(TUMI Alpha Collection Continental Expandable on left, Lulu Guinness Lips Hardside Trolley on right)
Work out which set of hot wheels you should be investing in for your travels as we unzip a few of our luxurious favourites which are currently available at Case Luggage – a leading retailer of premium travel goods. Established in 1923, the company celebrates its remarkable 90 years in the business. Case owns and operates standalone stores in London Gatwick and Heathrow airports, as well as the luggage department in Harrods and Selfridges department stores.
(1) For The Business Traveller
The Brand: TUMI
The Model: Alpha Collection Continental Expandable 2 Wheel Carry On 22021 with 26160
If you travel on shorter overnight trips, then this is an ideal case for you. The most popular bag in the brand’s range, this black number is a 21” carry-on (shown below) soft-sided expandable bag (It has been designed so that you can team it up with a matching black briefcase that sits neatly on top of the carry-on for the ultimate two-some. It is also sized to meet BAA regulations.
(2) For The Fashionable Flyer
The Brand: Lulu Guinness
The Model: LIPS Hardside Trolley Spinner
You won’t be shy to show-off your superior shelled case with Lulu Guinness’ eye-catching collection of travel bags and luggage. This ultra-lightweight case range is designed specifically for the style-conscious female traveller. The design intention is fulfilled with its unique combination of Lulu’s unrivalled style and the very best in contemporary engineering.
These uber-trendy hard-sided cases come in three sizes: two large check-in cases (large and medium) and one carry-on version. Available in five different colours (white, red, black, pink and indigo), each case has a high-gloss finish with Lulu’s iconic lip design pouting out from the main body. Four smooth rolling spinner style wheels not only make for an effortless rolling experience but also provide 360-degree manoeuvrability.
The simple push of a button enables the telescopic trolley system for easy up-and-down handle use and firm control. Inside, there’s the iconic black and stone stripe zip lining, fashionably found in the mainline handbag collection, plus a series of compartments, web-crossing to keep clothes in place and a few handy drawstring shoe/laundry bags. In short, these portable beauties are magnificent at twirling, gliding and strolling along with glamour and grace and of course, storing your coveted possessions practically, securely and stylishly.
(Victorinox Travel Gear Spectra on left, Rimowa Deluxe Hybrid Trolley Spinner, centre. TUMI 21″ Carry-On, right)
(3) For The Far Flung Flyer
The Brand: Victorinox
The Model: Travel Gear Spectra 2.0 8 Wheel Travel Case
Travel through time zones on your long haul trip with all that you intend to carry. At 82cms, it is the largest suitcase of its type and is perfect for check-in luggage. Widely known for producing penknives, Victorinox has leapt up to the top of the luggage league in a relatively short space of time. Available in red or black.
(4) For The City-Slick Site Seeker
The Brand: Rimowa
The Model: Deluxe Hybrid Trolley Spinner
The city slicker deserves something ultra-wheelie and stylish at the same time with extra compartments to fit in quick purchases during your visit. And that’s what you get with a Deluxe Hybrid hard side case by Rimowa. In a glossy black finish, this neat carry on 4-wheel trolley case is cabin compliant. It offers some great internal and external compartments for convenience, including a useful side pocket for your guide-books etc. It comes with all the ergonomic features you would expect out of your ‘happy-to-pull-along-all-day’ case. (exclusive to Harrods).
By Reena Patel