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15 Vintage Leather Suitcases for Travelling in Style

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A classic convertible is dashing through the open country with a vintage leather suitcase tossed casually in the trunk. The suitcases’s crisp lines and polished details beckon viewers, evoking the thrill of adventure and the retro glamour of a bygone era. 

The structured, angular suitcase shape has retained its timeless appeal for decades, and continues to guide leather goods of today. From formal briefcases to playful trunk bags, we picked 15 vintage leather suitcases to perfectly capture the spirit of retro refinement. 

Shoulder bag with metal stitch detail

Shoulder bag with metal stitch detail

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This pretty cream-coloured leather bag from Fendi plays on exposed stitching with gold metal ‘stitches’ accenting the perimeter, finished with a double-snap clasp. Use it for daily errands or on the road.
Monogram hard-case bag

Monogram hard-case bag

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Maison Moynat’s iconic leather suitcase gets a new look in miniature, with a scaled-down replica. The hard-case handbag is emblazoned with Moynat’s signature Toile 1920 monogram in a new 3D effect.
Handbag with velvet and silk embroidery

Handbag with velvet and silk embroidery

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Be transported to the golden age of travel with this limited-edition beauty, handcrafted with silk embroidery on forest green velvet and finished with metal corners and an ornate handle.
Trunk-inspired crossbody bag

Trunk-inspired crossbody bag

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Outfitted with all the details of the heritage Louis Vuitton trunk in a miniature package, this Petite Malle in signature Epi leather playfully travels day to night, worn as a clutch or cross-body.
Briefcase with Parisian history

Briefcase with Parisian history

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A three-dimensional trompe d’oeil pattern lends visual depth to the rectangular canvas and cowhide Palace case, which takes its name from the places where Maison Goyard customers stayed in 19th-century Paris.
Shoulder bag with jacquard motif

Shoulder bag with jacquard motif

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An anagram pattern canvas jacquard brings a layer of refined texture to this timeless double-zip shoulder bag, made of smooth calfskin in a choice of three bold colour combos.
Zippered messenger bag

Zippered messenger bag

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With its practical messenger style, feminine silhouette, and fun colour options, this leather crossbody from Mulberry is a modern youthful take on its traditional Belgrave briefcase.
Painted handbag with cinematic legacy

Painted handbag with cinematic legacy

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This gorgeous taupe calfskin bag, hand painted with blue florals, brings forth Old Hollywood glamour: it is an exact copy of the case carried by Grace Kelly’s character in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film “Rear Window.”
Canvas suitcase with archival print

Canvas suitcase with archival print

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A retro Gucci aesthetic defines this canvas vintage-inspired suitcase, printed with the archival GG Supreme monogram and detailed with brown leather.
Bridle leather attache case

Bridle leather attache case

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A favourite of professionals around the world, this sleek attache case is made to last: it takes 14 months to produce from bark tanned bridle leather, which develops a distinctive patina over a lifetime of use.
Attache case in striped canvas

Attache case in striped canvas

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Sharp stripes add a pop of pattern to this structured attaché case, featuring a leather frame with coated monogram canvas. Spacious pockets and signature striped lining furnish the inside.
Wheeled leather flight case

Wheeled leather suitcase

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For the discerning business traveller, this luxury flight case in buttery Italian leather has plentiful compartments to keep belongings organised and comes with a telescopic handle and wheels for effortless travel.
Laptop briefcase for form and function

Laptop briefcase for form and function

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Classic styling meets modern tech in this handcrafted full grain leather briefcase, designed to house a laptop and made with patented technology that allows the top frame to stay open.
Backpack style calfskin trunk

Backpack style calfskin trunk

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Keep your hands free as you travel in style with this versatile soft calfskin backpack trunk, featuring removable straps, gold foil embossing, and two double-zipped compartments.
Elegant doctor-style handbag

Elegant doctor-style handbag

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The doctor bag gets the luxe treatment in this retro styled piece, handmade from full-grain crocodile-textured leather by Italian master craftsmen and detailed with polished gold hardware.

 

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