There are certain guidelines when packing soft-sided luggage like Lipault. There is no hard frame around the bag. This means that it is lighter in weight and holds more because you can easily expand it. However, you want to pack the suitcase differently then you would pack Delsey or Travelpro that has a hard frame. Begin by packing clothing in the bottom. You can also pack the bottom with cubes filled with underwear, pajamas, sweaters, etc. In the center you want to place your shoes and toiletries. Use shoe covers or plastic to protect your clothing from soil from your shoes. Pack the toiletries in plastic wrap and then place them in a plastic lined case. Because baggage is not pressurized, bottles and jars have a tendency to open. The double bagging will prevent accidents and spills. After you have packed your shoes and toiletries, continue packing your clothing. The clothes will "cushion" your shoes and toiletries. Soft sided Lipault luggage
has many advantages! It is lightweight and because of the soft sides, you can always add another article of clothing. The soft-sided construction will "stretch" to accommodate it! However, you don't want shoes or hard items pressing up against the fabric or getting damaged when traveling. We ship FREE and we include FREE monogramming on the bag tag.