Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ModernGear Travel: luggage tags for easy identification

American humorist Erma Bombeck once posed the question, "Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs on anyone?" That sure seems true, but I know what the problem is, after a weekend of travel. It's just that everyone carries a black bag!

Sure, they look cool - less wear and tear, scuffs and markings of use and abuse, but unless you're smart enough to heed Mom's advice with a colourful piece of tape or ribbon to identify your bag, you're pretty likely to take someone else's nearly-identical bag and have be carried away by someone else as well.

A fun and easy solution is to mark your property with baggage tags, and there are a few great ones out there...here are a few of my favourites.

Flight 001
has funny "THAT'S MINE!" tags that are stain and tear-resistant made out of recyclable Tyvek - $12 for a set of 10.

I also like their Airmail luggage tags, also $12 for 10:
And I'm also a sucker for anything with stripes, like this oilcloth luggage tag for $9.
Pamela Barsky's shop also has some funny tags - "nothing worth stealing in here" and "I'm pretty sure this isn't your bag" will give you, baggage handlers and road-weary fellow travelers a little something to smile at. $12 for 6.

She also has other, more colourful tags and floral ones too, for the same price.

Her new metallic luggage tags are a wee bit more ($14) but would make a great gift for the traveler in your life:
And the honeymoon series would be perfect as a cute wedding gift, for $12.


Kathryn said...

that's why my luggage is lime green ...

ModernGear TV said...

Hey Kathryn! Are you back home? Hope you and your family are well...we missed you round these parts!