Written by DLX Special Correspondent, Robyn Ashley
The age old glitz and glamour of travel has faded into obscurity with the rise of the new Millennial traveler. Gone are the days of wearing one’s Sunday best for flights, and the romance of dining cars on long-distance train journeys. Although today’s dress code for travel is more Adidas than Armani, one can still bring a touch of vintage sophistication to your journey with classic luxury luggage. From pre-owned (and beloved) to vintage replicas, Barnebys has the perfect travel companion for everyone.
This exquisite trunk is a one-of-a-kind work center, a must-have for the working traveller. The structure is in poplar wood, with wheels at the base for easy mobility. The exterior is covered in rich top-grain calf leather, which opens to an interior of microfiber lining. Inside is a leather desk with storage compartments, a magnetic board, and a precious seat in microfiber fabric. All the handles are in full brass with gold and nickel finish. Handmade in Lombardy, Italy by bespoke designer Royal Trunk, this piece is inspired by the timeless charm of vintage travel luggage.
French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, has been a firm favorite for luxury luggage for over 150 years – in fact, trunks were the first goods produced by the brand in 1854. This brown and tan monogram coated canvas Louis Vuitton Hat Trunk 50 is finished with brass hardware and a brown leather trim. A single rolled top handle features at the front of the trunk as well as three hinge-lock closures at front. The interior is lined with beige Taiga leather, and has a single removable compartment.
Royal Trunk Trolley
Another elegant piece from bespoke Italian designer, Royal Trunk, this trolley has a vintage look combined with the comfort of modern luggage. It is light, sturdy, and with wheels making it easy to transport – ideal for the frequent traveller. It features both hand-sewn handles and a telescopic handle. White top-grain calf leather covers the exterior, whilst the spacious interior is lined with suede leather and microfiber fabric.
This refined beauty case in a bold blue is designed to store jewelry and watches. The exterior is covered in precious leather with handles in full brass and hand-made nails along all its perimeter. The interior is entirely lined in microfiber and features an extractable mirror at the top with a tray, three small drawers for watches, and one drawer that runs along the entire interior.
This men’s rouge hard-sided trunk is a bold and eccentric piece for the sartorial-conscious, featuring brass hardware and a rolled handle on its exterior. Alcantara lines the interior, which includes a removable tray, adjustable strap and flip lock closure at the top with a skeleton keyhole.
Transport yourself back to the 1930s with this brown Hermès vintage horse chair trunk. The trunk is covered with Peau Porc leather and finished with gold-tone hardware. Three handles feature on the top and side of the trunk, and straps across the top.
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