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What To Take With You On Your Next Escape

Planning your next getaway? Once you’ve settled on your destination, booked your accommodation, and planned your route there, it’s time to turn your attention to those must-pack items.

From natty zip cases to deceptively cavernous weekend bags, here’s what to take with you on your next escape. Prepare to feel supremely prepared for all future escapades.

In Partnership With Smythson 

What To Take With You On Your Next Escape

1. Passport Cover

Have passport, will travel. Plus, when said passport is enveloped in a smart, supple cover any journey you're embarking on will feel instantly elevated. Handcrafted in Smythson's beautiful crossgrain leather, this smart passport case opens to a pair of pockets where users can stow away their passport and boarding pass. Storing your travel docs in the safest and most stylish of manners will set you in good stead for your onward journey(s).

2. Zip Case

Keeping organised and on top of the umpteen little bits of paper you inevitably accumulate (and must not under any circumstances loose!) whilst travelling, is something of a feat. A natty zip case, like this one from Smythson, will fast become your greatest travel companion. Boasting four compartments 'to store your different currencies, receipts, and train tickets (or whatever you like, really)', and some vibey colour-pop external zips, we consider this a jet-set staple. 

Storing your travel docs in the safest and most stylish of manners will set you in good stead for your onward journey(s).

3. Weekend Bag

A versatile weekend bag to take you from A to B is a sartorial no brainer. Those planning a few days on the go will need a bag that's compact enough to fit 'snugly in the boot, train luggage rack, and most overhead compartments', and this one ticks all the proverbial boxes. Featuring handy compartments for your laptop, passport, and other travel essentials, it also comes with a removable strap, making it easily transportable. 

4. Sunglasses Case

Sunglasses are a prerequisite for any trip (regardless of weather forecast). Still, we oft forget to pack our must-have accessory in something protective. Perish the thought of spoiling your favourite frames – scratched lenses caused by a scurried disembarkment perhaps? –, it's best to think ahead and enevlope them in a sleek sunglasses case, like this nile blue iteration from Smythson.

5. Luggage Tags

This chic leather add-on will save you from stress and confusion at baggage reclaim. A polite identifier, this elegant luggage tag features separate windows for your home and destination address. Clever. 

6. Camera Bag

Make traipsing about town supremely easier with a bag that fits the following brief: petite and practical, with easy access to your camera/iPhone. Taking you from laidback lunches to evening drinks somewhere stylish, this transitional bag is the ideal size for those on-the-go, plus, the zip-top closure and a detachable crossbody strap will leaving you feeling entirely secure as you roam.

Taking you from laidback lunches to evening drinks somewhere stylish, this transitional bag is the ideal size for those on-the-go

7. Jewellery Box

Magpies on the move – listen up. Sure, wearing every carat you own is one way to get through the airport without risk of losing your favourite droplet earrings or pavé bangle, but at somepoint you will have to take off your ice/hardware. Frankly, investing in a proper jewellery box is a must for any spangeled traveller. Consider this Mara Smythson version – you can stow away its removable travel box (in crocodile embossed calf leather) 'in your carry-on and transport your treasures to the next destination'.

8. Washbag

Leaving home without a cabinet's worth of lotions and potions? Sacrilige. To ensure your skin stays supple and your beauty regime doesn't go out the window whilst on holidays, it's wise to store your hero products chicly. This double-zip washbag will hold all your beauty cargo and look good on the bathroom counter of your next hotel stop too.


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