“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
These are the wise words of Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson. And they are held closely by travel brand, Steamline Luggage. Aiming to put love, style and a touch of nostalgia into travel, they combine elegance of yesteryear with practical conveniences to create beautiful, leather-bound suitcases for the modern traveler.
Steamline was founded in 2005 by Sara Banks. The fashion entrepreneur and avid traveller decided to marry her two passions to create a product that has become a talking point for those with a sense of style, a flair for originality and wanderlust in their hearts.
The beauty of these vintage cases is that they can be used on the move or at home as tasteful storage. Crafted from high-strength materials, durable locks and accented with brushed metals, each piece of Steamline Luggage becomes a timeless classic that can be enjoyed for years.
Focusing on design that is as functional as it is elegant, the result is unique, eye-catching suitcases that are equally practical and beautiful. Every carry-on and stowaway piece boasts silent trolley wheels and aluminium extendable handles for lightweight and smooth mobility. Each piece is handmade, bound with leather straps and fitted with tested TSA locks accepted by airport security across the globe.
Their carry-on styles are perfectly measured to fit most aircraft overhead compartments around the world. Vanity, briefcase and overnighter cases come with combination locks and leather shoulder straps. And there’s protection too from the elements – all stowaway and carry-on pieces come with a durable weather-resistant cover.
The Entrepreneur is the latest addition to the collection which was launched this summer, and the Denim Correspondent will be available from this September in the UK. Prices for the Denim Correspondent are as follows: Vanity Case: £195, Carry-on: £370, Stowaway: £385 and 4-Wheel: £490.
For more information, visit www.steamlineluggage.com.
By Sabi Phagura