The Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffel: Roomy Enough for XXL Tabbies

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Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffle

Just how roomy is Sonia Kashuk’s new $39.99 limited edition Travel Duffle? Well, it’s big enough to bear the bare necessities for a three-day weekend (or maybe four, with a few packing tips and tricks).



It’s also big enough to comfortably fit one XXL 18-pound tabby.

Ya know…in case you were wondering. :)

Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffle

Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffle

Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffle

Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffle

Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffle

You know how I am about overpacking (I can’t help it!), and this is a bag I can really sink my teeth into. I was able to fit a pair of shoes into it, a few outfits and enough makeup to last me three days. That’s not bad. Plus, I think the pattern looks good with my two favorite fall jackets (one black and one brown).

A cute, HUGE bag at a pretty good price? Yes, please! Now all I need is a long weekend to pack for… Or, I could just keeping toting Tabs around like the feline Greek god he thinks he is. :)

Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffle

PRICE: $39.99
AVAILABILITY: Available at Target stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Have you been watching Terra Nova? I’m watching the second episode right now. I think it’s cool so far, especially if you don’t want to think too hard (I don’t!). It’s like sci-fi light with dinosaurs and a shirtless dude who kind of looks like Mr. Schue from Glee, except with questionable abs that I think might be painted on.

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  1. Tabs is definitely coming along!
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  2. Awww! Only thing better than cat photos? Cat in a box/bag photos :P Love it!
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  3. Omega says:

    What a cutie!! I’m glad he’s not the kind of cat who chews things up, that bag is much too nice to be ruined…
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  4. Coral says:

    That is a super cute bag. If I did more traveling I would be very tempted to buy it. But, alas, my budget duffel will have to do for my once a year trips.

  5. Let says:

    The bag is so cute. I love the polkadots! But not really a fan of the pink color scheme though… I wish they had it in different colors…
    The third picture with the cat is really cute!

  6. peach_ says:

    That attached clear zippered compartment is neat! Love your outfit :).
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  7. jo says:

    Gimme! :D
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  8. Adrienne says:

    How did you feel about the quality of the bag? It’s super cute, but I always worry carrying a cheaper bag that with the weight of my overpacking the stitching will rip or something will tear and poof! there goes my new cute bag!

    What is it with kitties and bags? My Daphne loves sitting in my suitcase or overnight bag when I’m trying to pack :) a few times she’s gotten herself into my large suitcase when it was standing up and gotten stuck until I hear her tearing up the lining of my precious purple suitcase … she’s not always the brightest, hehe

    • Adrienne says:

      On that subject, I look down and genius herself is tangled up in a re-useable target bag and is having a blast :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      I have and use Sonia’s bags for travel and think they’re very sturdy. However, if you’re looking for something that supports a lot of weight that you will be using day in, day out (like for school books or whatnot, or if you travel frequently and put a lot in your bag), a Lululemon bag might be a better fit. The one I have holds up to 50 pounds and is very roomy. Not as roomy as Sonia’s, but still large enough for a 2-day weekend trip.

  9. Nina says:

    i tried to watch Terra Nova but couldnt get into it … w/ Fringe and Person of Interest, i think i have enough sci fi / fantasy to watch atm!

    but that duffel — oh yes! i love it, and it will also make for an awesome christmas gift!

    • Karen says:

      Did you see the first ep? It was much better than the one last night, which was kind of a snooze.

      Ooh, I’ve heard about Person of Interest. I think El Hub programmed the Tivo to record it!

      You know what would make the bag an even better gift? If it came with a chubby tabby.

      • Nina says:

        i did … ill keep on recording it and see how it goes!

        person of interest is pretty … interesting! LOL plus it has Michael Emerson (Ben Linus from LOST), and i love him!

        ohhh the bestie’s boy wants a kitty but … we arent sure if the baby is allergic or not. maybe they can get the bag and a kitty for the holidays!

  10. Kim says:

    Wow, that bag is huge! The liner looks like vinyl, which is great since it cleans up so easily (and let’s face it, even with everything in ziplocks, sometimes there are leaking incidents). :)

    I haven’t watched Terra Nova yet but can use the occasional non-thinking program myself. I finished my Firefly/Serenity marathon last night and then caught a minute of Castle (have never watched it and didn’t last night either… Monday Night Football and all). It was like a freaky time machine for Nathan Fillion – aging 10 years in an hour!

    • Karen says:

      YES! That’s one of the reasons why I like it. Easy to clean = a huge plus!

      Nathan’s a little “husky” these days, isn’t he? I think he’s adorable, still.

      • Kim says:

        Yes, I agree on both counts!

        I was telling the Hubs (who had been been mumbling “sadly, I think he’ll make it through this tight spot” and “isn’t it over yet?” for a couple of days) that I couldn’t get over the change. I quickly added that if I was standing next to my 30 year old self, I’d be looking a little older and heavier too! :) But, it was crazy to see one right after the other. And, totally – still cute as a button. I’ll have to DVR Castle and check it out. It’s on past my bedtime. HAHA!

        • Karen says:

          You’re so funny. If I could I’d fall asleep every night at 8… no, I’m not kidding.

          Did you ever see him in Waitress with Keri Russel? He was really good in it!

          • Kim says:

            I’m with you! There are few things I love more in life than sleep.

            No, I haven’t. I’ll have to check it out! I loved Keri in Felicity. I wanted my hair to look just like hers (when it was long). I don’t think I’ve seen her in anything since, though. Sounds like Waitress has a whole lot of cute. :)

  11. Ruchita says:

    Cute bag. Made even cuter by the international kitty model. :-)

  12. Chris25 says:

    That bag is really cute, but Tabs is cuter. :D If you take Tabs with you, you’ll be traveling in style.

    • Karen says:

      Tabs totally agrees. ;)

      He’s so funny about being carried around. It’s like he’s a big, furry baby. Do your kitties have any weird quirks like that?

      • Chris25 says:

        Jazz will start purring even before I lift him off the ground. He loves attention. Rocky will tolerate being held for a few minutes, but then she’ll squirm out of my arms and bolt. She’s much too independent to put up with Mom’s affection for long. :)

        • Karen says:

          Aww! Tabs used to be a lovebug like Jazz. Now he’ll only tolerate affection if it’s on his terms. I guess it’s the diva in him… sigh.

          Life is just so much better with cats, though. :)

  13. Crystal says:

    What a cute bag, its the perfect size!
    Those abs were def painted on. I paused on that part to check. There is no doubt!
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    • Karen says:

      You’re so funny! I did the same thing, HAHAHA!

      They were way too defined… and it was almost like there were too many muscles, you know? Like, an 18 pack as opposed to a six pack.

      Did you like last night’s ep? I thought it was kind of boring.

      • Crystal says:

        Yeah he had so many abs it couldn’t be real. That’s where they went wrong with that! Only Ryan Reynolds has 100 abs movies…
        I thought it wasn’t as good as the first episode, I hope they don’t try to hard to have a Lost like thing going on with the show. I just want to see dinosaurs rip bit players out of trucks like in the first episode!

        • Karen says:

          Exactly! And the ripples were way too dark. Just keep your shirt on, dude!

          Yeah, I get the sense that it could totally go the Lost route with the mysterious drawings the kids found in the first episode and all. Maybe this last one was like their budget episode, and they’re saving all the big $ special effects for later.

  14. Sarah S. says:

    Ok that bag is ultra-cute! I wish it did come with a cute kitty like Tabs, though!

  15. Hehe, it’s so cute that cats love playing around in bags…or stuffing themselves into cardboard boxes. :)

    I’m also like you – I have a strong tendency to overpack and include those items that I may need “just in case”. Of course, 9 times out of 10, I don’t end up needing them…and then I just lug them back. :P
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    • Karen says:

      Tabs loves boxes and dresser drawers. El Hub’s sock drawer is his favorite place to nap. :)

      Re: packing — I totally use that excuse too! You never know when you’re going to need to wear that one shirt or that one dress. The funny thing is I’ll end up wearing the same five things anyway!

  16. JoJo says:

    There is something about this bag I just love….really tempting to go get one

  17. Leni says:

    Oh my God! Your cat looks exactly like mine – well, my cat is smaller and a girl (and she’s a bit mental, but I love her anyway). They should have babies, haha ;)
    And very pretty bag! What a pity they don’t ship to Germany :(

    • Karen says:

      I always wondered what Tabs’ kittens would look like… too bad we’ll never know if he and your kitty could have a great romance, since he’s neutered. Oh well!

      Are you originally from Germany, Leni? Or did you move there for school or work? One of these days I’ll make it back to Europe for vacay, le sigh.

      • Leni says:

        Oh no, poor Tabs. I’m sure he would have been a good Daddy :D

        Yes, I’m originally from Germany (that’s why my English is not really good, as you might tell ;))
        What European countries have you already visited? I love England, for example, and I want to see France one day! But my French is even worse than my English, haha^^

  18. megan says:

    If it passes the tabs test then it’s good enough for me!
    This is alot cuter than my standard duffle, I may have to check it out. Thx Karen :)

  19. Monika says:

    Tabs in a bag – SO CUTE! Didnt realize the bag was so big until I saw it on your shoulder!

  20. Instant Karma says:

    Awww, Tabs in a bag! That’s adorable (and what a sturdy bag)! One of the cats I had in a kid would always hop in big bags and suitcases. :)

    Speaking of tabbies…we have KITTENS! :D Two 13 week old kittens! They’re brother and sister — silver tabbies. I’ll send you photos when I get some good ones. We got them on Sunday. The girl’s name is Tesla, but the boy is sadly still nameless. He hasn’t responded to any of the ones I’ve tried, which makes me wonder if we haven’t found the right one or he’s not going to respond to anything until we say it 400 times, lol. Gizmo discovered them yesterday and seems to be okay with it (right now, though, she’s staring at me from the cat tree). Tigger is still unaware, but he’s sweet to everyone so I imagine he’ll be fine. Ahh! So excited! :)

    • Karen says:

      You are so lucky! Where did you get the kittehs? Are they staying for good, or are you fostering them?

      KITTENS!!!

      • Instant Karma says:

        They’re staying for good! I’m so excited. Whenever I enter the room where they’re staying for the next couple days, they run up to me, chirping happily, and then they both circle me when I sit down, rubbing up against me and purring. It’s the cutest welcome EVER :). He’s a little more active and adventurous than she is, but she is an amazing leaper.

        The only problem is that right now, they’re the same size, and they look so much alike that it’s hard to tell them apart! Her eyes are closer together, and she has more “eyeliner,” so you can tell them apart if you’re looking at their faces. While his feet are a bit bigger than hers and his coat is the tiniest bit darker, the differences are so subtle that you only notice them when they’re next to each other. Hopefully, the boy will grow into his bigger feet…

        • Karen says:

          I’m dying to see pictures of the baby cats! You are living the CCL dream!

          I bet they’re rocking Gizmo’s world right now, huh? I would totally adopt a couple kittens if it wasn’t a big issue for Tabs. I’m pretty sure he’d throw a fit.

  21. Nathalie says:

    It looks like I need to get this bag for my 14 pounder Cat Tinky. He loves getting into bags.
    (Or maybe it’s just an excuse to get this bag for myself.)
    And it still got some room left for my 6 pound cat Charon. (Really funny to see both of them together… Black and white, big and small).
    Tinky is a bit jealous of Tabs. He thinks he’s just as cute as Tabs, so he wants to deserve the same celebrity status like his idol Tabs. But it’s not gonna happen anytime soon.
    Too bad I can’t get this bag where I live…

    To Tabs and Karen: Keep up the good work. I really love reading your blog. I check up almost every day to see what’s new. And I really love sundays with tabs the cat. Although I think I know who really does all the work, and lets Tab get away with the credit for it.

  22. Tiffany says:

    I absolutely fell in love with this bag and its not sold at target stores anymore. I even went as far as to contact Sonia Kashuk and they don’t have any left either! Major bummer, it’s absolutely adorable and just my style!

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