We’ve always been a fan of Globe-Trotter luggage, and by always we mean since a friend introduced us to it a few years ago. The steamer-trunk style of this true heritage brand, founded by Englishman David Nelken in Germany in 1897, veers very much off the average brown beaten-leather path. The pinks and oranges and such of years past were pretty but this royal blue and navy Isle of Wight yacht race-inspired Cruise collection is beyond anything we could have imagined in a suitcase. You think it looks good on the outside, then you discover the breathtaking blue striped interior. Made of a special vulcanized fiberboard consisting of multiple layers of bonded paper with leather handles and corners crafted over five days, this luggage has perhaps taken precedent over Chanel on our luxury goods priorities list, and that’s saying something! Oh, and the Queen still uses her honeymoon set.
From around $515 at Globetrotter1897.com