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This season’s travel gear boasts vivid colors, convertibility and good looks

The fashion-forward FILA Empire Collection by American Traveler shows off subtle exterior embroidery and a vibrant color palette. Made of durable 1680 poly-ballistic, the three-piece set sports an 8-wheel spinner system and includes a 21" carry-on (shown), weighing in at just 6.8 lbs. MSRP $199. Scully’s Duffel Bag (style #H166) keeps travelers road-ready with a spacious main compartment with 3-way zip opening, a standard interior organizer pocket, a zip pocket in the rear and a slip pocket in the front with silver lock flap closure. A 6" drop handle length and removable leather shoulder strap round out the features. MSRP $350. Victorinox combines functionality and style in the CH-97™ 2.0 Tourist, which boasts the maneuverability of a wheeled upright and the convenience of a backpack. Made for year-round getaways, collection pieces feature a 360° Response™ handle that locks into a natural “palm-facing-the-body" position to reduce arm and wrist stress and a 2" expansion for extra capacity on demand. MSRP $279.99-$309.99

Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: Jocelyn Kenner And Mark Mcgraw, Reinhard Agency, Philadelphia, PA
Location: lambertville Trading Company Coffee Bar & Gourmet Delights, 43 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ. Special thanks to owners Lisa and Dean Stephens.


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