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T. Anthony and the Chatwal Create Travel Collection

The traveling pieces hark back to the Thirties, when getting from one place to another was done with style.

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LUXE LUGGAGE: They don’t make things the way they used to. That’s why T. Anthony and the Chatwal, a Luxury Collection hotel, have teamed up to create traveling pieces that hark back to the Thirties, when getting from one place to another was done with style. Joel Freyberg, general manager of the Chatwal, said prices for the line range from $1,000 for a beauty case to $1,525 for a packing case. There’s also a jewelry case, $1,450, hat case, $1,300, and smaller packing case, $1,375. The partnership with T. Anthony is the beginning of a series Freyberg is launching at the hotel surrounding the theme of “the art of travel.” “The hotel is about luxury travel,” Freyberg said. “It feels more like you’re on an ocean liner than in a hotel. It’s very comfortable, private and serene.” Freyberg said T. Anthony and the Chatwal, which is located on West 44th Street in the landmark Lambs Club building, are well aligned because “they’re both New York brands with a long, rich heritage.” The travel collection, which is made from red canvas, tan leather and nickel, can be special ordered from T. Anthony or the Chatwal. There’s a three month lead time. “The Chatwall is trying to revive the period when when steamer trunks were sent ahead of travelers,” Freyberg said. “It’s bringing glamour back to travel. That’s the idea of the collaboration.”

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