5 Must-Have Luxury Holdalls

Yesterday we looked at the World’s most luxurious Yoga retreats, as a way of restoring your body and mind from the hardships of this fast paced life. But what good is a yoga holiday if you haven’t a fancy holdall in which to carry your favourite Be An Athlete premium T-shirt and bottoms?

Thankfully, man bags have come a long way since the days of Joey Tribbiani. They are now an imperative accessory to the style conscious gentleman. And they’re highly practical, too, which is always a rare bonus in the world of fashion.

So whether it’s for your gym clothes, your hand luggage or that special weekend away, we look at five of the best, luxury holdalls currently on offer.

Ted Baker Klow Leather Doctor's Bag, Black - £229

Dobermans have been rocking the black and tan look for years, and they’ve never been more in vogue, so it’s no wonder Ted Baker has decided to take a leaf out of the breed’s stylish pages. Made from 100% leather and finished with steel, this compact doctor’s bag places a cool, contemporary twist on an otherwise traditional design.

Equally delivering on the functional side, the bag includes a large, fully-lined zip-fastening compartment, within which is a smaller zipped pocket in addition to two other open pockets. And for those lucky enough to take a look inside, the interior lining features an extremely elegant navy and gold design that wouldn't have looked out of place amidst last year’s highly stylised Great Gatsby advertising campaign.

Ettinger London, Pursuits Black and Black Hurlingham Bag - £534

From the Effingham London ‘Pursuits Collection,’ this lightweight bag is designed to follow you in all your endeavours, whether they’re in the country, the city, or somewhere a little more exotic.

The holdall is made from a sturdy cotton drill, and trimmed with a wonderful waxy hide for extra strength and style. It’s a great size, and sits comfortably between an overnight and weekend bag. It’s big enough to store a couple of outfit changes during your stay, but at the same time neither feels bulky or cumbersome.

Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandoulière 55 - £1000

The epitome of understated elegance, this Luis Vuitton holdall oozes sophistication with its combination of leather trim, silver brass, and Damier Graphite canvas.

Not only light and resistant, the removable shoulder strap and handle attachment adds an element of practicality. It’s a good size and would sit as comfortably in the overhead cabin on a plane as it would in the boot of your cabriolet. And for the serious fashionista, there is even a matching Ipad case and card holder to complete the look.

Ralph Lauren Quilted Leather Duffel Bag - from £1095

The perfect size for weekend travel, this spacious duffel bag is crafted from supple calfskin leather with quilted detailing at the side. It includes a reinforced base for extra support and endurance, and the tan coloured handle provides a stylish touch of contrast.

Mulberry Somerton Holdall Black Smooth Saddle - £1,700

Slightly more structured than the previous offerings, this is a holdall for the serious traveller. It’s finished in a chic, smooth black, and features a selection of Mulberry signature characteristics including belted straps, twin top handles and visible stitch detailing.

The no nonsense design continues throughout with a black canvas interior and the brushed gunmetal components. As such, the Somerton Holdall is perfect for a gentleman who likes black, and a lot of it.

Let us know which of the selections above you like best, or whether you’ve come across one that’s even more ludicrously luxurious in your travels. And as for what to put in your new luxury holdall, don’t worry, we’ve got it in the...bag, with the Be An Athlete premium collection.

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