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TGCBB: Heys, a leader in travel style, and Canadian too.

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I’m SO thrilled that the Great Canadian Blog Bash (TGCBB) is on for another year running, and that I’ll get to participate fully this time around (I believe I missed out on the fun last year.)  This year its hosted by three fabulous ladies: Nancy of Whispered Inspirations, Jennifer of Mom vs the Boys, and Deanna of Maple Leaf Mommy.  What is TGCBB?  Its a two-week celebration of all things Canadian, as we all prepare for a fun day filled of BBQs and fireworks in the beginning of July.

Another part of this celebration is an introduction to companies that call Canada home.  I’ve always subscribed to the idea of buying local first, support our friends, family and neighbours, and gain a stronger, desirable economy and this bash is a chance to show what Canadians have to offer!

I also have a list of local companies that will have fabulous giveaways and discounts in the next few days to celebrate our Nation’s birth, which in all likelihood will be published tomorrow, so stay tuned!

For today though, I’d like to introduce (or likely reacquaint) you with an industry leader in style and technology…

When you think of Heys luggage, what first comes to mind?  Style and/or class maybe?  Durability?  Security?  Smartie pants in organized travel perhaps?  Before now did you ever think Canadian?

Heys was first established in the suburbs of Toronto in 1986!  I’ll admit, I didn’t think Heys was so local that I could practically see their head office from my back yard.  Which makes me love the 3-piece luggage set TheHubs and I purchased for our honeymoon just over 6 years ago even more, lol.  Every time we went on vacation, we’d always here someone whisper a little “Whoa.” when seeing at least two of the three pieces in action.  We’ve lovingly, and aptly, dubbed our bags the SUVs of luggage.  They’re massive, durable, a sleek grey, and have the coolest set of wheels you’ll ever see.  I utterly heart my luggage.

Luggage isn’t the only product that Heys has to offer though, they have all sorts of travelling companions, such as duffles, backpacks, cases and accessories.  In fact, Heys wants to give one lucky Geek with Style reader a set of three Ecotex Cube Packs to help make packing a breeze! Winner gets to choose their favourite from nine awesome colours: Red, Olive, Black, Fuchsia, Grey, Light Blue, Lilac, Turquoise, or Light Pink!

Heys Ecotext Packing Cubes

Check out this uber cute video to see how much you need ecotex cube packs in your life! Not only are they versatile, but they’re made 100% out of recycled water bottles! How cool??

Yes, you heard correctly!  Each and every eco-friendly cube pack has ten recycled plastic bottles woven within.  How’s that for smart technology?

We’re going to play a fun game to see who will win this fabulous set of cube packs (winner gets to choose their favourite colour, woot!)

Are you familiar with the FVT luggage case from Heys?

Heys FVT Canadian Luggage

If you live in Toronto,  I’m sure you’ve seen a billboard advertising this sleek case.  Heys is all about celebrating Canada, so if you’re not familiar with the case you should certainly be familiar with the icons that decorate it!  We’ve got loons and polar bears, coffee cups and pancakes, the ROM, towers and light houses, and of course a lumber jack!

I’ve picked out ten of my favourite Canadian icons that you can find on this case, and I want to know which one speaks to you most!  Is it the totem pole?  The Mountie?  How about the Canadian toque?  Vote everyday on Twitter until July 11th, and we’ll see which is Canada’s favourite icon! 🙂

#TeamToque

Heys FVT #TeamToque

#TeamPoutine

Heys FVT #TeamPoutine

#TeamONWine

Heys FVT #TeamONWine

#TeamCDNMountie

Heys FVT #TeamCDNMountie

#TeamMapleSyrup

Heys FVT #TeamMapleSyrup

#TeamLumberJack

Heys FVT #TeamLumberJack

#TeamLoonie

Heys FVT #TeamLoonie

#TeamLacrosse

Heys FVT #TeamLacrosse

#TeamInukShuk

Heys FVT #TeamInukshuk

#TeamTotem

Heys FVT #TeamTotem

 


Once you’ve chosen your team, be sure to copy and past the tweet link in the giveaway tools box below for your entry to qualify!

Good luck!

And the winning icon is…..  #TeamToque!!

Here’s the breakdown:

#TeamCDNMountie28
#TeamToque65
#TeamPoutine25
#TeamONWine7
#TeamMapleSyrup26
#TeamLumberJack20
#TeamLoonie13
#TeamLacrosse0
#TeamInukShuk19
#TeamTotem29

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Living in Superman’s Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, squees over comic art, hunts down the nerdiest places to visit and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.

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133 Comments on “TGCBB: Heys, a leader in travel style, and Canadian too.

privyseel
June 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm

The Parisian II hybrid.

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Lisa_MarieF
June 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm
AngelaMarriott
June 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I love the http://shop.heys.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=HexaliteSpinnerSet

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Erika E
June 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

My favorite is the EcoTex Travel Mate in Olive.

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torlonias
June 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody

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DoreenLamoureux
June 27, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Do I have to pick?   lol  I love the Parisian II , specifically for the awesome blue and brown colour. That is so sweet.

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lizzysdarcy
June 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″

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luckyd
June 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

EcoOrbis  21.5″ in red

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nikon
June 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm

xSleeve silver

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margel
June 27, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Pearl Lite Business Case in metallic purple

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CarlaG
June 27, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I love the Canada X Spinner 21″!  What a cool print!  🙂

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MaeganMorin
June 28, 2013 at 12:04 am

I really like Fernando by Heys!! Definately would never ever miss your luggage at the airport lol
http://shop.heys.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FVT_CANADA

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AndreaAmy
June 28, 2013 at 1:05 am

I like theFernando by Heys – FVT – Canada

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OlderMommyStill
June 28, 2013 at 1:23 am

I like the Eco-Friendly, EcoOrbis™ 3 piece set in red!

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sharigoss
June 28, 2013 at 11:16 am
CantonCathy
June 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Xcase Nations Canada Sesign

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abrennan09
June 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Their PRISMA backback.

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MultiTestingMom
June 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I like the Pack Mates

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MeganWillis1
June 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I love the Parisian II 🙂

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ErockSpell
June 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

i love the Xscale, I could really use one so I don’t overpack!

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BettyHSpry
June 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I love the xScale Lite, great for travelling abroad and knowing you are under the weight restrictions on the way home

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Erika E
June 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

The Attitude Spinner Luggage is great! The wheels would make the luggage so much easier to push around.

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Sukki24
June 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I love the red ePac01® and the Bellezza Beauty Case

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Monique LS
June 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm

I quite like the OiOi Indian Paisley Hobo Diaper Bag

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nomnombearinyvr
June 28, 2013 at 10:54 pm

My fav item is definitely the set of http://shop.heys.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FVT%5FCANADA. It would be so awesome to have this set and hopefully it’ll make searching for my suitcase at the airport easier!

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privyseel
June 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

The  Parisian
II hybrid.

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torlonias
June 28, 2013 at 11:31 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody – June 28

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lizzysdarcy
June 28, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ (June 28)

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nomnombearinyvr
June 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

I like the xsleeve for the laptop!

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Erika E
June 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm

The JetPack Compressible Hanging Packing Shelf is something I would like to have!

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CantonCathy
June 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Love the Xcase Nations – Canada Design

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hmrcarlson
June 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm

My daughters would love the Disney Hardside Luggage – Fairies!

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lizzysdarcy
June 29, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″

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Josh S
June 29, 2013 at 10:31 pm
torlonias
June 29, 2013 at 10:48 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody

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privyseel
June 29, 2013 at 11:09 pm

The  Parisian
II hybrid 
June 29

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Erika E
June 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

I like the Adventure Backpack in Red/Black check.

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nomnombearinyvr
June 30, 2013 at 11:42 am

I think the

JetPack – Compressible Hanging Packing Shelf is really neat!

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CantonCathy
June 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I lovev the Xcase Nations – Canada Luggage

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BusyMomofTwins1
June 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Loving the FVT luggage – the one you have pictured is amazing.  Would love to have that!

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lizzysdarcy
June 30, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ – June 30

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torlonias
June 30, 2013 at 10:56 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody (June 30)

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privyseel
June 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

the  Parisian
II hybrid June 30

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hmrcarlson
July 1, 2013 at 1:49 am

The Disney Hardside Luggage – Fairies!

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Kim Barrett
July 1, 2013 at 8:57 am

I like the Canada X 21″ hybrid. I love that giant red maple leaf! http://shop.heys.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=CDN_XSpinner_21

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PamWoodHumphrey
July 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

My fave is the Parisian II luggage set

pamalot

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nomnombearinyvr
July 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

My son would not be happy with me if I didn’t say I liked the Disney Backpack with Lunch bag – Cars. Might need to find that for him now!

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lizzysdarcy
July 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ July 1

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torlonias
July 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody – July 1

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privyseel
July 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

The  Parisian
II hybrid. July 1

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nomnombearinyvr
July 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

I like the xscale. Perfect to make sure the luggage isn’t over the limit.

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Erika E
July 2, 2013 at 12:32 pm

My favorite is the EcoTex Travel Mate in Olive.

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hmrcarlson
July 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm

The Disney Hardside Luggage – Fairies – would be popular with my girls!

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CantonCathy
July 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I love the Xcase Nations Canada Luggage

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momvstheboys
July 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

http://shop.heys.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FVT%5FCANADA30 but my kids were eyeing up those cute back packs. I totally laughed at the video of the bag with all those cords loose lol that is sooo my laptop bag right now! a mess!

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lizzysdarcy
July 2, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ July 2

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torlonias
July 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody – July 2

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Tricia Cooper
July 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I love the Travel
Tots Bee –Lightweight 2pc. Kids Luggage & Backpack Set!

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privyseel
July 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm

The  Parisian
II hybrid
July 2

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JubleeW
July 3, 2013 at 12:15 am

I love the idea of the Compressible Hanging Packing Shelf to go inside a Fernando by Heys.

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PamWoodHumphrey
July 3, 2013 at 3:38 am

I also like the http://shop.heys.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Velocity26
pamalot

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Erika E
July 3, 2013 at 10:36 am

I would like to have the Canada X Spinner 21″. That’s pretty cool!

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nomnombearinyvr
July 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I like the set of

Portal SmartLuggage

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CantonCathy
July 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I love the Nations line and of course love the Canadian on and the one above is awesome! Totally love it

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AngelaMitchell
July 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I like the Signature Hybrid Set in purple.

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lizzysdarcy
July 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ July 3

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torlonias
July 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody – July 3

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privyseel
July 3, 2013 at 10:27 pm

The Parisian
II hybrid.
July 3rd

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hmrcarlson
July 4, 2013 at 12:48 am

I would love to get the Disney Hardside Luggage – Fairies for my girls.

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nomnombearinyvr
July 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

I like the

Atlantis Elite 26″

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Erika E
July 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

My favorite is the EcoTex Travel Mate in Olive.

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carschick
July 4, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I really like the Heys 4WD® 26″ Upright in green!

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CantonCathy
July 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Still love the Canada Nations luggage

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BelindaMcNabb
July 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I like the Prisma Backpack

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lizzysdarcy
July 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ July 4

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torlonias
July 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody – July 4

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privyseel
July 4, 2013 at 11:47 pm

The Parisian
II hybrid.
July 4

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PamWoodHumphrey
July 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

I also like the http://shop.heys.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Pacifica%5FElite
pamalot

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Erika E
July 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

I would like to have the Canada X Spinner 21″.

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nomnombearinyvr
July 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

I like the Signature Hybrid Set

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CantonCathy
July 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I love the Nations luggage – Canada One!

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Tricia Cooper
July 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I love the Travel
Tots – Lightweight 2pc. Kids Luggage & Backpack Set!

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privyseel
July 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm

The Parisian
II hybrid.
July 5

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torlonias
July 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody – July 5

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lizzysdarcy
July 5, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ July 5

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hmrcarlson
July 6, 2013 at 12:13 am

Disney Hardside Luggage – Fairies

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nomnombearinyvr
July 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I like the HexaLite Spinner Set

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DonnaLee1
July 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Atlantis Elite 30″ in Burgundy

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awabia
July 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm
Erika E
July 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

My favorite is the EcoTex Travel Mate in Olive.

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CantonCathy
July 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Love the Nations line – specifically the Canada one!

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lizzysdarcy
July 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″
Happy Saturday!

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catamo
July 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

HexaLite Spinner Set

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torlonias
July 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody  – July 6

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_littlemisskate
July 6, 2013 at 10:29 pm

I like the

Torrent Backpack

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privyseel
July 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm

The Parisian
II hybrid.
July 6

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nomnombearinyvr
July 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

I like the Parisian
II hybrid

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Erika E
July 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm

My favorite is still the EcoTex Travel Mate in Olive.

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CantonCathy
July 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I love the Nations series with the Canadian flag on the front of the suitcase

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lizzysdarcy
July 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ July 7

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torlonias
July 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody 🙂

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privyseel
July 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm

The Parisian
II hybrid.
July 7

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nomnombearinyvr
July 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

I like the HexaLite Spinner Set

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Erika E
July 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm

So many to choose from but I’m still liking the EcoTex Travel Mate in Olive.

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CantonCathy
July 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I love the Canadian Flag designed luggage that is part of the Natuons line

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Canadian Blog House
July 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I love the look of the Portal Smart Luggage!

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torlonias
July 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody – July 8

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privyseel
July 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm

The Parisian II hybrid.July 8

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nomnombearinyvr
July 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I like the Signature Hybrid Set

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lizzysdarcy
July 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ July 9

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torlonias
July 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody – July 9

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hmrcarlson
July 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm

fave: Disney Hardside Luggage – Fairies.

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privyseel
July 9, 2013 at 8:57 pm

The Parisian
II hybrid!

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Erika E
July 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

The EcoTex Travel Mate in Olive still stands out for me.

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nomnombearinyvr
July 10, 2013 at 11:31 am

I like the HexaLite Spinner Set

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CantonCathy
July 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Love the Nations line especially the Canadian one!

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Erika E
July 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm

My favorite is still the EcoTex Travel Mate in Olive.

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lizzysdarcy
July 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ July 10

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torlonias
July 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody – July 10th

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privyseel
July 10, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Love the The Parisian
II hybrid.

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TheoCartwright
July 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I love the Parisian II hybrid. =)

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nomnombearinyvr
July 11, 2013 at 10:32 am

I am liking the HexaLite Spinner Set

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Harvinderks
July 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

I love the Portal SmartLuggage sets.

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TobyErinCollins
July 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Disney Fairies Luggage for sure!

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marelen123
July 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

the little bags are really cute and i like the colors

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CantonCathy
July 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Love the Nations – the Canada one

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shelley60
July 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm

love the mountie and the great luggage,,,awesome colour choices

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AmandaFaith
July 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm

parisian II – love it!!

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Erika E
July 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Still going with the EcoTex Travel Mate in Olive as my favorite.

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lizzysdarcy
July 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Cronos
Elite 26″ July 11

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torlonias
July 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm

PrismaLite
WIDEBody is great.

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privyseel
July 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm

The Parisian
II hybrid.
J’adore Paris. 🙂

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Sherry K
July 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm

would like the xSleeve

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