Stylish Luggage for Jetsetters

By: Maxine Sheppard

July 7, 2011

In the second of our guest posts from fashion editor Charlene Campbell of Style News, this week we’re looking at how to jetset in style with some of the most covetable bags and cases around…



Practical Pieces

Travel with just the right size luggage this summer to accommodate your trip and opt for a sexy approach as you travel. Zermatt’s weekend bag is a soft leather holdall that works great as hand luggage or a single travel bag. It’s a practical piece with durable material for lasting use, and with its modern chic finish you’re sure to up the style stakes on your journey.



Zermatt weekend bag £350 at

Zermatt weekend bag £350 at


Another stylish leather pick for your weekend break stems from French designer Jean Paul Gaultier. This light brown women’s travel bag is a trendy number that’s just the ticket to pack two of everything you’ll need for your short stay. Priced at £725 and available at Jean Paul Gaultier Boutique in London (Tel: 0207 584 4648).


Jean Paul Gaultier women's travel bag £725

Jean Paul Gaultier women’s travel bag £725


Business and pleasure

If your trip is more business than pleasure, then you’ll need a sturdy case that’s guaranteed to see you through. Tripp’s Lite Graphite Cabin cases are the way to go for long haul flights and multiple stops. Their sophisticated look shows you mean business and with a secure boxy shape they’re sure to protect your goods as you globe trot.



Tripp lite Graphite Cabin £49 Bronze Medium £65 at Debenhams

Tripp lite Graphite Cabin £49 Bronze Medium £65 at Debenhams


For a collection that’s just right for a family vacation, choose Orla Kiely’s signature print luggage set. Featuring the Grey/Cream Medium Trolley at £129.99 and the Cabin at £119.99, store your heavier items in these compact picks that you can check in online or in the airport. Then with your bulky items ready to go, make your work mobile and pack your laptop and iPad in the Laptop Bag priced £89.99.


Orla Kiely Grey Cream Medium Trolley £129.99 Cabin £119.99 Laptop Bag £89.99

Orla Kiely Grey Cream Medium Trolley £129.99 Cabin £119.99 Laptop Bag £89.99


If you’re looking to jet off somewhere special, head on over to for the best fares to all our stylish destinations.


Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.

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