A trusty suitcase is the ultimate travel accessory but finding the perfect one can be difficult. It needs to be extremely functional; to keep your documents safe, to separate shampoo from silk shirts, and to fit all of your shoes. But at the same time it also needs to be beautiful, because any jet setting style icon knows, that your suitcase becomes a part of your outfit.
woman with drive has selected the perfect suitcases that master the balance between functionality and style.
Globe-Trotter – RRP $2,700
First on our list, this luxury English brand specialises in timeless classic suitcases that often travel in distinguished company, with past owners including the Queen and Winston Churchill.
Globe-Trotter has a strong heritage in traditional craftsmanship with each piece handmade using original Victorian machinery. The Orient range is handcrafted by a single Japanese artisan who hand lacquers volcanized fiberboard with layers of rust colored sap for a truly unique finish.
Henk – RRP $7,795
Henk Carbon is the ultimate in uncompromising bespoke design. These sleek and modern carry-on suitcases are totally customisable, with travellers able to choose from a selection of the finest finishes such as crocodile leather, ostrich, and horsehair and optional features including a cigar humidifier, watch winder, champagne set, and even a bulletproof insert.
Porsche – RRP $1,536
The perfect companion for a weekend road trip, the Porsche Driver’s Selection is the must-have accessory for any woman with drive. The sleek and sophisticated design perfectly reflects the Porsche aesthetic and you can even colour coordinate to match your vehicle! The entire range has also been designed to fit into the storage compartment of any Porsche model.
Bluesmart – RRP $260
Newcomer to the luggage scene, Bluesmart is already creating a lot of hype as the first connected carry-on, and while it is packed with tech features, there’s nothing superfluous about it. The suitcase connects to your smartphone via an app that allows you to remotely lock and unlock your case, weigh it, and track its location. It will also notify you if you leave it behind or someone tries to open it.
Never again will you find yourself stuck in an airport or hotel lobby searching for a power point. A powerful in-built battery can charge up to two devices at the same time. Very clever.
Louis Vuitton – RRP $2,040
Of course, no luggage guide would be complete without the iconic Louis Vuitton. This year Louis Vuitton celebrated it’s iconic monogram through a collaborative project with some of today’s most prolific designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newsom, and Frank Ghery. The travel trunk by photographer Cindy Sherman, which she reimagined as a portable studio is an absolute standout. Covered in an exclusive monogram canvas and silk screened vintage hotel labels, the interior dazzles with hues of yellow, blue and green and features a luxurious vanity, camera bag and 31 drawers. However, for a slightly more practical design you can’t go past the classic Keepall carry-on as your go-to long haul companion.
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