Just like anything else, luggage and suitcases go through trends, we see colours come and go and seasonal changes between matt and gloss and variations in between. Right now, the hottest interior colour combo of navy blue and copper have made their way on to the stunning new Samsonite Cosmolite’s and matching soft range the Uplite’s – it’s the first time we’ve seen a soft and hard range that can truly be mixed and matched, a trend we’d like to see continued!
As with all trends they are cyclical – and the current trend of leather trim on luggage is a throwback to traditional trunks and suitcases from years past. The leather trim on modern suitcases revives some of the romance of travel, it invokes a sense of luxury and formalness that travel from earlier years embodied. The current batch of leather trimmed suitcases are highly functional with all the latest suitcase developments, but the leather trim just adds that style and luxury – it’s a trend that will stick around and we love it!
Our top leather trim suitcase picks;
Hartmann Intensity SPL
The Hartmann Intensity SPL range is a truly luxurious piece. Hartmann Luggage has a long history of producing top quality luggage favoured by U.S Presidents, celebrities and sportsman. The Intensity SPL range is a striking aluminum look lightweight polyurethane with a rich caramel coloured leather trim and handles. Inside the suitcase is fully fitted with a suit carrier, shoe and laundry bag and leather accented lining. The Intensity SPL is an investment piece; the lifetime warranty will ensure you get years of adventures with it.
Shop it here: Hartmann Luggage
Samsonite Lite-Cube DLX
The Lite-Cube DLX is the ever popular Lite-Cube suitcase in either an aluminium or dark olive metallic look polypropylene with rich toffee coloured leather trim. The Lite-Cube DLX enjoys all the benefits of Samsonite’s famous super lightweight and super strong Curv material making the DLX the lightest of the leather trim suitcases. No luxury has been left behind though; inside the case is lined in black and features a removable packing frame, shoe bag and laundry frame all with matching leather accents. The coordinating soft Lite DLX tote bag and beauty tote complete the set, they are also trimmed in matching toffee coloured leather.
Shop it here: Samsonite Lite-Cube
The vintage aesthetic and leather trim of the French designed Chatelet suitcase has been a favourite amongst travel and fashion bloggers! The striking design is available in 3 colours, the black with black leather trim, brown with tan leather trim and white angora with tan leather trim. Each case is lightweight and features the unique brake stop system unique to Delsey suitcases. Inside the case is lined in a dark red and includes a laundry and shoe bag.
Australian lifestyle blogger Sheree Commerford of Captain and the Gypsy Kid (@capatinandthegypsykid) recently did an epic US trip with her family and three large Chatelet’s in black and one cabin in Angora. Melbourne fashions and lifestyle blogger Erin Maxwell of Love Shop Style (@ejmaxwell) took one large black Chatelet on her recent travels.
Shop it here: Delsey Chatelet