- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 18 May
Welcome to the Week In Review, where travel luggage for the distinguished gentleman or lady bumps up alongside flexible suitcase/backpack hybrids, Brooklyn vintage style tangoes with Latin American/Parisian chic and we show you how to keep your kids’ fingers out the carry cookie jar…
Carry fit for a queen
Iconic luggage makers Globe-Trotter know more than a thing or two about how to make quality carry. Established in 1897, the brand is over a century old and still going strong. The brand even has the royal seal of approval, as Queen Elizabeth II opted for Globe-Trotter honeymoon luggage. If this sounds like your type of carry then you’ll probably be keen to check out the special edition collaboration with online retailer MR PORTER. These pieces cost a lot but the question you should ask is are they value for money? Check out this video and decide for yourself.
Timbuk2 travel carry takes flight
Staying with the travel theme but a much more wallet-friendly option, Timbuk2’s Aviator series features a Travel Backpack and Wheeled Backpack. Both options can be carried as suitcases or backpacks and offer flexibility through a removable hip belt and straps that can be stowed out of sight. The Wheeled Backpack serves as the check-in option with a volume of 66 liters, while the Travel Backpack is suitable for carry-on luggage with a volume of 28.5 liters.
Vintage inspiration for the modern world
Bed|Stü is a Brooklyn-based brand that creates vintage-style footwear and accessories. The Sedona Tote is one of their carry creations and offers some laid-back style well suited to taking things easy on lazy weekend afternoons. Constructed out of canvas with leather handles, the tote also has a removable shoulder strap if you prefer the hands-free carry approach. Organization is in the form of interior pockets as well as an exterior front and back zip pocket and the main section has a zip closure as well.
Parisian design meets Brazilian flair
Offering an interesting alternative to the traditional messenger style, the Veja Acacia Toile Bag provides casual-chic looks in combination with multiple pocket options including a padded section that can hold up to a 15-inch laptop. Though the brand is French, the bag is made in Brazil utilizing ethically sourced Acacia-tanned leather and organic cotton. If the colorway above has a bit too much pop for your liking, you can find other colorways (along with leather versions) here.
Kid-proofing your medicine carry
Kids tend to be naturally curious. Generally curiosity is a good thing – unless it leads to investigating whether those brightly colored pills taste as good as they look. If you’re going to be traveling with your kids and are taking medicines in your carry, you want to make sure that inquisitive minds and prying fingers don’t get ahold of those substances. We’ve put together a post that demonstrates how you can hack your own child-proof drug bag. It’s super-simple and super-quick to do and the small amount of effort is well worth it for avoiding any potential mishaps.