Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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First published in The Journal on July 22, 1936 Pack for emergencies!/Holiday accessories make all the difference.

"OH, the little more, and how much it is" might have been written by some holiday-maker who had packed well and remembered all possible needs!

Have you ever torn your one and only golf jersey and had no mending materials in your luggage? Or walked your heel into a blister and been without lint? Struck a rainy week and had no writing paper or books, or found yourself invited to a dinner party when your beauty box had been left at home?

If so, be forewarned this year and pay a visit to the basement showroom of a Blackett Street shop, where what may be termed "holiday accessories" form a large part of the stock.

First on the list for usefulness, I think, would be the hold-all Peggy-bags for travelling. Or, if you're going abroad, the new blouse cases with outside zip-fastened pocket for passports and tickets will save you endless trouble at the ports.

One of the nattiest travel-aids of the moment is a soft chrome leather case with three large pockets and four small ones into which you can pack blouses, handkerchiefs, stockings, underwear, and so on. It's very popular for cruises, because it holds so much so compactly, but there's no need to go on a cruise to test its usefulness. Whitley Bay would do just as well!

Then there's the "wet-pack" case for a man. It's of pigskin, lined and fitted with oiled silk. Shaving things can be packed in as wet as even a careless man may leave them, and anything he wants to keep dry will be quite safe in one of the pockets.

A typical beauty outfit for travelling is in a soft green morocco case with the ever-appealing slide fastener. It contains a powder box of the fashionable "chicpak" variety in apple green bakelite, two green pommard pots, prettily shaped to fit round one side of the powder box, and a screw-topped lotion bottle to fit round the other. …

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