A Suitable Case for Globe-Trotter

Poor Show on Suitcase Front

My suitcase was certainly looking its age on a recent trip. With burst zips and broken seems, the case had the wear-and-tear you'd expect from years of service. I had bought it in Venice only a year ago. The sales assistant assured me that this Italian range of luggage was the most rugged and well-made on the market. Practically indestructible she assured me in an utterly charming and convincing way. I was beguiled by her Sophia Loren-like eyes and would have bought anything she suggested, so I bought the case. Here I am a year later considering a replacement.
Robust luggage
You wouldn't get this situation with a Globe-Trotter. They've been around since 1897, so they probably know a thing or two about creating robust luggage. And, although they look nice new, it's the sort of luggage that looks even better with a few knocks and scrapes.

Globe-Trotter had a successful tie-up with Hackett last year, producing the Mayfair, Aston Martin Racing and London Line ranges. Now they have the 1897 series, a full collection of soft leather goods designed and hand-made in England. Beautiful stuff.

I'm taken with a Boston weekend bag and an Original trolley case in orange and tan (below).


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