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The best in luxury travel accessories.

COURTESY OF V-MODA

Relax with your favorite tunes

In-ear headphones may not provide the same audio experience as a pair of good over-ears, but V-Moda’s new “Zn” come close.  Hailed by the audio press for their sound quality and durability, the Zn headphones also come with practical tangle-free cables.

US$180; v-moda.com



COURTESY OF VALEXTRA

Stay organized

A travel wallet makes the ideal accessory for keeping tickets, currency and other small items easily at hand. The Valextra all-in-one leather wristlet takes the concept one step further, adding removable passport and card holders to a sleek, unisex wallet design that comes in a variety of colors.

$2,050; valextra.com



COURTESY OF TUMI

Protect your garments

Ever opened your suitcase to find your bespoke suit a wrinkled mess? Solve the problem by giving it the protection it deserves. While most garment bags resemble a bulky mass that folds in half, the tri-fold Alpha from Tumi keeps things lean and light. Since it’s made of ballistic nylon, it’ll hold up to any travel bumps or bruises — and make sure your belongings do, too.

$495; tumi.com



COURTESY OF SCAROSSO

Pamper your brogues

Though wooden shoe trees may prove indispensable at home, their weight can create a travel nightmare. The solution is lightweight plastic shoe trees; they won’t keep the shape and prolong the life of your brogues in the same way as the real McCoys, but they’ll ensure your footwear makes it to your destination in one piece (without breaking your back).

$21; scarosso.com



COURTESY OF CHAPMAN BAGS

Carry your belongings in style

Traditional British craft meets the needs of the 21st-century traveler in Chapman’s new Helmsdale Holdall. Beautifully made with dyed waterproof canvas, the soft and light luggage boasts a spacious open compartment with ample pockets for tech gear and accessories — striking the right balance between design and functionality.

$492; chapmanbags.com