b'TRAVELPrevious page, from left: a 1940s advert for Globe-Trotter; vintage Goyard cases. This page, from top: Goyard available at the time. Hat boxes, attachcraftsmen at work; cases and small, handheld suitcases, as wellLouis Vuitton luggage; as the large wardrobe trunks, would all bea vintage Goyard case that worked standard issue per passenger, per trip. Alsoas a wardrobeinteresting are the motor trunks that feature in this catalogueonly the very wealthy would have had private motor cars in this era. It is not surprising that luggage had become a signifier of wealth, so much so that Vuitton developed his purportedly unpickableand now instantly recognisabletumbler lock to keep thieves at bay. He even challenged Houdini to break out of one (the magician declined).As the 1920s pulled in, so did the prominence of steam trains, and the emergence of a more compact suitcase. The smaller styles that had begun as afterthoughts in luggage catalogues quickly became the mostis that they were built to last; its why Parisian popular. It was Globe-Trotter that excelled intrunkmaker Goyard has always kept its this field; its patented vulcanised fibreboardproducts the same, from season to season.A D TB Cwas both lightweight and extremely sturdy,It wasnt until the end of the 1940s that2 8and thus popular for those seeking to traveltravel opportunitiesand suitcasesstarted to without staff. By 1930, the company hadbe as democratic as we know them to be now. begun to use the tagline The Worlds MostBy then, more people could afford to travel, Famous Suitcase, and, in 1947, HM the Queenand luggage companies adapted to the price chose Globe-Trotter for her honeymoonpoints of these new customers. Entry-level luggage. She still uses the suitcases to this day. buyers sought out more affordable styles, often These new cases were still hardly slimlinewith plastic handles. As commercial aviation compared to modern styles. Leather, wicker ortook off in the 1950s, styles became lighter. thick rubbery cloth was stretched over a rigidMade from raffia and plastic, they lost their frame and corners were finished with capsleather accents and came in hand-luggage and made of brass or leather. Some were so heavycheck-in sizes. Coloured plastic shells did not that lighter styles were advertised specificallyappear until the 1960s. Wheeled styles were for women. The one thing they had in commonpatented in the 1970s, and Globe-Trotter didnt even launch one until 1988.Today, you could reasonably argue that we have lost some sense of quality when it comes to our luggage (see that airport carousel). We may also look for new technology THE ONE THING THE Y the popularity of Away suitcases with their phone charging ports being one example. HAD IN COMMONPerhaps, though, as the global conscience IS THAT THE Y WEREabout waste grows, and we turn our attention back to products that are built to withstand BUILT TO L A ST the test of time, its better that we look to the heritage brands that have been at the heart of luxury travel since its earliest days. At the very least, as Im sure TS Eliot would agree, it will mean arriving in style. '