Classic carriers

Whether it is for meetings across town or seminars overseas, a quality piece of luggage is just as important to a CEO as a laptop or mobile phone. We unzip the latest bags on the market to suit you, no matter how far you’re going
By Administrator
Tue 31 Oct 2006 08:00 PM

KNOMO WELLINGTON

For the protective CEO, there can be few safer places for your laptop than inside the Wellington — a classic combination of functionality and high fashion. As well as the shock-resistant outer shell and quilted inner pouch, the bag contains a revolutionary bundle bag to keep stray cables firmly in place. Add to this Knomo’s innovative tracker system that helps locate the bag should you misplace it, and the welfare of your electronic friend is almost assured.
Price approx: (starting from) AED 1200 (US $327)

TODS MESSENGER BAG

Available in Ostrich, Crocodile skin, leather or suede, the lavish messenger bag is as equally suited to conference trips or meetings as it is to gym visits or weekends away. As part of what its Italian creators call “icons of modernity”, the collection comes in a range of natural hues from light beige to dark brown, and is also available in a smaller form, ideal for CEOs who like to travel light.
Price approx: AED 3,850 (US $1048)

TUMI LXT EXPLORATION

A member of what Laurence Franklin, CEO of Tumi, describes as the brand’s “best-in-class collection”, the LXT duffle is the ideal solution for the weekend business traveller with extremely opulent tastes. Crafted from polished calf, the bag comes complete with a generous full-grain leather trim and even houses a handful of Cedarwood chips to keep your deal-striking attire smelling fresh.
Price approx: AED 2112 (US $575)

LOUIS VUITTON DAMIER GEANT BELIER

Built from the same hi-tech fibres used to make mountaineering ropes, the resilient but lightweight Belier is the perfect accompaniment to the seemingly 24-hour working day of the non-stop CEO. Billed as a city sports bag, the versatile holdall features a spacious interior with separate zippered pocket, snap-shut flaps for additional storage, and an advanced cooling system.
Price approx: AED 3,200 (US $871)

LOUIS VUITTON ALZER

For many globetrotting CEOs, having to live out of a suitcase is just one of the unwanted by-products of the journey to put their company on the map. But, what better way to do it than from the opulent body of the Louis Vuitton Alzer — an iconic status symbol for the extravagant business traveller. While the emblematic monogram-print exterior, brass trunk latches and ‘S’ lock ooze class, the spacious, sturdy interior with removable tray, bring an element of practicality into the equation.
Price approx: AED 14,700 (US $4002)

ASPREY BUSINESS TROLLEY

As the Rolls Royce of the luggage world, the capacious business trolley, with a subtle, emblazoned buckle as its centrepiece, brings durability along with a touch of class to the executive on a long-term assignment. Continuing Asprey’s lengthy history of providing the finest in luxury luggage, the understated trolley has both the traditional style and hard-wearing resilience to stand the test of time — and to make your business trips a pleasure. While this piece is available in a range of colours, there are also a number of smaller bags in Asprey’s business travel range for executives on shorter assignments.
Price approx: AED 8,900 (US $2400)

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