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Around The World With Lo & Sons

If you are a frequent traveller, a blogger and an avid fan of Instagram it would be surprising if you have not come across Lo & Sons, the travel bag company founded by Helen Lo and her two sons that is quickly amassing an army of followers and ensuring that women are travelling the world in style and comfort.

Having carried my Lo & Sons  OG Bag and The Pearl around the the world for the last 6 months, let me tell you why these bags are worth their weight in gold!

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Lo & Sons was founded by Helen Lo and her two sons, born out of the need for Helen to find a suitable travel bag that was affordable, cleverly designed and above all comfortable and didn’t aggravate her back issues. Not being able to find anything suitable her sons encouraged her to create her own and thus Lo & Sons was born.

I don’t know about you, but I would far rather support a family run or small start-up business than a large brand or corporation!

“After watching their mother abandon yet another bag, her sons suggested she invent one herself. But as a woman in her mid-60s, she wondered how she would ever get from Point A to Point B. So eventually devoted sons Jan and Derek ditched their respective day jobs in advertising and product design research (and nightly gigs as DJ’s) to help make Helen’s dream a reality.”

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Having been so frustrated with bags that lacked intelligent design, Helen and her sons have made the design of each bag the most important aspect. Each style is cleverly designed to be functional as well as stylish.

The OG bag features a front zippered pocket with several internal pockets to fit pens, a phone, passport, all the items you need in a hurry at an airport. The second pocket is to the side of the bag, providing a place for you to put a pair of shoes without messing up the inside of your bag. And the back of the bag is also cleverly designed with a sleeve to allow you to place the bag over a suitcase handle so that it does not fall off. The interior of the bag is designed to safely store your laptop and other items with a padded pockets ensuring that any drops or knocks will not affect your belongings.

lo-and-sons-review-33lo-and-sons-review-32lo-and-sons-review-37The Pearl is the perfect all round day and evening bag, super stylish and of course designed with the same protective padded interior, two zippered pockets, an adjustable cross body strap and a clasp for your keys. The elegant design means you can use this as a cross body day bag or as a stylish clutch bag for the evening. For me this is the perfect option to allow you to travel light and just bring one bag that can be used for all occasions.

lo-and-sons-review-9lo-and-sons-review-36lo-and-sons-review-51THE STYLE

As I have described above, Lo & Sons have ensured that each of their bags provide functionality without compromising on style. This is clearly evidenced if you take a scroll through their Instagram page which shows a collection of the most stylish women around the world travelling with their favourite Lo & Sons bag.

“Lo & Sons bags are built to travel light without compromising functionality and style. Every single high-quality feature was designed to meet the needs of frequent travelers, movers and shakers. Each bag is thoughtfully designed with features like meticulously placed pockets, compartments for tech essentials, and elements for smooth travels like an adjustable sleeve for sliding over suitcase handles. Translation: less fumbling, more globetrotting.”

lo-and-sons-instagramTHE COLLECTION

The Lo & Sons collection has grown over time offering both mens and women’s bags. The range now has overnight bags, weekend bags, laptop totes, cross body bags (including The Claremont, a very stylish camera bag) and a range of fashionable accessories.

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AFFORDABILITY 

With such attention to detail, luxurious fabrics and leathers, plus quality craftsmanship you would expect these bags to come with a high price tag. Starting at $128 for the small Catalina bag, these are very reasonably priced given the quality.

I am absolutely in love with my two Lo & Sons bags and am already coveting the rest of the range…

img_9472dsc_5037lo-and-sons-review-paris-2Lo & Sons kindly gifted these travel bags to me. As you may know it is rare that I promote products, so when I do you know that my views are genuine. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. 

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3 Comments

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    Miki
    October 26, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Just discovered your blog through We Are Travel Girls and love this post. Thanks for sharing!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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      Becky van Dijk
      November 1, 2016 at 12:44 am

      Thanks so much for reading Miki! I love these bags, they come with me everywhere!

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