Named after a small Saskatchewan town, Vancouver-based backpack company Herschel Supply Co. has always been influenced by vintage Canadiana stylings. As a result, the brand’s new collaboration with Hudson’s Bay Company comes across as an innate synchronicity realized.
T.T.Trunks embrace connoisseurs with customizable cases for every need.
From Norwegian functional fashion brand Swims (best known for revitalizing the galosh) comes a collection of classics.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Whether you board with a briefcase or a rolling trolley, explore the globe in style with these luggage favourites, photographed on board a Bombardier Challenger 605 jet.
Travelling in style has always been part and parcel of the Louis Vuitton ethos. Its Monogram and Damier collections have achieved cult status the world over, and now, in an effort to renew Louis Vuitton’s core leather pieces for business clientele, the Discrete Signatures collection arrives.
HOLIDAY WISH LIST: Byron and Dexter Peart, the Montreal brothers behind wanderlust-inspired line Want Les Essentiels de la Vie, are on a roll.
The Italians have invaded Toronto. This time, though, it’s not a wave of immigrants but leather goods manufacturer Piquadro, which has opened its first North American shop on Bay Street. Luggage takes centre stage, but Piquadro also specializes in the production of leather items including purses, messenger bags, small accessories, planners, portfolios, and, these days, the requisite iPad and iPhone cases.
When most North Americans think luggage, they picture soft nylon wheeled bags. Nothing challenges this preference more than a trip through a German airport. It only takes one trip to Deutschland to make any Canuck jealous of the ubiquitous Rimowa hard-sided cases that are the travel norm there.
Although the idea of travel may have once evoked glamorous notions of first-class ocean liners, heavy leather trunks, and high-society ladies with cinched waists and linen handkerchiefs, these days the business of getting from point A to B is an inane process involving airport check-ins, compromised cabin leg room, and jet lag. Enter identical twins Byron and Dexter Peart.