The luggage brand for first-class flyers, Rimowa fits in well with its luxury fashion and jewellery neighbours on Bond Street. Working to the belief that “expert travellers need expert travel solutions”, the heritage brand has been doing what they do best since 1898. Each suitcase comes with a five-year guarantee and the New Bond Street store is also a service centre to help you care for your Rimowa purchases. Most basic repairs can be done there on the spot but for anything more complex, they’ll arrange for it to be sent away and returned to you like new again. If you’re out of the country and in need of an urgent repair, Rimowa has partnered with select five-star hotels around the world to get you ready for departure with their hotel repair service.
For those who want to distinguish themselves from their fellow passengers, a customisation service on their Classic Cabin style gives you the option to choose your own colour of handles and wheels and add a leather luggage tag with your initials on it. A range of stickers to add to your luggage themed on popular travel destinations are also available to purchase.
The German brand opened the doors to its first, and only, standalone boutique in the UK in 2016. The store décor has an aviation theme with sheets of aluminium creating an industrial look across walls and ceilings. It’s fitting since the first ever Rimowa suitcase was crafted from the same material as the Junkers F13 aircraft, the first ever all-metal transport aircraft.