Cardboard you ask? No, this isn't going to rot away after a quichk shower, it's actually hard-wearing if you produce it the right way. And as this vintage-style cardboard luggage at Manufactum has been produced in the Czech Republic for over 80 years, we can assume it comes with an excellent reputation.
Described as 'sturdy as anything', the suitcases have studded side-pieces are studded, corners and edges that are metal-reinforced, wooden strips on the outside for added stability, and the larger cases have solid wooden frames on the inside. If that's not enough, the locks and handles are made of steel, with an inner lining of paper. One other vital ingredient too – they look unbelievably hip.
Prices vary depending on the size of case required, but start at a very reasonable £22.50 for a black or red finish. Also, check out over the page for a really stylish hat box made in the same style by the same people – that will set you back just £24.50.