My obsession with travel luggage continues. And trust me when I say this: having been all over the world in 2010 with my reliable Rimowa pieces in tow, there is no better way to travel than to invest in pieces that are well-made, sturdy and stylish. Besides Rimowa, the only other brand I’m truly smitten with is Globe-Trotter, which made its debut in Singapore two years ago at Isetan Scotts.
Why am I so obsessed with Globe-Trotter? Besides having a long illustrious history since being founded in 1897 (yes, I’m a sucker for all things that come with its own heritage), it was (and still is) a hand-made product. From a sheet of fibre board, an ash wood frame and leather trimmings, the piece comes together, so painstakingly laborious they only make a few each day.
Globe-Trotter also has its fair share of fans, from Queen Elizabeth II who choose Globe-Trotter to bring on her honeymoon, to Sir Winston Churchill who used the smaller attaché to hold his documents during the war. Present day fans include Daniel Craig, Sir Terence Conran, Sofia Coppola and Kate Moss.
Over the years, Globe-Trotter has launched different collections, from the celebrated Original to the breezy Cruise collections, but I’m personally gunning for anything from the Globe-Trotter Centenary collection (shown above), launched to celebrate their 100th anniversary in 1997.
13 years on, it still looks as it should, well-made, sturdy and stylish.
Besides Orange/Tan and Red/Tan, I really, really want the 26″ suitcase in Black/Grey (SGD2220), which will make a great companion piece to my Rimowa Classic Flight suite. Santa, if you’re reading this, I know Christmas is over, but could you just head down to Cumulus (located within Wheelock Place) and get it for me? Pretty please?