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It’s Only Rock-n-Roll But I Like it

It’s only rock-n-roll, but you like it, like it, yes, you do. You’re a Rolling Stones addict! First you have to admit that you’re powerless over the Stones. That’s easy. One glance at the Stones’ nearly 50 year-old iconic Slurping Tongue logo (originally called the awkward Tongue and Lips logo, which some have shortened to just Hot Lips). and you can zone out over a series of decades from 1971 forward, in which the logo figured prominently. The Stones are ageless, and so is that sexual, slobbering mouth and protruding tongue.

You’d pretty much would have to be in the band to have that logo on your luggage… or maybe not? Rock out with Globe-Trotter’s hardcase luggage that definitely says (thank you, Pamela Des Barres), “I’m With The Band.” Globe-Trotter has excelled at producing highest quality handmade luggage for almost 120 years. The cases have been used by an enviable client list, including Captain Robert Falcon Scott who travelled with Globe-Trotter on the infamous Antarctic expedition in 1912; Sir Winston Churchill who used a Globe-Trotter Dispatch Case whilst he was Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924; HM Queen Elizabeth II chose Globe-Trotter for her honeymoon luggage in 1947 (and continues to use her cases to this day); and Sir Edmund Hilary ascended to first base camp with Globe-Trotter during his conquest of Everest in 1953.


Globe-Trotter’s famous “hardboard” construction, developed in the 19th Century, is as tough as leather, but more durable. The leather and brass finishing and matte black color are tough and edgy. The smallest piece is a simple luggage tag, running you in excess of $165 apiece. The smallest of the cases is called the Headphone Case, a 9” piece at only $1300, followed by the 12Record Case at $1400, and the largest is the 21Trolley Case that will set you back a cool $2000.

A tie-in with the Exhibitionism Exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery (through Semptember 4) of rare, officially-ordained Stones memorabilia, the luggage collection is available at the gallery, online at and in the company’s flagship store on Albemarle Street in London.

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