As we look forward to the Resort treats, covetable Spring musts, and everything else tempting us into 2014, let’s pause and take a look back at the best of the past year. A lot of bags have come, stolen our hearts, and gone, but only a handful have what it takes to withstand the test of time (even if we’re only talking 12 months). Here, the Five Essentials – the crème de la crème of 2013:
1. Travel: It’s a Tie!
Globe-Trotter 18” Cruise Centenary Special Ed Trolley: The original Globe-Trotter special-edition suitcase looks clean in wheeled trolley form. It also evokes old-world luxury, contrasted with a modern pop of color. This one’s for the discerning snob who considers style over function. On Luisa via Roma for $1,727.
Moncrief Lizard-Effect Leather Detachable-Case Travel Trolley: Moncrief is the ultimate functional travel set for snobs who refuse to compromise looks. Lizard-stamped leather looks elegant, but its features like a detachable laptop case and multi-compartments for everything you need that make this an essential. On NET-A-PORTER for $8,450.
Travel Extra: Flight 001 SpacePak Travel Bag Set: Thanks to this savvy quartet of pouches, organizing has never been easier. They also make the best time-saver. When traveling with my family, I toss our cubes in our assigned drawers as soon as we arrive at the hotel, and then we’re off to explore immediately. On Shopbop for $140.