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Smythson Launches Greenwich Luggage Collection

James Norton and Vanessa Kirby with the Smythson Greenwich luggage collection

If you’re planning of heading off for the August bank holiday, may we suggest an upgrade to your luggage?

Smythson, already one of our favourite makers of timelessly stylish bags and accessories for both men and women, has just launched its first collection of carry-on luggage. Called the Greenwich collection after Greenwich Meantime, this symbolic reference reflects both the brand’s British heritage and the timeless nature of this collection.

Designed to be lightweight and hardwearing, just what you want from a cabin bag, the Greenwich collection is made from a highly technical, water-resistant bespoke lacquered cotton with a semi-braided weave pattern, and has refined calf leather details.

The Smythson Greenwich luggage collection
The Smythson Greenwich luggage collection

The bags come in classic black and a smart granite grey, and were handcrafted in Italy by Smythson artisans. Style include a cabin trolley, briefcase, backpack and washbag. Both the business and cabin trolleys feature specially designed wheels with a 360 degree rotation and a bespoke fitting providing an almost weightless rolling experience.

Inside the bags, things are just as beautiful. Designed with effortless functionality in mind, there are separate compartments for clothes and accessories, and there are padded pockets for laptops and iPads.

To launch the collection, Smythson recruited two of our favourite British actors – James Norton and Vanessa Kirby. Shot at a British country house in Hampshire, the campaign shows the stylish duo embarking on a weekend getaway.

James Norton with The Smythson Greenwich luggage collection
The Smythson Greenwich luggage collection

Prices start at £325 for a washbag, to £1,595 for the large holdall and £1,795 for the cabin trolley, all designed in ordinance with International Air Transportation Association regulations.

Available at Smythson, 141 Sloane Street, www.smythson.com.