Trunk Show

Sturdy seafaring bags are regaining the spotlight, recalling the glamour of transatlantic crossings

TRAVEL ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE. Luxurious ocean liners have been replaced by overcrowded airplanes, and the concept of "dressing" for a journey went out the window years ago. Still, steamer style continues to flourish in the realm of luggage. Call it a backlash to overhyped technical materials or compartment overload, but classics like Louis Vuitton and Goyard have never seemed so appealing. Even popular '80s accessories brand MCM is on the brink of a major comeback, thanks to styles chockablock with steamer signatures like logos and stripes. Gucci's Boston bags, with stripes and script, transition smoothly from everyday to...

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