The 10 Luxury Travel Accessories That Are Actually Worth It
By now, you’ve probably realized that 90 percent of the things you bought over the years with the justification of "it's a long-term investment piece," weren’t quite investment pieces after all. I’ve been known to convince myself that I’d never tire of a pair of feathery, purple Manolo Blahnik heels that I spent what should have been my first month’s rent on. Alas, that “investment” lasted approximately one wear.
It’s safe to say that we outgrow certain shoes, bags, clothes — anything that's trending. I learned the hard way that a designer label doesn’t necessarily make something timeless. But over the years, I’ve found the one thing that has withstood the test of time are my travel accessories.
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The Rimowa suitcase my dad passed down to me when I began traveling abroad on my own or the Missoni luggage tag I was gifted for high school graduation — these are the items I've found to be worthy investments that I’m still proud to own, and at some point, hope to pass down myself.
So whether you’re gifting a loved one or gifting yourself, invest in travel. Ahead, a round-up of the 10 best and most timeless travel accessories that are actually worth the money.
The Travel Wallet: Smythson ‘Panama’ Wallet
To buy: nordstrom.com, $595
The Passport Holder: Barney’s passport cover
To buy: barneys.com, $78
The Luggage: Mark Cross carry-on suitcase
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $4,978
Cuyana Baby Alpaca Travel Set
To buy: cuyana.com, $195
The Headphones: B&O Play leather headphones
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $300
The Luggage Tag: Smythson 'Panama' metallic textured-leather luggage tag
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $125
The Tech Case: Shinola portfolio case
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $395
The Perfume Case: Louis Vuitton perfume travel case
To buy: louisvuitton.com, $460
The Jewelry Box: Smythson jewelry box
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $575
The Cosmetic Case: Vintage Chanel CC stitch vanity case
To buy: farfetch.com, $1,264