German-made Rimowa suitcases are simply beautiful, particularly the aluminum Topas series, which has been in production since the 1950’s. Classic styling that is reminiscent of a more romantic age of travel, is perfectly matched by excellent craftsmanship and lightweight materials. I have two of these, one a larger suitcase and one, above, a cabin roller. They aren’t cheap, but they’re beautiful. It’s hard not to feel like Indiana Jones when you pull these out of the cab and walk into the airport.
There’s still a place for my North Face Expedition Duffles, but I’ve got less and less desire to haul all that weight around when I could just pull it on wheels and pretend I’m heading across the tarmac to board an old-school Pan Am flight. If you like the feel of a Leica or appreciate the design and feel of a beautiful watch, these are for you. If you always suspected you were one of James Bond’s bastard love-children, then these are definitely for you.
More information is available on the Rimowa website HERE.