Step up your travel game with homegrown accessories that are sure to make you the talk of the terminal.
Deux Pêches The brainchild of two Georgia peaches (hence the name), this luxury luggage provides all the charm of a classic vintage trunk with a major dash of contemporary sass. Some 21st century updates—pastel hues, multidirectional spinner wheels, vegan leather—keep these nostalgic pieces just as functional as they are stylish. The Left Bank Collection 25-inch Valise, $220
Neva Opet Carrying around a backpack might not sound chic, but this Atlanta-based leather brand’s timeless piece couldn’t be further from your school rucksack. Entirely handmade by designer Rachael Riedinger and her two studio assistants, this sleek bag is perfect for roaming—large enough to carry all of your essentials while exploring the sights without unnecessary bulk. Nico zip-top backpack, from $265
R-KI-TEKT Get a dose of the tropics each time you pull out your passport with this handmade cover. The buttery soft leather case is stitched, painted and assembled to order by Kel Cadet-Lyons in her home studio. It even has pockets to hold cards and a small notebook, making it a dream companion for minimally minded travelers. Leather passport cover in Palm Print, $55
SAX b If you’ve got it, flaunt it—“it” being an adorable beaded pouch. This transparent bag puts your goodies on display and is compliant with clear-bag policies, so feel free to tote it to any sporting event or music festival. Large Bamboo tote $95, Star pouch $79
KMM & Co. When it comes to spotting your bag as it swirls around the carousel, the struggle can be real. Luckily, these tags in oxblood, vegetable tan, brown or black leather are guaranteed to draw the eye. Customize them with your monogram or a message to truly make it your own. May we suggest a friendly reminder such as “Not yours”? Leather tag, $20
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