It might be a while since you last flew and crossed multiple time zones, but life is still very hectic. Traveling simply means something different and more local: running for groceries or driving away for the weekend. Such trips do not require an entire suitcase or passport, but you should take the essentials with you: mask, keys, wallet, phone, hand sanitizer, chargers, lip balm.
This shift in travel habits means that smaller, less bulky bags and pouches have become more important than ever. If you can wear them hands-free, that’s even better. German luggage manufacturer Rimowa has prioritized this need and launched luxury solutions. Last year, she launched the Personal Collection, a line of impact-resistant, grooved polycarbonate hard shell shoulder bags to match her famous stylish rolling suitcases. Crossbodies were so popular that Rimowa is now expanding the collection to include models made from their signature ridged aluminum and launching two entirely new styles: a portable shoulder strap pouch and a hand pouch.
Rimowa has a reputation for transforming the seemingly mundane (luggage) into cult obsessive objects among minimalists who appreciate clean lines, super sturdy construction and meticulous German design. Classic Cabin suitcases, for example, feature an anodized aluminum alloy, ball bearing wheels, leather handles and sturdy metal latches, the prototype of which was inspired by the first all-metal aircraft in the world. world. Today’s enthusiasts appreciate the brand’s affinity for fashion and functionality, and the satisfying click of its metal clasps.
The latest Rimowa bags bring this aesthetic to a smaller scale. Available in silver and black, the new Aluminum Personal Crossbody Pouches feature a removable leather shoulder strap and multiple interior compartments. Fans may recall that these stylish bags made their runway debut on the Christian Dior Homme Summer 2020 runway, as part of a limited-edition capsule designed with veteran jet-setter Kim Jones, Dior Men’s artistic director. and admirer of Rimowa. The creations dressed in metal are now part of the permanent Personal collection, alongside the existing polycarbonate versions.
For an even more compact solution, there’s the new Personal Sling Clutch, a slim, unisex tote that can be worn across the body in multiple ways, and the Personal Hand Clutch, also unisex and designed to be carried in the hand or on the wrist with the leather strap. For a personalized touch, the straps of both bags can be purchased in different colors such as cactus green, orange and bold coral. After all, travel might look different these days, but you can still keep it classy in the field. Coming soon, details of these mini-size Rimowa bags designed for life on the go.
Rimowa aluminum shoulder bag
Like the original polycarbonate bags, the new hard-shell aluminum models are inspired by Rimowa’s grooved metal luggage design principles. The interior has two open compartments, a zip pocket and three slots for credit cards, IDs and other essentials. The shoulder bag is large enough to hold a phone and a water bottle, but not too bulky to remove the straps and carry it as a pouch to dinner. The colors are not meant to be flashy but refined basics that we never tire of. The Aluminum Silver has beige straps and an interior crafted from the same leather while the Black makes a monochromatic statement with its black on black straps and leather interior.
Rimowa aluminum sling clutch
Perfect for those times when all you need to do is carry your phone, cash, and keys, this portable case is a unisex option made easy. The sporty jacquard bracelet is subtly inscribed with the geographic coordinates of Rimowa’s head office in Cologne, Germany, and the shell is grooved aluminum to withstand blows. Inside, it is lined with cowhide leather and has an open compartment with two card slots. To make sure everything stays secure, the clutch closes with the click of a mechanical button.
Rimowa aluminum hand clutch
Small but powerful, this pouch has a removable shoulder strap so you can wear it on your wrist or in the hand. The cowhide-lined interior accommodates a phone and sunglasses, and stays open or closed with a button-activated secure system. The pouch is available in three versatile shades: Silver with a gray strap, Black with a black strap and Blush with a gray strap. And there’s also a coral strap that really pops out, if you want to stand out.