VV Must Have: 10 Fashionable Travel Bags
Though it once carried a hint of decadence, travel in 2013 is far from glamourous. Thanks to the dominance of the functional rolling suitcase, there is an assembly line-like monotony to trip-taking today. Wherever you are in the world is an indeterminate number of near-identical, black suitcases on revolving baggage claim belts, sliding through x-ray machines and being pulled by harried travelers.
But, how many of us have grown weary of trying to find ways to customize our dull luggage and differentiate it from the microfiber hordes? Is our style-savvy is being sabotaged by sensible “roll-ons”?
Fret no more Vixens: we have the answers! Here are ten luxurious-yet-functional options that’ll infuse any trip with a hefty dose of the haute.
Globe-Trotter’s classic, handmade suitcases are the ultimate accompaniment to far-flung, five-star excursions. At home, these cases are durable enough for use as permanent storage and beautiful enough for use as décor.
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Moncrief’s Detachable Case Travel Trolley is worthy of the jet set. Although it’s created using old-fashioned, artisanal techniques, the suitcase’s design luxuriously accommodates the needs of the 21st Century traveler (it even comes with a cashmere throw).
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Canvas and Leather Weekender has the chic shape of a bag that costs considerably more than its $120 price tag. This roomy design holds multiple outfits and accessories, and its bright orange lining ensures that nothing will get lost in the duffle.
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Loeffler Randall’s Work Tote is the style-conscious business traveler’s best friend. This generously-sized tote holds everything you need to stay connected to both the office (laptop, tablet, smartphone) and to yourself.
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Clare Vivier’s Besace recalls the era when “air hostess” was synonymous with “glamorpuss”. This playful carry-on straddles the line between sporty durability and continental dash, and will infuse your airport strolls with the spirit of travel’s sexy past.
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Clare Vivier’s darling Jewelry Pouch will corral your statement pieces while you’re on the go. Vivier offers monogramming on many of her accessories, including this one, so that you can further personalize your travel experiences.
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Jimmy Choo's Reno Passport Cover brings a little sparkle to the bureaucratic aspects of international travel.
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Flight 001 Go Clean Bags are ideal for the well-organized traveler. Divided by category—“Clean”, “Stuff”, “Laundry”, “Lingerie”, “Shoes” and “Gym”—these sacs will keep your travel case fresh, for the duration of your trip.
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Amici's Cat Cosmetics Bag does double-duty as a case for your cosmetics and a clutch for your nights out on the (new) town.
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Ela’s Studded Editor Pouch is large enough to store all of your go-to items and small enough to fit into your purse. It’s also a great substitute for a handbag whenever “grab-and-go” moments arise.
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