In the bag
Ten suggestions for luggage that stands out from the crowd
Saturday 13 July 2013
New York designer Kate Spade has collaborated with luggage brand Steamline on this vintage-inspired collection of two hard cases, both with a chic white body, cowhide trim and gold-plated locks.
From £398-£428 (selfridges.com).
Antler's new Camden Collection takes its inspiration from the colourful north London borough, with a choice of three sizes in four stand-out shades, all with a sturdy hard shell and eight-wheel base.
From £129-£149 (antler.co.uk).
For those who like to travel light, outdoor specialist North Face has the Rolling Thunder range, which essentially performs as a duffel on wheels, with three sizes and two colours of navy blue or black.
From £150-£200 (thenorthface.com/eu).
Heritage luggage brand, Globe-Trotter, and heritage hotel, The Goring, have collaborated on a new collection, available this month with a dusty pink exterior, burgundy and navy trim, and damask silk lining.
From £485-£1,680 (globetrotter1897.com).
Queen of kitsch Cath Kidston has designed this quirky Spot Suitcase, which comes in navy or charcoal with bright white blobs, a soft waterproof exterior, retractable handle and lots of pockets inside.
From £110 (cathkidston.co.uk).
Decorate the carousel with a Lulu Guinness Lips Case. The fashion designer has devised three sizes, in four shades of black, pink, pillar-box red and deep cherry, all emblazoned with kisses.
From £195-£245 (luluguinness.com).
These CabinZero bags are spacious, with a 44-litre capacity, made from lightweight materials in dimensions that meet the hand-luggage restrictions for most budget airlines. On top of that, they look great.
From £35 (cabinzero.com).
It may cost as much as a holiday, but this case from German brand Rimowa and French fashion label Moncler is a real investment piece, crafted from lightweight black aluminium.
From £990 (moncler.com).
This new range from Milanese luggage designer Bric's is inspired by the rugged plains and sweeping savannah of the African continent. It includes carry-ons, trolleys and weekender bags, each in a choice of purple, orange, navy and ivory, embossed with a crocodile print pattern on the smooth leather exterior.
From £595-£1,395 (brics.it/eng).
Japanese designer Hideo Wakamatsu has taken a material normally reserved for tents and transformed it into a tear-proof, water-resistant shell in the Tarpaulin Trolley range.
From £185-£205 (hideowakamatsu.co.uk).
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