From your luggage to your shades, channel the 70s spirit this season
Vintage trunks by Nappa Dori, shades by Go Spiff!, shoes by Everlane or water bottles by Ghurka — give your holiday the old school touch with our pick.
On the move
The Dean Backpack by Nappa Dori, which is a travel trunk and backpack combined, comes complete with detachable shoulder straps and an ergonomic handle. The exteriors are handcrafted in powder-coated sheet metal, with leather straps. The interiors offer space for files, documents and other belongings. You can also order stickers from the store to make the case look even more vintage. Available in different colours.
Rs 19,800 approx. At Select Citywalk, New Delhi. Details: 09971080750
Liberate Saddle, the over-ear headphones from the House of Marley, comes with powerful 40mm moving coil drivers. It is designed and built with earth-friendly materials that include Marley’s proprietary rewind fabric and certified wood. It also has
a tangle-free cord, and a right angle connector for easy storage and use. Plus, it really cuts out ambient sound!
Rs 5,690. Details: flipkart.com
Reflective red lenses combined with a chunky black frame and silver detailing is what you get in this pair of cool shades by Go Spiff! This style was made popular by Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, so it’s actually titled Iron Man’s Junk. Interestingly, these glasses, as well as all their other accessories, are authentic vintage pieces, curated and restored over time. Also available in blue.
Rs 2,000. At Maalgaadi. Details: 4210324
The cute blue retro wash bag is styled like a mini version of the famous 60s VW Campervan and officially licensed by Volkswagen. The spacious box design is reminiscent of the original Kombi—nicknamed ‘Bulli’ or just ‘Bus’. With a five-litre capacity, it holds all your essentials. The fully-lined bag features elasticised and zippered inner compartments.
Rs 1,875. Details: amazon.com
All in one
For all your chargers and cables,go for Valextra’s accessories case in burgundy calfskin, from the brand’s spring-summer 2016 collection. The organiser is perfect, and not oversized. It also has five compartments that are protected by mesh, so you know where the cables are. Rs 1,34,000 approximately. Details: mrporter.com
Going on a trek? Don’t forget your water flask. The Connecticut-based handcrafted leather gear brand, Ghurka, offers a set of three flasks in a round vintage case. The bag is made of special chestnut leather and has an adjustable shoulder strap. The three glass bottles fit perfectly inside. Rs 66,200 approx. Details: ghurka.com
The old school design of the Leica M makes it one of our top picks. It features a newly-designed, high resolution 24 megapixel CMOS sensor in full 35 mm format – the Leica Max 24-MP sensor. Additionally, the low noise performance makes the M ideal
for available-light photography. Rs 3,00,000 approximately (body only). At UB City, Bengaluru. Details: 080 41738800
Leave your stilettos at home and slip into a pair of knock-arounds, such as Everlane’s Modern Point shoe in black and white. They will pair quite nicely with different outfits, and also come in burgundy. Rs 11,000 approx.