Customised Luggage

Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited was on at the weekend, which I watched and was a bit disappointed by. With Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman it had so much potential but for me fell a bit short. One thing, however, I did love about it was the Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton luggage. Of course the luggage is amazing, even more so because within the movie it plays such a significant role.

The collection consisted of many different Louis Vuitton classic styles with safari illustrations by Eric Anderson, whose illustrations can also be seen in other Wes Anderson movies such as The Royal Tennebaums.

Image courtesy of High Snobiety

For some reason the illustrations reminded me of Cath Kidson – perhaps the high street equivalent of having your own illustrated luggage. Whilst not to as high of quality, the Cath Kidson luggage and bags come close to  invoking that same feeling of adventure and exploration of the safari luggage. These days luggage, the bog standard black with wheels numbers, don’t seem to hold the same mystery, sense of adventure or personality of the luggage of yesteryears. Yes, carrying about a trunk or leather suitcase isn’t practical, but in an ideal world where you would have a troop of servants following you around carrying it for you, it would be fabulous.

In the meantime these bags from Cath Kitson can do.


One response to “Customised Luggage

  1. I remember watching this film several years ago and loving the sense of exotic rail travel. I certainly sat up once i saw the stunning luggage. Letter embossing is something everyone can opt for with there own luggage – this is not an expensive option. Normally you should look to pay £15-20 for 3 initials

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