Packing and Travel

Kiosk

Do Kiosk owners Alisa Grifo and Marco Romeny have one of the best jobs ever? They travel the world finding the most interesting and unique products and bring them back to sell in their New York store. Each trip they take results in a curated exhibition at the store, together with on-going products from previous exhibitions. Emphasis is placed on goods that are traditionally used and cultural-specific. High-priced “over-designed” products don’t make the cut. Kiosk is a must visit if you’re in New York, but you can always browse their online shop. There really is no store quite like it.

Official Kiosk website:

kioskkiosk.com

Address:

95 Spring Street, Second Floor
New York NY 10012
United States

More information:

View Kiosk here

TravelTeq Trash bags

This travel bag is mighty impressive. Handmade in Italy, it has 8 inside compartments (4 open, 3 zipped) and one outside compartment/pocket (for ticket or mobile phone) to make sure all your important things stay put. It’s got an undercover sort of look to it, especially in the darker ‘Panther’ color. Also, there’s free shipping to the US and EU, if that helps take the edge off the price.

Accommodates up to a 15 inch laptop.
Florentine Vachetta leather with water resistant nylon lining.
40w x 30h x 8d cm

Check out the extra pics to see the alternate color option and other views.
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Purchase Information:

Price: �395.00
Availability: Buy TravelTeq Trash bags here

Bamford Travel Wallet

OK, so I need a wallet for my tickets, a cover for my passport, something for my credit cards and where am I going to put all those Zambian Kwacha notes? Bamford has made something that has you covered:

Calf Leather travel set by Bamford & Sons. 3 piece set in supple calf leather with 23 cm long ticket wallet with 3 full length slots, sections for cards and holders for the passport holder and card wallet. A beautiful and well thought through set to organise your documents, money and tickets.

Great – that’s that sorted. Now to find those Zambian Kwachas.

Purchase Information:

Price: £175.00
Availability: Buy Bamford Travel Wallet here

Bill Amberg Jag Laptop Bag

You’re going to Geneva for 24 hours on business and you don’t want to take a trolley bag. Laptop? Check. Socks and smalls? Check. Clean shirt? Check. Toiletries? Check. Great looking bag to put them in? …Check.

The perfect size for carry-on, the Jag Laptop Bag also features reinforced corners and handles, internal pocketing for everyday essentials, and a comfortable detachable shoulder strap. The back pocket zips open to slide over the extended handle of the matching Rolls Trolley Suitcase. A change of clothes can be packed in one side whilst your laptop is strapped-in securely in the other zipped pocket.

Available in brown, black, taupe and gold.

Purchase Information:

Price: �478.00
Availability: Buy Bill Amberg Jag Laptop Bag here

Globetrotter 110 Air Cabin case

OK, so it’s a little pricey but if you want the ultimate luggage then you’re going to have to pay, my friend.

Commemorating the 110th anniversary of Globe-Trotter, this exclusive black Carbon Fibre/Kevlar-weave travel bag of the future is stronger than steel, lighter than air, black like coal, and as innovative as tomorrow. At 21″ x 15″ x 7.5″ (53 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm) and weighing just 3 lbs (1.35 kg), this edition is the ultimate carry on piece traveling with any airline.

Thankfully it’s available in two finishes: matte or glossy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,525.00
Availability: Buy Globetrotter 110 Air Cabin case here

Want Les Essentiels de la Vie 

This is a really nice bag. Canadian luxury goods company Want Les Essentiels de la Vie offer modern takes on classic leather goods. Named after famous airports, their range includes 24hr, 48hr and 72hr overnight bags, wallets, laptop bags and iPod cases.

Inspired by Timeless, functional design classics, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie was conceived out of a want for premium quality leather goods to house the essential professional and personal products that we use in our modern everyday lives. It aims to create a balance between a traditional style and a modern compatibility. The brand’s core value, identified on its products by its ubiquitous gold and silver zipper, is to achieve unity through contrast.

The smallest overnight bag, Malpensa 24hr, is perfect for a night away and is available in six leather colours. It is made from 100% organic leather in Italy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,495.00
Availability: Buy Want Les Essentiels de la Vie  here

Travel Luggage Scale

Now you’ll know if you’ll be hit with fees or not, or maybe you’ll just get some satisfaction with knowing exactly how much weight you’re lugging around. (Sometimes it helps to be precise when looking for sympathy: ‘Wait up, this thing weighs 25.7 pounds!’, ‘Ack, my back is killing me, I carried around 19.5 pounds through three different airports today!’ etc.)

Upto 77lbs(35kg) Including Tape measurer 39″(1m)

$10.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Travel Luggage Scale here

Foldable Duffle Bag

There are two, I repeat two, MUJI stores within walking distance of where I’m staying right now, so apologies all around for any possible MUJI product overloads.

Size: 27w x 16″h; Folded: 9l x 4″w

$54.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy Foldable Duffle Bag here

Outlets To Go Power Strip

I know someone who recently bought this and can’t stop extolling its virtues as a travel power strip. Compared to a regular sized power strip, it’s ridiculously tiny and the way the cord wraps around and plugs in simplifies cord management.

  • Four AC outlets to maximize the number of accessories that can be charged
  • Ultra compact design to fit into luggage and briefcases
  • Exclusive cord management to eliminate dangling power cords

11 x 3 x 7 inches

$12.96, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.96
Availability: Buy Outlets To Go Power Strip here

The Indiana Leather Adventure Duffel

Feeling adventurous? This handy duffel has several compartments to easily sort your accoutrements. (Could be a great gift for Father’s Day too.)

Channel your inner Indiana Jones with this surprisingly modern duffel outfitted with a hard-case, enclosed bottom section for shoes, suits, wet packs…or whips. The top is your classic open-up duffel area where clothes can be easily folded or rolled and ready for whatever the gods bring you! . 100% handcrafted Scottish leather.

Size: 18.5″ x 12″ x 12″

$345.50, from Gent Supply Co.

Purchase Information:

Price: $345.50
Available from: Gent Supply Co.

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Sonia Verguet for PinkWolf

Vintage suitcases with a sense of humor…such fun.

Vintage suitcase completely restored by hand. Sonia Verguet brings a touch of humour and novelty by adding an axe shape relief to the front of the case. This is a vintage suitcase, irregularities may appear that contribute to the charm of the product!

€100.00-€120.00, Buy it here.
(or email the designer directly)

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Purchase Information:

Price: &euro100.00
Availability: Buy Sonia Verguet for PinkWolf here

Lexon Design Luggage

If you appreciate under-the-radar design, take a look at Lexon’s collection of bags and travel accessories. No flashy labels or extraneous design makes for an especially clean look.

Toiletry Kit, $35.00, Buy it here.
2 Panel Toiletry Bag (with canisters), $22.00, Buy it here.
Design A4 Binder, $42.00, Buy it here.
Design Garment Bag, $109.00, Buy it here.
Design Suitcase, $99.00, Buy it here.

Also, check out the Airline Document Bag and Airline Garment Bag.

More information:

View Lexon Design Luggage here

Samsonite by Alexander McQueen

Uh, do any of you remember this post? Where this luggage was priced at $775?

Material: Exterior: 100% ABS / Leather, Interior: 100% Polyester

$318.00, Buy it here.
(note: these are available through Gilt Groupe, which is an invitation only site, and it’s got some really good prices on some nicer clothing labels (i.e.”coveted fashion and luxury brands”).)

Purchase Information:

Price: $318.00
Availability: Buy Samsonite by Alexander McQueen here

Guido Weekend Bag

Never underestimate the importance of a weekend bag. Having a bag that’s big enough for a weekend’s worth of clothing and accessories but small enough for a flight’s carry-on fits all sorts of travel needs.

WeSC’s Guido Bag has an extra large interior that allows room for clothes, shoes, toiletries and more. The interior zippered pocket and exterior pocket provide safe keeping for essentials and other items that you can find and grab easily. In addition to it’s functionality and eye catching colorblock panel design, Guido is a well constructed bag made of durable canvas and features large zippers, studded reinforced handles for durability and resiliency.

Dimensions: 18.5″ x 16.5″ x 8.5″

$75.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Guido Weekend Bag here