It feels negligent to make an issue about French style without featuring the most famous luggage brand in the world, which just so happens to be French.
Parisian fashion house Louis Vuitton has been making trunks since 1858 and this month sees the launch of its lightest and most useful range yet, no doubt in part thanks to it having been designed in collaboration with London-based design innovator Marc Newson.
As well as being made in a rainbow of colours in both canvas and leather, there’s also a personalisation service available on all cases. Style statements don’t get much better than this.
Luggage, from £1,510, Louis Vuitton (louisvuitton.co.uk)