Topas through the decades | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Antonio Banderas with Rimowa suitcase.

Since its first suitcase in 1898, Rimowa has seen its suitcases evolve as travel becomes diverse for businessmen and executives, jet-setters, flight

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crews and filmmakers.


The brand’s signature aluminum suitcase, Topas, with its trademark grooves (introduced in 1950) remains a worldwide bestseller—marked by its signature stability with the least amount of weight.


As Rimowa continues to champion handmade designs combined with high-tech improvements, it redefines the classic. Its robust housing safely protects contents from high humidity and extreme fluctuations of temperature while its multiwheel system allows it to move effortlessly even on rough surfaces.


Expanding the Topas range is the Topas Titanium (TT) line with its high-quality polyjacquard lining for stylish travelers. Combining good looks with great strength, TT features intelligent details such as a flex-divider system that permits perfect organization, an “add a bag” holder to allow traveling with ease, and a TSA-approved lock. The collection’s beauty case with transparent cosmetic compartment makes it the perfect companion for women on the go.


Bar Rafaeli with her Salsa suitcase

For a more masculine feel, Topas Stealth (TS) is iconic in elegant black anodised aluminum. Adding to Topas’ usual features, TS comes with height adjustability for case contents to be securely packed. The line’s business trolley also allows business travelers to take their office essentials with them.


Capping off the aluminum range is Classic Flight, which combines the look of the early days of aviation with the best characteristics of modern luggage. The lustrous case is made of aluminum magnesium alloy reinforced with aluminum corners. A decorative inner lining, a handcrafted backstitched leather handle, and slightly retro packing straps build its traditional character, while its features make it innovative: from an attaché case with multifunctional compartments, making important travel must-haves accessible, to a beauty case with fastening options for fragile containers and bottles.


Rimowa’s new luggage lines follow its earlier innovations,  such as the introduction of recyclable material polycarbonate to luggage protection (a material used in aircraft windows and construction), which is extremely durable and impact-resistant, making dents disappear on their own; and the first waterproof case for photographic equipment that protects sensitive professional equipment from water, humidity, tropical heat and arctic cold.


Rimowa is available at Power Plant Mall and Adora at Greenbelt 5.

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