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The Globe-Trotter

I love travel, and over the years I’ve had a little obsession over finding the perfect luggage. I’ve tried a lot of brands and have different types of all kinds of travel occasions, but it’s always been a dream that one day I would have a tower of Globe-Trotter luggage, in all sorts of different color and hardware combinations. I received my second piece of Globe-Trotter this week and so thought it’d be a good time to share with you my little collection. Also for those of you new to the brand I’d highly recommend you check out the Globe-Trotter siteΒ where you can also view a very cool video showing how these trolleys are hand made.

I bought my new red Centenary model from the very kind Nick of Bespoke England. Bespoke ships VAT free around the world and they have the best customer service ever – Nick was kind enough to order me this model made directly from the Globe-Trotter factory as they didn’t have it in stock. I would highly recommend Bespoke and especially Nick – you can tell him hello from me!

My new Centenary is the 21” size which is good for carry on on most airlines – you can see it here with it’s big sister, the 30” suitcase. This was a special edition, from a first glance you can see that there are red flowers lining the case..

And if you take a closer look, the flowers are made out of mary jane heels! How sweet is that?

A close up of the shiny hardware on the locks.

And finally, my little Globe-Trotter collection. I can’t wait to use them while traveling and beat them up a bit! I hope to have a full tower one day.

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  • annalisa
    April 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    so fancy! love these

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  • Tabitha
    April 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    What beauties! Mine are bashed to bits now, I can't wait to see that they're like in another 20 years.

  • Anna
    April 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    These are beautiful! I too hope to have a tower of well loved (and slightly beaten up) luggage, though the brand is the least of my worries. I want travel πŸ™‚ Did you know that J. Crew carries them in two different sizes? Here's one: http://www.jcrew.com/womens_feature/JCrewingoodcompany/movedtoshopbycategory/globetrotter/PRDOVR~99431/99431.jsp?TCode=GGBS00002)

  • swisscecilia
    April 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    oh wow these are so british! If I bought them, I don't know if I would be able to have them beaten up. They just look so good like this, so shiny and posh!

  • homestilo
    April 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    What sweet looking luggage. I really like the retro vibe- reminds me of how glamorous travel must have been.

  • homestilo
    April 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    What sweet looking luggage. I really like the retro vibe- reminds me of how glamorous travel must have been.

  • Lilli
    April 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    oh this is very cute and chic!:)

  • Lilli
    April 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    oh this is very cute and chic!:)

  • Call me M
    April 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    These look amazing! And those heel-flowers are soo cute! I hope your wish come true one day! πŸ™‚

  • thestripedelephant
    April 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Love the print inside! Thanks for sharing.

  • amy b.s.
    April 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    well these are certainly lovely.

  • dietingfashions
    April 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Love the cool floral heels lining. What a lovely luggage set you have. It has a old English of the late 1800s, early 1900s look to it. So different from the modern luggage nowadays.

    Helen

  • makeupandpearls
    April 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    oh wow – those are gorgeous!

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  • Dovey
    April 9, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    What a glamorous pair for traveling πŸ™‚

  • Wendyslookbook
    April 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Wow! You have great taste Kat! I absolutely adore these. Would love to see a follow up post on these after a few months to see how they age. I would just get them for decoration purposes only LOL.

  • Russian Chic
    April 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Orient collection is FAB!

  • The Jones
    April 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Unbelievably gorgeous travel luggage…great vintage charm and so well made! Love your pick, I'm glad Nick helped you roder it πŸ™‚

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  • alison*elle
    April 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    This luggage is so classy, Katherine. I love it!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Chloe
    April 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Beautiful!! They are almost too perfect to use for travel.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Oooooh….these are amazing! Ever since I arrived in England, I've started to appreciate more of the traditional English brands. These Globetrotter suitcases are something that have been on my mind for a while. Yours are beyond beautiful.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Oooooh….these are amazing! Ever since I arrived in England, I've started to appreciate more of the traditional English brands. These Globetrotter suitcases are something that have been on my mind for a while. Yours are beyond beautiful.

  • Kiwi Fashion Blog
    April 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Very cool and vintige looking!

  • katattack2000
    April 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Those are some pretty cool luggages πŸ™‚ They would look cool stacked up for sure! πŸ™‚

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  • thefashionableteacher
    April 9, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I love the old-school vibe to them. And, I also like that they are modern in that they have wheels. They are beautiful, and you won't see a sea of them at the airport.

  • newpetite
    April 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    These look like my granma n granpa's travel cases! Love them!!

  • Sarah
    April 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Such gorgeous suitcases, I love them! Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely be checking out this brand.

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  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    April 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Very, very chic!!

  • Heather
    April 10, 2012 at 12:55 am

    So fun! I also travel a lot and need cute luggage… I love this!

    XO
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  • redvelvetmartinis
    April 10, 2012 at 3:23 am

    These are gorgeous! I've been thinking of getting a set myself.. but I've heard they are heavy – do you think the weight is bearable? And most importantly – can we custom make them with four wheels? I am such sucker for easy-wheelies and can't fathom having to carry any luggage, chic as these may be!

  • caise
    April 10, 2012 at 7:02 am

    these are so beautiful!

  • Mrs C
    April 10, 2012 at 10:09 am

    How grand! Beautiful indeed πŸ™‚
    Kat, I've tagged you in a post on my blog, if you've got a sec, I'd love for you to see it πŸ™‚

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  • kaloka
    April 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    The detailed flowers prints which are actually pairs of shoes is just lovely!

    Cheers!
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  • Lindsay K
    April 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Stunning luggage. It really makes traveling that much more glamorous.

  • chillairandperfume
    April 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    I love luggage, and this stuff is incredible!

    xo,
    Hannah
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  • Samantha
    April 11, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Those globe trotters are so beautiful!! I LOVE the flowers made of Mary Janes!! So glam Katherine!!

    xo, sam

  • fashionphd.com
    April 11, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Did you see the JCrew for Globe Trotter one? It's a great bright yellow but I couldn't believe they were marking *up* the price. It almost feels like Coach personalizing a LV speedy and pricing it higher than a classic speedy. I love yours though, they're classic and gorgeous πŸ™‚

    http://www.jcrew.com/browse/multi_product_detail.jsp?externalProductCodes=99429%3A99430%3A99424%3A99361%3A99431&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302032688

  • hope in high heels
    April 11, 2012 at 3:12 am

    how gorgeous – I love them! It's hard to go past anything which makes flowers out of Mary Jane highheels… hope you're having a great week!

  • Diva In Me
    April 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Wow! Those are some serious travelling trotter. They do look very sturdy. I'm sure you'll enjoy them =)

  • rezel
    April 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    OMG!!! Gorgeous. I love the color of the red, not too dark just the perfect color and the details, WOW!. When you travel next you have to take a pic of the place and your luggage like that commercial with the gnome. These needs to be seen everywhere.

  • Cette Petite
    April 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Those are so, so lovely…inside and out! Beautiful luggage just brightens up the journey. As someone who's been dragging around a battered black thing on wheels that was actually a freebie from a credit card rewards promo, I'm inspired to find something more elegant. πŸ™‚ I like that they don't look too big, either…I've been holding on to my battered suitcase because it's fairly small and I can't seem to find decent ones in a similar size.

  • Alterations Needed
    April 12, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Those are absolutely beautiful! I've never heard of Globe Trotter (probably because I never travel and am lucky if I get to leave the state), but now I'm obsessed!

  • Katherine
    April 15, 2012 at 2:09 am

    They have two wheels…but I'm not sure about four! I might ask them πŸ™‚

  • lucydphoto
    April 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    They're so exquisitely crafted! I'd like to know, however, if they're very heavy. I got a boring but very practical/functional Briggs & Riley 20" for int'l travels but am also considering another 21" Rimowa.

  • EIP
    March 6, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Hey, I’m in the process of ordering one and would like to know whether you customized the strap color. The other pictures that I saw online showed a lighter color for the straps. But maybe it’s just the lighting of your photo? Thanks!

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Hi! It must be just the lighting, the strap wasn’t customized. Enjoy your luggage!

  • Rica
    May 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I love your luggage. How did you get to choose the mary jane lining?

    • Katherine
      May 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you Rica! They were from a limited edition that Globe Trotter did.