has Samsonite Heavy Duty Garment Bag w/ Shoe Bag & Shoe Cleaning Mitt (Black/Red) on sale for $11.99 - $3 off coupon code (apply in cart) = $8.99. . Thanks slickdewmaster
Am I just bashing this deal? No, if you are going to buy one you have a better chance of being satisfied with it if you know it's not a heavy duty garment bag, but rather a thin plastic bag. Actually, when I bought mine I was able to eventually get a refund from iTechDeals due to it being described as "heavy duty" and the micrometer measurements I took (they don't offer refunds unless product is defective).
And I love your questions, Rachel!
What a good reminder for PeaceBang to address the issue of garment bags. By all means, seminarians, obtain as nice a garment bag as you can afford as soon as you start robing. PeaceBang found hers for something like $15 at SYMS (“where the educated consumer is the best consumer”) and has been using it for over a decade. I love it because it is light nylon and has a very sturdy top loop AND a cunning little zippered pocket into which I like to tuck my service folio. Not only does it hang nicely in the car (I spread it across the back seat to arrive wrinkle-free), it also folds up easily to fit in my suitcase, where it goes carefully placed over everything else. When I arrive wherever I’m going I simply press or steam my robe. Some clergy prefer heavy duty garment bags with metal infrastructures, or even suitcases that function as one big garment bag, but when I pack I use the clothes-rolling method for which a traditional suitcase works much better. I roll everything up, tuck underwear and pantyhose in the sides, shoes face down over everything else (with the heels facing up and foot nestled into the clothes), and carefully place my robe in the folded garment bag on top of all. I pack all of my toiletries in a separate bag into which I also pack accessories like scarves and belts, bathing suits, etc. and my jammies. A small purse to carry on the plane or train, and I’m good to go.
Shield your clothing from wrinkles and wear with this heavy duty garment bag by Samsonite, which also includes a complementary shoe bag with cleaning mitts – keep your footwear shiny and clean!