t afford a new one. Some of the best options on the market include the Gucci Interlocking GG Buckle Belt and the Versace Classic Medusa Belt.
A Fashionable Timepiece
Watches are a universal accessory for both men and women of varying ages. The style of a watch can tell a lot about your personality and status in life, which is why it’s important to invest in a luxury brand. Chopard and Audemars Piguet carry some of the most sophisticated, high-end timepieces in the world.
A Statement Jewelry
You can’t go wrong with a Love Bracelet from Cartier. The iconic bracelet has two halves and comes with its own little screwdriver, making it extremely difficult to remove without the help of another person.
The bracelet was created in 1969 by designer Aldo Cipullo, with the screwdriver playing a crucial role in the bracelet’s meaning. “Love,” Cipullo said, “has become too commercial, yet life without love is nothing. What modern people want are love symbols that look semi-permanent — or, at least, require a trick to remove. After all, love symbols should suggest an everlasting quality.”
A Leather Passport Cover
The most important item for any globetrotter to have is their passport. Your key to the world deserves tender loving care, too. Upgrade your passport with a designer holder. Luxury brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton offer a selection of classic designs and textured leathers.
Scottsdale: The Place to Be
There really is no better place to sport your designer items than Scottsdale, Arizona. Known for nightlife, downtown Scottsdale has exploded with urban housing and condos for an effective mix of live-work-play in the area. Along with many upscale destinations, it’s also home to one of the top five art markets in the United States, with more than 70 galleries overall.
Add Something Luxurious to Your Travel Essentials
Traveling is an essential part of our lives. It allows us to unwind, clear our heads, and recharge for when we go back to our daily routine. Old travel luggage can still prove its worth especially luxury and designer pieces – come to our Scottsdale and Chandler location to get a free market appraisal.