RIMOWA 101 Bloor West, 416-922-2644, rimowa.comMost people.
RIMOWA 101 Bloor West, 416-922-2644, rimowa.com
Most people dream about over-the-top vacations. I fantasize about handsome luggage. If you’re similarly wanderlust-less but sweet on swanky suitcases, the only travelling you need to do this March break is to the Rimowa store in Yorkville.
The German brand is known for its high-end bags, but you’re not paying a premium for designer logos and other flashy features here. The discreetly chic pieces are built tough, using aluminum and polycarbonate to survive the most ruthless baggage belts while packing your precious cargo in luxe compartments.
The entry-level Salsa Air models are light as a feather, with the largest, 80-centimetre-tall bag maxing out at 3.2 kilos. No matter what piece you choose, they’re all available in a range of colours and slightly less sensible bronze, silver and gold.
Rimowa picks: A Salsa Air case will stand out from the rest of your flight’s luggage in purple, blue or rusty orange, $475 to $575 upgrading to a deluxe model like a polycarbonate file case gets you an interior packed with pockets, $495 the wannabe spy in you will swoon for an aluminum and titanium attaché case, $1,290.
Look for: The Tango wardrobe case that divides a couple’s gear between two massive, separate compartments.
Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.