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Rothy's is known for its comfortable, machine washable footwear, especially the best-selling ballet flats that have legions of celeb followers—and now the brand has ventured into travel gear, starting with a capsule of three travel bags.
Back in March, San Francisco-based Rothy's launched its first set of handbags, but those were limited to everyday crossbody and bucket bags. This time around the releases are intended for those short weekend getaways and road trips we're all dreaming of. Just like the best-selling shoes, the travel bags are all machine washable and made from recycled material, including plastic collected from coastlines.
The line includes The Weekender, the largest option of the bunch, clocking in at 21.5 inches long and nine inches deep. Running $450, the bag is offered in a smart blue camo print and can easily hold at least three to four days worth of clothes.
For a lightly-packed weekend, look toward the Overnighter Bag, which is slightly smaller in size but not that much smaller in price, at $395. It's similar in look and features to its bigger sibling, offering padded handles, removable straps, and gold hardware.
And rounding out the trio is the vanity set. Unlike the aforementioned bags which only come in midnight camo, this is also available in bold ruby and sapphire. The set features two pouches suitable for storing toiletries or even small electronics or chargers.
Just like the brand's shoes, all bags are machine washable. The Weekender and Overnighter come with a wash bag, while the vanity set can simply be tossed in the washer—a handy feature when you want to clean any spills or sanitize your bags after a trip.
And while a pandemic might seem like an odd time to launch a collection of travel gear, one look at American's recent travel habits and the decision makes perfect sense. As more and more people are taking road trips and parents are embracing the "flexcation" trend and taking homeschooling on the road, smaller bags are absolutely necessary, versus the usual roller suitcase.
And Rothy’s isn’t alone, as luggage companies have pivoted to give the people what they want during these times. Trendy travel brand, Away, launched its first pet carrier in late August for anyone wanting to bring their fur babies along for the ride and Samsara even created travel sanitization kits complete with wipes, sanitizer, and a mask.