The Art of Miniaturisation: Globe-Trotter’s Crossbody Micro Case

24 Feb 23


The Art of Miniaturisation: Globe-Trotters Crossbody Micro Case - GLOBE-TROTTER

As purveyors of handmade suitcases since 1897, Globe-Trotter is world-renowned for its luggage and inimitable craftsmanship. More recently, however, the brand behind 'the world's most famous suitcase' has been quietly refining their range of luxury bags. In 2023, Globe-Trotter has unveiled the all-new Micro Case – a fashion-forward miniature embodiment of their time-honoured icons.

Of course, Globe-Trotter has always produced accessories alongside its luggage. Slimline attachés, vanity cases and portable jewellery and shoe cases have been found in the company archives dating back well over a century. While these products stay true to a classic design, handbags generally are more open to experimentation and have the capacity to be aspirational pieces in their own right.

But the beauty of Globe-Trotter bags is that they are conceived and constructed in the same vein as their suitcase counterparts. None more so than the newest release. The Micro Cases take their form from the Centenary and Safari silhouettes – right down to the straps, leather corners and handle – but reimagined as a functional crossbody bag. It comes with detachable 'day' and 'night' straps to give the bag a different character depending on its outing.

Miniature bags (as well as ladylike, retro-inspired top handles) are a big trend for 2023, and handbags have long been an area in which to have fun or to add a pop of pizazz to an otherwise sedate outfit. See JW Anderson’s internet-breaking pigeon clutch bag and the Pop Art-style totes from Anya Hindmarch.

Far from novelty or adhering to trends, Globe-Trotter handbags are designed for life and will only get better with time and wear in the same fashion as the suitcases.

A Timeline of Globe-Trotter Bags

The London Square

In 2017, the Utility Case was reimagined as the smaller, more stylish London Square. Ever since, it has become one of Globe-Trotter’s most versatile and popular pieces. The bag can be worn across the body and carried via the leather handle. Leather charms, tags and stickers are designed to be affixed to the London Square, and special editions from collaborations with PEANUTS, Disney, Casablanca and GOLF le FLEUR* make the London Square a true original.

Miniature Case

A precursor to the Micro Case, the Miniature Case emerged in 2020 as a compact hand-held clutch, available in a variety of bright colours, with a detachable leather strap.

Messenger Case

Inspired by the 1950s staple and designed for everyday wear, the 2021 Messenger Case has a unique cross-body silhouette and holds all the essentials.

Micro Case

New for 2023, the Micro Case pushes Globe-Trotter’s craftsmanship to new levels. The bag is a miniature version of their most iconic suitcases, complete with a Vulcanised Fibreboard body and internal leather compartments. Wear with your matching Globe-Trotter suitcase for a playful look or on its own as a chic accessory. The choice is yours.

Travel In Style: Where to Take Your Micro Case In 2023

Safari · Micro Case | Ivory & Natural
Destination: Cape Town, South Africa

Take yourself on an urban safari in one of South Africa’s three capital cities. Cape Town is cosmopolitan, cool and cultural, with world-class museums, dining and nature trails, all in the shade of the majestic Table Mountain. Shop Now

Pop · Micro Case | Majolica Green & Holiday Orange
Destination: Florence, Italy

This vibrant all-new colourway deserves an outing in a city that lives up to its name. Might we suggest Florence, the dreamy Tuscan capital and the birthplace of the Renaissance, with incredible art, history and shopping at every turn – not to mention a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shop Now

Centenary · Micro Case | Oxblood & Black
Destination: Singapore

Why not sport the elegant Oxblood and Black edition in this glistening island nation – voted the cleanest and greenest city in the world – with its towering skyscrapers, unique biodiversity and incredible street food. Shop Now

Centenary · Micro Case | Black & Black
Destination: Helsinki, Finland

Embrace a touch of Nordic cool with the black-on-black colourway while exploring Finland’s capital city. A must for design and architecture lovers, as well as those who love late-night drinking and dancing. Shop Now

Discover Globe-Trotter's crossbody Micro Case collection online and at Globe-Trotter Flagship stores in London, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

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