GLOBE-TROTTER LUGGAGE

Globe-Trotter is an iconic British brand that we are thrilled to represent in Washington, DC and online. Well known for their style and impeccable quality. Each inch of these pieces are hand crafted and they are built to last a lifetime and withstand the toughest handling. They are lightweight which is a huge bonus when you are up against airline weight limits as well.

 

Sterling & Burke always tries to keep the most popular pieces in stock, however, they are so popular it can be hard to keep up! Luckily the production time is fairly quick, about 4-6 weeks and each piece will be made especially for you! If you do not see an item on our site that you would like, we can probably still get it and are happy to order it on your behalf. We strive to offer the best price online to all our customers.

 

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CRAFTSMANSHIP

Hand made by Globe-Trotter in Hertfordshire using original manufacturing methods.

Each case is uniquely constructed from vulcanised fibreboard; a special material invented in Britain during the 1850’s consisting of multiple layers of bonded paper.

Handles are produced by the leather team who also form the iconic Globe-Trotter corners over a period of 5-days on antique Victorian presses.

 

 

HERITAGE 

Globe-Trotter is a modern heritage brand established in 1897. Founded by David Nelken in Saxony Germany, the company moved to the UK in 1932 where it has remained ever since. Today, Globe-Trotter products are style icons adopted by purveyors of traditional craftsmanship and a timeless aesthetic.

Globe-Trotter cases have been used over the last 117 years by an enviable client list. Captain Robert Falcon Scott travelled with Globe-Trotter on the infamous Antarctic expedition in 1912. Sir Winston Churchill used a Globe-Trotter Dispatch Case whilst he was Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924.

HM Queen Elizabeth II chose Globe-Trotter for her honeymoon luggage in 1947 (and continues to use her cases to this day). Sir Edmund Hilary ascended to first base camp with Globe-Trotter during his conquest of Everest in 1953.

 

Additional Information on the special locks on each Globe-Trotter Trunk