POPSUGAR Fashion

Suitcase Envy Is Now a Thing

Apr 17 2014 - 5:00am

The piece: Jonathan Adler [1] Travels With Tumi [2] Luggage

The price: $55-$725

Why we want it: When it comes to bags, it's usually the leather, top-handle, or crossbody styles that get us all excited [3] — not the rolling wheel, zip-up variety. That all changed as soon as we heard word of Jonathan Adler's collaboration with Tumi [4].

The potter, designer, and author (not to mention all-around stylish man) has been delighting us with chic items for the home for a while now and grabbed our attention last when teaming up with TOMS for some cheery Spring shoes [5]. For his latest project, he worked with It luggage label Tumi on a 15-piece collection of trolley suitcases, soft carry-on totes, and small accessory bags that are more than injected with his particular brand of fun. After hearing him spill on his career start and work with Tumi [6], we jumped at an opportunity to spend a little bit more quality time quizzing him on his travel style.

POPSUGAR: Ever lost your suitcase and wound up in a not-so-chic situation?

Jonathan Adler: I'm a strict carry-on kind of guy, so no stories about having to spend a trip in the same old wrinkly travel clothes, fortunately. I never, ever check a bag. I'm a zippy person and need to be ready to go the second I step off the plane.

PS: What items always come in your carry-on?

JA: All the basics — a tie just in case and some running shoes to force myself to go for a run. Call me old school, but the one thing I never leave home without is a traveling picture frame with a picture of my hubby, Simon [7], in it.

PS: What's your perfect traveling outfit?

JA: White jeans, blue Adidas [8] sneakers, and a light blue Brooks Brothers [9] shirt. It's very similar to my everyday uniform, with the exception of the shoes, which are easier to slip off at security than my usual chunky, brown Trickers wingtips.

PS: Finish this sentence: "If I could travel on any mode of transportation, it would be _______."

JA: I wish the Concorde still existed (and it was safe). It was speedy and felt glamorous. Jet-set glamour used to be associated with travel and is sadly on the wane.

PS: Between you and [your husband] Simon [Doonan], who's the more relaxed, organized, feathers-can't-be-ruffled traveler?

JA: We're both travel pros, even though we've had some gnarly experiences over the years. A cup of tea, an eye mask, and a restorative snooze is all it takes to make us happy on the plane.

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Continental Carry-On [10] ($545)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Continental Carry-On [11] ($545)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Continental Carry-On [12] ($545)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Just In Case Travel Duffel [13] ($95)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Just In Case Travel Bag [14] ($95)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Super Léger International Carry-On [15] ($445)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Super Léger International Carry-On [16] ($445)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Windsor Travel Roll [17] ($95)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Packing Cube [18] ($55)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Luggage Tag [19] ($49)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Luggage Tag [20] ($49)

Jonathan Adler Travels With Tumi Packing Cube [21] ($65)


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