Wednesday, 19 October 2011


This morning I woke up with a sudden (much unexplained) need to have chic luggage. This has of course become somewhat of a treasure hunt, as most of the uber chic suitcases are immensely heavy (and considering all the weight restrictions airlines have these days), we need to (unfortunately) pack practically for travel. If it were up to me I would have a beautiful red (or beige....really I'd like both) Globe-Trotter suitcase (and the vanity case to match.....of course....). One day.....for now, I just dream and enjoy these wonderful images (and my sturdy red Samsonite will do for now).
What keeps your treasures safe while travelling?

Globe-Trotter is a modern heritage brand established in 1897. Founded by Englishman, David Nelken, in Saxony Germany, the company soon returned to the UK in 1901 where it has remained ever since. Today, Globe-Trotter products are style icons adopted by purveyors of traditional craftsmanship and a timeless aesthetic.
Globe-Trotter cases have been used over the last 100 years by an enviable client list. Captain Robert Falcon Scott traveled with Globe-Trotter on the infamous Antarctic expedition in 1912. Sir Winston Churchill used a Globe-Trotter Dispatch Case during his position as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924. H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II chose Globe-Trotter for her honeymoon luggage in 1947 (and continues use her cases to this day). Sir Edmund Hilary ascended to first base camp with Globe-Trotter during his conquest of Everest in 1953.


odes said...

Love the heavy, old timer suitcases. I would love to collect them (and just keep them as interior art around the house :) xoxo

fashionhogger said...

Those are so lovely - would get wrecked in travel these days. I love my samsonites for sturdy travel haha.


IT would be a dream! But you're right, they're so heavy, I try to go with the lightest luggage I can find. And they really destroy luggage, don't they? xoxo

Anonymous said...

Two navy Globe Trotters for me, I'd never use anything else.
I look forward to seeing them all bashed up in 20 years time and they will still be taking me round the world. The battered patina is what makes them.

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing luggage!


Meta Musings said...

that red luggage is beyond fabulous!! xx

classiq said...

Gorgeous! Talk about travelling in style! But I'll have to make do with my red Samsonite too. ;)

The Foolish Aesthete said...

These are beautiful, classic bags. I love that they're drawn from the early days of globe trotting (and the British Empire).

Casa Très Chic said...

Love those red suitcases.
Love to travel, I'm a little bit sad, we had to cancel our trip to Buenos Aires because of the Chilean volcano.
You're such a stylish traveller.

A Heel in Mint said...

Those red ones are fabulous! Loved reading their company history. :)

Heel in Mint

Anonymous said...

Lovely Prissy! By the way I found a German store in Hamburg where they have beautiful boxes for hats! Immediately had to think of you!! Xxx Eve


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