When A Traveler Shops

It was a tad bit late when I realized the value of traveling in style. For ages, I used the same old luggage I had since my college days — cracks, stickers, scratches and all. On a few business trips before, I would just borrow someone else’s carry-on luggage thinking that it wasn’t worth to spend money of my own. But come my late twenties, it seems rather embarrassing to keep borrowing other people’s luggage since I’ve started to travel more every now and then. Plus, hauling a beaten luggage while flying business class doesn’t feel too tasteful in my opinion. Hence, the search for a sturdier and more stylish travel companion begins as I entered Mosafer.

Mosafer (which actually means ‘traveler’ in Arabic) is a one-stop shop for all your travel accessories ranging from luggage, bags, travel pillows, notebooks, keychains…the works. My mom is actually a big fan of this store because she’s big on the fanny packs when traveling and she likes the variety of items that can be found there. She frequents the branch in Kingdom Mall and the one time we were there, she encouraged me to finally start looking for a new set of luggage.

Of course my eyes would initially be drawn to the candy-colored suitcases.

Of course my eyes would initially be drawn to the candy-colored suitcases.

Once you enter the store, you’ll be reminded of the airport and its conveyor belt — but this time, it’s filled with luggage on display. They have sections for Tourists, Business and First Class travelers, providing options for customers from all ranges.

More hard-shell luggage in jewel tones.

More hard shell luggage in jewel tones.

Price ranges for these go from 400SR and up. Contrary to the idea that hard shell suitcases are prone to cracking, recent technologies have developed certain polycarbonate material that makes hard shell cases durable enough to sustain possible “injuries” while en route. Plus, you won’t have to worry about thieves slashing your luggage open. On the down side, you can’t “super-pack” in a hard shell luggage. If you’re one of those who pack til your luggage bulges out a tummy, you are better off with a soft shell luggage (or a balikbayan box! 😛 ).

Here are some standard, classic black luggage.

Here are some standard, classic black luggage.

If you are anything like George Clooney’s character from his movie, “Up In The Air,” this selection might be more of your fancy. Classic, no-fuss black or plain soft trolley luggage, also available in four wheels. Soft shell luggage obviously have more pockets and are more flexible when storing in certain areas.

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Hard shell luggage for the kids.

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They come in adorable designs.

Traveling with your toddlers? They’d probably enjoy the trip more if they donned on these toy-like luggages that are just too cute.

Speaking of toddlers, I also saw that they sold this at the store.

Speaking of toddlers, I also saw that they sold this at the store.

Speaking of toddlers, I’m note sure how I totally feel about having my kid wear this while we’re traveling. I’m confident that it serves a practical purpose and saves parents a lot of effort in running around trying to find their kid. It’s just visually disorienting for me. Hehe.

Trolley bags that caught our fancy.

Trolley bags that caught our fancy.

Mom really liked this one.

Mom really liked this one.

Then there were the fancy line of pristine luggage at the First Class section:

Like treasure chests tucked away in the back of the store.

Like treasure chests tucked away in the back of the store.

Some thing I think I'd imagine J. Lo would use.

Some thing I think I’d imagine J. Lo would use.

Apart from those sections, they also offered some sporty/athletic line of bags:

Are you a mountaineer or a sports enthusiast? These could interest you.

Are you a mountaineer or a sports enthusiast? These could interest you.

Traveler pouches and body bags that make accessing your important items easier and more secure:

My mom is a big fan of these.

My mom is a big fan of these.

After looking at all the luggage and bags, let’s have a look into their accessories:

Plural vs. Singular: Pack your shoes (or just your one shoe) in style.

Plural vs. Singular: Pack your shoes (or just your one shoe) in style.

A very handy vanity kit.

A very handy vanity kit.

Hate going over the luggage weight limit? This might help you.

Hate going over the luggage weight limit? This might help you.

Get a pretty luggage tag to make your remember yours.

Get a pretty luggage tag to make your remember yours.

Hitting the beach this summer? This can keep your phone dry while taking selfies.

Hitting the beach this summer? This can keep your phone dry while taking selfies.

Mosafer has their own line of including these passport holders.

Mosafer has their own line of including these travel organizers for you to keep your tickets et al.

If you are a Moleskine fan, Mosafer is an offical distributor of it here in KSA.

If you are a Moleskine fan, Mosafer is an offical distributor of it here in KSA.

For the traveling Pink Tarha to keep notes.

For the traveling Pink Tarha to keep notes.

Comfy cushions for your neck.

Comfy cushions for your neck.

And of course, it’s easy to spot a traveler when they usually have these travel pillows on hand. They really do make a difference in helping you sleep during long flights. Kudos to whoever invented these. 😉

In the end, I finally have my eyes set on one of the hard shell luggages and I am saving up for it because they don’t come in cheap. I’m considering it as an investment to future travels and a step into becoming a globe-trotting-savvy individual. Chos! Other than that, you can expect that Mosafer offers a wide variety of luggage options, fancy travel accessories and some more handy items for your next trip.

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Branches in Kingdom Mall and Aknaz Center in Tahlia St.

Website: http://www.mosafer.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MosaferInt

Instagram & Twitter: @mosaferint

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Reina
Reina

The Communications Editor loves rock n' roll, food trips and is a self-proclaimed, arbiter of taste.

5 Comments

  1. Avatar shaneene Reply

    Kudos! This is a great post! 🙂 I love reading your articles! 🙂 They’re very informative 🙂

    • Reina Reina Reply

      Hello Shaneene, thank you for reading The Pink Tarha. Hope you follow us on our Facebook and Instagram too. 🙂 xoxo

  2. They are currently on sale up to 50% off! And samasonite has a Buy 1 Get 50%off on the other luggage…

  3. Sorry….*Samsonite 🙂

  4. You nailed it Reina and I love how you put everything in words. Very detailed.

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