Tumi lugguage

14 retro-glamorous designs celebrate Tumi’s 40th anniversary

Luggage brand Tumi is loved for its innovative engineering and use of FXT Ballistic Nylon fabric, which gives its suitcases their famous lightness and strength. Now that Tumi has reached a venerable age (40 years), it has created a new collection called 1975 that has a very different air, sporting as it does the retro glamour of the period. There are 14 designs – from travel cases to briefcases, day bags, passport holders and luggage tags – and each style has a special limited-edition embossed number.

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The leather is a natural full-grain cowskin in tan or the most beautifully dark buttery yellow, of the sort that will look even better once it’s seen a little of the world. To me, the nicest pieces are the International Carry-On (£1,895, pictured left) and Square Duffel (from £1,295), but the Day Tote (£795, pictured right) and Slim Portfolio (£645) are also lovely. A chance to buy a piece of luggage, then, that harks back to the grand old days of glamorous travel.

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For more suitcase inspiration, see travel bags that will go the distance, see this beautifully made luggage, or luggage to suit discerning travellers.

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