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From Customised To Monochrome, These Are The Rimowa Suitcases To Carry Into 2020

New decade, new suitcase. Here are the three stylish-meets-sturdy Rimowa suitcases to bring on your year-end holidays.

Scroll through airport streetstyle pictures and chances are you’ll clock a Rimowa suitcase. Case in point: Bella Hadid’s Rimowa x Off-White number, Cara Delevingne’s grape-purple carry-on and Elle Fanning’s chic black-on-black Salsa Deluxe. The German luxury luggage manufacturer – which turned 121 years old this year – is as desirable and of-the-moment as it gets.

Rimowa’s chalked up major brownie points with the fashion set too. Between the brand’s highly-coveted collab with streetwear brand Supreme and its most recent drop with French luxury house Dior, its style cachet stands strong. It’s also unveiled some ultra-fashionable fans in the process: Dior’s Kim Jones and Yoon Ahn, basketball player LeBron James and ever-cool model Adwoa Aboah.

Street cred aside, Rimowa’s durability has also played a part in amassing its loyal following. Its signature aluminium casing – which famously survived a factory fire in 1937 – has also become a diary of sorts, often sporting customers’ stickers from their travels.  Each suitcase comes with a five-year warranty and the brand boasts about a 100 service centers worldwide for easy-access repair.

If you’re still currently prepping for your year-end travels – we know the feeling – the three latest additions to Rimowa’s sturdy-yet-sleek luggage rolodex below might just help ease all that pre-holiday packing jitters:

Rimowa Original Twist, $1,780

A play on Rimowa’s most iconic and recognisable luggage – the Rimowa Original – the Rimowa Original Twist is the perfect business-meets-pleasure number to take you from meetings to sightseeing. While it still sports the brand’s signature aluminium base, the Original Twist switches things up with a coloured leather handle, sealing rubber and lock. Though the Rimowa Original Twist only comes in one size, you can choose between red, blue or brown. We’re personally feeling this EU blue for maximum impact even on a business trip.

Sizes available: Cabin

 

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Rimowa Hybrid, $1,090 – $1,460

Monochrome fanatics rejoice: the Rimowa Hybrid Collection is possibly its freshest yet. A clever blend of durable aluminium-magnesium alloy and lightweight polycarbonate makes for a suitcase fit for fast-paced travel – particularly if you’re going to be jet-setting non-stop. The Rimowa Hybrid comes in four sizes and two colourways: black and white. We’d tote this along for a weekend trip with friends or more ideally, a multi-country vacation due to its lightness and portability.

Sizes available: Cabin S, Cabin, Check-In M and Check-In L

 

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Rimowa Unique, $1,300 – $1,710

If you’ve dreamt of customising your Rimowa beyond stickers from your travels, you’re in luck. The brand’s very first customisation service has hit our shores. Fans of Rimowa’s elegant classic suitcase can choose to put their very own colour spin on a Nappa leather handle set and luggage tag as well as a set of wheels. Colour choices include: red, blue, yellow, orange, black, pink, greyish-blue and green. If you want to take things that extra step further, you’ll be able to emboss your luggage tag with your initials via Rimowa’s complimentary hot stamping service.

Add Ons: Leather luggage tag, $110, Leather handles (set of 2), $430, Wheels (set of 4) $230

Sizes available: Cabin S, Cabin, Check-In M and Check-In L