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Looking for travel companions that are fun, aesthetically pleasing and multi-functional? The new New Balance | Samsonite collection of bags and luggage is a surprise collaboration that ticks all those boxes. The partnership between the athletic footwear brand and the luggage maker births four sporty and versatile designs.
In varying sizes, each piece celebrates individual expression, all created to meet the lifestyle needs of every type of explorer. Each features a semi-transparent hard-shell exterior in black or white, with accompanying brightly coloured reversible pouches for easy packing.
Next comes the fun part. You can either customise your own colour combinations with the pouches for a personalised look or remove the pouches completely and flaunt what you’re carrying through the semi-transparent shell.
For daily adventures, there’s the Small Crossbody Bag (SGD220) that lets you pack light. Standing at 23.5 cm by 14.5 cm, this comes with a double zip opening for easy access to your essentials. There’s also a detachable shoulder strap that allows you to transform it into a practical clutch.
A slightly larger size, 39 cm by 25.5 cm, is available in the form of a Shoe Box Crossbody Bag (SGD290). As its name suggests, this lets you tote your prized footwear (or anything else) around in style. It offers a wider zip opening that goes all the way around and similarly comes with a removable strap.
The best part? It doubles as a sleek shoebox or stackable display case, a detail that sneakerheads will surely appreciate.
Need a carry-on for a work trip or weekend getaway? Then consider the 18-inch Rolling Tote (SGD420). Equipped with double wheels, the 40 cm by 47 cm cabin bag glides effortlessly to your destination while ensuring your belongings stay organised.
Lastly, for those heading further afield, opt for the smooth-rolling 22-inch Spinner 61 (SGD520). The 42 cm by 61 cm check-in luggage comes with a mix of pouches. These comprise one large expandable and two medium packing pouches. Mix and match the reversible coloured pouches to create a head-turning look that will stand out on the luggage conveyor belt.
The New Balance | Samsonite collection is available at all Samsonite retail stores and online, as well as at departmental stores, official distributors and selected New Balance stores.