Nine Key Accessories That Will Make Your Travel Better This Year
Jet away with these stylish travel necessities.
Photographs by Vincent Gapaillard | May 03, 2016
Market editing by Paula Knight
Prop styling by Christopher Stone
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The Ideal Weekender

The 165-year-old leather goods maker Bally dug into its past for a travel-themed spring collection. Drawing on the boxier luggage of the 1950s and ’60s, this carryall is larger than a laptop or messenger bag and more sophisticated than a simple duffel. If the blue straps and yellow piping are too loud, more subtle options are also available. $2,095; bally.com

High-Tech Headphones

It’s the build quality that sets these Pryma headphones apart: a headband of Italian leather, ear cups in die-cast aluminum, and copper and stainless steel buckles that fasten, cuff link-style, to adjust the fit. And they’re produced by the World of McIntosh, so you know you’re getting that warm, solid, authoritative sound. $499; pryma.com

Vacation Shoes

These Valentino Hawaiian Couture pineapple-printed espadrilles combine two of the best things about summer: slip-on shoes and tropical prints. The calf leather upper provides supreme comfort, and the sneakerlike sole is durable enough to last beyond a single season. $995; 212 355-5811

A Luxe Shaving Set

Spring for this bespoke shaving set from manufacturer Cedes Milano. The razor and the badger hair brush handles are made from Hungarian stag antler and come tucked inside a lambskin pouch. The razor is equipped with a Gillette Fusion blade, but you can swap it out with the refill that suits you best. $390; cedesmilano.com

An Around-the-World Watch

The Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional, the watch of choice for the British Ministry of Defence during World War II, now comes with a sporty NATO strap option. The fixed bars securing the straps are less likely to break than the removable spring versions, and the orange stripes give the black bezel, mounted on a stainless steel case, a visual foil. The dial is covered by a hesalite crystal, a synthetic, unbreakable improvement over acrylic. A tachymetric scale around the perimeter measures distance the old-fashioned analog way. $5,250 (watch), $170 (strap); omegawatches.com

A Handsome Dopp Kit

The Hard Graft carryall stands upright so you can get at your shampoo, toothpaste, and cologne the way you do at home. The all-leather outer shell is handmade in Italy and comes in both blue and brown options. A felt wash bag protects the interior. $242; matchesfashion.com

A Cozy Blanket

Cover up on a chilly flight with Missoni’s colorful, plush Sumiri throw, made of lana wool and nylon. At almost 7 feet long, it’s big enough to share with your neighbor, if he’s lucky. $453; bloomingdales.com

A Glamorous Trunk

Louis Vuitton, the fashion house synonymous with exotic travel, has been pairing its latest runway looks with reissued pieces of its classic luggage. The Boîte Flacons, a small vanity trunk, has the old-school “LV” monogram canvas and can carry the makeup and fragrance accessories of a princess. The adjustable leather straps inside hold larger bottles vertical. $4,550; louisvuitton.com

A Wild Necklace

Big cats are a perennial fashion favorite, and this year is no different—there was a zoo’s worth of animal kingdom motifs on the 2016 runways. Join the fun with the Panthère de Cartier necklace, made of 18k white gold and diamonds. The two eyes are laid with gleaming emeralds. $52,500; cartier.com