‘Explorer’ Holdall, from £325, by Tusting
The hard-wearing, spacious and versatile Explorer is one of the most popular bags from a brand which, uniquely, carries out every stage of design and manufacture under the same roof. It comes in three sizes and various leather and canvas configurations.
Olive ‘Weekender’ holdall, £575, by Bennett Winch
Bennett Winch’s signature bag can easily accommodate one’s needs for few day’s travel, and has a thoughtfully-executed interior including padded laptop sleeve and two separate waterproof compartments. Also available in black, navy, sand and chocolate, plus there are brown or black versions made from Tuscan hides (£1,250).
Racing Red AR bag, £795, by Jordan Bespoke
Jordan Bespoke is the perfect luggage brand for passionate automotive buffs. This one is a tie-in with Alfa Romeo and comes with a photo of Juan Manuel Fangio at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix – his first ever win – embedded into the interior lining. “We can personalise by hot stamping your initials, chassis number or company logo and the there’s also the option of having your own bespoke printed lining,” says the brand’s eponymous proprietor.
Chelsea Garden 20 Trolley Case in Ivory and Burgundy, £1,600, by Globe-Trotter
The colour scheme and interior (see main pic, above) of this gem from Globetrotter, purveyors of British luggage for the international traveller since 1897, is inspired by the notion of a beautiful English garden in full bloom. A pretty fitting choice, then, for your first sojourn to one of the country’s bucolic (and botanically abundant) hospitality gems in weeks.
Sportsman 55 Weekend bag, £2,500, by Tanner Krolle
A calfskin bag with Tardis factor: its generous internal compartment has a zip pocket and a slip pocket with press stud fastening. Details include silver foil embossed logo, silver tone brass hardware and cotton canvas lining. tannerkrolle.com
‘Lotuff No.12’ leather weekender bag in chestnut, £1,250, by Trunk
Crafted from carefully selected vegetable-tanned leather, this elegant long weekend option has an unlined suede interior and double-layered leather bottom for extra durability. Its wrap-around zipper ensures easy access, while its internal drop pocket adds to its appeal for the leisurely itinerant.