Must Have Travel Accessories
By Laura Blake
The 3 Best...Passport Covers
With personalisation options and the world recognised distinctive luxury pattern, this Louis Vuitton designed Damier canvas features various compartments for additional business cards and papers. Made from grained calf leather, the finish offers a slightly rugged feel for easy grip and is sure to be in fashion amongst holiday travellers. Available at Louis Vuitton for £175.
Known as a symbol for British craftsmanship, Launer has designed luxury leather goods since 1941. Their luxury passport holder is made of calf leather and offers both custom interior and exterior finishes, available with unique gold plated corners, you’re sure to travel in style and impress as the airport check in. Available at Launer starting from £125.
Renowned for their technical and design ability, the Mont Blanc Meisterstück edition features a minimalist design of black European full-grain cowhide leather with a unique deep shine finish. With jacquard lining, chrome tanned and dyed through, this signature branded holder is highlighted by a platinum plated ring emblem. Available at Mont Blanc for £130.
The 3 Best... Travel Wallets & Purses
Dom Reilly’s luxury range promises to deliver the best in quality and practicality. This travel wallet is deliberately designed to be slim-line and lightweight. Hand made from supple, full-grain leather that is beautiful and soft to the touch. It features separate pockets for passport, credit cards, currencies and boarding passes. Available at Dom Reillyfor £195.
The duilio brogue leather tote by Gucci features hand shaded honey colour micro GG leather, with an antique gold hardware finish. Made in Italy with natural linen lining there is interior smart phone and zip pockets ensuring everything can be easily organised. The travel purse also features protective metal feet and an interior hook closure with fine brogue and tassel details. Available at Gucci for £1690.
The Paul Smith travel wallet offers a signature embossing and interior stripe that highlights an elegantly refined design made in Italy, with a black finish. Housing space for five business or credit cards with two side compartments, the travel wallet offers a clear card window and easy access compartment on the back with purple moiré striped lining. Available at Paul Smith for £145.
The 3 Best... Technology Cases
The ideal companion for a busy executive. Handcrafted to feel soft and luxurious while looking amazing, this iPad sleeve has a useful outside pocket for your passport and travel documents. The case also features the exclusive F1 derived safety “foam” to help protect your tablet. Avaliable at Dom Reilly for £295.
Through Classic Continental, this vanilla themed snakeskin leather pouch case houses the latest iPhone and is exquisitely crafted using the finest snake hides, hand stitched with expert attention to detail. The resulting craftsmanship is a unique balance of beauty and technical refinement; with a pull strap included, your iPhone will be both well protected and easily accessible. Available at Continental Mobiles for £299.
Offering classic Mulberry design, this Scotch grain computer case is elegantly designed with a beautiful textured surface, complimented by tan finish smooth leather detailing. Made to be sturdy as well as stylish, this case is perfect for weekend travel and commuting to and from the office. With a black-cognac colour scheme, the case provides rugged protection for your valuable laptop or ultra book. Available at Selfridges for £595.
The 3 Best... Travel Bags
Available in a range of designs from grained cognac, black, mustard and whiskey trim, the Kenley Day travel bag by Thomas Lyte has been redesigned and his travel series is now available with a stunning collection of grained leathers. Offering function and style, there is a spacious main compartment in addition to a removable shoe pouch and large zipped pocket. The bag also has a detachable and adjustable strap with luggage tag options. Available at Thomas Lyte for £495.
The Pablo travel bag by Anya Hindmarch is an ideal chic styled choice for a weekend getaway. The design is elegantly finished with a patent trim and a discreet enamel bow logo which can be worn either handheld or over the shoulder, due to its adjustable and detachable strap. With a tumbled patent trim and enamel logo this bag is perfect for any trip and is complimented by hardwearing design materials. Available at Anya Hindmarch for £495.
The weekender combines smooth leather handles with full grain panels for a sophisticated layer of textures. Handmade in Spain by classical artisans using the finest leather, the bag offers a refined and understated elegance. A truly luxurious weekend bag; it is lightweight, spacious and ubiquitously elegant. Available at Dom Reilly for £1400.
The 3 Best... Suitcases
The Alzer 80 edition suitcase by Louis Vuitton dates back to one of the most notable traditions of luxury travel. One of the brands emblems, the case is spacious and incredibly sturdy, sure to impress travel connoisseurs from around the world. With rounded leather handles and a canvas interior, there is also a removable interior tray and protective cover, featuring the signature S lock and key. Available at Louis Vuitton for £4,850.
The Salsa Deluxe by Rimowa is one of the sturdiest travel cases around, featuring the original and one of the best polycarbonate cases on the market today, they offer lightweight travel utilising state of the art technology. Perfect for medium trips, the suitcase has trolley spinners more suitable for heavier carriage. Available at Case Luggage for £555.
Bric’s Life Thermoform suitcase is constructed with luxury stain-resistant and durable micro-suede, utilising the brands innovative thermoformed and self-supporting foam structure. As a result the suitcase is extremely lightweight, yet offers an impact resistant design and trolley spinners. With a main compartment and 2 way zips, the case is fully lined in nylon, with additional packing space and straps to keep clothes in place. Available at John Lewis for £515.
The 3 Best... Beach Towels
The Niles beach towel by Missoni Home is highlighted by blue tones and sure to please style-conscious beach lovers. Featuring a distinctive zigzag design, the velvet side is extremely soft and will dry your skin in seconds. Available at Artedona for £126.
Featuring a stylish mosaic green pattern, the Hugo Boss beach towel features a signature green background with an orange border at the top and bottom and logo in the bottom corner. Made from pure soft velvet printed cotton, the vibrant design is sure to brighten any environment. Available at Amara for £80.
The Versace beach towel, made in Italy has one of most luxurious patterns around, featuring an iconic print above the edge, with a soft crafted finish. An essential travel item, the gold finish trim is highlighted against the printed brand and sure to impress any beach goer. Available at Versace for £275.
The 3 Best... Toiletries Bags
The Czech & Speake dual wash bag is both practical and elegant, crafted from some of the finest European leather. The design is finished with a brand logo embossed discretely underneath and will age gracefully, making it a suitable travel companion for years to come. The highlight of the piece is its signature zip fastening with faucet keys. Available at Harrods for £195.
Full grain leather, the Smythson wash bag offers an incredible finish, with subtle detailing and a rubberised interior. The peace has been streamlined for an easy way to organise your essentials on business or travel trips. Finished with a zip fastening front pocket and silver design stamp, the bag offers two interior pockets for your belongings. Available at Mr Porter for £365.
Extremely practical, this wash bag by Aspinal of London is handmade using the finest green faux croc Italian calf leather, and features luxurious signature silk lining which is wipeable. The design offers a spacious interior for all the common travel toiletries and has been finished with a quality Swiss made zip and fastener that enables secure closure. Available at Aspinal of London for £185.
The 3 Best... Travel Pillows
The Prince of Wales edition travel pillow by Otis Batterbee has been designed for easy storage and folds away flat. With a concealed zipper on the reverse, it allows access to an inflatable that is sure to provide comfort while travelling. Made from soft woollen material, the pillow features a burgundy velvet backing and comes in a luxury gift box. Available at Otis batterbee for £75.
Designed by Plum & Ivory, this cashmere travel neck cushion offers the very best comfort for any long haul flight. Saving space when deflated, the cashmere cover is available in a variety of colours and also a 50% silk yarn option. It won’t be long before you’ll be wondering how you managed to survive without one, and is the perfect gift for frequent travellers. Available at Not on the highstreet for £85.
The Tempur ® transit pillow is designed to easily fit across your shoulders, giving gentle support to your head and neck when travelling. Comfort has been enhanced by temperature sensitive visco-elasting filling forms, giving minimal counter pressure so you can instinctively relax. Anti microbial and pressure relieving, the pillow is made with a soft grey fabric finish and is an essential travel item to help you relax. Available at Tempur for £55.
The 3 Best... Eye Masks
Matching your travel pillow, the Prince of Wales eye mask by Otis Batterbee compliments any long journey. It has a burgundy velvet backing and uniquely, each mask conceals a hint of British farmed lavender. Featuring a signature brown satin binding, the mask has adjustable velvet straps and arrives in a luxury gift box. Available at Otis Batterbee for £45.
From the viaggio collection of Gucci and made in Italy, this black nylon eye mask brings luxury to any flight or long travel journey. Printed with the iconic Gucci signature, it adds an opulent touch to ensure you get to your destination in style. The eye mask also comes with a nylon pouch for easy storage. Available at Gucci for £170.
The Holistic Silk unscented eye mask is ideal for any traveller, worn by famed celebrities such as David Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney, the mask is made in Britain using the highest quality silk and velvet and gives comfort to the skin, helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles during sleep. Available at Beauty Bay for £46.
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